Chartered September 22nd 1980
Amwell Rotary Club will be meeting online until further notice. Please see the Club Diary page for dates - Online meetings start at 7:30 pm
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.
Immediate Past President Mike Cooper was finally able to present Amwell Rotary Club member Andrew Willson with his well deserved Paul Harris Fellowship award on July 15th
Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 1260 (Covering Herts, Beds and Bucks) joined forces to apply for a Rotary Foundation grant to support several hospices in our area.
Amwell Rotary, along with other local clubs, chose to support Isabel Hospice and club donations, topped up by Foundation grants, totalled some £6,200 direct to them
Here’s a photo from this morning’s (Socially distanced) presentation!
Bengeo Primary School
60 Children from Bengeo Primary School, stuck at home during lock-down, received a craft pack from Manic Ceramics in Hertford thanks to a £300.00 donation from Amwell Rotary Club.
The school have sent us these photos of some of the artwork the children were able to create.
Covid Fund Donations
Amwell Rotary Club has also made donations from its Covid Support Fund to
Citizens Advice to help fund new software that is much needed to deal with a huge increase in enquiries regarding benefit claims.
Carers in Herts to fund the monthly prizes for their monthly competition for young carers for 12 months
Herts Young Homeless to help fund their vital work at this time.
Donations will also be made to CHIPS - Childrens Integrated Playschemes - and to SPACE, who offer support for parents and carers of children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum.
Rotarian of the Year
At our Zoom meeting held on June 29th, 2020 outgoing President Mike Cooper named Club Member Mike Fagan as Amwell Rotary Club's Rotarian of The Year
Well deserved Mike for all of your work with the Lea Valley Group of Rotary Clubs, as Club Almoner and as our Membership Chairman!
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.
Read more HERE
Thanks to dedicated @Rotary members, health workers, donors, local & national leaders, and partners, the @WHOAFRO region is officially wild polio-free!
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 Ngozi Elobuika and Rinko Arai, two of the Rotary Global Scholars hosted by Rotary District 1260 last Rotary year, to club meetings earlier this year
Ngozi gave us an excellent presentation based on her studies and her practical experience working on health and development projects in Africa.
Ngozi is pictured here with then 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.
Thank You both for taking the time to visit!
RI President Holger Knaack’s theme for 2020-21, Rotary Opens Opportunities, asks Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.
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September is .....
Basic Education & Literacy Month
More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population.
Rotary’s goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.
The Rotary Foundation supports education through scholarships, donations, and service projects around the world.
You can read more about Rotary International’s commitment to supporting education HERE on the Rotary International website
Donations 2019 - 2020
Thanks to the generosity of everyone who supported our various fundraising activities we were able to make donations to the following charities during Rotary Year 2019 - 2020
- 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
- Hertford Museum
- Mercy Ships
- The Armchair Singers
- Isabel Hospice
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