Board of Directors
RI Foundation 2017-
Sargeant-at Arms
Director 2017-2019
Director 2017-2019
Director 2016-2018
Director 2016-2018
Director 2016-2018
Director 2017-2019

Directors Meetings

Meets the every third Tuesday of the month. Meeting starts at 5:15 PM in the conference room above TDBanknorth, North Main Street, Wallingford.

All Directors are expected to attend, and any club member is welcome to attend as well. Board meeting minutes will be available to the club members once they are approved by the board.

Upcoming Events

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Welcome to our Club!

Wallingford Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
The Library Wine/Bar Bistro
60 North Main St
Wallingford, CT  06492
United States
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Home Page News

Donate your Car, Boat,Truck,RV,Jet Ski,or Snowmobile to the Wallingford Foundation and receive a TAX DEDUCTION!!!!

For information about donating your vehicle to the Wallingford Foundation please go to "Club Links" which is located on the right side of the home page and click on the link.

The Wallingford Rotary is selling Ad space on our web site.

 To review or print a copy of the Wallingford Rotary "New Member Brochure", please go to the "DOWNLOADS" section

of our home page and double click on New Member Brochure. 

Home Page Stories
Christopher Stone and the Wallingford STEM Group announce Major Grant.
On Friday, September 22nd, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., CT STEM Academy, in collaboration with representatives from the National Education Association Foundation and AT&T,  will be announcing a major STEM Grant and presenting a brief program showcase.  This event will take place at the Spanish Community of Wallingford, 284 Washington Street in Wallingford, CT.
As a valued supporter of our project, we are hoping you will be able to join us for this important announcement and brief program showcase.  For planning purposes, please click the link, or copy and paste into your browser, indicating if you will be able to join us.  Next week, we will be sending a traditional invitation.
Upcoming Events
The Thanksgiving Project Fundraiser will take placed on Thursday, October 26th at the Farms Country Club. Tickets are $30.00 PP, $35.00 at the door. This includes appetizers, chicken, salads, pasta bar and sundae bar.
Cash bar, raffle and silent auction items will be available. Time 6PM to 8PM.
We are looking forward to your support for this worthy project.
In conjunction with the above, the Women's Fashion Show will take place on Thursday, November 2nd at The Dressing Room, from 6PM to 8PM.
No admission fee, but a fun night for the ladies.The Dressing Room donates a portion of their net proceeds that night to support our fundraiser.
Stay tune for our dates for Dunkin' Donuts collection at several Dunkin' Dounts Location in town.
August 16th 2017
The Wallingford Rotary distributed the annual grant checks to our community partners today. The Library Bistro provided a wonderful lunch, and Matt Bailey did the honors of handing out the checks. 
A HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to our fundraising activities over the past year. Due to everyone's help and the ongoing support of the perpetual managed fund by the Wallingford Foundation, we were able to contribute $25,000.00 to Wallingford community organizations. These very worthy organizations will be better able to serve our community as a result of everyone's contributions, effort and sweat equity.
Thank You for you continued support,
Wallingford Rotary - Service Above Self
                                 Wallingford Rotary 2016-2017 A Year in Review
We added two new members this year
        Robert F. Parisi             9/16/2016  Sponsor by Paul Gambardella
        Maria F. Harlow            4/17/2017  Sponsor by Robert Parisi
Paul Harris Fellow for the year:::  Patricia Coppola
Al Ruwet Rotarian of the year:::  Mark Davis
Special Lunch Programs 
Old Timers Day                                  5th year
8th Grade Speaking Contest            23rd year
4 Way Speaking Contest                  22nd year
High School Citizen of the year       30th year
Doc. Fergusion Picnic                       44th year
Veteran's Recognition                         7th year
Special Fellowship Events
Salvation Army Bell Ringing   20th year
Fund Raising Events
Wine Tasting Liberty Bank               9th year
Major Annual Fund Raiser               28th year
( Past four years, The Fred Ulbrich Golf Tournament)
Celebrate Wallingford Event            30th year
Fashion Show                                      9th year
Interact Club(s)
Mark T. Sheehan High School
2018 Choate Rosemary Hall
This Years Theme  2017-2018
                  Making A 
Lead by Maryam Taylor
         WALLINGFORD — The Rotary Club has donated $10,000 to the town’s fire and police departments for the purchase of new fitness equipment.
Club leaders presented a $5,000 check to each department Wednesday. The money will be used to buy equipment for each department’s newly-renovated fitness rooms. Both departments said they needed “modernized” equipment for the rooms, fundraiser organizer Robin Wilson said.
Club President Michele McHugh said the donation is meant to show first responders “how much we appreciate all they do for us here in Wallingford, especially in light of the adverse national publicity.”

