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.
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.
School Choir Competition
Congratulations to Roselands Primary School in Hoddesdon whose school choir, for the second year running, were the winners of the Lea Valley Junior School Choir Competition organised by Amwell Rotary Club.
They were presented with the trophy and a cheque for £200.00 at the finals concert held at the Spotlight Theatre in Hoddesdon on Thursday May 24th. Each choir member also received a medallion and a certificate from Rotary District 1260 Governor Cheryl Law.
They have already promised to enter again next year!
There are more photos HERE
Royal Nuptials Challenge
A Huge Thank You to everyone who came along to Wodson Park on Friday May 18th to support our Royal Nuptials Challenge quiz night. It was a very enjoyable evening and will have raised a substantial amount for Amwell Rotary's charity funds.
Here are a couple of photos of the winning team with their brand new Amazon Echo Dots!
Lest We Forget
A number of Rotarians from our Satellite Group went on a cycling tour to Belgium recently
Whilst there, they took the opportunity to lay a wreath at the Menin Gate Memorial in memory of those brave men who gave their lives in the Great War.
The names on the wreath are those of the men from Amwell in Hertfordshire, who gave their all for us
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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June 2018 is .....
Rotary Fellowships Month
Rotary Fellowships are independent, social groups that share a common passion.
Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world.
Fellowships are open to Rotarians, family members, and program participants and alumni.
There are Rotary Fellowships for almost everyone from those interested in Amateur Radio to Yachting.
A full list and links to Rotary Fellowship websites and Facebook Pages can be found HERE
2017 - 2018 Donations
Thanks to the generosity of everyone who supports our various fundraising activities we have been able to make donations to several charities and good causes this Rotary Year.
These include, 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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