Rotary Club of Witham - 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.
Duck Race 2020 - Cancelled
The Carnival Day Duck Race is run in July every year. The ducks enter the River Brain after the Carnival procession has passed along Bridge Street about 215 PM. But, of course, the race did not happen in 2020 but we intend to be back in 2021.details
Santa Visits Witham
Santa talks to kids and their parents during a stop. Subject to covid-19 regulations Santa will be about in Witham in December 2020 as usual.details
Senior Citizen's Christmas Tea Party December 2020
For 68 years seniors living in Witham have come to a tea party given by the Rotary Club of Witham. Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Party for 2020 because of the covid-19. But we hope to replace this in the spring next year with a tea party.details
PURPLE 4 POLIO
Rotary has a World-wide programme to eradicate polio. This work has continued despite the pandemic when the World has been thinking about a new disease.details
Dictionaries for Schools
Every Year-5 or Year-6 child at a junior school in Witham is presented with a dictionary. And 2020 should be no exception despite covid-19.details
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COVID 19 REGULATIONS
It will come as no surprise to learn the Rotary Club has cancelled or postponed its meetings and events until further notice.
We have missed the Community Day in the Witham Town Park, the Witham Carnival and our Duck Race. These events should be back again next year around the same dates that were planned for 2020.
We hope that the Santa collections at supermarkets and on the street collections will be able to go ahead this November/December but the Seniors Tea Party is cancelled to be replaced in 2021 with a Spring Tea Party.. However, what happens will depend on the state of the Covid-19 regulations at the time.
Watch this space for further announcements.
Duck Race 2019
The Carnival Day Duck Race went ahead as usual but with more corporate ducks, coloured red, taking part this year. Several hundred ducks entered the River Brain upstream of the finishing post in Bridge Street. This year, although the judges word is final, there was no need for them to make difficult decisions as there was a clear winner, duck number 136 was first past the line. The photo shows the judges waiting for the ducks.....
For over sixty years the Rotary Club of Witham has been supporting local, national and international charities.
Recently the Club has supported the Boys Brigade, Brainwave, Essex Air Ambulance, St John Ambulance, Home Start, Shelter Box and the International Red Cross, as well a dozen other local charities. Also, every junior school pupil receives a dictionary in year 5.
Here is a picture of pupils at Templars School , November 2017, showing off their dictionaries.
Funds are raised in many ways. People in Witham know about Santa and his sleigh and its tour round the town just before Christmas collecting for the charities the Club supports. There is also the duck race, seen at the start, below, in Bridge Street, on Carnival Day.
So funds come from events like steet collections, sponsored walks, hot chestnut sales and so on. Keep an eye on the Charity Window in Richards Funeral Services in Newland Street for the latest details on all Witham
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 supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors
Putting the wheels in motion to end polio
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(On 5th Tuesday Evening Meeting 7.30pm.)
Rivenhall Hotel CM8 3HB 01376 516969. Please contact Attendance Officer Anil Chhatre 01245 267834 for Details