Chartered September 22nd 1980
Amwell Rotary Club will be meeting online until further notice. Please see the Club Diary page for dates and times
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's Handover 2020
Outgoing President Mike Cooper passed on the leadership of the Club to our 2020 - 2021 President, George Wallace, during a well attended Zoom video conference on Monday 29th of June.
On behalf of everyone at Amwell Rotary, thanks Mike for leading the Club so well over the past year!
Roger Williams succeeds George as our President Elect.
Here's looking forward to another year of great Rotary!
Here are a few photos from Mike's year, taken before our regular meetings moved online.
Before handing over the Chair to incoming President George Wallace, Mike Cooper announced a well deserved Paul Harris Fellowship Award to Club Member Andrew Willson in recognition of his hard work and service to Amwell Rotary Club .
Normally we would have photos of the actual presentation but that will have to wait until we are back meeting in person. Instead, here's the certificate!
Rotarian of the Year
At our Zoom meeting held on June 29th, outgoing President Mike Cooper also named Club Member Mike Fagan as Amwell Rotary Club's Rotarian of The Year
Well deserved Mike for all of your work with the Lea Valley Group of Rotary Clubs, as Club Almoner and as our Membership Chairman!
Hertford Book Festival
This is the message from the organising committee: -
As you may have guessed, we have had to postpone the first Hertford Book Festival.
We are gutted, but we know it is the best decision for everyone right now. We don’t want to put anyone at risk, or put on an event people especially from high-risk groups would be unable to attend.
We have been blown away by the support and interest we have received from people from Hertford and surrounding areas, and we are more determined than ever to put on an amazing event that celebrates books, a love of reading, and the immense writing talent we have in our local community.
We are investigating ways to celebrate local authors, and books, during this difficult time – especially for people who will be self-isolating. We haven’t quite figured out how just yet, but if you have any ideas or are interested in joining us, please let us know.
We were really excited about everything we had lined up. We really hope you will stay with us as we pick up planning once this crisis has passed. We will be in touch as soon as we know more about this. On the off chance you would not like to hear from us again, please just let us know and we’ll remove your details from our list.
Hertford Book Festival Committee
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
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.
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
Rotary Global Scholars
We were delighted to welcome Ngozi Elobuika and Rinko Arai, two of the Rotary Global Scholars hosted by Rotary District 1260 last Rotary year, to club meetings earlier this year
Ngozi gave us an excellent presentation based on her studies and her practical experience working on health and development projects in Africa.
Ngozi is pictured here with then Amwell Rotary Club President Mike Cooper.
Rinko gave us an equally impressive presentation based on her own studies and her interest in the Uyghur minority in China.
Rinko is pictured here with Amwell Rotary Club President Mike Cooper.
Thank You both for taking the time to visit!
Proud to be Rotarians
RI President Holger Knaack’s theme for 2020-21, Rotary Opens Opportunities, asks Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.
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July is .....
New Leadership Month
Each July, Rotary Clubs and Districts across the globe induct new leaders.
Our leaders exemplify all of the qualities that make our members extraordinary; integrity, expertise, and commitment to service.
Rotary develops leaders by providing opportunities for all members to provide service to our local communities and communities across the globe. With that service comes a learning experience in the areas of leadership, team building, planning, marketing, communication, and organization.
Serving as a Club or District officer or committee member provides an opportunity to enrich your leadership skills by sharing experiences and ideas with other Rotarians throughout the region.
Donations 2019 - 2020
Thanks to the generosity of everyone who supports our various fundraising activities we were able to make donations to the following charities during Rotary Year 2019 - 2020
- CHIPS - Children's Integrated Playschemes
- The Friends of Danesbury/QVM Hospital
- Roll Out The Barrel to provide rolling water barrels for 2 communities in Kenya
- Crossroads Care - Support for local carers
- Riding for the Disabled - Herts & Essex Borders
- Marie Curie Cancer Care - to support local needs
- Home Start Hertfordshire
- SPACE - support for parents and carers of children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum
- Always Bee You
- East Herts Citizen's Advice
- Place House, Ware - to help create educational resources to highlight it's history.
- East & North Herts Hospitals Charity
- Youth Bursaries & Grants
- Essex & Herts Air Ambulance
- Hertford Museum
- Mercy Ships
- The Armchair Singers
- Isabel Hospice
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