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The Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock

Grays Thurrock

Largest Rotary Club in Thurrock (est 1930)

Thursday Lunchtimes 12.45
Orsett Hall Hotel
Prince Charles Avenue
Orsett, Essex  RM16 3HS
United Kingdom
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The Gateway Academy hosted the Rotary Young Musician Competition local heat and what a turn out we got. 
The overall winner was judged to be clarinettist Sean Corrigan who performed Malcolm Arnold's Clarinet Sonatina.
Sean will go on to compete at the District Finals at Chelmsford Cathedral and hopefully will play at The Rotary Christmas Concert next year also.
for the other winners please click Read More
Fresh out of his Diary - Here are the first details of the Sleigh appearances
Friday 6th December Stifford Clays 6-8pm
Saturday 7th December Blackshots 4-6pm
Sunday 8th December Chadwell West 4-6pm
Monday 9th December Rectory Road North 6-8pm
We are really sorry but owing to a combination of the bad weather expected tonight and more importantly some serious technical issues with the sleigh we will be unable to go out tonight Tuesday 10th December - we are working to correct the problems even now and will hopefully rearrange the visit to Rectory Road South. Any questions please contact the Sleigh Captain on the contact list top left of the homepage
Tuesday 10th December Rectory Road South 6-8pm
Thursday 12th December Chadwell East 6-8pm
Friday 13th December South Grays 6-8pm
Sunday 15th December Grays Town 4-6pm
Monday 16th December King Edward Drive/ Parkside 6-8pm
Tuesday 17th December The Avenues Grays 6-8pm
Thursday 19th December Tilbury 6-8pm
To see the routes in detail click Read More
This Rotary Club in Partnership with the South Essex College (SEC) once again ran the Young Chef competition at the SEC campus in Grays. The competition was fierce, and the judges had some difficult decisions to make. Each student had to produce a three-course meal costing no more than £20. A detailed menu and a costings sheet had to be submitted before the event started.
In the end there could only be one winner though and Head Judge, Graeme Collie, Head of Commercial Catering at the SEC declared Amreet Dhillon from Grays Convent High School to be top chef on the day. Standards were high and it was a close call. Amreet will now represent Thurrock at the Essex District Competition in the new year.
 all the student chefs with Head Judge Graeme Collie
The Victor Amreet with Rotary President Elaine Stevens (right) and her teacher from the Convent Louise Caruana (left).
 Our latest project bursts into life with the distribution of our fabulous new Christmas collecting tins
This picture on our new Christmas Charity tins will be an ever increasing sight across the Borough and many thanks to the following establishments for allowing us to collect in this way:
The Old Shant - 432 London Road, Grays
The Courtyard Inn - Clarence Road, Grays
The Wharf - Wharf Road South, Grays
more being added daily
Fresh Off The Press
You Can Buy Your Tickets In The Following Ways:
By Phone
Thameside Theatre Box Office 0345 3005264
In Person
Ice White Dental
87 Orsett Road Grays RM17 5HH
Smiths Orchard Garden Centre
Chadwell Road, Grays RM17 5SY
Thurrock Garden Centre
South Road, South Ockendon RM15 6DU
This Rotary Club is proud to launch it's first ever Charity Calendar - reflecting what the Club has been up to over the past 12 months the A4 sized wall hanging calendar is produced on high quality gloss card with pin sharp images to match. 
If you really still don't know what we do then come and browse the 12 calendar months to see for yourself but hurry because they really are limited edition and will sell out before Christmas and they are priced at £10 - all the profits raised will go towards the innumerable charitable causes that we help with during a typical Rotary year.
Click on Calendars in the contacts on this homepage and leave your details
JUST £10 EACH and
when they are gone they are gone!
The Club gave a donation of £500.00 towards the cost of sending 95 year 3 pupils at Tilbury Pioneer Academy to see the stage show Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre in London.
The cheque was presented to Megan Godfrey, English Lead, on the 18th October 2019. The smash hit play based on the book by Roal Dahl and produced by the RSC is now in its 9th year. This will be the first introduction to any theatre for the children and they will be focusing on it all term. We wish them a joyous evening watching Matilda outsmarting the dreaded Miss Trunchbull.
Pictured with Rotarian Clive Ingram are some of the children with Megan Godfrey
Grays Thurrock Rotary Club was pleased to host a lunch for some very special guests this week - Roger Frank and John Taylor from Upper Eden and Appleby Rotary Clubs respectively would be travelling a total of 1240km in their classic Teal Bugatti in appalling weathers to arrive in district 1240 with us, in Grays, at exactly 12:40 on World Polio Day. They were raising awareness of the need to continue efforts to stamp out this dreadful disease and raise money to do so. Grays Thurrock Rotary chipped in to help their total and will be further holding a quiz on Friday November 1st in aid of the fight to eliminate polio. On their way down Roger and John had stopped with 'Bertie' at Rotary Clubs in Scunthorpe and Saffron Walden and they were able to report that they arrived back home 'Up North' at 5pm on Friday 25th - cold and wet but very happy.
our intrepid travellers sharing a joke over the bonnet of Bertie the Teal
President Elaine has been out and about presenting cheques to people again
These lucky recipients who got in touch with the club with their requests included Thurrock Sea Cadets, The Majko School of Irish Dancing and Batias, The Independent Advocacy Scheme
On Monday 30th September President Elaine visited the training ship Dragon. She presented a cheque was to help with the purchase of a mini bus. The unit competes in many activities and transport is always a challenge so at the moment fund raising for this item is a major item. Elaine arrived as agreed towards the end of the evening and watched as the lowering of the flag and associated events occurred. The picture shows Elaine handing the cheque to the civilian support chairperson Sue Merrin. Sue is the chair of the civilian team (UMT) which manages the assets to allow the young cadets to get the most of their time at the unit. President Elaine commented “ she was pleased to visit the t/s Dragon and see what occurs. She hoped the cheque would help the Sea cadets reach their target which would enable them to purchase the mini bus”.
December 2019
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Santa made an impromptu visit to Orsett Hall Hotel last week for their Christmas Craft Fayre
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