Chartered September 22nd 1980
Amwell Rotary Club
Amwell Rotary Club is part of the worldwide fellowship of Rotary Clubs that makes up Rotary International.
Rotary clubs are firmly based within local communities, with their members meeting on a regular basis to enjoy friendship, networking, and to plan projects that will benefit the lives of others.
We work to give something back to our communities - locally, nationally and globally.
We always welcome enquiries from like minded people who want to find out more about us, about who we are and what we do.
There are more details about Rotary membership HERE
Amwell Rotary Club meet each Monday (Bank Holidays excepted) at 7.30 pm for 8:00 pm at
The Salisbury Arms Hotel
Telephone 01992 583091
You can find a map and travel directions to the Salisbury Arms HERE
What happens at meetings?
Usually we will have a guest speaker - although roughly once every two months we will hold club committee meetings. Following committee meetings, we will then have a business meeting a week or two after.
There are more details HERE
Our Satellite Group meet more informally once a month to discuss projects and activities.
They remain full members of Amwell Rotary Club and are free to come along to the main Monday Meetings whenever they want.
There are more details HERE
The fellowship we enjoy over a meal or a beer and a chat, and the friendships that grow from that, reflect in the many and varied service projects we undertake and the other good causes that we support each and every year.
Read more about our activities HERE
Then why not CONTACT us to arrange to come along to one of our meetings as our guest?
We may well surprise you as there really is rather more to us than just meeting once a week for dinner!
Where is Amwell?
Great Amwell is a small village in the county of Hertfordshire, England, some twenty miles North of London.
When Amwell Rotary Club was formed, the name was chosen as being pretty much at the midway point between the three already existing Clubs - Hertford, Ware and Hoddesdon.
Now as then though, our membership is mainly drawn from the larger towns and villages in the surrounding area.
A bit later than most, but we had our President's Handover on August 13th.
A huge thank you from all the members of Amwell Rotary to outgoing President Tennille for leading the club so well over the past year and a bit - and best wishes to incoming President Paul and President Elect Eddy as they start their year in office.
You can see larger versions of these photos HERE on our Facebook page
Ware Duck Race
After resting the event last year, we were delighted to see The Great Ware Duck Race return in 2018.
The event was run by SPACE on Sunday July 8th in its usual location at Ware Lock with support from Amwell Rotary Club.
SPACE are a Hertfordshire based charity supporting parent/carers of children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum, with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or a related condition.
All proceeds from the event have gone to SPACE.
You can read more about SPACE HERE on their website
The High Sheriff
We were delighted to welcome Suzy Harvey, the current High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, as our guest on Monday June 11th.
Suzy gave us a fascinating talk on the history and origins of the post as well as an insight into what the modern role entails and what her hopes are for the coming year.
She's pictured below with Club President Tennille.
You can see a larger picture HERE on our Facebook page.
We believe that the world is on the brink of seeing "the very last case of polio"
Rotary International has been focusing on eradicating the disease for over 30 years.
Eradicating the last few cases is a big challenge as they are in countries where transporting and delivering the vaccine is often disrupted by civil war, conflict and local hostility
Despite this, the number of cases is falling dramatically due to fantastic work from Rotarians around the world.
It is within our grasp, we must not rest on our laurels.
If we are successful, it will be only the second disease affecting humans to be eradicated.
The first was smallpox.
Read more HERE
Rotary Global Scholars
We were delighted to welcome Rotary Global Grant Scholars Chelsea Phipps and Mima Fondong to meetings recently.
They both gave excellent talks and proved once again just how valuable this Rotary programme is.
Thank you both!
Chelsea is pictured above with President Tennille.
And here's a photo of Mima with Tennille
The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation marked it's centenary in 2017.
An endowment fund, set up by Rotarians in 1917 with an initial contribution of $26.50, became a not for profit corporation known as The Rotary Foundation in 1928.
Upon the death of our founder, Paul Harris, in 1947, a massive influx of Rotarian donations made in his honour - totalling some US$2 million - launched the Foundation's first programme, graduate fellowships, later to be known as Ambassadorial Scholarships and now Rotary Global Scholars (See above!)
Today, contributions to the foundation total more than US$80 million each year and support a wide range of humanitarian grants and educational programs that enable Rotarians to bring hope and promote international understanding throughout the world.
Read more about it HERE
Paul Harris Fellowships
Named after our founder, the Paul Harris Fellowship award marks outstanding service to Rotary or to the community and the club makes a donation to the Foundation in recognition of each award presented.
At our meeting on June 11th we were able to honour two people for their outstanding service to the local community.
Rachel Threlfall was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of her work with Riding for the Disabled, with children's sailing lessons and with children's swimming classes.
Richard Threlfall was presented with a Sapphire (Second) Paul Harris Award for his work organising out annual Carol Service.
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August 2018 is .....
Membership & Extension Month
This is a time for us at Amwell Rotary to focus on Rotary's continuing need for growth, to seek new members and form new clubs.
Rotarians, share this graphic to let your friends on social media know that you're a Rotarian and how Rotary takes action in the community.
Friends of Rotary, why not ask a Rotarian about their club and how you can join?
2017 - 2018 Donations
Thanks to the generosity of everyone who supported our various fundraising activities we were able to make donations to several charities and good causes during Rotary Year 2017 - 2018
These included, among others: -
- Shelter Box and Aquabox
- African Agri Aid
- Water Aid
- Isabel Hospice
- Lend with Care
- CHIPS Playscheme
- Toddler's Play Area renovation at Ware Lido
- Toilet Twinning project with Cranbourne School
- Hoddesdon Organisation for Local Disabled
- Amwell View School - Riding for The Disabled
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