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Our ever popular Charity Golf Day will be held at Langdon Hills Golf Club this year. Checkout this page for all the details and to book a place or sponsor a hole more
The 2018 Foulness Bike Ride starts at Cupids Country Club. Sign up and raise funds for your favourite Charity. For full details and to enter please go to https://registration.thorpebayrotaryclub.org.uk/
Brightlingsea Jog Walk Run in aid of Essex Air Ambulance. A fabulous event walking, jogging or running through fabulous riverside scenery on our easy 4 mile course. more

Welcome to the Website of Rotary District 1240

Rotary District 1240 covers most of Essex, parts of East London and East Hertfordshire and comprises almost 1600 Rotarians in 63 Rotary Clubs and Satellite Clubs, the latter of which offer much greater flexibility to their members.

Rotary unites more than 1.2 million members in over 200 countries of the world.  Through Rotary clubs, Rotarians from all continents and cultures come together to exchange ideas, and form friendships and professional connections while making a difference in their backyards and around the world.

Each day, our members pour their passion, integrity, and intelligence into completing projects that have a lasting impact. We persevere until we deliver real, lasting solutions.

This website and those to be found on the Club List tab above, are open for the public to browse. If you are interested to learn more about Rotary and in the work it does, you will find opportunities to view more of what Rotarians throughout Great Britain and Ireland get up to here.

People of Action

Rotary unites problem solvers in Great Britain and Ireland and across the world, transforming our communities one project at a time

Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s own and only charity delivering our vision of a better world. During the past 100 years, The Rotary Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects around the world. With 91% of funds spent on the programmes and projects it delivers, The Rotary Foundation is globally recognised for its financial efficiency, accountability and transparency.

Rotary Foundation Grants

Each year, The Rotary Foundation gives $70 million worth of grants to Rotary clubs throughout the world for humanitarian projects, vocational training and scholarships in Rotary’s cause areas. Ranging from small-scale, short term activities to large, international projects, Rotary grants strengthen global partnerships and provide sustainable and measurable benefits to communities. Grants from The Rotary Foundation support over 1,000 projects every year.

The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom

The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom (RFUK) is an Associate Foundation of The Rotary Foundation. RFUK supports the aims of The Rotary Foundation by providing funding for its programmes and offering a direct service for giving in Great Britain and Ireland. RFUK has recovered over £1 million in Gift Aid since 2001, allowing even more communities to benefit from The Rotary Foundation. 

Rotary on the Brink of Polio History

Since 1985, Rotary’s key humanitarian priority has been to rid the world of polio. For more than 30 years Rotary has led the campaign to rid the world of polio, protecting 2.5 billion children from paralysis and death.

With Rotary advocacy and fundraising, we are on the brink of one of the greatest global health achievements ever. Rotary spearheaded the campaign at a time when there were over 1,000 polio cases a day in 125 countries, paralysing and even killing children. Today, the number of cases is down by 99.9%.

Over the last 30 years, Rotary has donated $1.6 billion to the eradication effort and has protected over 2.5 billion children from the disease through vaccination programmes. Rotary members continue to be key players in many aspects of the polio programme including on the ground in a number of countries as well as fundraising and advocacy. More information is here

Youth Competitions

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (R.I.B.I.) offer a range of youth activities / competitions and in District 1240 offers many of those activities and competitions.  

YOUTH SPEAKS– This competition offers a team of three young people aged between 11 to 17 years the opportunity to experience speaking on a public platform. Schools have been supporting this activity for many years. Intermediate Teams – 11-13, Senior 14-17 years old.            

YOUNG CHEF– Cooking amongst young people is a valuable life skill. Sponsored by Filippo Berio, contestants prepare and present a three course meal within a pre-set budget and a time limit, which is judged by an expert panel. 

YOUNG MUSICIAN– Music is an international language and we at Rotary encourage talented and young people by providing this opportunity to demonstrate their musical skills.

YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER– Photography is a talent and an ever popular art form.  Entrants submit three photographs on a theme in black and white or colour, along with a description of the inspiration for their photographs.

YOUNG WRITER– A flair for creative writing is a special gift and this competition promotes and encourages the work of young people who show talent. The winning writers are subsequently published in Rotary magazines.

YOUNG TECHNICIAN– Teams of students interested in engineering and science compete in a one day event to devise and build a solution to an unseen technical task.  Solutions are tested and judged against competing teams.

YOUNG CITIZENS AWARD– These showcase the citizenship and responsibilities demonstrated by people under the age of 25.  Winners receive a cash prize of £500 at the Rotary Annual Conference where the awards are presented live on the BBC News Channel.

R.Y.L.A.– Rotary Youth Leadership Awards allows young people the chance to show their skills over a weekend at the Essex Outdoor Centre on Mersea Island.  Leadership qualities are rewarded with certificates and some prizes. More information on RYLA can be found here  

New Generations Service Exchange– for young people who wish to travel alone or in a group to visit another country for the purpose of humanitarian or vocational criteria. The age group is for those over 18 and under 30 years of age.

YOUTH EXCHANGE– These exchanges, which are very safe, offers ages from 15 and 25 a chance to travel almost anywhere in the world and immerse themselves in a foreign culture and it won’t cost a fortune.  Young people will return home full of confidence, with valuable experiences to add to a CV for both university or job applications.  There are Long and Short Term Exchanges and Camps and Tours.

For full details of these competitions and opportunities please click here.

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