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.
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.
On behalf of the Club, Mike presented Paul with an engraved takard as a small gesture of appreciation for an excellent year of Rotary.
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 wotk for Amwell Rotary over the past 12 months
Paul Harris Fellowships
Our meeting on July 1st also saw four of our members presented with well deserved Paul Harris Fellowships in recognition of outstanding service to Rotary and to the community.
Two of those recognised received Sapphire awards, marking the second time they have been recognised.
Sheila Grimmant - Community Service (Anthony Nolan Charity)
Ken Edmonds - Rotary Service
Trevor Williams - Community Service (Talking Newspaper)
Mike Fagan - Rotary Service
You can find out more about Paul Harris Fellowships HERE
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.
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 unrivaled.
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June 2019 is .....
New Leadership Month
The Rotary Year runs from July 1st through to June 30th
July sees new Club Presidents taking up their posts, along with new District Governors and a new Rotary International President.
We wish them all a great year ahead, full of all of the things that make Rotary so very special.
Donations 2018 - 2019
Thanks to the generosity of everyone who supported our various fundraising activities we were able to agree donations to the following charities during the past Rotary Year
- 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
- Priors Wood JMI School
- Hertford & District Food Bank
- The Creative Learning Trust
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