What is the Rotary Club of Wallingford?
About the Rotary Club of Wallingford
The Rotary Club of Wallingford was chartered in February 1923, only days before Rotary International, our parent organization, celebrated its 18th birthday.  Our Rotarians, both men and women, bring more to the Club and community than the classifications on their name badges may indicate. 
Often called “spirited” by visiting Rotarians, these same men and women contribute their time and talents to our numerous community service projects –whether it’s cleaning up the Quinnipiac River, hosting a community wine-tasting event for the Liberty Bank Thanksgiving Project, or collecting food for Master’s Manna. We live by the Rotary 4-way Test – “Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Is it beneficial to all concerned?”
The Rotary Club of Wallingford, always striving to embody its “Service Above Self” mission, has committed over $800,000 to Wallingford and the surrounding communities through The Wallingford Foundation.
The Wallingford Foundation
The Wallingford Foundation, the charitable arm of the Rotary Club of Wallingford, has made major donations to local community organizations, including the Children’s Room at the Wallingford Public Library; the Teen House at the Wallingford Family YMCA; the Pavilion at Doolittle Park (with the assistance and generosity of Petra Corp); and the Wallingford YMCA, Ulbrich Boys and Girls Club and the Spanish Community of Wallingford to purchase vans. The Club also donated funds for a ventilation system for Master’s Manna; the low ropes course at Bertini Park; and the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford’s COVID relief fund.
Additionally, every year, dozens of grants are awarded to community events and organizations, including the Thanksgiving Community Dinner, the Fuel Assistance Program, Chrysalis, Project Graduation, the 8th Grade Speaking and Essay Contest, Wallingford YMCA Campership and many more worthwhile projects too numerous to mention!
Internationally, the Wallingford Foundation supports the Good Samaritan Hospital in the Dominican Republic where it partnered to start the Mama Mandes Cocina to feed impoverished patients. It has shipped an ambulance, a generator, and tons of medical equipment and supplies as well as facilitated the installation of thousands of bios and water filters for impoverished communities in developing countries. Locally, the club has also awarded 57 scholarships to Wallingford students to perform community service in the Dominican Republic.
The Rotary Club of Wallingford meets weekly at noon on Wednesdays and enthusiastically welcomes guests and new members.