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.
'On the Road'
the newsletter of Open Road. Includes article about visit to our club (page 10).details
Races on YouTube - highlights from 2019!
Catch the 2019 highlights, the excitement and enthusiasm. Alas, due to Corona virus outbreak, the 2020 Races are cancelled in usual format BUT there are plans for VIRTUAL RACES on Sunday 13 September 2020. Details: https://baddowraces.co.uk/details
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.details
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.
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
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
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 7th July 13.00
Virtual Business Meeting
July is Races team programme planning month
Tuesday 14th July 13.00
Welcome to Vivienne Depledge, Chief Executive Officer
Tuesday 21st July 13.00
from Robert Cappin
Tuesday 28th July 13.00
Topic to be confirmed
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