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.
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.
Schools Choir Competition
Congratulations to Abel Smith School who were the winners of the Lea Valley Junior School Choir Competition!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Great to have you with us Gresh!
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 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.
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
- Priors Wood JMI School
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