The latest edition of Mildmay Matters features Klerksdorp Internet Classroom Project , City of Chelmsford Mencap, South Korea 2023 for Chelmsford Scouts, Barrow Farm, The Wilderness Foundation, and much more. You will find past issues here too.Details
Congratulations to our three winners!
Check out the winning balloons here.
Theme - Shapes and Patterns
Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to the winners. See the winning photographs and presentation of canvas prints at Blue Sky Printing, Meadows Shopping Centre, Chelmsford.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Well done to everyone who ran in the 10 mile road race and two mile fun run on 22 May 2022! 10 mile results: baddowraces websiteSupporting City of Chelmsford Mencap and Carers First (Essex) and other local charities
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
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 1:00 pm
October is Community and Vocational programme planning month
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 1:00 pm
Remap custom-makes equipment to help disabled people live more independent lives.
We meet on Tuesdays at 13.00Little Channels
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.