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

Introducing Cinco de Derby

Introducing Cinco de Derby

What do you get when Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby fall on the same day? The inaugural Wakefield Rotary Cinco de Derby reverse raffle party! On Saturday, May 5, 2018, 4 – 8 p.m., Wakefield Rotary Club will host a Cinco de Mayo fiesta and Kentucky Derby festival...

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Among Young Leaders

Among Young Leaders

For the last three years, Wakefield Rotarians have participated in the Northeast Regional Youth Leadership Conference held at the Ledford Center in Wake Forest along with our Interact clubs from Wakefield and Heritage High School.  We get to talk to young...

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Lucky Winners

Lucky Winners

Three couples went home winners from the first Lucky 13 fundraiser hosted by the Wakefield Rotary Club. Debbie Hamrick & Ed Gaines were the big winners of the $2013 grand prize reverse raffle drawing.  Johan and Kari Kristoffersen won the Barrel of Booze value at...

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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.