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Online Bulletin No 39

Online Bulletin No 39

Our Bulletin Editor helps to keep us connected while physical meetings and events are suspended.

Club Chronicle

Club Chronicle

Read the Club Chronicle for reports on our latest meeting and other past events.
(Latest update: 22 July 2021)



Photo Gallery of Chelmsford Rotary events.


About us

Youth is a gift of nature but age is a work of art.

Contributed by Rtn Graham Furnival

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).

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, Andrew Vince (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 the online Bulletin that we are publishing while meetings and events are supsended, click here.

Happening soon...

Sarah Wright and Leigh Harvey: Open Road

Thu, Jul 29th 2021 1:00 pm

Sarah Wright and Leigh Harvey: Open Road

President Peter's chosen charity for his Presidential year

Council meeting

Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 6:00 pm

Council meeting

Council members only

Business meeting

Thu, Aug 5th 2021 1:00 pm

Business meeting

Our monthly business meeting

Lottie Anstee

Thu, Aug 12th 2021 1:00 pm

Lottie Anstee

Former Chelmsford contestant Lottie, a flautist, went through to the National Finals of Young Musician in 2017-18. She is now studying music at Churchill College, Cambridge.

Ann Davis: The MS Society

Thu, Aug 19th 2021 1:00 pm

Ann Davis: The MS Society

Dealing with Multiple Sclerosis

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 12.45 for 13.00

Ivy Hill Hotel
Writtle Road
CM4 0EH  01277 353040

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