Completed events in Rotary District 1240

future events This page shows events from around the district in the last 3 years where additional information is available.

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more   Fri 17/03/2023 - Friday17th March 2023 Charity Virtual Rotary Quiz

Brentwood - Click Details Button below for more information and to register

Highfield Harriers
more   Fri 17/03/2023 - Rotary Club of Dunmow Rose Bowl Quiz 2023.

Dunmow - Annual Rotary Club of Dunmow Rose Bowl Quiz 2023 was won by the Highfield Harriers.

more   Sun 26/02/2023 - Foundation Lunch at Channels, Chelmsford

The annual Foundation Lunch at Channels, Pratts Farm Lane East, Chelmsford CM3 3PT *****Please log in to view full details*****

more   Sat 04/02/2023 - Visit to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Base & Visitor Centre

Colchester Camulos - Please advise Club Secretary if you wish to join us

more   Wed 01/02/2023 - District Support Team Meeting - Zoom


more   Thu 15/12/2022 - Santa 15th December Brentwood North Cancelled

Brentwood - This route cancelled because of weather conditions.

more   Wed 14/12/2022 - Santa 14th December Ingrave CANCELLED.

Brentwood - Cancelled due to weather conditions and the safety of children and elves.

more   Mon 12/12/2022 - Santa 12th December South Weald CANCELLED

Brentwood - Route details - South Weald - Mascalls Lane

End Polio Now Logo
more   Tue 29/11/2022 - End Polio Now Challenge

Billericay - Have Fun while supporting this great End Polio Now cause by entering our Christmas Fun Quiz. Donate £20 for each Quiz sheet you want. You CAN help rid the world of Polio.

more   Sat 19/11/2022 - International Quiz Night

Manningtree Stour Valley - Quiz Night in aid of Rotary International projects

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more   Fri 18/11/2022 - Friday 18th November Charity Virtual Rotary Quiz

Brentwood - This event is always a sell-out, roaring success. Think it's 'Pointless' coming? think you are 'The Weakest Link'?, think again, you might just lead 'The Chase' with your knowledge and expertise and take your team to 'Tipping Point'.

more   Sat 29/10/2022 - Race Night in aid of The Rotary Foundation and End Polio Now

Manningtree Stour Valley - An evening of fun and laughter with our wooden horses and champion Rotary jockey Stephen Coiley. Saturday 29th October 2022 at Furze Village Hall, Mistley.

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Wrap Up
more   Tue 25/10/2022 - WRAP UP!


more   Sat 22/10/2022 - General Knowledge Quiz

Braintree Rivers - Sorry, this event has been postponed to the new year. We haven’t reached enough table bookings to reserve the hall booking.

more   Fri 07/10/2022 - Speaker - Paul Gates - Basics Essex

Basildon - Come and learn about this little-known but extremely vital voluntary service operating across Essex

more   Sun 25/09/2022 - 2022 Mayflower Trail Challenge

Manningtree Stour Valley - 2022 Mayflower Trail Challenge

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more   Wed 21/09/2022 - Volunteering at Little Havens Hospice

Southend City - Southend City Rotary are volunteering at Little Havens. It could be anything from gardening to painting and we would be delighted if anyone would like to join us and help.

more   Fri 16/09/2022 - Virtual Rotary Quiz 16th September

Brentwood - Charity Barrow Farm

Peter Watson & Neil Whiting taking a short break from making tea & coffee.
more   Sun 04/09/2022 - RIDE Essex in aid of

Dunmow - Manning the feeding station at the Dourdan Pavilion in Dunmow.

more   Sat 03/09/2022 - Come to meet our club members

Thorpe Bay - This is a great day to meet members of the Rotary Club of Thorpe Bay and enhance your life by joining the club.

more   Fri 19/08/2022 - Join The Next Great Virtual Rotary Quiz

Brentwood - 'Your support could help save the next life at sea'

Summer Evening Jazz
more   Sat 02/07/2022 - Summer Evening Jazz Concert

Ingatestone - The Jive Aces return to Ingatestone Hall.

more   Sat 02/07/2022 - Neillbury Festival

Colchester Forum - Three Live Bands, Bouncy Castle, BBQ

more   Sat 25/06/2022 - Jazz on a Summer evening is back!!

