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Paul Harris Wallingford Walking Tour Page

We at the Wallingford Rotary are pleased to let you know that we have compiled a Paul Harris Walking Tour of downtown Wallingford Vermont. If you are in town and want a bit of history on Paul Harris, please follow along on the walking tour and learn about Paul Harris’ time growing up in Wallingford Vermont. If you take the tour, please take some pictures and share in the comments. We’d love to hear your thoughts and how you enjoyed touring our little town!


Changing of the Gavel 2020

This morning, the leadership of the Wallingford Memorial Rotary Club changed during its annual changing of the gavel induction ceremony.

The Wallingford Rotary extends its utmost congratulations and thanks to outgoing President Randell Barclay. During his year presidency, Randell has more than exemplified the motto of Rotary – “service above self” with his work within Rotary. Randell will next be preparing for his role as upcoming District Governor Elect.

We welcomed our new President, Dave Ballou. Dave is no stranger to Rotary, this will be his fourth term as president of our club. Along with Dave, Rotarian Sue Thayer was inducted as President Elect.

Wallingford Rotary extends its best wishes to Dave and Sue as they embark on this new Rotary year, we are sure that they will have wonderful things in store for our little club! Here are some pictures of Dave and Randell who were socially distancing and masked from the Little Red Schoolhouse for the induction ceremony which was held virtually for the rest of the club.


Wallingford Rotary’s Diaper Drive

If you are able to contribute diapers to our diaper drive, we would greatly appreciate your support for our neighbors and friends.

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Interact Club Inductions

The Wallingford Memorial Rotary Club is very proud of its Mill River Union High School Interact Club. Last evening, dozens of new members were inducted into the MRUHS Interact Club at their annual induction potluck dinner and ceremony held at the Little Red Schoolhouse. The Interact Club was also presented with its Silver Citation Award! Congratulations to the newly elected Board and the new members! Welcome! We are very proud of all you do to serve our community!


Foley Happy Cow Cones brochureimage1IMG_6891IMG_6890IMG_6889IMG_6888IMG_5401IMG_5402IMG_5403Eax%HhoWSxev9Gt5B1vw4gPlease join us from 4:30 – 6:30 at the Wallingford Lodge for our Wallingford Rotary Silent Auction! This year, we are pleased and humbled to have more than $10,000 retail value in items for auction!

Auction items include:

$1,000 gift certificate for Solar Array through Same Sun

Rental of Ice Cream Truck for next summer season for up to 50 people

Round Trip Airfare Tickets

Maple Butcher Block Cabinet

Sink Base and Cabinet valued at $350 from LaValley

Kitchen Faucet valued at $773.50 from FW Webb

Rutland Country Club Greens fees for 4

Dog sled rides by Brad Frohloff and his wonderful dogs!

Guided Long Trail Hike by Barry Griffith

Middle Eastern Dinner for 6 by Erika Berner

Private Riding Lesson by Bryce Hall

Bread baked to order by Erika Berner

Disney Cruise Gift Basket

Lift Tickets to Smugglers Notch and Bromley

Family Pass to Jay Peak Water Park

Fall Foliage Portrait Session by JK Photography

Pet Portrait Painting by Kimi Tokarczyk

Cross Country Ski Lesson and Lunch for 4 by Adrian Eisler

Gift cards to Main Street Cafe, Victorian Inn Pub, Sugar and Spice, Bianca’s Hair Salon, Garlands Agway, Tinmouth Snack Bar, LaValley, Loretta’s Good Food, Mac’s Market, The Foundry at Summit Pond, Charity’s Restaurant, Vermont Flannel, Thrive Center, Best Appliance and many more!

Hand braided chair pads, handmade quilts, signs, watercolor painting, vases, plates, pottery, jewelry boxes, felted slippers, and more!

Tickets to UVM Men’s Hockey, Echo Aquarium Family Membership, Petra Cliffs Climbing Center Package, Shelburne Museum Family Pass, Wonderfeet Museum Family Packs, and more!

Cabot Cheese Gift Box, Al Ducci’s Gift Basket, Author Signed books, leather handbag, totes, wine, Benjamin Moore paint, Teeth whitening Kit, Vermont Teddy Bear Giraffe, Handmade Cow Couple and so much more!

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Silent Auction Update!!!

