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TODAY’S LOBSTERFEST will be TAKE OUT only. When you arrive please drive up to the Rotarian greeter who will check you in and take your tickets. You will be directed further from the Greeter and your meals will be delivered to your vehicle by a Rotarian or Interact student. We at Wallingford Rotary appreciate your continued support and your understanding. We look forward to seeing you from 4:30 to 7:30 at the Wallingford Lodge to pick up your meals. There will be a limited number of “drive up” orders accepted without advance tickets.



PLEASE NOTE:Due to the reclassification by CDC of Rutland County as a “high transmission” COVID area, and in consultation with our medical advisor, rather than cancellation, this year’s WALLINGFORD ROTARY LOBSTER FEST will transition to TAKE OUT ONLY. Wallingford Rotary regrets this last minute change in our beloved annual community event, however, the continued health and safety of our community members is of utmost importance to us and aligns with the Rotary motto of “Service above Self”. Thank you for your understanding.


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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Please Donate to the Wallingford Rotary

Please consider donating to Wallingford Rotary to show your support for our local, regional and global efforts since we are not able to conduct in person fundraising events during the COVID19 pandemic. Our usual methods of fundraising, our annual Lobsterfest and Silent Auction, Coin Drop and our quarterly dinners at the Little Red Schoolhouse have all been put on hold during this pandemic, as we put the health and safety our community first and foremost in our hearts and minds. Therefore, we are embarking on a donation campaign to compensate for the lack of those funds so we can continue to serve our local, regional, state and global community and keep our Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” at the core of what we do here at the Little Red Schoolhouse.


From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support.

Wallingford Memorial Rotary is a non-profit 501(c)4 social welfare organization. Donations to such organizations generally are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. They may be deductible as business expenses.

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Silent auction tomorrow!

Folks, thanks to all of you who donated to our silent auction. Here’s some more of the items that we will have tomorrow! See you there!

Celebrating Community

On Saturday, the Wallingford Rotary celebrated community with its annual roast pork dinner. Diners were treated to delicious roast pork, homemade garlic mashed potatoes, locally sourced salad, applesauce, homemade sourdough bread with homemade pie for dessert. They were also able to see the Mill River Interact Club in action. Members of the Interact Club volunteered their evening to help prep the potatoes, serve beverages to our guests, clear and reset tables, wash and dry dishes, keep the dessert table fully stocked and lend a general air of enthusiasm and good cheer to the event.

Here are some pictures of our wonderful Interact volunteers. Wallingford Rotary extends a big thank you to all those students to who volunteered a portion of their Saturday evening to help make this community event special.


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the Wallingford Rotary!

If you are you making resolutions, and would like to make your community and your world a better place in 2017, consider joining Rotary this year.

If you are in the Wallingford, Vermont area, please come join our Wallingford Rotary, affectionately called the “Little Red Schoolhouse”. Give us a whirl by stopping by one of our meetings, 7 a.m. on Monday mornings except for the last Monday of the month, when we meet at 5:30 p.m.

Rotarians number over 1.2 million in over 200 countries and geographic areas. They work on world wide efforts, such as the eradication of polio, safe drinking water and disaster assistance and are the same folks who here in our own little community of Wallingford help sponsor Bike Safety Day and installed the beautiful fencing that graces the entrance at the Stone Meadow. The opportunities available are endless and the good you experience from helping to make our world, and our own community, a better place, are unmeasurable.

We would love to hear your ideas and have you become

a part of our community and help make 2017 a good year.

Happy and Healthy New Year!

Your Wallingford Rotarians