Our Club Events and Activities

Here we'll be listing some of the activities and events that our club is involved with.


For most weeks in the year, we meet on Mondays as a club, with our members enjoying a meal at The Chichester, Old London Road, Wickford, Essex.  However, all our meetings at present are online via Zoom.

Normally, dinner is followed by a particular kind of meeting such as 'committee', 'business' and 'speaker'  - the latter gives us an opportunity to invite a well-known personality or charity organisation to keep us informed about their work or life.

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 Queen 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 such as the Nepal Earthquake Appeal, 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".

Our Club Events and Activities sub-pages:

The Rayleigh 10k Run - new date

more Tentative new date to be confirmed is Sunday 17th October 2021

Past President Jackie Wellman presents the winner’s trophy to John Culwick

Our 2020 Paul Wellman Memorial Golf Competition

more John Culwick comes home the winner

The winner receives his trophy and prize from organiser Dave Jarvis

Club Golf Champinship - A Shackleton win in Antarctic Conditions

more Andrew Shackleton came home the winner of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill’s annual Club Golf Championship, which was held on the Kings Course at Three Rivers Golf Club on Friday 25th September.

Roger Allen

Rotarian Receives Recognition for Outstanding Service

more At the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill meeting on 30th November, Past District Governor, Pauline Dean joined the meeting via Zoom to present Rotarian Roger Allen with a Paul Harris Fellowship award.

Charity Golf Tournament

more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill are pleased to announce that their 11th annual Charity Golf Tournament is planned to take place on Friday 13th August 2021 at The Rochford Hundred Golf Club, Hall Road, Rochford Essex SS4 1NW.

President Geoff Kittle, Eric Skinner, Terry Morris, Bill White, and Vice-President John Cuthbertson
honour the fallen.

A Lonely Tribute to the Fallen

more Members lay a wreath to honour the fallen

The members at the stall at the Rayleigh ceremony

Delight for the children at Rayleigh & Hockley Christmas Lights

more The members of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill spread surprise and delight among their many young customers at their Soft Toy Tombola stall at the Rayleigh Christmas Lights ceremony.

Rotarians Alan Clark, Donna Puffett, Jackie Wellman and Neil Muir apply their artistic talents

Refreshing times at the Todman Centre, Rayleigh

more Rayleigh Mill members give the hallway of the Todman Centre in Rayleigh a new coat of paint.

The Contenders

A Close Finish at The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill’s Club Golf Championship

more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill’s annual Club Golf Championship at The Rayleigh Club on Wednesday 18th September resulted in a close finish with John Fairweather and Martin Hodson both finishing with 35 points.

Individual winner Stuart Fromant is presented with his trophy by Immediate-Past President Martin Stibbards

9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

more At the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill Charity Golf Competition, which was held at the Rochford Hundred Golf Club on Monday 8th July, Stuart Fromant was the outright winner with 45 points. The team prize was won by Vic’s Vandals on 127 points.

President Martin Stibbards welcomes Terry to the Club

The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill welcomes new member Terry Morris

more At our weekly meeting on 13th May, President Martin Stibbards was very pleased to welcome our newest member, Terry Morris.

The Cop-boppers team

The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill join in all the fun of the Rayleigh Trinity Fair

more The third staging of the resurrected Rayleigh Trinity Fair saw huge crowds enjoying the many attractions and stalls in the warm sunshine on Sunday 9th June.

Event organiser. Dave Jarvis, presents winner, Jackie Wellman with the trophy

The Paul Wellman Golf Trophy 2019

more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill held their annual Paul Wellman Trophy at the Three Rivers Golf and Country Club in warm sunny, windless conditions. The competition, instigated in honour of Rotarian Paul Wellman, was well supported by members of the club

Players Conference

The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill Challenging 18-hole golf Tournament

more It may seem that an unusually high number of our events revolve around golfing but to prove that isn’t always the case our social evening, this month, took place at........... Caddies Crazy Golf Restaurant in Southend.

Start of the 2018 Rayleigh 10k run

Another huge success The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill 10k cross-country run 2019

more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill are pleased to announce that the third annual Rayleigh 10k cross-country run took place on Sunday 7th April 2019 and was a huge success.

