Monthly Archives: June 2021


This morning the Wallingford Rotary Club inducted its newest Rotarian, Todd Gregory, M.D. to our club. The ceremony conducted by President Dave Ballou with assistance from Randall Barclay DGE was a first for the little red schoolhouse club, done in a hybrid fashion with some participants in person at the Schoolhouse and some members participating via video conferencing. Hopefully this will be a new way of our little rotary club stretching its wings and making the world a little smaller and bringing people from all over the world to our club.

Congratulations to Dr. Gregory who is the Medical Director of the Emergency Department of Rutland Regional Medical Center! We are very happy to have you join our ranks as a Wallingford Rotarian!

Thanks to John Bob Siemienowicz, Incoming District Governor for his fantastic virtual photography skills capturing the moment!

Dr. Gregory joins our other new members this year, Drew Elwood and Paul Gillett and we are grateful for them all!

If you are interesting in joining our hybrid meetings, either in person or via video conferencing please send an email to to be included in our meeting invite! All are welcome!

Bicycle Helmet Give Away Saturday!

Unfortunately, for safety reasons, we are unable to hold our annual Bicycle Helmet and Safety Day which we love as much as you do. But, we want our community children to be safe while bike riding this summer, so on Saturday, June 12th from 9-12 please stop by the Rotary Building on Main Street in Wallingford to pick up a free bicycle helmet for your little one(s). We ask that everyone please wear masks for the safety of all! Thank you and see you Saturday!

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Just to make it even sweeter, and cooler, we will be giving out ice cream cups too!

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Fishing Derby is Back!

The Wallingford Rotary Annual Fishing Derby and Clinic is back! The Derby will be held this Saturday, June 5th from 9-12 at the West Hill Road Pond. Admission is free to all. There will be free hot dogs and prizes for our little fishing folk! This is a socially distanced event around the pond but we ask that everyone wears masks at registration! We are excited to be able to sponsor this much anticipated community event and look forward to seeing you there!

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