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Photo Gallery of Chelmsford Rotary events.
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Digital Bulletin No 71

Digital Bulletin No 71

April 2024

Club Chronicle

Club Chronicle

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(Latest update: 18 April 2024)


About us

The man knows much
who knows how little he knows.
(Mel Starr)

Contributed by Keith Otter.

A line of three men and three women

Club Council for 2023-24

Philip Goodman (Community and Vocational), Mo Sadiq (Immediate Past President), Francis Whitbread (President), Jenny Black (Secretary), Angela Goodman (Youth Service) and Alison Moses (Environment). Not Present: Bob Booker (Treasurer) and Chuda Karki (Foundation and International).

Our President welcomes you to the Club website and invites you to join members in the Fellowship of Rotary. In the last few years the Club has successfully completed projects in Sierra Leone and Nepal, the latter in conjunction with local Rotary Clubs there. Closer to home we are engaged with Sanctus, one of the local charities providing services for homeless people, giving them practical help and financial support. These are but some of the many ways that Rotary in Chelmsford has moved forward in serving others.

Chelmsford Rotary Club is the original club in the city formed way back in 1927. Since this time members have brought a richness of life to many people in the community and moved on with a broader involvement to incorporate numerous local and international projects. Rotarians offer their services in many different ways. If you have recently moved to the Chelmsford district and wish to put something back into the community, we can offer you an enjoyable and stimulating way of doing so.

We meet:

  • on the first and third Thursdays of the month for lunch at the Chelmsford Rugby Club, Timsons Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6AG; and
  • on the fourth Thursday of the month for lunch at the Ivy Hill Hotel, Writtle Road, Margaretting, Essex, CM4 0EH.

For the second and fifth Thursdays of a month check this website.

If you would like to attend one of our meetings please contact our Attendance Officer, Keith Otter (see this page).

If you wish to obtain further information contact us on 07857 469275. To discover more about Rotary and Rotarians go to the RIBI website.

You would be very welcome to come along to a meeting to hear more of what Rotary does and how you could be involved.  Just phone or complete the contact form on this website.

Click here for reports on the last meeting we held and other past events. For the latest edition of our Digital Bulletin click here.

Happening soon...

Rtn Graham Furnival: Murder it ain't!

Thu, Apr 25th 2024 12:45 pm

Rtn Graham Furnival: Murder it ain't!

(At the Ivy Hill Hotel.) Another fascinating talk from our retired police detective.

Annual General Meeting

Thu, May 2nd 2024 12:45 pm

Annual General Meeting

(At the Chelmsford Rugby Club.) We hear reports on the Club's activities during the current Rotary year

Visit to Sanctus

Thu, May 9th 2024 1:00 pm

Visit to Sanctus

We visit Sanctus to support them and have lunch.

Quiz for Farleigh Hospice

Fri, May 10th 2024 7:30 pm

Quiz for Farleigh Hospice

A quiz to be held at Writtle Sports and Social Club.

Heather Rogers: Ukrainian Concert

Thu, May 16th 2024 12:45 pm

Heather Rogers: Ukrainian Concert

(At the Chelmsford Rugby Club.) This is a talk about the concert, not the concert itself.

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 12.30 for 12.45

(On the fourth Thursday of the month we meet at the Ivy Hill Hotel. For second and fifth Thursdays see this website.) Chelmsford Rugby Club
Timsons Lane
CM2 6AG  01245 261159

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