Wickford - Hyde Hall Live is back for a second year!

more   Fri 24/06/2022 - District Conference - Potters Five Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre

Online Booking now Closed. Please contact Steve Wallbank on 07896 892777 for the last few remaining places

more   Sat 14/05/2022 - Preposterous Stories

Westcliff-on-Sea - A fun evening of Roger Stevenson's Preposterous Stories in aid of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

more   Sat 14/05/2022 - Spring Day

Takeley - Rotary East Thurrock Spring Day at Hardie Park

more   Sat 23/04/2022 - Let's Celebrate St. George's Day! Saturday 23rd April 7.30pm

Basildon - A Fun evening for all the family with 'Henry VIII & Billericay Morris Men!

more   Fri 22/04/2022 - President's Dinner

Chelmsford Phoenix - At Waltham Barn, Little Channels, CM3 3PR

Virtual Doors open at 7.30 pm
Get there early as lots of traffic.
more   Fri 22/04/2022 - Quiz BOSP Charity Friday 22nd April 2022

Brentwood - Virtual Doors open at 7.30 pm Please arrive early as there will be plenty of traffic.

more   Sun 03/04/2022 - Foundation Lunch 12.30 for 1.00 at Chignals and Mashbury Village Hall.

Chelmsford Mildmay - £20 per person - all proceeds to Rotary charities.

more   Sun 03/04/2022 - Walk in Layer de la Haye 10.15am for 10.30am

Colchester Forum - Meet at the Donkey and Buskin at 10.15am. Walk starts at 10.30am. In aid of Shelterbox

more   Wed 30/03/2022 - Pearl Dragon International Fundraiser

Thorpe Bay - An International Fundraising Meal in aid of Early Child Development (ECD) Nursery Teacher Training Project in Port Elizabeth

Event Poster
more   Sat 26/03/2022 - Dunmow Town Band Concert in support of Dunmow Rotary Youth Competitions

Dunmow - Saturday 26th March, 2022 Start time 5:00pm - Doors open from 4:30pm Tickets £10 each - Under 16's free Full details below, including ticket purchase

more   Fri 25/03/2022 - Sports Personality Dinner

Dunmow - Sports Personality Dinner with guest speaker Charlotte Edwards CBE Friday 25th March, 2022 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start Foakes Hall, Dunmow Ticket only - Full details below

more   Tue 15/03/2022 - Ukraine Donations

Basildon - All donations will go to ShelterBox to help with their operations in Ukraine & Poland

more   Sat 26/02/2022 - Family Quiz Night

Manningtree Stour Valley - Family Charity Quiz night

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more   Fri 18/02/2022 - It's Quiz Time Under

Brentwood - Raising funds Home-Start

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more   Fri 11/02/2022 - Making the most of Membership opportunities

PDG Tony Sharma is joined by Helen Antoniou and Shirley Faiers for this very important talk on their success in recruitment.

Ingatestone Christmas Market 2021
more   Sun 12/12/2021 - Ingatestone Christmas Market

Ingatestone - This popular popular Christmas event returns in December, having been cancelled last year. There will be lots of stalls with items to interest you, including many food stalls plus some entertainment

more   Mon 06/12/2021 - Christmas Collections

Manningtree Stour Valley - Christmas Collections

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Santa is coming to Ingatestone
more   Mon 06/12/2021 - Santa is coming to Ingatestone

