I am very proud to be President of Billericay Mayflower Rotary Club in our 28th year in which one of our members, Nick Sillitoe, becomes our first ever District Governor. I joined Rotary five years ago to share its aims and to give something back to a community which has given me so much.
Our club of 49 enthusiastic members has a full agenda of fund-raising events including organising Summerfest and Christmas Market, and we continue to support other events in Billericay such as Fireworks and Soap Box Derby which are staged by other clubs. The money we raise is invested across local and international causes. In the past year we have supported Riding for the Disabled, Kids Out and BOSP in our local community. We continue to support international Rotary projects including End Polio Now and Shelter Box.
Some prospective members seek a different Rotary with flexibility, less personal costs, fewer meals and meetings, concentrating instead on fund-raising for local and international projects. In the coming year we aim to establish a new club in Billericay to address these needs.
If you are interested in finding out more about our club, or the new club, why not drop me a line to email@example.com or better still, join us at the Burstead Golf Club. I can promise you a very warm welcome.
Mervyn Rogers, President, Rotary Club of Billericay Mayflower.
Our major activities include
Billericay Summerfest - a family event with a central arena and lots of stalls providing entertainment and allowing local organisations to publicise themselves and raise funds. For more information, see www.billericaysummerfest.co.uk
Billericay Christmas Market - a day when the High Street is closed to traffic and filled with a myriad of stalls selling anything and everything needed for Christmas. Most shops are open, youngsters can give their orders to Santa Claus and there is lots of entertainment for all. For more information, see www.billericaychristmasmarket.com
International Service Projects have included:
Raising funds to equip a Mayflower School in a deprived area of India
- Providing facilities for a much-needed eye hospital in the same region
- Providing means to bring clean water to primitive villages in Africa
- Helping disadvantaged young people in an area of South Africa.
Do you wish to know more about us? Would you like to join us in sharing our aim to put something back into the community and sharing an enjoyable social life as a result
For further information contact our honorary secretary Ian Miller by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 22nd February 20.00
Discussion of club business
Thursday 1st March 22.00 -
Speaker-Jodie Connely from local charity B.O.S.P
Thursday 1st March 22.00 -
Thursday 8th March 20.00 -
Dan Feist - Essex County Cricket Club
Thursday 15th March 20.00 -
Gerry Gould -Brainwave children charity
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