About Our Club

Club History

Chartered in the year following the opening by our late majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, of the town square named after her, our Club has for 41 years served the Community in South Woodham Ferrers and environs.

Benefitting from its location, sited between two creeks on its East and West and the River Crouch to the South, the Town and Parish has expanded to a population of some 18000, over the years. And during this period the Rotary Club has been active, working to help the local community; charities; organisations and schools through its fundraising and other activities. (Lists of recipients supported during the past few years can be accessed below.)

Our Club is part a Rotary worldwide organisation which helps anyone who may need it, irrespective of religion, ethnicity or politics. We are like minded men and women who do what we can to make a difference and do so with fun and fellowship.

If you are interested in finding out more about Rotary please use the “Contact us” link on this site or telephone our Secretary Derek on 01702 231918 or 07580 805186. We are a friendly bunch and would like to welcome you to the Eatery in the Town centre where we meet most Tuesday evenings.

Presidents Message 2023 - 2024


Following my year as Vice President, I was pleased to accept the office of President on 1 July, for our 2023/24 year, in an active Rotary Club which has punched far above its weight and intends to continue doing so.

The Club intends to be able continue to make meaningful donations, as we have in the past year, to charities and other worthy causes. In this aim our year ahead will involve running again our major fund raising and community focused events, such as the Christmas Sleigh and the Swimarathon. And, to mention a few other activities on our agenda, we will set up our Trees of Joy, providing books and toys for children who have little to look forward to at Xmas; help at the Town Xmas Fayre and provide service to the community generally along similar lines as previously, for example Benches for community use; planting in the Town Square; planting in Compass gardens and supporting RotaKids Clubs established recently of which we are very proud.

Looking further afield, as part of a worldwide organisation, we have responded to disaster situations which seem to occur, far too frequently and will do so again as the necessity arises. And, I am fortunate in my Presidential Year, to be able to welcome members and partners from the Rotary Clubs of Meaux (France) and Saarbrucken (Germany), with whom we are twinned, for their triennial visit to our Club.

We will have many social events shared with partners in addition to fulfilling our motto of Service above Self. Please consider joining us.

Kush Dave.