Ingatestone - Santa & his helpers will visit the Ingatestone, Margaretting & Mountnessing areas; plus Ingatestone Market Place on Sat. 11th Dec. See schedule

more   Fri 19/11/2021 - The Great Rotary Quiz Friday 19th November

Brentwood - Charity Quiz in Aid of Kids Inspire

more   Sat 30/10/2021 - Race Night

Manningtree Stour Valley - Race Night in aid of World Polio Day

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Basildon - Come and see the famous glass tower lit up to raise awareness of World Polio Day

more   Tue 19/10/2021 - International Auction in the Crown

Manningtree Stour Valley - International Charity Auction

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more   Fri 15/10/2021 - The Great Rotary Quiz

Brentwood - Charity Quiz

more   Tue 12/10/2021 - 12 OCTOBER - Charity meal at the Beauvoir Arms

Chelmsford Mildmay - in aid of End Polio Now. Full details below including Menu Choice.

more   Sun 26/09/2021 - Mayflower Trail Challenge


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more   Tue 21/09/2021 - Environmental Summit

The aim is to establish an outline District 1240 Environmental Plan. We will review the Environment as the seventh area of Rotary Focus and move on to review RIBI, RGBI, ESRAY and 4 District activities.

more   Fri 03/09/2021 - Sleighs, Card and Contactless Payments

A Friday night talk on Zoom that will demonstrate how a club collected more than usual during Covid and the benefits of card and contactless payments to include research on various options plus a discount on a Card Machine

more   Sat 28/08/2021 - Cream Tea and Pimm's on the lawn - supporting Foundation and International - SOLD OUT!

Chelmsford Mildmay - Who can resist?! Cream tea and Pimm's on 28 August in support of Rotary charities.

more   Wed 21/07/2021 - District Forum

The July District Forum will be held on Zoom. We have 2 presentations - Building Malawi by Tom Bowden & Rotary Rides by Keith Hopkins. Please click on the link below to register.

more   Fri 16/07/2021 - The Great Rotary Quiz Friday 16th July

Brentwood - Charity Quiz in Aid Blood Cancer

12th July 2021
more   Mon 12/07/2021 - Brentwood Rotary Golf Day - Thorndon Park Golf Club

Brentwood - Your chance to play in our Charity Golf Day on a the course voted number one in Essex. A great day for players of all standards.

more   Fri 18/06/2021 - The Great Rotary Quiz

Brentwood - Charity Quiz in Aid of The Reach Charity

more   Sat 22/05/2021 - The VIRTUAL Great Baddow Charity Races over THIS weekend 22-23 May

Chelmsford Mildmay - 10 mile road race and two mile fun run (or walk): STILL TIME TO ENTER:

more   Sat 15/05/2021 - District Assembly

Via Zoom

more   Fri 30/04/2021 - Hybrid Zoom Meeting Workshop

The continuing relaxation of regulations means we should soon be able to start meeting face to face again, but for those who, for many reasons, are not yet ready to join a live event, a hybrid zoom meeting may just be the solution. Find out more here

more   Fri 30/04/2021 - KOOL CARERS TALK THURSDAY 29.04.21 7.00PM

Basildon - The brilliant Rachel Tungate CEO of Kool Carers talking about her passion, looking after local young carers.

more   Fri 16/04/2021 - The Great Rotary Quiz

Brentwood - This month Quiz on 16th April 2021 with profits to Brentwood Rotary Charities.

more   Thu 15/04/2021 - Peter Montgomery on Mercy Shipson Mercy Ships

Wickford - Peter Montgomery will join us from sunny Yorkshire to talk about Mercy Ships

Dr. Lizzie Burns
more   Thu 01/04/2021 - Origami Zoom Night - Thursday 1st April

Basildon - Come and learn a little about this ancient art of paper folding and have a go yourself!

more   Mon 22/03/2021 - Speaker Evening (Zoom) - Mike Storr (Master of Mirth) - Asthma UK

Brightlingsea & District - Join us for an entertaining Zoom talk by Master of Mirth Mike Storr of Asthma UK. The Zoom link will open at 18.20 on Monday 23rd March. To receive an invitation to join the talk please email Club Secretary Fiona Brown on fiona.brow

more   Thu 18/03/2021 - Challenging MND

Wickford - Alex Gibson will talk to us about how the charity Challenging MND supports MND sufferers

more   Wed 17/03/2021 - The Friendly Quiz - remember to sign up and RSVP by 12 March.

