Community Organizations

Wendell Lions Club

The Lions Club has served the Wendell community since 1950. The membership is made up of men and women who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes in the local and world communities. Members are from all walks of life with diverse backgrounds united with a common goal of being ready to serve the citizens on Wendell and Wake County. Through membership efforts, every dollar raised by the Lions Club directly benefits the programs they support by conducting service projects and raising funds, they strive to help those in need. In the process, they enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie of other Wake County citizens and have fun working together. The Lions Club serves the Wendell Community by assisting with eye examinations and glasses to the needed, support of youth recreational programs, and contributing to the Boys and Girls Home to name a few. The Lions Club is able to support these projects through fund raisers and generous contributions from the community.

Visit the Lions Club to learn more about becoming a member. They meet every 2nd and 4th Monday at 604 Lions Club Road at 6:30 pm. Dinner is provided. You may also contact the Lions Club by mail at P.O. Box 1282, Wendell, NC 27591 or call 919 365-7000 or 919 365-3213.

 

Wendell Historic Society

The Wendell Historical Society had its beginnings in the late 1960's. In its early years, the society held many fundraisers which facilitated the rescue of the historic post office from demolition in the 1970's. The Society restored the post office and moved it to its present location at Oakwood and Fourth Streets. In 1991 an open house was held to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of it's establishment as Wendell's first post office. The maintenance of this historic building is one of the major responsibilities of the organization for future generations to enjoy.

The historical society also initiated the application to nominate Wendell's downtown to the National Register of Historic Places. In 1998 it became the Wendell Commercial Historic District and in 2008 the Society erected a plaque commemorating this designation. At the beginning of 2009, the society also nominated the Wendell Boulevard Historic District due to it's historic nature and significance to Wake County. It was also placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The society celebrated this honor through placement of the historic marker on the corner of Wendell Blvd and N. Main Street.

More recently, the Society has hosted tours of historic homes, held auctions and book signings along with several other fundraising events. This organization continues to sponsor the annual Independence Day Celebration along with holding quarterly group meetings with historical presentations. The Society also maintains the Wendell Historic Trail brochure and continues to educate others about our history through special programs, social media and website interaction. The society is very active today in it's goal to recognize and preserve the history of our town.  Website http://www.wendellhistoricalsociety.com, Facebook www.facebook.com/wendellhistoricalsociety.

 

Wheels For Wishes

Wheels for Wishes has been in existence since 1986 and has made more than 2,000 wishes come true for children all over the State of North Carolina. Children from the Triangle area have benefited from generous donations and have had their dreams come true. Wheels For Wishes is a vehicle donation program that benefits Make-A-Wish ® Eastern North Carolina and turns cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, and in most cases, even boats in to wishes for children in North Carolina. You can be sure that your car donation will help a local child, because all proceeds stay right here in North Carolina.

Donating a car is simple and hassle free. Wheels For Wishes does it all! Car donations make for an ideal alternative to selling or trading in your car and you are able to receive a tax donation at the same time. Wheels For Wishes picks up old and broken down vehicles, at no cost to their owners, and recycles or auctions them to benefit Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina.

 

Wendell Woman's Club

Organized in 1927, the Wendell Woman’s Club was federated in April of that year beginning a fascinating history that continues into its 83rd year of activity.

seal_gfwcnc_smThe Wendell Woman’s Club is part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of North Carolina (GFWC) which is the world’s largest  and oldest non-denominational, nonpartisan, international volunteer service organization of women. http://www.gfwcnc.org/

Cash awards, medals and varying degrees of aid have been donated to students of Wendell schools and to local youth groups. Interest in civic affairs, education and leadership development has always been of prime interest. The club has organized and promoted schools of dance, art instruction, sponsored Wendell Scout Troops and organized the Community Chest.

The Wendell Woman’s Club would like to invite all women interested in making a difference in our community to join us in this quest. If you feel passionate about our community and have a servant’s heart, we’d love to meet you. The club meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at noon (please call to confirm). We encourage you to stop by, make new friend and contribute in making Wendell an even better place to live! http://www.wendellwomensclub.org/index.html

 

Wendell Rotary Club

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

Rotary membership provides the opportunity to: Become connected to your community. Work with others in addressing community needs. Interact with other professionals in your community; assist with RI's international humanitarian service efforts. Establish contacts with an international network of professionals. Develop leadership skills. Involve family in promoting service efforts.

The Rotary Club meets on Tuesdays at 12:00 Noon at the Wendell Club located at 180 Jake May Drive, Wendell.  The Rotary Club would like to invite you to join them and be a part of the organization.  For more information visit their website at http://www.wendell.rotaryclub.pro/