District Community Award

Last night at the District Council Meeting Rushden Chichele and Kettering RC were jointly given the District Community Award for the successful completion of the Grafham Water Sailability Cabins project. Our two clubs were the prime movers although it was Alan and Chichele who saw it through to the end and Alan did the time-consuming hard graft. There is gossip that the project
is being put forward for a National Award.  (You may remember it was given a special award by the Royal Yacht Club earlier in the year.)


Alan will bring the enormous shield to club in January when he returns from his walkabout in Australia. The RIBI president spoke about membership at the meeting and said some sensible things.

Crocus Bulb Planting

So recently the Rotary Club got together to plant 5000 crocus bulbs to flower in March as part of Rotary’s Purple for Polio campaign. St Mary’s Church in Higham Ferrers graciously agreed to let us plant a further 5000 in the Church grounds and so as people walk through in March it will provide a sea of purple.

Here are some of us at the planting:

Crocus Planting


Thanks to all the Rotarians who took part!



Higham Ferrers Chichele Classic Car Show 2018.— Advance Notice

The Rotary Club of Rushden Chichele is holding its 5th Classic Car and Supercar Show at the Castle Fields, Kimbolton Road, Higham Ferrers, Northants on Sunday 5th August 2018.
There will be 220 Classic cars and Supercars on display and around 40 Stalls including food stands.
Further information, including booking forms will be available from mid November 2017 by emailing Rotarian Roy Murphy on  highamclassic@btinternet.com and further details will be available on this website in early 2018.

Latest Chichele Chat – September 2017

The latest edition of Chichele Chat has been published – to view please  click here LQ SEPT CHAT 2017

Thanks as always to David Wilson who spends his time putting this together.

A great read!

Classic Car Show – In the news!

We recently told you about the Classic Car Show being a huge success. We posted some pictures but now here in full is the article which appeared in the local press!

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The Classic Car Show – A fantastic success

Rotary in the News

Here is the latest edition of Rotary in the News featuring Sailability and our Kids Out Programm

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Latest Chichele Chat

The latest edition of Chichele Chat has been published – to view please click here

Thanks as always to David Wilson who spends his time putting this together.

A great read!

Great talk by Mary Coulson, Animal Photographer

Animal Photographer

Mary Coulson, Animal Photographer presented to our Rotary Club on Monday night. Mary from South Africa gave a fascinating talk on her life as an animal photographer and showed us some of her fantastic photography.

A Fantastic Golf Day……….

Rushden Chichele Rotary Club’s 27th annual Golf Day at Rushden Golf Club was held on 30th June.

The fine, warm weather made it a grand day out for 14 teams – a full field – and with the generosity of sponsors and a very successful raffle £2000 was raised.

Two local charities WERE THE BENEFICIARIES.

 ZACHARY’S SHACK is based in Rushden and supports very sick children and their families by providing respite for them in a mobile home on the east coast.

CRAZY HATS is a local charity that supports cancer patients and thier families in the Rushden area.

Each charity will receive around £800 as a result of the golfers day out.