We meet every Monday except Bank Holidays. The first and third Mondays of the month are online via Zoom and the second and fourth Mondays are at The Rose Garden Restaurant, Hockley (please see "Where we meet" under "Meetings and Events"), when we have a 2-course dinner.
Each meeting is a particular kind of meeting such as 'committee', 'business' or 'speaker' - the latter gives us an opportunity to invite someone with an interesting story to tell or a representitive of a charity organisation to keep us informed about their work or life. We also enjoy occassional social evenings, eating out at a local restaurant or taking part in some kind of leisurely activity.
We have a members' raffle at the end of the evening and our Sergeant-At-Arms is an appointed member of the club who manages to extract small amounts of money from us in friendly fun from personal observations of us which goes to our charity box.
The evening is run by our President who sits at the top table with his Secretary and we welcome our visiting guests too. Toasts are made to the King and our Rotary organisation.
We have a Treasurer to manage our accounts and appointed officers to involve us in the more gentle sports, a press officer to publicise our events, an IT specialist to handle our information, a webmaster to run this website and particular members who take on responsibility for an event eg. our Charity Golf Day and our social trips and dinner dances. Our Foundation officer looks to promote the work of Rotary eg. Purple Pinkie support to End Polio Campaign.
Above all, the experience of our members is put to good use and unites us in working for our Community and Vocational Service and International projects, keeping up our club membership and helping us follow the Objects of Rotary as a thriving Rotary Club that is part of Rotary GB&I, supporting "Rotary and peace the world over".
more Thursday 24th August saw the members and friends of the golfing fraternity of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill meet up at Ballard’s Gore Golf Club to compete in the annual Club Golf Championship.
more The members of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill were on hand on Saturday 25th of November when Hockley Parish Council staged their rejuvenated Christmas Lights Switch-on Ceremony with a stall submerged in children’s Christmas toys
more Monday July 17th saw the changeover to the new regime at the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill and the outgoing President recognising some of the members for their outstanding work during his year in office.
more The Nautical Expeditionary Branch of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill conducts a recce patrol to Osea Island on the Thames Barge “Hydrogen”
more The competition took place at Three Rivers Golf Club Jubilee Course on 27th July when members and friends enjoyed a not-too-serious day of golf for the Paul Wellman Trophy. The trophy is presented annually in memory of one of our past members
more all thanks to the Rotary Student Exchange scheme
more In October last year the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill planted 4,000 crocus corms in the area to mark World Polio Day
more Since 1979 when a Rotarian, with the backing of Rotary International, started a multi-year project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines, Rotarians all over the world have been involved in the End Polio Now campaign to totally eliminate polio.
more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill held its popular annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday 15th August at the Rochford Hundred Golf Club
more In memory of former Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill Rotarian Howard Pannell who passed away on 10th January 2022.
more Together with local schools, we are planting purple crocuses to raise awareness of the campaign to eradicate polio from the world.
more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill responds to the #BillionSeedChallenge by donating spring bulbs to Kingsdown School
more Friday 20th May saw a number of foolhardy members of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill venture out to Three Rivers Golf and Country Club at Stow Maries to contest the club’s annual Paul Wellman Memorial Trophy.
more For many years, the intense rivalry between Rochford Rotary Club and the young up-start Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill has found its outlet in the annual tussle to win the golf competition for the coveted Tony Bakonyvari Golf Trophy
more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill's annual club golf championship was held on 17th September at Warley Park Golf Club