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 7.00 pm for 7:30 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.
President Paul and the Members of Amwell Rotary Club extend a warm invitation to you to join us for our Annual Rotary Carol Service in the Stunning School Chapel at Haileybury on Wednesday December 19th.
7:45 pm for 8:00 pm
Entry is free - a retiring collection will be made. All proceeds will go to Herts Young Homeless.
You can also join us for mince pies and a glass of wine afterwards for £5.00.
Santa and Rudolph will be bringing Santa's Sleigh to Ware and Hoddesdon in the days leading up to Christmas.
More details, dates and times for their visits can be found HERE
We were delighted to formally welcome Graham Craker as a member of Amwell Rotary Club at our meeting on Monday November 5th.
Graham is pictured above with President Paul.
Great to have you with us Graham!
Ware Fireworks 2018
A HUGE Thank You to everyone who came along and supported the Ware Fireworks Display this year. The weather was kind, and we hope you all enjoyed the display!
Thank you too to all of the volunteers who make this event possible.
The monies raised will all go to Rotary supported charities and good causes.
We do have a few items of lost property - please contact us at:-
to see if your property was handed in.
Good to meet you!
We were delighted to welcome Emma Williams as a guest to our meeting on October 8th. Emma is a member of the Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Cub in Tennessee - USA.
She's pictured here with President Paul.
Proud to be Rotarians
RI President-elect Barry Rassin’s theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other.
“I ask all of you to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action, to take a hard look at the environmental issues that affect health and welfare around the world and do what we can to help.”
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 earlier this year.
They both gave excellent talks and proved once again just how valuable this Rotary programme is.
Thank you both!
Chelsea is pictured above with 2017 - 2018 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.
Congratulations then to Amwell Rotarian Martin Hale who was presented with a PHF award at our meeting on December 10th
The award recognises the tremedous committment to Rotary and it's ideal of service that Martin has shown throughout the 35 years he has been a member of Amwell Rotary Club
The award was presented by President Paul Manning as pictured above.
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December 2018 is .....
Desease Prevention & Treatment month
Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease.
Disease prevention and treatment takes on many forms, from supporting studies to helping immunize people to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure.
The world relies on Rotary to tackle these global challenges, and to set an example for others to follow.
Thanks to the generosity of everyone who supports our various fundraising activities we have already been able to agree donations to the following charities this Rotary year (2018 - 2019)
- Medical Detection Dogs
- CHIPS (Children's Integrated Playschemes)
- Coram Life Education
- Stanstead Abbotts Evergreens Club
- Churches Together in Hertford (Xmas Lunches)
- HOLD (Hoddesdon Organisation for Local Disabled)
- SPACE - 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
- Shelter Box
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