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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.

Rotary International

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

Weekly Meetings

Amwell Rotary Club meet each Monday (Bank Holidays excepted) at 7.00 pm for 7:30 pm at

The Salisbury Arms Hotel

Fore Street

Hertford Hertfordshire

SG14 1BZ

Telephone 01992 583091

The Salisbury Arms Hotel, Hertford

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.

Amwell Sports Satellite Group

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?

Weekly Meeting 2017

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.

Great Amwell

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.

Hertford Book Festival

Saturday May 2nd 2020

Our wonderful town is home to dozens of authors, more than 22 book clubs, at least 15 booksellers, an amazing library and more than 27,000 potential readers.

On Saturday 2nd May, Hertford will be covered in authors, story tellers, book sellers and all things bookish.

Hertford Book Festival

From meeting authors to illustration lessons, stories for little ones to swap-a-book, we want to see Hertford celebrating books.

Books are in all aspects of our lives, from the stories our parents read to us as children, to the textbooks we study at school, from the audiobook we listen to on the way to work, to the cookbook we use to help make dinner.

Join us and help celebrate all things bookish…because books are for everyone!

More HERE on the dedicated website! 

Annual Carol Service

A big Thank You to everyone who came to the Rotary Carol Service held in the splendid surroundings of Haileybury School Chapel on December 18th 

The Retiring collection amounted to £660.00 which we have rounded up to £1,000.00 and donated to the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Over mince pies and wine after the service, Amwell Rotary also presented cheques to Crossroads Care (£1,000.00) Riding for the Disabled, Herts & Essex Borders (£500.00) SPACE (£500.00) Homestart Hertfordshire £1,000.00) and to the local branch of Marie Curie Cancer Care (£1,000.00)

Crossroads Care Riding for the Disabled SPACE Homestart Hertfordshire Marie Curie Cancer Care

It’s only because of the tremendous generosity of everyone who supports our fundraising activities that these donations are possible.

Once again, thank you from everyone at Amwell Rotary.

Polio Eradication

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.

End Polio Now!

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.

The Rotary Foundation - 100 Years

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 being hosted by Rotary District 1260 this year, to recent club meetings.

Ngozi gave us an excellent presentation based on her studies and her practical experience working on health and development projects in Africa.

Ngozi Elobuika

Ngozi is pictured here with 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 Arai and President Mike Cooper

Rinko is pictured here with Amwell Rotary Club President Mike Cooper. 

Thank You both for taking the time to visit!

Proud to be Rotarians

The Rotary International Theme 2019 - 2020

RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.

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February 2020 is .....

Peace & Conflict Resolution Month

Rotary International promotes Peace at all levels of society.

Rotary Foundation Month

Rotary was ahead of its time in creating the Peace centres at a number of universities in different parts of the world; British Rotarians can be justifiably proud of the Peace Studies department at Bradford University, which was a founding member of the Rotary Peace Centres network in 2002 and has been supporting many international Peace scholars, sponsored by Rotary, with their studies ever since.

However difficult the concept of Peace is to put into words we are now more aware than ever of its immense power.

Monthly Themes 2020

23rd February Rotary Day

March - Water and Sanitation Month

April - Maternal and Child Health Month

May - Youth Service Month

June - Rotary Fellowships Month

Donations 2019 - 2020

Thanks to the generosity of everyone who supports our various fundraising activities we have so far been able to make donations to the following charities this Rotary Year: -

  • 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
  • Mudlarks
  • Hertford Museum
  • Mercy Ships


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