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Digital Bulletin No 48

Digital Bulletin No 48

May 2022


About us

Don’t cry over the past, it is gone.
Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived.
Live in the present and make it beautiful.
(From Peanuts)

Contributed by Philip Goodman

Smiling people in front of a brick wall

Club Council for 2021-22

Chuda Karki (Foundation & International), Jan Goodman (Immediate Past President and Public Image), Bob Booker (Treasurer), Jenny Black (Membership), Peter Kemp (President), Francis Whitbread (Community & Vocational), Mo Sadiq (1st Vice President and Administration), Eddie Cassels (Secretary) and John Scammell (2nd Vice President and Youth Service). [Eddie Cassels resigned as Secretary in November 2021 owing to ill-health and died on 27 March 2022; Jenny Black was appointed Secretary in his place. John Scammell died unexpectedly on 2 December 2021; Indu Tiwari has taken over his position as 2nd Vice President.]

Our President welcomes you to the club website and invites you to join members in the Fellowship of Rotary. We meet for lunch on Thursdays at the Ivy Hill Hotel, Writtle Road, Margaretting, Essex, CM4 0EH, except for fifth Thursdays in a month when we usually meet at another venue in the evening. If you would like to attend one of our meetings please contact our Attendance Officer, John Watkins (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.

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.

The Club has a major international project ongoing with Shree Shiksya Bikas, Primary School (“SSBSS”), situated in a very remote and rural part of Eastern Nepal, and Rotary Clubs in the area. For the next five years we are also financially helping Chelmsford Community Transport, which provides transport for those who might be unable to access the usual public transport. These are but two of the many ways that Rotary in Chelmsford has moved forward in serving others.

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...

Council meeting

Tue, May 31st 2022 6:00 pm

Council meeting

Council members only

Business meeting

Wed, Jun 1st 2022 12:45 pm

Business meeting

Our last business meeting of the Rotary year

Kirsty Cornell: Families in Focus

Thu, Jun 9th 2022 12:45 pm

Kirsty Cornell: Families in Focus

Supporting families which have a child with learning difficulties

Club Assembly

Thu, Jun 16th 2022 12:45 pm

Club Assembly

We hear the Club's plans for the year ahead

Ivana Sidey: Business partnerships

Thu, Jun 23rd 2022 12:45 pm

Ivana Sidey: Business partnerships

A Rotary initiative

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 12.30 for 12.45

Ivy Hill Hotel
Writtle Road
CM4 0EH  01277 353040

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