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Young Chef Regional Final

The Regional Young Chef Final for a cluster of 4 Rotary Districts (1080,1090,1240 & 1260) was held at Newbury College on Saturday, 23th March 2024


District 1240 Handover

Sun 30th June The District Handover will take place at Little Channels, Little Waltham , CM3 3PR


The Environment

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


District Conference

Fri 11th October This year it is a joint Conference with District 1080 and takes place at Whittlebury Park, Whittlebury, NN12 8QH


Purple for Polio

Crocus Corm Planting Program


In the next 30 days...

Rotary Charity Virtual Quiz

Friday 21st June 2024

RC Brentwood 21st June 2024 8pm Click details The Quiz With No Boundaries Create your Team with family and friends from all over the world.


District 1240 Handover

Sunday 30th June 2024

District Event: The District Handover will take place at Little Channels, Little Waltham , CM3 3PR

Club Handover

Tuesday 2nd July 2024

RC Colchester Camulos To be held at The Roman Circus Visitor Centre, Colchester. Roman Circus Walk, Colchester CO2 7GZ. Please contact redherring52@yahoo.co.uk if you'd like to join us

D1240 Support Teams Meeting

Wednesday 3rd July 2024

District Event: This meeting will take place in the Writtle Main Building - Room L53

The Big Purple Pants Cabaret

Saturday 6th July 2024

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

Summer Evening Jazz

Summer Evening Jazz

Saturday 13th July 2024

RC Ingatestone in Ingatestone Hall Garden The Jive Aces are back again!


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 1.4 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.

Join Rotary

Being a member of Rotary can be very rewarding. You can get involved in community projects which make a real difference to people in your own town, city or village. There are opportunities to serve the people of Essex, North East Hertfordshire and to help with initiatives nationally or internationally. The larger projects can involve Rotarians from other parts of the District, the UK or from other countries around the world. 

Rotary is not only about serving and helping, it is also about having fun and making friends within your own club. A list of clubs in Essex and North East Hertfordshire can be found here along with the days and times that they meet. You can also link to each club's website from the same list of clubs.

You do not have to wait to be invited to join Rotary, if you have read this far then consider yourself invited and get in touch either directly to one of the clubs or by emailing the District Membership Officer via this link who will then be able to give you more information and help you find the right club to join. 

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 £2.3 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 £54 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 £1.25 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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