Membership & Social Events

The Rotary Club of Billericay is part of the international Rotary movement of 1.2 million members and welcomes new members. It is a thriving club with an enjoyable social dimension.


Membership of Billericay Rotary Club

Rotary is an international organization of 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs operating at local and national levels.  It has been existence for more thanRotary Club of Billericay Flag 100 years.

It's members are united in a desire to put something back into the community and, as a result, Rotary supports charities and finances good causes, both globally and locally.

But that’s only part of Rotary. There is also the fun and social element, and the friendships and good relations made with other fellow members, which helps achieve its charitable aims and is a major reason for the size and spread of Rotary across the world.

There are four Rotary Clubs in the immediate area of and Billericay all of whom welcome new members.

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Norman Wilson R.I.P.

Passing of a Great Rotarian

more Norman Wilson, the club's oldest member and active to the last, sadly passed away in April 2022, four days before his 99th. birthday

Top Table at the Christmas Lunch

A Christmas Party 2021

more Our Christmas Partners Lunch at the Beauvoir Arms, now our spiritual home. Just great to meet for friendship and fellowship.

All together now ...

A New Beginning 2021

more We meet Face to Face again at last, and at a new venue.

First Prize is ....

100 Club 2020-21 Final Draw

more The final draw of this Rotary year took place on June 28 - five more prizes!

100 Club recruitment Poster

100 Club Bonus

more Added members mean added prizes - a special seven prize record

100 Club Application Form

2020 - 100 club Autumn Draw

more The 100 club is one of the club's regular fundraisers. Half goes in prizes, half to the benevolent fund for charitable purposes. Its growth success means that more members mean more prizes, and both our new members were winners in the Autumn Draw

Out with the Old and In with the New

New Club Officers for 2020-21

more Virtual Handover of Presidents and Vice-Presidents in the Garden

All the team on Zoom

Zooming Into View 2020

more Forced to end Club face-to-face meetings by Government “Lockdown”, the club has continued AND THRIVED using on-line tools.

Presidents Ben and Francis

Visiting our Mother Club 2019

more Of the 60th. anniversary of the founding of the Rotary Club of Billericay, members visited our Mother Club in celebration of this acheivement

President Ben welcomes everybody

Christmas Partners' Lunch 2019

more Our annual opportunity to host wives and partners at our Christmas Lunch goes well.

Quite a crowd

Attracting New members

more Social interaction and fellowship, and valuable information on a club with a very successful recruitment history

We all had fun

Christmas Charity Lunch

more Our annual Partners Christmas lunch at Reids on Monday, December 10 - fun for all and money raised for St. Lukes Hospice

With the Wreath before the ceremony

Morris men at the Menin Gate

more Club member Ken Smith and his fellow Morris Dancers travelled to Ypres in the WWI 100th anniversary year to lay a wreath for fallen Morris Men

A winning score

2019 Rugby Trip

more A great social visit to see two England teams face the Barbarians at Twickenham

90 candles for a 90 year old

90 Not Out

more Founder Member Ben Clarke celebrates his 90th. birthday at the club

Altogether Now!

2019 President's Day

more Over 20 Club Members and partners celebrated IPP Les Sheppard’s year of office with a tour of Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal and a matinee.

Cheers!

Trip to Twickenham 2018

more Social outing to Twickenham for England vs. Japan, and perhaps a little food and drink...

Traditional Champagne Tea at the Swan Lavenham

President's day 2018

more The day was built round a trip through the most picturesque areas of northern Essex and south Suffolk, with lunch at the Fox in Finchingfield and a traditional champagne cream tea at the historic Swan Hotel in Lavenham.

The Chain passes to a new incumbent

A New President - 2018

more Not just Charity Day, but also Handover to our new President.

Rotary on the Beach

Rotary National Conference 2018

more An inspiring conference reminding all how much Rotary achieves, through the conscientious effort and work of club members from across Britain and Ireland. Then add in eradicating Polio and you see the power for good that Rotary represents worldwide.

A well attended evening

2018 Basildon Handover Dinner

more Club members enjoyed a terrific evening out at the Presidential Handover meal from Kevin Howard to Mike Barrett

Club Members at the Charter Dinner

2017 Basildon Charter Celebration

more A great evening out celebrating the Charter Anniversary of our fellow Rotarians at the Rotary Club of Basildon.

NIck receiving Certificate from Billericay Rotary

Plant a Tree for Rotary 2017

more On his visit DG Nick Sillitoe motivates us all with news of the Rotary Wood, membership trends and international charity.

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House Tour 2017

more Club members, partners and friends visited the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden London for an official back-stage tour on May 27, 2016.

Lunch is served

Charter Lunch 2016

more The club congregates to celebrate its 57th year since it received its charter

The Visitors - Mike Keith Peter Ed Ben

Visiting Chelmsford Mildmay Rotary Club

more A group of our members - Mike, Keith, Peter, Ed, and Ben - visited the Rotary Club of Chelmsford Mildmay to socialize and share experiences and plans.

President Ed's speech

2016 President's Day

more Members, partners, family and friends gave retiring President Ed Harrison a great farewell for the annual President"™s Day at a garden party and barbecue on June 19, 2016

Giggling Squid Logo

Partner's Dinner - A Fun Night

more The club took over the top floor of the "Giggling Squid" restaurant for a Fellowship dinner with Partners and Rotary friends. A great time was had by all.

Top Table at the Charter Lunch

Charter Lunch 2015

more Fifty Six years and still going strong

Workshop Objectives

Spreading the word

more Club members help other Rotary clubs with the why and how to use websites, Facebook and Twitter to get the message out about Rotary's achievements etc.