Chelmsford Mildmay - A Zooming good quiz in aid of Rotary charities.

more   Thu 11/03/2021 - Vicky Richmond plays Oboe

Wickford - Vicky Richmond is coming to play for the Rotary Club

more   Thu 11/03/2021 - Tales of a Tour Manager

Manningtree Stour Valley - CAN'T GET AWAY ON HOLIDAY THEN HERES THE NEXT BEST THING. The light hearted and humorous tales from European Tour Guide Cherry Mullins

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more   Thu 04/03/2021 - Speaker - The Bees Abroad Story - making Beekeepers for Life.

Wickford - We are delighted that Master Beekeeper Richard Ridler will be talking to us about the charity Bees Abroad.



Image celebrating the inauguration of the Rotary Satellite Club of Dunmow Takeley.
more   Wed 03/03/2021 - Inauguration of the Satellite Club of Dunmow Takeley

Dunmow - Inauguration of the Rotary Satellite Club of Dunmow Takeley attended by members of Dunmow Rotary, District officials and friends.

Toda Africa
more   Thu 25/02/2021 - Find out about Toda Africa tonight 25th Feb

Basildon - Toda Africa - A nonprofit organisation in Ghana set up to undertake the vital work of supporting women and youth empowerment.

more   Thu 18/02/2021 - Do you know what APS is? Find out this Thursday

Basildon - Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an incurable life-threatening autoimmune condition which causes the blood to clot too quickly in veins, arteries and the brain.

more   Thu 04/02/2021 - Come and hear about The British Heart Foundation

Wickford - Darren Couchman will be visiting us on Zoom to tell us about the work of the British Heart Foundation

Computers for Schoolchildren
more   Sat 23/01/2021 - Computers for Schoolchildren

Basildon - Join our campaign to help schoolkids get computers.

Royal Marsden
more   Thu 21/01/2021 - Royal Marsden Talk

Basildon - Joining details for the Royal Marsden Talk are here: Time: Jan 21, 2021 07:00 PM London Meeting ID: 872 2559 1921 Passcode: 689437 Everyone welcome.

Re-Cycle at work
more   Mon 18/01/2021 - Speaker Evening (Zoom) - Lindsay Hurrell - Re-Cycle

Brightlingsea & District - Join us for a Zoom Speaker Evening with Lindsay Hurrell of the Re-Cycle Charity

Update on the
more   Fri 01/01/2021 - January 2021 Challenge

Dunmow - Dunmow Rotarians have now completed a series of sponsored challenges, through January 2021, in aid of local charities raising a total of £2,248 to date. A very big thank you to all those who donated so generously in support of the event.

Donor Drive is Live
more   Sat 19/12/2020 - Donor Drive for 2,500 Kenyan Schoolchildren

Billericay - Donate a recurring amount before 05.00 December 19 and help us win a prize for the most recurring donors. Give the price of a pack of Christmas Cards for a minimum of four months to help these children.

Presentation of a cheque to Head Teacher, Clare Griffiths, of Dunmow St Mary's Primary School, by Dunmow Rotary President Willie Fraser.
more   Wed 09/12/2020 - Donation to Dunmow St Mary's Primary School

Dunmow - Donation of £1,000 to Dunmow St Mary's Primary School for computer equipment.

