Rayleigh Mill Rotary Club Are Looking For New Members 30th September 2017 – Posted in: News and Events – Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

As summer draws to a close, and the ‘Indian Summer’ that we all expected has not materialised, everybody seems to be turning their thoughts to autumn activities and dare I say it some are even thinking ahead to Christmas! I think just as that change from December to January makes us all look ahead to the new year and what we want to do or achieve so too that change from summer to autumn sees us all alter our routines and start new past times.  To lose weight for Christmas, to fit into that stunning little black dress, get a DIY job done or find something to fill your evenings as the dark nights draw in and we can no longer enjoy alfresco meals late into the night.

Those of you who follow our Facebook page will know that Carl, AKA Mr Squires, has been a member of Rayleigh Mill Rotary Club for many years and back in June he stepped up to be President for the next twelve months.

Mr Squires

‘Mr Squires’ takes over as President

What Is Rotary?
Rotary is an international club with over 1.2 million members world wide in over 34,000 clubs. In England alone there are over 1,800 clubs each utilising those members within their region’s specific aims and capabilities. The aim of the organisation is to make a difference and to give something back both locally and internationally.

The History Of Rotary

Originally set up over one hundred years ago the clubs tended to be more business based and were a means for local businessmen to meet and do charitable work in their towns. Paul Harris was the founding member along with three others in Chicago in 1905. The name Rotary came about as they tended to rotate the location of the meetings each week in each others offices. Over time it has adapted to become the association that we know it to be today.

What Is The Aim Of Rotary?

Charity golf day

A recent charity golf day

Rotary members all work towards the common goal of Service Above Self. Whilst enjoying membership in a fun social group, Rotarians become involved in raising funds for the causes that each club supports by way of bringing together local businesses and individuals and their own specific experiences in many fields.

Are You Thinking Of Becoming A Member?

Bowls Match

Bowls Match

The Club are keen to welcome any prospective new members. They are an informal club which welcomes both men and women from all back grounds and from all ages. You do not need to be a local business person to join. They are proud to now have two female members and look forward to this number increasing in the future. They see the importance of having younger members to help the club prosper and grow for future generations. If you would like to see for yourself what a typical meeting involves you can attend any time as a guest. Simply contact Carl at Squires or check out the contact information below.

What Commitment Do I Need To Make?

Once you join you can attend as many or few of the meetings as you want to. There is no set minimum requirement and you only volunteer to take on specific roles if you wish to or you can simply attend weekly meetings and enjoy the fellowship of the club.

What Will It Cost?

A years membership is £100 and thereafter you only pay for meals or trips that you go on. If you attend meetings but do not have dinner there is no cost to you.

Where Do We Meet?

Meetings are every Monday evening, 7pm for a 7.30pm sit down at

The Rayleigh Club, Hullbridge Road, Essex. SS6 9QS

Some weeks we have meetings specific to Rotary work but others involve guest speakers from a wide range of businesses and charities which are always interesting and entertaining.

What Is The Inner Wheel?

As you can see from the photos below this is a fun loving active group of ladies. The event shown was the Rotary Club’s first 10k run held in Cherry Orchard Park earlier this year. The Inner Wheel helped out by manning the registration post and handing out water and the all important medals.


Ready For Action……


registering the runners

Working hard to register the runners



Break time

A well earned break

This is a group of ladies some, although not all, are Rotarian partners. They meet on the second Tuesday of each month at Squires Coffee Shop for dinner. Again they do much charitable work supporting Rotary but also have their own set areas of interest. They are  a small but very friendly group of like minded ladies and they organise some great social events. You can email them at innerwheeldistrict24.org.uk for more information.

How Can I Get More Information About Joining Rotary Itself?

Check out their Facebook page just search for Rayleigh Mill Rotary Club

Their website is www.rayleighmillrotary.org.uk/

Ask a member of the Squires Team for an information leaflet or simply have a chat with Carl. as long as it is not in the middle of the lunch time rush!

Go on give it a go. You might just find the friendship and fun that you have been looking for.