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 7.00 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.
Advance tickets for this year's Ware Fireworks display on Saturday November 9th are now available to buy online!
Beat the long queues and save 10% on the gate prices as well!
Click HERE for the website!
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
We were also delighted to welcome back Emma, a Rotarian from the Chattanooga Sunrise Rotary Club when she visited us again in September.
We were delighted to formally welcome Richard Giles as a member of Amwell Rotary and Rotary International at our meeting on September 23rd.
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 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.
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.
Rotarian of The Year
Before passing the President's Chain to Mike, Paul presented Andrew Willson with the award for Club Rotarian of the Year in recognition of all of his work for Amwell Rotary over the past 12 months
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 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.
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.
Proud to be Rotarians
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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October 2019 is .....
Economic and Community Development month
Rotary supports investments in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvement in their lives and communities..
Amwell Rotary supports Lendwithcare which is a revolutionary way to help some of the world’s poorest people work their way out of poverty with dignity.
Lendwithcare is an initiative of poverty fighting charity, CARE International UK.
100% of the money loaned through Lendwithcare goes to the entrepreneur.
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
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