Our Club Events and Activities

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


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".

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All set up and ready to go – the members of the team with Town Council Leader, Danielle Belton

The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill joins the fun of the Christmas Lights Ceremony with its Cuddly Toy Tombola

more Thursday 30th November saw Rayleigh High Street packed with thousands of the people of Rayleigh, there to enjoy the much-anticipated Christmas Lights Switch-on Ceremony.

The Big Purple Pants Cabaret

more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill proudly presents a fabulous night of drag, music and comedy, raising funds for 'Big Purple Pants'

All set, ready to go

The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill helps the people of Hockley get into the Festive Spirit

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

Rotary Remembers

more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill pays tribute to those who have given their lives in combat

The assembled company get acquainted with friends old and new

Founder’s Night is back again

more After an unfortunate break forced on us by the restrictions of Covid the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill was happy to revive the tradition of holding a special meeting to commemorate the first Rotary meeting on February 23rd, 1905, in downtown Chicago.

Catarina Pucci

A life of international adventure

more all thanks to the Rotary Student Exchange scheme

Ready for the off - the competitors line-up

Masterful Martin claims our Club Golf Championship for 2023

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.

Alan happily hands over to John

Into the New Era..................................

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.

All ship-shape and ready to go!

All aboard!!

more The Nautical Expeditionary Branch of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill conducts a recce patrol to Osea Island on the Thames Barge “Hydrogen”

The competitors ready for the off

Another successful Paul Wellman Trophy Golf Competition

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

King Georges Park, Rayleigh

Crocuses are in bloom

more In October last year the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill planted 4,000 crocus corms in the area to mark World Polio Day

Members of Rayleigh Town Council and The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill

The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill marks World Polio Day by planting 5000 crocus corms in and around Rayleigh

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.

The Competitors

Our Charity Golf Tournament

more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill held its popular annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday 15th August at the Rochford Hundred Golf Club

The competitors

The Howard Pannell Memorial Texas Scramble

more In memory of former Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill Rotarian Howard Pannell who passed away on 10th January 2022.

Planting Purple Crocuses for End Polio Now Campaign

more Together with local schools, we are planting purple crocuses to raise awareness of the campaign to eradicate polio from the world.

Rayleigh Mill Rotarian, Terry Morris, together with teacher, Abbie Cherry, joins the pupils of Kingsdown School in planting spring flowering bulbs

Kingsdown School pupils dig in to help the environment

more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill responds to the #BillionSeedChallenge by donating spring bulbs to Kingsdown School

Jackie Wellman presents the winner, Bob Taylor with the trophy

Occasional golfer Bob defies the odds to win the Paul Wellman Trophy

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.

The competing teams with the Tony Bakonyvari Memorial Trophy

Narrow defeat for our worthy golfers

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

The competitors

Getting Back into the Swing of Things

more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill's annual club golf championship was held on 17th September at Warley Park Golf Club