On Friday 21st July a bold band of the members of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill requisitioned the Thames Barge “Hydrogen” out of Maldon to conduct a recognisance of the river Blackwater as far as Osea Island.
Members of the Rotary Club were joined by partners, friends and members of Hockley Bowling Club to enjoy a leisurely trip under sail eastwards with a following wind along the river, passing many well-known land marks while passing the time, not only enjoying the scenery and the activities on the river, admiring the skills of the helmsman and his very capable ship’s mate, but also indulging in some convivial conversation with friends old and new and participating in sampling the delights of the on-board bar.
Having almost reached their objective of Osea Island the captain went about, took in the sails, started the engine and motored back to the quayside at Maldon where the ships company partook of a “hard tack” cream tea.
All participants enjoyed a bracing afternoon on the river on a unique boat and expressed their thanks to the organiser, our Social Secretary, Alec Gibb, and look forward to his next exciting adventure
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 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
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