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The Wallingford Rotary will be hosting its annual Silent Auction at its Lobster Festival on Sunday September 8, 2019 from 4:30-6:30. Bidding concludes at 6:30. We do hope that you will be joining us for a delicious lobster dinner on the 8th but even if you are not, please stop by to bid on some of our wonderful auction items. Bidding will conclude at 6:30 pm and winners will be announced shortly thereafter. Winners need not be present to claim their items.
Items in this year’s auction which helps support our Bicycle Safety, Fishing Derby, Scholarships and Project Dictionary include:

Two Round trip tickets on Cape Air between Rutland and Boston
Family of Four Pass to Jay Peak Waterpark
Dog Sled Rides donated by Brad Frohloff
Middle Eastern Dinner for 6 donated by Erika Berner
Freshly baked breads to order donated by Erika Berner
Private Horseback Riding Lesson donated by Bryce Hall
Al Ducci’s Basket donated by VT Retirement Planners
Cross country Ski and Lunch donated by Adrian Eisler
Vermont Guided Hike donated by Barry Griffith
Disney Cruise Gift Basket donated by FairyTale Journeys by Abigail Young
Pet Portrait Painting donated by Kimi Tokarczyk
Fall Portrait Session donated by JK Photography
Tote and Gift Card donated by Vermont Flannel
Cheese Basket donated by Cabot Cheese
2 pack of lift tickets donated by Bromley Mountain
2 pack beginner climbing package donated by Petra Cliffs Climbing
Bash Badge 1 day pass donated by Smugglers Notch
$1000 Gift Certificate donated by Same Sun
Giraffe stuffed animal donated by Vermont Teddy Bear
Family Pass donated by Shelburne Museum
Cord of split wood delivered locally donated by Steve Baker
Family Pass donated by Wonderfeet Museum
Felted Slippers donated by Kathy Ross
2 pack hockey tickets donated by UVM Athletics
Watercolor donated by Lynn Pratt
Signed book autographed and donated by Ann Buffum
Leather backpack purse donated by Taffy Hyyppa
Vase donated by Wallingford Pottery
Family Membership donated by Echo Aquarium

Butcher block top maple three drawer cabinet donated by Don Glendenning

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Silent Auction Update 8-1-19

The generosity of our community astounds us here at the Wallingford Rotary.

The auction items are coming in and we will be posting pictures/updates and information as they do. The Silent Auction will be held at our Lobster Fest on September 8th at the Wallingford Lodge from 4:30-7:30 with the auction closing at 6:30 p.m.


Annual Silent Auction and Lobster Fest Time!

It’s that time of the year again! Wallingford Rotary will be holding its annual silent auction and lobster fest. Tickets to the Lobster Fest are $30 for either lobster or steak dinner with all the trimmings, beverages and dessert. Please email or call Tammy at 259-3711 for tickets or you can ask any Wallingford Rotarian.

The Lobster Festival and Silent Auction is our largest fundraiser of the year and will be held this year, as always at the Wallingford Lodge at Elfin Lake in Wallingford, Vermont on September 8, 2019. The event attracts approximately 150 community members who enjoy a lobster dinner with all the trimmings on the shore of beautiful Elfin Lake. We have a silent auction during the event to raise additional funds for our community causes as listed below.

The proceeds from this event locally to support our community projects for children this year will be split will be used in our communities to support the Wallingford Rotary‚Äôs work with area children including high school scholarships, our annual Wallingford Bike Safety Day where each child who comes is given a free new bicycle helmet fitted just for them, Project Dictionary where each third grade student in our communities’ schools of Danby, Wallingford, Tinmouth, Shrewsbury and Clarendon is given a new dictionary/thesaurus to keep as their own, our annual Fishing Clinic and derby and Youth Exchange with international rotary clubs providing local students an opportunity to experience a year living abroad with a host family.

We hope that you will help support our small but mighty club by attending the dinner and/or bidding at our silent auction. Please check back here for auction items as we receive them from our generous donors.

If you are a business owner or community member and would like to contribute an item or an experience to this year’s auction and be recognized as a Wallingford Rotary supporter or sponsor please email

Thank you!

Mentoring Luncheon

The Wallingford Rotary was very happy to host its Mill River Union High School Interact Club for a career day/mentoring luncheon on Monday, April 8th at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Wallingford.

About a dozen Interact students joined Wallingford Rotary members to hear about career paths the Rotarians have chosen. Over a delicious lunch, the two groups shared fellowship and career suggestions, advice and stories.

The Interact Club will use the luncheon toward its Interact Presidential Citation award, a requirement of the prestigious award. A good time was had by all.

Teach Napal Project Fundraising Dinner

Many thanks to the many hands that helped to make our “Teach Napal Project fundraising dinner last Saturday at the Wallingford Rotary a big success!

As usual, our small but mighty club roared into action to serve more than 60 German Pork dinners and homemade apple desserts to our friends and neighbors on Saturday, January 26th at the Little Red Schoolhouse.

Our MRUHS Interact Club members were at the ready – helping our diners with beverages, clearing and re-setting tables and probably most importantly and very much appreciated by our guests, helping guests get in and out safely — offering a steady hand to help navigate the somewhat slippery sidewalks outside!

With the help of the Rotarians, Interact members and Rotary friends, and thanks to our great community without whom these dinners would not be such a success, we will be able to donate $500 to the Teach Napal Project, to assist with Napalese teacher education programs, furthering the Rotary motto of “service above self”.

Here are some lovely pictures of the evening, with photo credit to our special visiting guest and helper, Guenevere Crum.