Computer image of Father Christmas.
more   Sat 05/12/2020 - Christmas Quiz

Chelmsford - Won by the Rotary Club of Colchester Centurion

more   Fri 04/12/2020 - SANTA CLAUSE IS COMING TO TOWN

Manningtree Stour Valley - Santa Clause is excited to anounce the dates he will be visiting Manningtree, Lawford, Mistley and Bradfield this December

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more   Thu 03/12/2020 - ShelterBox Zoom presentation by Rtn Howard Mathews

Halstead - The presentation will last about 20-25 minutes followed by Q&A. and will include, Shelter Box 20th Anniversary, Shelter Box and Covid, how you can help, recent deployment to the Philippines Contact Rtn Mike Prince for Zoom link

We are proud to be partnering with Leigh Rotary Club and the Carli Lansley Foundation to provide public Defibrillators for Southend on Sea
more   Mon 30/11/2020 - Crowdfunding Project for 2 more Defibrillators

Thorpe Bay - We are running a Crowdfunding Campaign to fund 2 more Public Defibrillators for Southend Seafront to be sited between the Pier and Shoeburyness

more   Sat 21/11/2020 - 'Special' District Forum - via Zoom

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Title _Photo Comp
more   Sun 15/11/2020 - PHOTO COMPETITION

Ingatestone - Theme: "OUT IN THE OPEN" - Images taken outside eg. Landscapes, architecture, wildlife ( not portraits )

more   Thu 12/11/2020 - Thorpe Bay Rotary Port Elizabeth Quiz

Thorpe Bay - We are working with the RC Billericay Mayflower to present our Virtual Quiz in aid of Early Childhood Development Nursery Teacher training in Port Elizabeth S.Africa. Register now at

more   Tue 10/11/2020 - Virtual Christmas Charity Challenge Trail

Manningtree Stour Valley - Guess the mileage Rob and his band of merry Elves travel and win a fabulous Family Hamper worth over £100

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more   Sat 24/10/2020 - World Polio Day Fundraiser hosted by the Pearl Dragon, Southend.

Thorpe Bay - Jimmy, partner and head chef at Southend's premier Chinese Restaurant, will host a demonstration for you to cook along with and enjoy your own Chinese Meal on this special day or just watch in the knowledge that your contribution will help eradicate polio

more   Wed 14/10/2020 - Zoom meeting on Early Childhood Development in South Africa

The Early Childhood Development project focuses on pre-school education for black children in South Africa. This meeting will help you to understand the aims of the project.

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Simon & Barbara of the Takeley Group on the Litter Picking event.
more   Sat 10/10/2020 - Takeley litter picking event.

Dunmow - Takeley litter picking event organised by the to be Satellite group. Starting point Piors Green shops.

more   Fri 25/09/2020 - Litter Pick in conjunction with LYC and for the Keep Britain Tidy Autumn Campaign - 10 am

Chelmsford Mildmay - Although a Keep Britain Tidy September Clean Up activity, through the auspices of Love Your Chelmsford (LYC), they have arranged free parking for our litter picking team at the Riverside Leisure Centre - more details below

more   Thu 17/09/2020 - Weekly Fellowship Meeting 17th September

Wickford - Our weekly fellowship meeting - and an international Speaker

more   Fri 11/09/2020 - District Lockdown Meeting - Crowdfunding by Steve Gale

Steve Gale AG for Area 1, will explain the basics of Crowdfunding

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more   Sat 05/09/2020 - Brightlingsea Jog Walk Run in aid of Essex Air Ambulance

Brightlingsea & District - Join us for a special 2020 Covid-19 safe edition of the much loved Brightlingsea Jog Walk Run which this year will be run as a Time Trial style event between Saturday 5 and Sunday 13 September.

more   Mon 27/07/2020 - District 1240 Lockdown Zoom Meeting

The second District 1240 Lockdown meeting which will be presented by Heidi Eggleton Rotaract District Representative 1145 - South East England, UK. Heidi will be speaking about all aspects of a Rotaract club

more   Sat 20/06/2020 - THE GREAT GET TOGETHER WEEKEND FRI 19th to SUN 21st June

Basildon - The Great Get Together is an initiative designed to bring communities together which takes place every year on the weekend of Jo Cox’s birthday in June. It is at the heart of our vision for a nation of strong compassionate communities.

