Rotary Club of Colchester - welcome!

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Featured pages

Roundabout for April 2024

Roundabout for April 2024

Read about the things that we did during April, plus some other news

Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Policy

Details of the club Safeguarding Policy

Colchester Rotary Club celebrates 100 years

Colchester Rotary Club celebrates 100 years

A review of our Centenary year


About us

WELCOME to the Rotary Club of


Chartered in 1922


Above: Rotarian Ann Holmes with Colchester Young Carers enjoying a petting zoo, paid for by our Rotary club (more pictures under Young Carers in 'What we Do' pages)

The 2023 Christmas collections began in Sainsbury's at Stanway on November 25th

Above: On Tuesday, 4th July, Past President Nigel handed over to our new President Peter Rutland

Above: Year 6 children at Kendall Primary School received their Dictionaries for Life at their leavers' assembly from Rotarians Chris and Martin (photo used with permission)

Above: As part of the national Kids Out Day, President Nigel poses with a group about to go round Colchester Zoo (more photos on the 'What we do' pages)


ROTARIANS - people who care, people who make a difference, people like YOU!

A donation will assist us to help people both locally and internationally. You can also donate to a specific campaign by naming this in the Comments box.

If you are interested in joining our Rotary Club, or would like to come along to a meeting or you just want further information, please contact Club Secretary via email at:

We meet on most Tuesday lunch times at the Balkerne Restaurant, The Colchester Institute.

We are proud to have a long established relationship working on a variety of International Projects with our Tri-partite partners: The Rotary Club of Zwolle and The Rotary Club of Bielefeld-Sud

Visit our Facebook page: Rotary Club of Colchester

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 12.15 for 12.30pm

(NB. (i) If the Institute is on holiday, we meet elsewhere, and (ii) If the month has five Tuesdays, we do NOT meet for lunch on the 5th Tuesday. Please see our website for specific dates. ) Colchester Institute
Sheepen Road
CO3 3LL  Balkerne restaurant:(01206) 587511. Please click on contact button (above) if you wish to come to a meeting

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Rotary News

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Rotary serving communities through supporting foodbanks

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