Margaret and president Ed Harrison

Associate with Us!

more Only a few months after adopting a new category of membership, Associate Membership, the club welcomes its first Associate member

Beauvoir Arms Sign

Beauvoir Arms Bank Holiday

more An evening of fun and fellowship

Our Group at the Gazette

Gazette News

more An informative and information seeking visit to our local newspaper

Blue Bell Line Logo

President's Day Bluebell Line trip

more Members of the club will celebrate President Mike's year of office with a trip on the Bluebell Railway steam trains departing 09.30 from The Coach & Horses. Bluebell train between Sheffield Park Station and East Grinstead. Carvery at Sheffield Park Stati

Peter and the Logo

All Publicity is ...

more The District Media Workshop on May 16th, 2015, promoted new ways to get our events and good works publicized. Better publicity, more public involvement, better fundraising .... and more membership?

Tour Party two and the guide

Making a Production out of it

more The majority of club members, their partners and friends, visited the new Royal Opera House Workshops to experience this great institution.

2014 Charter Lunch

more A very successful Charter Lunch celebrating 55 years of service to our community

OF Britain, not IN Britain

more Great Fellowship and a heartfelt and erudite talk from the first female President of the Islamic Society of Britain

The Clash of Empires

more A Fellowship visit to Stort Valley Rotary Club and a brilliant talk by Baroness Shirley Williams

Pioneer of Progress

more A Company Plane before a Company Car! - Member Norman Wilson regales us with tales of his life with the Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Company (1939-65).

President's Night 2014

more We celebrated President Keith's successful year as our President with a formal meal in this local restaurant, accompanied by partners and our fellow Rotarians from Billericay Mayflower and Basildon Clubs.

Malcolm receiving the award from President Keith Wood

Paul Harris Sapphire Award

more Past President Malcolm Acors was awarded his Paul Harris Sapphire in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Rotary in general and the Rotary Club of Billericay in Particular.

Ben pulls out another Plum

more Plum Valley event - the club members and their partners get together for a convivial meal out.

A Royal Treat

more We were privileged to have Arthur Edwards at one of our lunch time meetings. Arthur has a unique insight on the Royal family. He been royal photographer at The Sun since 1977. He has photographed 7 royal weddings, 4 funerals, and 6 royal births.

A Rugby Outing

more A Time for Fellowship and ... two great games of rugby.

Become a Rotarian

more The advantages of becoming a member of Rotary.

Fellowship at Basildon

more A fellowship visit, three weeks before our joint twining visit to Beausoleil and a talk by Harry Payne, Secretary of the "Rotarian Action Group against Child Slavery" which left us all moved!.

Membership Award

more Our club is one of those recognised by Rotary International's Board of Directors for its membership development.

The usual suspects....

It's the 5th Monday so ....

more On a very few times in the year, there is a fifth Monday in a month, so the club tries to do something different from its usual lunch time meeting. In July, nearly forty of us met for a convivial evening meal at a local restaurant.

Christmas Tree

Christmas Celebration 2013

more Open House to Club members at President Keith Wood's house thanks to the hospitality of Keith and Gill.

Christmas Lunch 2013

more The final meeting of the year saw club members, partners, and guests, celebrate their achievements during 2013, and handover a cheque from the proceeds of their October Concert to St Luke's Hospice.

Engage Rotary Change Lives

2013 Charter Lunch

more Rotary Club of Billericay's Charter Lunch celebrated its 54th. year with Lunch at "The Chichester" Rawreth. District Governor Peter Dowse, and Honorary member The Lord Petre (who also gave a talk about his early family history) attended.

Outgoing President Trevor hands the chain of office to Keith Wood

A New President for 2013-14

more Members, wives and visiting Rotarians meet to celebrate the successes of outgoing President Trevor Stansfield and welcome new President Keith Wood and Vice President Michael Ginn to their new roles.

The narrow boat Victoria on the canal

President's Day 2013 - Canal Trip

more We celebrated the end of Trevor's successful year as president with a trip on the Chelmer & Blackwater canal for members, partners and friends. A great day was had by all.

Christmas Lunch 2012

more A final lunch of 2012 to celebrate our work during the year and, with Inner Wheel, to present cheques to the beneficiaries of our joint fundraising Autumn Musicfest.

2012 Charter Lunch

more Rotary Club of Billericay's Charter Lunch to celebrate its 53rd. year was held at "the Chichester" Rawreth. Honorary member The Lord Petre and District 1240 Governor Ian McMeekan also attended along with members and friends.

Winter 2012 Wine Festival Trip

more A trip was organised to attend the Laithwaites Wine Festival at Vinopolis in London. Transport left Billericay at 4 p.m. members tasted a multitude of wines followed by a great steak meal afterwards at a local restaurant before returning home.

Clay Pigeon Shoot 2012

more A Group of members went to the Essex Shooting Ground at Fyfield Essex on October 24th, for a very enjoyable day's shooting, including a tasty buffet lunch.

Rugby (Twickenham 2012)

more Some of our members planned an outing to Twickenham to see the London Derby matches between Wasps, Harlequins, Saracens and London Irish. Two great games for the price of one.

RIBI Annual Conference 2012

more The 2012 RIBI Conference returned to Bournemouth this year, with nearly 2,000 delegates attending the event under the chairmanship or our District's own - President Ray Burman

Program Cover

Wine Festival Spring 2012

more A very enjoyable social event - a day out at the Sunday Times Wine Festival.

The First group of Paul Harris Fellows of 2012

Paul Harris Fellowships 2012

more The club has nominated six people for Paul Harris Fellowships in recognition of their outstanding contribution to Rotary and to the wider community.

From Malcolm to Trevor

Handover Meeting 2011-12 & Paul Harris Fellowships

more Trevor Stansfield accepted the honourship as 2012-2013 President of The Rotary Club of Billericay from Malcolm Acors, and 2 further Paul Harris Fellowships were awarded.