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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.

Rotary Roundup on Chelmsford Community Radio

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 - our quarterly newsletter

The latest edition of 'Mildmay Matters' and also past issues.


'On the Road'

the newsletter of Open Road. Includes article about visit to our club (page 10).


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 quarterly 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 RIBI) has 47,000 members and our club is just one of 1,700 clubs nationally.

Rotary International has 1.2 million members in 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.

Purple4Polio campaign to End Polio Now 

We have planted 30,000 purple crocuses, in partnership with other clubs, at RHS Hyde Hall as part of the Purple4Polio campaign. One strand of the campaign is an exciting partnership between the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Rotary to plant six million crocuses across Britain and Ireland. Click on the image below to find out more about Purple4Polio. 

On 24 October 2019 World Polio Day was marked in Chelmsford with the planting of 12,000 crocus corms in Viaduct Meadows, Central Park.  The Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Bob Massey, and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Janette Potter, joined Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Chelmsford Mildmay and Chelmsford Rivermead and District Governor Pauline Dean.

Great Baddow VIRTUAL Charity Races: Sunday 13 September 2020: make sure it's in your diary NOW!  Check baddowraces website for details

Every year we organise the Edmund Carr Great Baddow Charity Racesa 10 mile road race and a 2 mile fun run. The following charities are the main beneficiaries of the 2020 Races: Barrow Farm RDA and Dementia Adventure. Due to the coronavirus pandemic they have been cancelled this year but there will be VIRTUAL Races on 13 September 2020.

Computers for Tanzania - last shipment

Since 2010 we have been involved in a project to send 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 have now completed the fourth and final packing of a ship's container with over 300 large boxes of computer equipment and will not therefore be seeking further donations.Very many thanks to everyone who has donated. We have enjoyed tracking the ship's progress to Dar es Salaam - yes it has arrived! And the good news is that the container and its contents has been released to Amani - soon we will learn more of computers being put to good use.  More details here


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Fri, Sep 25th 2020 10:00 am

Litter Pick in conjunction with LYC and for the Keep Britain Tidy Autumn Campaign - 10 am

Although a Keep Britain Tidy September Clean Up activity, through the auspices of Love Your Chelmsford (LYC), they have arranged free parking for our litter picking team at the Riverside Leisure Centre - more details below

The work of Hearing Help Essex

Tue, Sep 29th 2020 1:00 pm

The work of Hearing Help Essex

with Julie Leggett

Business Meeting

Tue, Oct 6th 2020 1:00 pm

Business Meeting

October is Community and Vocational Team programme planning month

Love Your Chelmsford Litter Pick tbc

Sat, Oct 10th 2020 9:30 am

Love Your Chelmsford Litter Pick tbc

Details in due course. Times are a guesstimate at the moment.

Life and Times

Tue, Oct 13th 2020 1:00 pm

Life and Times

of Roy Thorne

Life of a Consultant Paediatrician

Tue, Oct 20th 2020 1:00 pm

Life of a Consultant Paediatrician

with Karen Lehner

World Polio Day

Sat, Oct 24th 2020 12:05 am

World Polio Day

- a day of events to mark progress on the road to polio eradication.

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Rotary News

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Rotary supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors

Putting the wheels in motion to end polio

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 13.00
Marconi Athletic & Social Club, Tydemans
off Beehive Lane

CM3 3PR  Restaurant: 01245 362210

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