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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

Interested?

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.

Amsterdam - by Bike

Amwell Rotarians from our Satellite Group, along with several fellow cyclists, spent the Spring bank holiday weekend on a cycling trip to Amsterdam.

Here are a couple of photos taken on the third day of the trip, just before they set out on the final 100 miles of the journey.

Satellite Group cycle trip to Amsterdam Satellite Group cycle trip to Amsterdam

Schools Choir Competition

Congratulations to Abel Smith School who were the winners of the Lea Valley Junior School Choir Competition!

Lea Valley School Choir Competition Medallion

Competition was fierce and the singing standard high but the judges finally agreed that Abel Smith School had the edge.

The finals show at The Spotlight in Hoddesdon was a sell out and a packed theatre saw a great show featuring a lot of talented local young singers and musicians as well as the five finalist choirs

The picture below shows some of the winning choir proudly sporting their winners medallions.

Abel Smith School Choir

Isabel Hospice

It was great to welcome Robin Webb and Cheryl Cusack from Isabel Hospice to our meeting on May 20th

Robin, Isabel's CEO, gave a very inspiring talk on the amazing work this charity does in our community. We've supported the hospice over a number of years and look forward to continuing our support in the future.

President Paul, Cheryl Cusack and Robin Webb

Robin and Cheryl are pictured here with Club President Paul.

President's Away 2019

A good number of Amwell Rotarians and partners joined President Paul for his President’s Away break in Winchester in May of this year.

On the Monday night of their stay at the Royal Hotel, the local Rotary Winchester Rotary Club were holding their weekly meeting and so, on the way to their formal dinner, a few Amwell members popped into their meeting to bring them greetings and wish them well.

With Winchester Rotary Club

They are pictured here with their Club President Les Haswell. A member of their Club, Colin Cook had been one of the guides on a walking tour they undertook earlier in  the day.

There are more details HERE

Welcome Gresh!

We were delighted to welcome another Member to Amwell Rotary and to Rotary International at our meeting on April 1st.

Gresh joins our Amwell Sports satellite group and is pictured here with Club President Paul and fellow Rotarians  Joseph and Phil.

Welcome Gresh!

Great to have you with us Gresh!

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 Rotary Global Grant Scholars Aubrey Marie Seader and Blake White to recent meetings

They both gave excellent talks and proved once again just how valuable this Rotary Foundation programme is.

Thank you!

Aubrey Marie Seader

Aubrey is pictured with Mukesh Patel from Hatfield Rotary Club and Amwell Rotary President Paul Manning.

Blake is pictured with Chris Bradley from St Albans Priory Rotary Club and Amwell Rotary President Paul.

Blake White

Proud to be Rotarians

The Rotary International Theme 2018 - 2019

RI President Barry Rassin’s theme for Rotary Year 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.”

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June 2019 is .....

Rotary Fellowships Month

June is designated as Rotary Fellowship Month. Rotary Fellowships are international, independently organized groups of Rotarians, Rotary partners, and Rotaractors who share a common recreational interest or vocation.

Water & Sanitation month

This month is recognition of the opportunity to have fun, make new friends around the world and enhance the experience of Rotary that belonging to a Rotary Fellowship enables.

Donations 2018 - 2019

Thanks to the generosity of everyone who supports our various fundraising activities we have so far 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
  • 2nd Bengeo Scout Group
  • Shelter Box
  • Kerala State Flooding Appeal
  • Herts Young Homeless
  • The Samaritans
  • Riding for the Disabled Association
  • REMAP
  • Priors Wood JMI School

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