more   Sat 13/06/2020 - District Assembly - Online using Zoom Webinar

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the District Assembly will be held via a Zoom Webinar. We are delighted to announce that the Incoming RI President Holger Knaack will be joining the event.

more   Sat 30/05/2020 - President Elects Training Seminar (PETS) - Zoom Webinar

Training seminar for all incoming club presidents for Rotary year 2020-2021. This session will be held as a Zoom webinar

more   Mon 25/05/2020 - District 1240 Virtual Quiz

District 1240 will hold its inaugural Virtual District Quiz on Monday 25th May at 7 pm.District Rotarians are asked to join me for a quiz to raise urgently needed funds for Covid 19 Charity Relief

more   Thu 21/05/2020 - District Forum - Online Zoom Webinar

District Forum was originally scheduled to take place in March however this has now been rescheduled as a Zoom Webinar

Willie Fraser, President of the Rotary Club of Dunmow, presenting the 1,000 facemasks to the Redbond Care Home manager Sam Dearlove.
more   Tue 19/05/2020 - May 2020 community donations from the Rotary Club of Dunmow.

Dunmow - Willie Fraser, President of the Rotary Club of Dunmow, presented a donation of 1,000 facemasks to Redbond Lodge Care Home.

more   Sun 17/05/2020 - One man running

Chelmsford Mildmay - Stephen King, President of Chelmsford Rivermead Rotary, runs 10 miles for Charities - please support: details below

more   Wed 29/04/2020 - Sorry! Cancelled due to Covid 19

Colchester Forum - Supervised angling for special needs children

more   Fri 03/04/2020 - District Quiz - Cancelled

The annual District 1240 Quiz has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak

Concert St Thomas Church
more   Sat 28/03/2020 - CANCELLED - Charity Concert 28th March 2020

Brentwood - Brentwood's Young Musicians have got Talent alright

more   Fri 27/03/2020 - Postponed - Sports Personality Speaker Dinner.

Dunmow - Annual "Sports Personality Speaker Dinner" with guest speaker Charlotte Edwards CBE, former England cricket captain - Postponed.

'What We Do' Main Pages:

Pages about Vocational service in Rotary


The 1240 District Bulletin is published monthly to give information on major Rotary activities in the District.


Pages about Foundation - Rotary's own charity

Wrap Up

Get involved in your Community


Chelmsford Rotarians have a two-hour slot, 10.00 am to 12.00 pm every third Sunday of the month on Chelmsford Community Radio (CCR). You can listen ‘live’ in the Chelmsford area on 104.4FM, on CCR radio via the internet, or here, on demand at any time.


Crowdfunding has been around since 1885 and in 2017 RGB&I teamed up with Global Giving to give Rotary Clubs an opportunity to partake in this tried and tested form of fundraising.


A short film about the development and testing of new vaccines from the NIHR division of the NHS


A recording of the Training Session on starting a Satellite Club


The Environment is now Rotary's 7th Area of Focus


Joining Rotary opens up a world of opportunities and gives you the chance to make a difference in your local community and across the world. It's not all hard work though and our members have a lot of fun and build new friendship's.


Below you will find all the information about District Grants for downloading


Download entry forms for the District Summer Sports


Many clubs are using Zoom for their meetings during the current pandemic crisis. This page contains links to guides on how to use zoom


This statement was issued on 17th March and reflects current government advice. This is changing almost hourly and this message should always be considered alongside the latest government advice.


Rotakids clubs are the first Rotary clubs. The programme is sponsored and chartered by RIBI and supports the National Curriculum key stage 2.


Some towns and cities in the District have more than one Rotary Club. General 'Portal' pages covering all Rotary clubs in a town or city can be found here


Pages about Rotary's International Service


Rotarians do lots in the Community...


Pages about how Rotary works with Youth