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About us

Club Council 2018-19

Club Council for 2019-20

Jenny Black (Membership), Philip Goodman (Community & Vocational), Keith Dabbs (Foundation & International), Bob Booker (Treasurer), Francis Whitbread (President), Eddie Cassels (Secretary), Janice Goodman (1st Vice President and Youth Service), Stan Keller (Public Image) and Anne Moriaty (Immdediate Past President).

Our President welcomes you to the club website and invites you to join members in the Fellowship of Rotary. We currently use three venues for our meetings. They are (in order of frequency of use):

Check this website or contact our Secretary or Attendance Officer to find out where we are meeting on any particular week.

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 Yonibana Sai Hospital in Sierra Leone, one of the aims being to help them establish a new pathology lab. 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.

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Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Youth Speaks: A Debate Chelmsford heats at Hylands School

Tuesday 21st January 18.30

Youth Speaks: A Debate Chelmsford heats at Hylands School

The Chelmsford heats of Rotary's Youth Speaks: A Debate competition, which has a slightly different format this year.

Leigh Harvey: Open Road

Thursday 23rd January 13.00

Leigh Harvey: Open Road

Come to the Ivy Hill Hotel to hear about this charity

Rtn Francis Whitbread: The Yorkshire Dales

Thursday 30th January 13.00

Rtn Francis Whitbread: The Yorkshire Dales

Our President tells us about one of his favourite areas. This meeting will be held at the Chelmsford Rugby Club.

Council meeting

Tuesday 4th February 18.00

Council meeting

Council members only

Business meeting

Thursday 6th February 13.00

Business meeting

Our monthly business meeting will be held at the Chelmsford Rugby Club

Thursday 13th February 13.00

Phil Godfrey: APS Support UK

APS Support UK supports people with antiphospholipid syndrome. This meeting will be held at the Ivy Hill Hotel.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Ivy Hill Hotel, Writtle Road, Margaretting, Essex We meet on Thursdays at 12.45 for 13.00
(Most of our meetings are held at the Ivy Hill Hotel but, as mentioned above, we also use two other venues. Please check the events pages or contact the Secretary or Attendance Officer for confirmation of where we will be on any particular week.)
Ivy Hill Hotel, Writtle Road, Margaretting, Essex CM4 0EH  01277 353040

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