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Rotary Club of Chelmsford - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

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The Rotary Club of Chelmsford and local businesses working together to serve the community.

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Club Chronicle


Latest meeting and other events

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Rotary “Together with Business” Day


Come along on 21 November and hear how working with Rotary can provide benefits for individuals, businesses and our Rotary Club. This meeting will be held at Hamptons.

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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 Club President welcomes you to the club website and invites you to join members in the Fellowship of Rotary. We meet on Thursday lunchtime 1pm at the Hampton Leisure Centre (formerly called Marconi Social Club) Beehive Lane, Chelmsford CM2 9RX, or some other venue in the Chelmsford area. 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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Meetings and events happening soon

Lindsay Hurrell: Recycle bikes to Africa

Thursday 24th October 13.00

Lindsay Hurrell: Recycle bikes to Africa


A subject close to President Francis's heart. This meeting will be held at the Ivy Hill Hotel.

Jo Turton: Essex Fire and Rescue Service consultation

Thursday 31st October 13.00

Jo Turton: Essex Fire and Rescue Service consultation


Jo returns to speak to us at the Ivy Hill Hotel

Council meeting

Tuesday 5th November 18.00

Council meeting


Council members only

Business meeting

Thursday 7th November 13.00

Business meeting


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

Jumble Sale at Danbury Village Hall

Saturday 9th November 13.30

Jumble Sale at Danbury Village Hall


Our regular Autumn event

Rtn Robert Macaulay: Rotary Foundation

Thursday 14th November 13.00

Rtn Robert Macaulay: Rotary Foundation


Robert is the District Foundation Chairman. This meeting will be held at the Ivy Hill Hotel.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 12.45 for 13.00
(Meeting arrangements are fluid at the moment. Check the event pages or contact the Secretary or Attendance Officer for confirmation of the venue.)
Hampton Leisure Club (formerly Marconi Sports and Social Club) Beehive Lane, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 9RX  01245 269422

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