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About Wakefield Rotary Club

Chartered by Rotary International in 2009, the Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest is an organization of business professionals, neighbors, friends and community leaders who have joined together to create positive change in Wake Forest and around the World.

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Rotary International

Rotary International is comprised of 1.2 million neighbors, friends and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.

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How Do We Work?

Our impact starts with our members—people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities’ toughest challenges. Their efforts are supported by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of our members and partners around the world. Rotary is led by our members—responsible leaders who help to carry forward our organization’s mission and values in their elected roles.

What Makes Us Different?

Our distinct point of view and approach gives us unique advantages:

  • We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.
  • We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues—and find unique solutions.
  • We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change.
  • We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and across the globe.

Rotary Clubs Provide:

  • Friendships with other managerial and professional leaders in your community
  • Prestige of membership in a worldwide organization
  • Ongoing practical education
  • A networking of people who can help you become more successful
  • Promotion of higher ethical standards in your business or profession
  • Projects to enhance your community
  • Help for communities in countries around the world

Recent Community Events

Check out how we have been serving the Wake Forest Community

Super Duper Duck Splash Wakefield Rotary Duck Race

Super Duper Duck Splash Wakefield Rotary Duck Race

Adopt your ducks now for Wakefield Rotary Club’s 5th annual Super Duper Duck Splash. Enjoy the fun of watching your ducks race (or float) to the finish line for a chance to win cash and prizes.

Visit our website where you can adopt a duck for $5 (or less when you adopt more!) Adoptions can be purchased online using a credit card.

The Super Duper Duck Splash is an annual fundraiser that benefits youth nonprofit initiatives in our community, including Note in the Pocket, Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club and at-risk youth programs at the Kerr Family YMCA and NC Football Club Youth.

Have fun and feel good by adopting your ducks today. Then watch the race either in person at the WRAL Soccer Park back parking lot.

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2020 Duck Splash Success

2020 Duck Splash Success

Our Quackers were not stopped by COVID-19. Our club was able to safely livestream the race on Facebook and YouTube with only our Wakefield Rotarians onsite to setup and conduct the race. We were proud to still raise money for youth charities in our community thanks to...

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Help Out with Takeout

Help Out with Takeout

As people of action, Wakefield Rotarians are not sitting idle while sheltering at home during the coronavirus pandemic. We are safely making a difference in our community through local efforts that help area businesses and health care workers who are on the frontline...

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Our Vision Statement

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change—across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

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Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest is an organization of business professionals, neighbors, friends and community leaders who join together to create positive change in Wake Forest and around the World. We serve the community, focusing on youth leadership development, food insecurity, community development and networking.