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.
Herts Young Homeless
We heard a very interesting an informative talk at our meeting on Monday 18th February given by Alison Widley and Jonathan Elkhuga from the Herts Young Homeless charity.
They do an amazing job and we were delighted to be able to present them with a cheque for £300.00 as the final proceeds from last year's Carol Service at Haileybury.
The Old Bailey
A group of Amwell Rotarians and partners enjoyed a fascinating visit to the Central Criminal Court at The Old Bailey on Thursday 7th of February where they were shown round by the Sheriff of London, The Hon. Elizabeth Green.
Thanks to Amwell Rotarian Derek Adams for organising the trip!
It was a real pleasure to welcome Debbie Hodge to our meeting on Monday 21st January.
A member of Ware Rotary Club, Debbie is the 2018 - 2019 National President of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland.
Thanks for an inspiring talk Debbie as well as for your input to our committee discussions!
Paul Harris Fellowships
Named after our founder, the Paul Harris Fellowship award marks outstanding service to Rotary or to the community and the club makes a donation to the Foundation in recognition of each award presented.
Congratulations then to Amwell Rotarian Mike Cooper who was presented with a PHF award at our Xmas Meeting on December 17th 2018.
The award marks Mike's tremendous service to the community, not only as a member of Amwelll Rotary but also to the local U3A and local Scout Groups and Fellowships.
Mike's wife Jean Cooper was also recognised with a PHF award for the many years of service she has dedicated to local Scout Groups - in particular to the Beavers.
Well done both of you on two thoroughly well deserved awards!
Congratulations also to Amwell Rotarian Martin Hale who was presented with a PHF award at our meeting on December 10th 2018
The award recognises the tremedous committment to Rotary and it's ideal of service that Martin has shown throughout the 35 years he has been a member of Amwell Rotary Club
The award was presented by President Paul Manning as pictured above.
Thank you everyone who joined us for our Annual Rotary Carol Service in the stunning surroundings of the School Chapel at Haileybury on Wednesday December 19th 2018
All proceeds from the retiring collection have been donated to Herts Young Homeless.
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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March 2019 is .....
Water & Sanitation Month
When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.
Through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotary mobilizes resources, forms partnerships, and invests in infrastructure and training that yield long-term change.
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
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