STOP PRESS! Due to covid-19 restrictions we will not be meeting until at least the end of March 2021 - Wed 31st Mar at 23.59

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

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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.

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Mildmay Matters - find out what we are up to in our newsletter


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

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The Friendly Quiz


A Zooming good quiz in aid of Rotary charities.

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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 

We have planted 30,000 purple crocuses, in partnership with other clubs, at RHS Hyde Hall as part of the Purple4Polio campaign. 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.

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. 

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.

Great Baddow Charity Virtual 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 Great Baddow Charity Virtual 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.


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

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Business Meeting

Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 1:00 pm

Business Meeting


March is Community and Vocational programme planning month

Hidden Harm update

Tue, Mar 9th 2021 1:00 pm

Hidden Harm update


welcome to Lyn McClintock

Chelmsford Mildmay Rotary Club Debating Society 3

Tue, Mar 16th 2021 1:00 pm

Chelmsford Mildmay Rotary Club Debating Society 3


chaired by Dave Almond

Wed, Mar 17th 2021 7:30 am

The Friendly Quiz


A Zooming good quiz in aid of Rotary charities.

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Maldon’s historic steam flour mill

Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 1:00 pm

Maldon’s historic steam flour mill


Welcome to Paul Chaplin, Chair of Beeleigh Mill Restoration

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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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