Due to covid-19 restrictions we will not be meeting until at least the end of May 2021 - Mon 31st May at 23.59

We continue to meet via Zoom and welcome speakers and guests. Keep up to date with our programme at 'Happening soon'.

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, top-left.

Featured pages

Scarecrow Sam

Scarecrow Sam

'Where do scarecrows go at night?' Adventures on the Beaulieu Scarecrow Trail.

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The VIRTUAL Great Baddow Charity Races over weekend of 22-23 May

The VIRTUAL Great Baddow Charity Races over weekend of 22-23 May

Entrants complete selected distance in their local area. Download specified running app listed with all entry details at https://baddowraces.co.uk/

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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' Includes Scarecrow Sam, Helping Hands Essex, How to Love Your Chelmsford and much more. You will find past issues here too.

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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.

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The Ron Gregory Photography Competition - Spring 2021

The Ron Gregory Photography Competition - Spring 2021

Remember to take those photos throughout spring - open to all ages, for photographs taken outside between 01 March and 31 May. Have fun, benefit charities and you could win a prize!

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The VIRTUAL Great Baddow Charity Races over weekend of 22-23 May

The VIRTUAL Great Baddow Charity Races over weekend of 22-23 May

10 mile road race and two mile fun run (or walk): online entry open https://baddowraces.co.uk/

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About us

Chelmsford Mildmay Rotary Club was founded in 1972 and has been active in the Chelmsford area ever since. We have 20 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.

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.

Virtual Great Baddow Charity Races

VIRTUAL RACES: Thank you to everyone who took part on Sunday 13 September 2020.  

If that gave you a taster, then 2021 will be even bigger and better! Please put Virtual Great Baddow Charity Races - 2 mile fun run/walk and 10 mile - in your diary NOW! Weekend of 22 and 23 May 2021. Check baddowraces website for details and online entry. The main charities supported this year are City of Chelmsford Mencap and PARC Essex.


Computers for Tanzania - recent International Project

From 2010 we sent recycled computers from Essex schools and businesses to Tanzania, Africa.  Following the successful shipment of our first three containers, each with 200 computers, printers and other equipment, we completed the fourth and final packing of a ship's container with over 300 large boxes of computer equipment.  Very many thanks to everyone who donated. We enjoyed tracking each ship's progress to Dar es Salaam and continue to hear of the success of the project with the computer equipment being put to good use by teachers and school students.  More details here

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Happening soon...

The Ron Gregory Photography Competition - Spring 2021

Mon, Mar 1st 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Mon, May 31st 2021

The Ron Gregory Photography Competition - Spring 2021

Remember to take those photos throughout spring - open to all ages, for photographs taken outside between 01 March and 31 May. Have fun, benefit charities and you could win a prize!

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Internet Container Project

Tue, May 11th 2021 1:00 pm

Internet Container Project

Welcome to Colin Engelbrecht. President of Klerksdorp Rotary

Prison – so what is it really like and does it work?

Tue, May 18th 2021 1:00 pm

Prison – so what is it really like and does it work?

Welcome to Lindsay Whitehouse - Deputy Governor and Acting Governor for Chelmsford for over five years and the first Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex from 2013-2016.

The VIRTUAL Great Baddow Charity Races over weekend of 22-23 May

Sat, May 22nd 2021 7:00 am - 9:00 pm Sun, May 23rd 2021

The VIRTUAL Great Baddow Charity Races over weekend of 22-23 May

10 mile road race and two mile fun run (or walk): online entry open https://baddowraces.co.uk/

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The VIRTUAL Great Baddow Charity Races over weekend of 22-23 May

Sat, May 22nd 2021 7:00 am - 9:00 pm Sun, May 23rd 2021

The VIRTUAL Great Baddow Charity Races over weekend of 22-23 May

Entrants complete selected distance in their local area. Download specified running app listed with all entry details at https://baddowraces.co.uk/

The work of Foundation and the grants system

Tue, May 25th 2021 1:00 pm

The work of Foundation and the grants system

Welcome to David Whitehead

Due to covid-19 restrictions we will not be meeting until at least the end of May 2021

Mon, May 31st 2021 11:59 pm -

Due to covid-19 restrictions we will not be meeting until at least the end of May 2021

We continue to meet via Zoom and welcome speakers and guests. Keep up to date with our programme at 'Happening soon'.

Litter Pick: Keep Britain Tidy: Great British Spring Clean

Thu, Jun 3rd 2021 10:00 am

Litter Pick: Keep Britain Tidy: Great British Spring Clean

Details to be confirmed.

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 13.00

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

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