The competitors

The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill’s Texas Scramble

more The Texas Scramble is an annual event that is an opportunity for the golfers in the club, and for the members who do not normally play golf, to take part in a light-hearted, but fiercely competitive competition.

President, Martin Stibbards, presents the winning team of Martin Hodson, Mark Shruben-Browne, Kevin Smith and Lee Sheldrick (missing from the ‘photo) with their winner’s medals.

The Networking Boys win the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill’s 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill’s annual Charity Golf Day was played at the Rochford Hundred Golf Club on Monday 9th July in ideal, warm and sunny conditions.

Rayleigh and Wickford MP, Mark Francois, with the members of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill

Mark Francois, MP, visits his fellow Rotarians at the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill

more At a recent Monday night meeting of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill local MP, Mark Francois, paid a visit to the club where he is an honorary member.

Santa Visited Rayleigh Again

more Swallows Aquatics in Rayleigh Invited Santa to use their Grotto again

Guest Night with talk on Medical History from Andrew Relf

more Open to all guests with an interesting talk from Medical Historian Andrew Relf.

Regal presence at the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill

more Members and guests of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill were fortunate to have received a royal visit from none other than King Henry VIII who gave an interesting and amusing talk on his quest for true love........... and a male heir.

Out-going President, Carl Watson, and in-coming President, Martin Stibbards induct married couple Sertac and Rachel Yilmaz to the Club

The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill welcomes two new members

more On the occasion of the club Handover Meeting on June 25th both the out-going President, Carl Watson, and the in-coming President, Martin Stibbards, were happy to induct married couple Sertac and Rachel Yilmaz to the Club.

Crocuses in bloom at RHS Hyde Hall Gardens

more Rotarians promote awareness of End Polio Now Campaign at RHS Hyde Hall Gardens

Runners line up for the start of the 2018 Rayleigh 10k

The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill celebrates a 2nd successful Rayleigh 10k Run

more On Sunday 29th April almost 500 runners took part in the 2nd 10k race organised by the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill over a challenging, undulating course through wooded countryside including Hockley, New England and Gusted Hall Woods.

President Carl Watson pins on Richard's badge

The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill welcomes Richard Jennings back to the club as an Associate Member

more At their meeting on Monday, 29th January, The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill were happy to welcome Richard Jennings back to the club as an Associate Member.

Kempie’s Crew, Team Prize winners at the seventh attempt, with President Carl Watson

7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2017

more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill celebrates the seventh successive Annual Charity Golf Day

End Polio Now Campaign - planting purple crocuses

more Members of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill, together with 5 other local Rotary Clubs, planted a total of 30,000 purple crocus corms at RHS Hyde Hall

IPP Bill Farmer starts the run

The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill 10k cross-country charity run

more The run, known as the "Rayleigh 10k", started and finished at Belchamps Scout Activity Centre and followed a circular route through Hockley Woods, Grove Woods, Cherry Orchard Park and Gusted Hall Woods, using pathways and bridleways.

The full cast of the Wheelz Show...

WheelZ Concert - Raised £1,640

more WheelZ is a charity performing band with a 60's style that will appeal to all. Some players are members of our Rotary Club too!

Rotary Awareness Display - The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill publicises the work of Rotary locally and worldwide

Rotary Awareness Day - February 23rd 2017

more Rayleigh Mill Rotary Group are organising a display to mark International Rotary Awareness Day on February 23rd at the museum in Rayleigh High Street

Founder's Night, which is when we celebrate the original founders of Rotary, was held on 26th January 2017 at Saxon Hall, Southend-on-Sea

Founders night 26th January 2017

more (L-R) Rtn Bill Farmer (Rayleigh Mill), Rtn. Eric Jude (Leigh-on-Sea), DG Terry Dean, Rtn. Pat Dean (Hadleigh Castle), Rtn. Chris Barnwell (Westcliff-on-Sea) AG Claire Pavitt, Rtn. Nigel Williams (Rochford)

Rtn. Bill Hughes is presented with the Paul Wellman Cup and his trophy by Rtn. Jackie Wellman

Paul Wellman Cup Golf Competition 2016

more The Paul Wellman Cup Golf Competition, was held on the Jubilee Course of the Three Rivers Golf Club on Sunday 6th November 2016.

Our first lady Associate Member

more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill welcomes its first lady Associate Member