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In the next 30 days...

World Polio Day

Thursday 24th October 2019

RC Colchester Forum On World Polio Day, thousands of Rotary clubs around the world will hold events to recognise our progress in the global fight to end polio.

Dinner Dance - 25th October 2019

Friday 25th October 2019

RC Colchester Dinner Dance in aid of 'End Polio Now'

A Sidecar Named Despair!

A Sidecar Named Despair!

Friday 25th October 2019

RC Ingatestone at Zinc Arts Centre, Chipping Ongar


Social/fund raising evening for End Polio Now at Beauvoir Arms, Downham Road, Downham CM11 1QH NOW FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday 29th October 2019

RC Chelmsford Mildmay 7.00 for 7.30 £20pp, paid before the day, for starter, main course and dessert - menu below: please let Roger Spall have your choices by 18 October.


Yak & Yeti International Fundraiser

Wednesday 30th October 2019

RC Thorpe Bay A fantastic evening of food and fellowship with a full Nepalese and Asian Buffet at the Yak & Yeti restaurant, 1030, London Road, Leigh on Sea, SS9 3ND. Price £15 per head

Youth Choir Competition heat at TLA

Thursday 14th November 2019

RC Colchester Forum Annual Youth Choir Competition. This heat at Thomas Lord Audley School, The Thomas Lord Audley School, Monkwick Avenue, Colchester CO2 8NJ

"Whose Wine Is It Anyway?"

Saturday 16th November 2019

RC Ingatestone at Ingatestone Community Centre


Youth Choir Competition Heat at TLA

Tuesday 19th November 2019

RC Colchester Forum Annual Youth Choir Competition. This heat at Thomas Lord Audley School, The Thomas Lord Audley School, Monkwick Avenue, Colchester CO2 8NJ

Youth Choir Competition Heat at TLA

Thursday 21st November 2019

RC Colchester Forum Annual Youth Choir Competition. This heat at Thomas Lord Audley School, The Thomas Lord Audley School, Monkwick Avenue, Colchester CO2 8NJ

Pre-PETS - Hamptons Sports and Social Club

Thursday 21st November 2019

District Event: Pre-meet of incoming presidents for 2020-2021


Welcome to the Website of Rotary District 1240

Rotary District 1240 covers most of Essex, parts of East London and East Hertfordshire and comprises almost 1600 Rotarians in 63 Rotary Clubs and Satellite Clubs, the latter of which offer much greater flexibility to their members.

Rotary unites more than 1.2 million members in over 200 countries of the world.  Through Rotary clubs, Rotarians from all continents and cultures come together to exchange ideas, and form friendships and professional connections while making a difference in their backyards and around the world.

Each day, our members pour their passion, integrity, and intelligence into completing projects that have a lasting impact. We persevere until we deliver real, lasting solutions.

This website and those to be found on the Club List tab above, are open for the public to browse. If you are interested to learn more about Rotary and in the work it does, you will find opportunities to view more of what Rotarians throughout Great Britain and Ireland get up to here.

People of Action

Rotary unites problem solvers in Great Britain and Ireland and across the world, transforming our communities one project at a time

Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s own and only charity delivering our vision of a better world. During the past 100 years, The Rotary Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects around the world. With 91% of funds spent on the programmes and projects it delivers, The Rotary Foundation is globally recognised for its financial efficiency, accountability and transparency.

Rotary Foundation Grants

Each year, The Rotary Foundation gives $70 million worth of grants to Rotary clubs throughout the world for humanitarian projects, vocational training and scholarships in Rotary’s cause areas. Ranging from small-scale, short term activities to large, international projects, Rotary grants strengthen global partnerships and provide sustainable and measurable benefits to communities. Grants from The Rotary Foundation support over 1,000 projects every year.

The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom

The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom (RFUK) is an Associate Foundation of The Rotary Foundation. RFUK supports the aims of The Rotary Foundation by providing funding for its programmes and offering a direct service for giving in Great Britain and Ireland. RFUK has recovered over £1 million in Gift Aid since 2001, allowing even more communities to benefit from The Rotary Foundation. 

Rotary on the Brink of Polio History

Since 1985, Rotary’s key humanitarian priority has been to rid the world of polio. For more than 30 years Rotary has led the campaign to rid the world of polio, protecting 2.5 billion children from paralysis and death.

With Rotary advocacy and fundraising, we are on the brink of one of the greatest global health achievements ever. Rotary spearheaded the campaign at a time when there were over 1,000 polio cases a day in 125 countries, paralysing and even killing children. Today, the number of cases is down by 99.9%.

Over the last 30 years, Rotary has donated $1.6 billion to the eradication effort and has protected over 2.5 billion children from the disease through vaccination programmes. Rotary members continue to be key players in many aspects of the polio programme including on the ground in a number of countries as well as fundraising and advocacy. More information is here

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