Fire Chief Richard Heidgerd and Police Chief William Wright expressed gratitude.
“It’s fantastic to get community support,” Heidgerd said. “It shows that they understand the value of having people capable of doing the job.”
“There’s a lot of need in this community and every community, and the fact that they chose to support the police and fire departments is remarkable,” Wright said.
The club raised a portion of the donated money by selling red and blue bracelets that said, “I [heart] WFD and WPD.”
Please See Photo in the "Download" section to the right of this story.
To all Wallingford Rotarians and family and friends, please help our rotary win a $5,000.00 grant from Harte Dealership 
by following simple instructions that are located on our "Download" section of this web site.
Please include all 5 locations.
Thank You from your Friends at Rotary.
With Winter still raging, the Wallingford Rotary has it's sites to May 22nd, 2017 for our 28th annual Fred Ulbrich golf
tournament which will be held at The Farms Country Club.
If you are interested in support this great project, please consider signing up to play and support our tournament.
You can view and print our registration form from this web site.
Please look to the right to see our Download section for the Registration Form which contains all the necessary 
information to sponsor, sign up to play as well as other related information.
Thank You in Advance for your support
Your Wallingford Rotary, "Service Above Self"
        Holiday Party
  Our annual Holiday party is right around the corner! We will be celebrating this year on December 14th with the festivities beginning at 6:30pm.
Our hosts again are Dave and Pat. The cost per person is $35.00. Please let Kevin Buno know ASAP if you can attend and workout payment details with him.
The event is BYOB and the menu this year is :
Baby field greens salad
French green beans with mushrooms
Chipotle Mashed sweet potatoes
Bourbon chicken
Sliced eye round of beef
Stuffed eggplant rollatini
Rolls & butter
Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is the President of the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, a free-market think tank based in Hartford, Connecticut.
Carol has practiced law, and work as a political commentator and radio talk show host. She is also the author of a non-fiction book, Prude. She serves as a substitute host for the nationally-syndicated “Hugh Hewitt Show” on the Salem Radio Network and has guest-hosted on KABC radio in Los Angeles. Carol has also provided analysis and commentary for PBS, CNBC, CNN, the Fox News Channel, and MSNBC.
She has contributed to the editorial page of newspapers across the country, from the Hartford Courant and the New York Post to The Los Angeles Times.
Carol is a 1989 graduate of Princeton University, where she served as Editorial Chairman of The Daily Princetonian, and of Harvard Law School, where she graduated in 1992 as the first female managing editor of The Harvard Law Review.
She lives in Connecticut with her husband, their five-year-old twins, and Winston, a highly opinionated Westie.
Coming at this week's rotary meeting:
Robert Rodriguez, the Boston Region Public Affairs Specialist
from the Social Security Administration.
If you are coming, please read the info below:
Prior to attending our session, we strongly encourage you to visit our website and create your own my Social Security account at<> <> .
Your my Social Security account will provide you with your earnings statement under the Social Security program and benefit estimates. The How to Create an Online Account factsheet (<> <> ) can help you to create an account.
Since your Social Security benefit is calculated using your earnings history, it is important for you to regularly review your earnings record. Also, your earnings record can help you determine if your federal or state pension will affect your Social Security benefit. We believe that you may get more out of the session if you have your earnings statement.
Just some news about the changes to our annual wine tasting this year.
We will be moving to a new location in town, The Library Bistro and Wine Bar on Main Street, we are also changing the day from Wednesday to Monday night from 6pm to 8pm.
The Wallingford Foundation, the Non Profit arm of the Wallingford Rotary will be working over the next several weeks to put our plans together and work out the details of this major event to support the Rotary / Liberty Bank Thanksgiving Project.
Our date is Monday, October 17th.
Tickets will be on sale within the next several weeks so save the date. Tickets purchased in advance will be $30.00 and $35.00 at the door.
Sponsorships are available so please contact Pat Coppola at or call 203 427-7021.
Please see our Flier at the top of our Photo Album section to the right of this story.....
Reminder: All proceeds raised go directly to the community for food and related services.
Hey Beer Lovers and Beer Tasters, it's time for our annual Beer Fest for 2016
Clear your calenders for Sunday August 21st 2016 from 1pm to 4pm at PNA Park in Wallingford Ct.
See our Flyer to the right under DOWNLOADS....
Also see Photos of our Beer fest right under Photo Album
Sending coffee to our troops. The Wallingford Rotary working with Holy Joe's Cafe Group sent out over 75,000 K-cups to our troops today.
Several members from both groups worked Sunday morning to repackage and prep the coffee for shipping.
Check out our Photo Album to the right of our stories for Photo's of out team.
Rotary 27th Annual Fred Ulbrich Golf Tournament
        Please come join the Wallingford Rotary for our 27th Annual Fred Ulbrich Golf Tournament on May 23rd 2016.
This annual event is our major fund raiser for the year. Our registration form can be found on the right side of our web home page. Just download and print the form and send it in. 
This is a great way to honor Fred who was a key member of our rotary and a key donor and supporter of the town of Wallingford.
It a great day of golf with friends, dinner and a raffle.
For more information see the contact person on the form.
Thanks in Advance for your support!!!!!
Wallingford Rotary sends coffee to our troops. 
Holy Joe's Cafe was formed several years ago, with the intent to send donated coffee to our troops anywhere in the world.
The photo's on our Photo Album ( to the right of this store) high light Rotary's " Service Above Self" effort to get coffee shipped out to our troops over a weekend.
If you want to make up a meeting click here for club locations and times.

A Short History of The Rotary Club of Wallingford, Connecticut

(originally compiled by Neal MacKenzie, 1996)

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Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
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Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
   Louis Passariello
​   Wallingford Rotary Club of Connecticut
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