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

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Rotary Roundup on Chelmsford Community Radio 104.4 FM

Rotary Roundup on Chelmsford Community Radio 104.4 FM

Rotary in Chelmsford has its own programme on CCR every third Sunday of the month: click on the Rotary Roundup logo below for recent broadcasts.
You can also view photographs which give an idea of the range of interviews.

Mildmay Matters  -  find out what we are up to in our newsletter

Mildmay Matters - find out what we are up to in our newsletter

The latest edition of Mildmay Matters features how Santa Sleigh Helps Local Charities, Wilderness Foundation, Litter Picking, Promoting Great Baddow Charity Races and much more! You will find past issues here too.

The Ron Gregory Photography Competition 2022

The Ron Gregory Photography Competition 2022

Theme - Shapes and Patterns: now closed for entries. Winners to be announced shortly. Sponsor: Blue Sky Printing, Chelmsford


About us

Chelmsford Mildmay Rotary Club was founded in 1972 and has been active in the Chelmsford area ever since. We have 21 members, both men and women, all of whom wish to give service to the community and to meet socially as friends.

We meet for lunch every Tuesday at Little Channels, Pratts Farm Lane West, Little Waltham, CM3 3PR, for a programme of talks, presentations and discussions.

Our programme helps keep us aware of ways in which we might be of use.

Raising funds to support various local, national and international causes is an important part of our work. Donations in recent years may be viewed here.

Mildmay Matters is our online newsletter, which reports our activities.

We welcome new members but if you do not have time to take up full membership, you might prefer to become a Friend of Rotary. In this way you can still enjoy some social events, help with charity projects or just get a taste of what Rotary is all about.

Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland (known as RGBI) has 45,000 members and our club is just one of 1,700 clubs nationally.

Rotary International has 1.2 million members in over 200 countries.

If you are a Rotarian visiting the area, please contact John Tilsley, club secretary, to let us know if you would like to come to a meeting. You will be made very welcome at our club.

We Are Rotary

Purple4Polio campaign to End Polio Now 

For more than 30 years Rotary has led the campaign to rid the world of polio, protecting 2.5 billion children from paralysis and death through vaccination programmes.    

Rotary in Great Britain and Northern Ireland's Purple4Polio activities provide communities with ideas and opportunities to get involved in helping Rotary and our partners to End Polio Now and forever.

We planted 30,000 purple crocuses, in partnership with other clubs, at RHS Hyde Hall as part of the Purple4Polio campaign.  You can see here how they looked in 2021. The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary's worldwide campaign to end polio, with its colour representing the purple dye used to mark the little finger of a child who has been immunised.

Find out more about Purple4Polio . 

We have also planted purple crocuses in Viaduct Meadows, Chelmsford Central Park.

Caring for our environment

If you were to ask what activity do Rotarians enjoy the most, then it could be answered in two words that encapsulate the Rotary themes of fellowship, service in the community, caring for the environment, enjoying the open air, great banter and shared tea or coffee post-activity. You may have guessed the activity to be LITTER PICKING  - always leaving the community a better place in which to live.

Great Baddow Charity Races Sunday 22 May 2022

Great Baddow Charity Races go 'live' on 22 May  

Online entries open:  baddowraces website  

Supporting City of Chelmsford Mencap and Carers First (Essex) and other local charities
Join us for the 40th anniversary of the Great Baddow Races on 22 May 2022!

Internet Classroon project for South Africa 2021/22

In partnership with our 'twin' club, the Rotary Club of Klerksdorp, the project is for a shipping container to be converted into a classroom in one of the townships, fitted with computers, printers, desks and chairs and installed with wi-fi and electricity.  Work is underway and we hope it will be completed within this Rotary year.

More details here

Our Social Media

Happening soon...

'Me' talk

Tue, May 24th 2022 1:00 pm

'Me' talk

from Val Chiswell

40th Anniversary Great Baddow Charity Races

Tue, May 31st 2022 1:00 pm

40th Anniversary Great Baddow Charity Races

- debrief from Robert Cappin

The Queen’s  Platinum Jubilee

Thu, Jun 2nd 2022 12:01 am - 11:59 pm Sun, Jun 5th 2022

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

a four-day Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate The Queen’s 70 year reign


Tue, Jun 7th 2022 1:00 pm


June is Public Image programme planning month


Tue, Jun 14th 2022 1:00 pm


Presentation of plans for the coming Rotary year.


Tue, Jun 21st 2022 1:00 pm


to be followed by Photography Competition winners - with guests.

The Ron Gregory Photography Competition 2022

Tue, Jun 21st 2022 1:45 pm

The Ron Gregory Photography Competition 2022

Presentation of the winning photographs.

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 13.00

Little Channels
Pratt's Farm Lane
Little Waltham
CM3 3PR  Restaurant: 01245 362210

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Rotary News

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Rotary serving communities through supporting foodbanks

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