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".
more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill are pleased to announce that their 12th annual Charity Golf Tournament will take place on Monday 15th August 2022 at The Rochford Hundred Golf Club, Hall Road, Rochford Essex SS4 1NW.
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 Santa Claus tours Rayleigh streets and meets lots of happy faces, young and not-so-young!
more After an absence of 2 years, over 340 runners, set off in bright, warm spring weather on Sunday morning to enjoy the experience of running through the cross-country route of the Rayleigh 10K run.
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 The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill Charity Golf Tournament
more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill's annual club golf championship was held on 17th September at Warley Park Golf Club
more At his final meeting as President of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill out-going President, Dr. Geoff Kittle, had the honour of presenting Past-President, Jackie Wellman, with the prestigious award of a Paul Harris Fellowship.
more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill responds to the #BillionSeedChallenge by donating spring bulbs to Kingsdown School
more The newest member of our club takes the Paul Wellman trophy
more Members lay a wreath to honour the fallen
more John Culwick comes home the winner
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.
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.
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.
more Rayleigh Mill members give the hallway of the Todman Centre in Rayleigh a new coat of paint.
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.
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.
more At our weekly meeting on 13th May, President Martin Stibbards was very pleased to welcome our newest member, Terry Morris.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
more Swallows Aquatics in Rayleigh Invited Santa to use their Grotto again
more Open to all guests with an interesting talk from Medical Historian Andrew Relf.
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.
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.
more Rotarians promote awareness of End Polio Now Campaign at RHS Hyde Hall Gardens
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.
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.
more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill celebrates the seventh successive Annual Charity Golf Day
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
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.
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!
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
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)
more The Paul Wellman Cup Golf Competition, was held on the Jubilee Course of the Three Rivers Golf Club on Sunday 6th November 2016.
more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill welcomes its first lady Associate Member