The Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest invites the community to a Get to Know Rotary lunch on Thursday, Feb., 26, 2015, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the TPC Wakefield Plantation, 2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive.
Wakefield Rotary club is a community service organization made up of local individuals who value Service Above Self. Chartered in 2009, the club is a voluntary organization of diverse individuals in business, government, non-profit and community groups united to provide humanitarian service in the community, state, country and world.
“Feb. 26 is our club’s Get to Know Rotary Day,” said Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest Co-President Laura Jazab. “It’s an opportunity to join us for lunch and learn how our shared passion for service creates positive, lasting change in our community and around the world.”
Wakefield Rotarians host many service projects throughout the year. The club raises funds through its annual Lucky 13 Reverse Raffle and Dinner. In 2014, it raised more than $7,000 at this event.
The club members sponsor and volunteer at the Wake Forest High School Special Needs Prom and create awareness for polio with its Purple Pinkie Campaign during Wake Forest’s Meet in the Street. Children who donate $1 or more stamp their purple pinkie to the club’s sign, which it displays at its events. Donations from the Purple Pinkie Campaign support immunization campaigns in countries where children remain at risk of getting polio.
The Feb. 26 lunch will feature Magic Man Richard Reid, who will present an energetic and interactive magic show that includes cards, ropes and ordinary objects. Since a very young age, Reid has performed magic for any gathering with an entertainment budget and at 21 years old was the youngest winner of the Magician of the Year contest sponsored annually by the Society of American Magicians, Maple Leaf branch. Originally from Montreal, Reid now lives in North Raleigh with his wife.
Those who want to attend the Get to Know Rotary lunch should RSVP no later than Thursday, Feb.19, to Donna Bishop, Rotary membership chairwoman, 919-426-8035 or info@WakefieldRotaryNC.com. Visit www.wakefieldrotarync.com to learn more about the club or come to any of its weekly lunch meetings every Thursday at the TPC Wakefield Plantation.
Contact: Angela Jamison