The Rotary Club of Chelmsford has held its charter since 1927; the oldest established club in the County   city of Essex. The members are from a wide selection of the community living in Chelmsford and the surrounding villages with an equally ranging age group to add to the mixture of social and communal interest. The Club meets for lunch on Thursdays at the Ivy Hill Hotel, Writtle Road, Margaretting, Essex, CM4 0EH, at 12:30 for 12:45 (business meetings are held at the Chelmsford Rugby Club).

If you are interested in joining Rotary or wish to discover more about the club please contact the Public Image & Membership Committee Chair, Francis Whitbread, by clicking below and then completing and sending the form. If the Rotary ethos and service ideals appeal to you but you feel unable to commit to regular Thursday lunchtime meetings, contact us anyway. We are now able to be flexible, so ogether we may be able to find a way in which you can participate in Club membership in a manner more suited to your lifestyle or identify another Rotary Club that is a better fit.

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'What We Do' Main Pages:

2023-24 Rotary theme logo superimposed on a list of Presidents since the Club's foundation

Read the Club Chronicle for reports on our latest meeting and other past events. (Latest update: 16 May 2024)


Photo Gallery of Chelmsford Rotary events. (Latest addition: 11 April 2024)

People sitting at dining tables

We meet regularly to enjoy fellowship over a meal.

Looking over a field to a large garbage area

Our Environment Committee seeks to help protect our environment

Traditional theatrical masks of Comedy and Tragedy

Social and sporting events

Major Donor Award

Supporting good causes worldwide

Three young people in a library sitting in front of a computer

This committee organises all our youth activities


Support locally and internationally

A Rotary column from a colour magazine

Public Image