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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.

Ware Fireworks

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came along to the Ware Fireworks on November 9th.

The weather was awful but we hope that you all enjoyed the display!

Ware Fireworks

Click HERE for the website!

See you all again next year.

Always Bee You

Amwell Rotary Club were delighted to be able to support Ware based Always Bee You with a donation towards the cost of a Christmas trip to see a London show.

Have a great time everyone!

Thank You Amwell Rotary!

Recent Visitors

It was great to meet up again with our District Governor Mary Whitehead when she visited us on October 7th.

She's pictured here with Amwell President Mike

President Mike and District Governor Mary

We were also delighted to welcome back Emma, a Rotarian from the Chattanooga Sunrise Rotary Club when she visited us again in September.

President Mike and Emma

Welcome Richard!

We were delighted to formally welcome Richard Giles as a member of Amwell Rotary and Rotary International at our meeting on September 23rd.

President Mike and Richard

Richard has joined our Satellite Group and has already been involved with some of their events, including this year's Etape d'Amwell.

Great to have you with us!

The Etape d'Amwell

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the 4th annual Etape d'Amwell held on Sunday September 8th

The Etape d'Amwell 2019

The event is a cyclosportive that raises  money for charities and good causes and it's organised by our Amwell Sports Satellite Group.

You can find full details - HERE on the dedicated web site.

The Etape d'Amwell

Presidents Handover

July 1st marks the start of a new Rotary Year and the handover from one Club President to the next.

Outgoing President Paul Manning passed the President's Chain of Office on to 2019 - 2020 Club President Mike Cooper at our meeting that evening.

2019 - 2020 President Mike Cooper and IPP Paul Manning  

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 2018 - 2019 Paul Manning.

Blake is pictured with Chris Bradley from St Albans Priory Rotary Club and Amwell Rotary President 2018 - 2019 Paul.

Blake White

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.

Rotary is built on connection. When Paul Harris came to Chicago as a young lawyer, he formed Rotary for one compelling reason: to help him connect to others in a new city. More than a century later, we have at our disposal countless ways to form friendships and networks, most of which Paul Harris never dreamed. Yet Rotary’s ability to connect us remains unique — and unrivalled.

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November 2019 is .....

Rotary Foundation month

Each year, Rotary International highlights November as Rotary Foundation Month to emphasize the importance of and need for Rotarian support of The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary Foundation Month

Contributions from Rotarians around the world go to the Foundation's Annual Programs Fund, which provides grants and awards through Foundation programs; and the Permanent Fund, an endowment from which only the earnings are spent in support of Foundation programs, ensuring the long term viability of the Foundation.

Monthly Themes 2019 - 2020

24th October World Polio Day

November - Rotary Foundation Month

December - Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

January - Vocational Service Month

February - Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

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

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