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.

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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.

Friend of Chelmsford Mildmay Rotary

Friend of Chelmsford Mildmay Rotary

Chelmsford Community Transport

Santa's Sleigh 2021

Santa's Sleigh 2021

Santa’s Sleigh is heading to North Springfield, Beaulieu and Channels in December.

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 painting at Children’s Society East premises, photo competition, charity cream tea, Baddow Races, Klerksdorp SA Container Project and so much more. You will find past issues here too.

Friend of Chelmsford Mildmay

Friend of Chelmsford Mildmay

Love Your Chelmsford - Creating a greener Chelmsford

Friend of Chelmsford Mildmay Rotary

Friend of Chelmsford Mildmay Rotary

Beaulieu Community Centre


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 22-23 May '21

Thank You to all who ran/walked in the Virtual Races.  
Results are posted on baddowraces website . 

The main charities supported this year are
City of Chelmsford Mencap and PARC Essex.
Join us for our 40th anniversary Races on 22 May 2022!

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 Bell Restoration, St. Andrew's Church, Sandon

Tue, Oct 26th 2021 1:00 pm

The Bell Restoration, St. Andrew's Church, Sandon

Welcome to Mike Worboys

Business Meeting

Tue, Nov 2nd 2021 1:00 pm

Business Meeting

November is Foundation and International programme planning month

The Secret History of Chelmsford Prison

Tue, Nov 9th 2021 1:00 pm

The Secret History of Chelmsford Prison

- a welcome return from Lindsay Whitehouse.

Members' Voices

Tue, Nov 16th 2021 1:00 pm

Members' Voices

Today we hear from Ian Hutchinson and Roger Spall: each presenting a topic of their choosing.

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

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.

Rotary serving communities through supporting foodbanks

Diversity is part of Rotary’s core values