Hello and welcome to Welwyn GC Rotary Club! Come and join us to have fun and support the community.

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What a Cracking Year! Charities supported during 2022-2023 Rotary Year

What a Cracking Year! Charities supported during 2022-2023 Rotary Year

What a bumper year! We supported 30+ local, national & international charities

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Youth Speaks

Youth Speaks

The local heat of a national competition.. It was a fascinating evening of debating featuring teams from Bishops Hatfield Girls, Onslow St Audreys and Sherrardswood Schools.

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New members

New members

On Tuesday 27th February, at our monthly dinner meeting, three new members were inducted into the club and will join in our efforts to promote and raise funds for good causes. Welcome to Rotarians Edna, Amanda and Jean!

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Open Gardens Sun 28th April 2024

Open Gardens Sun 28th April 2024

An excellent afternoon when over 250 people took the opportunity to view 5 gardens within walking distance around the Sherrards area plus splendid refreshments in one.

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Jazz on the Island - Revival! Sun 6th July 2024 - A date for your diary

Jazz on the Island - Revival! Sun 6th July 2024 - A date for your diary

Following last years excellent event, another evening featuring music, a great garden by a river, duck race, refreshments all making for a fabulous summer evening.

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About us

Welwyn GC Rotary Club, founded in 1926, is a friendly group of about 40  members.  It is non-political, non-religious and is open to both men and women.  Members come from a wide range of occupations.  Like all Rotary Clubs, we have twin aims of serving the community (local, national and international) and having fun. 

Fund-raising   We have raised several thousand pounds each year through various fund-raising activities,recently Open Gardens events and our Santa sleigh.

To Support (some examples) 

   locally, Isobel Hospice, Keech Cottage Children's Hospice, Herts Action on Disability, Homestart, Herts Air Ambulance, WGC Foodbank, public defibrillators, Herts Young Homeless

   nationally, Macmillan Cancer Care, Royal British Legion, Dementia UK

   internationally,  End Polio Now, ShelterBox, St Andrews Mission Orphanage in Lima, Mercyships, Red Rubber Ball Foundation

Youth Activities.  We organise local heats for Rotary Youth competitions in collaboration with Hatfield, Brookmans Park and Potters Bar Rotary clubs, under the name Mid Herts Rotary (more info at midherts rotary.blogspot.com), including Youth Speaks, Young Chef, Young Photographer and Young Writer and the Rotary Technology Tournament.  We support candidates for RYLA, the Rotary Young Leader Award, sponsor charitable work trips abroad by local young people and publicise international camps and scholarships.. 

Social Activities   We meet at least twice a month, often with partners, for a meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) and to discuss topics of interest.  Members are not expected to attend every meeting! 

We organise visits and meals out  and take part in various social activities and visit other Rotary clubs including our twinned club in Lucon in western France. Members are entitled and encouraged to visit any Rotary club anywhere in the world.

Meetings

We have meetings almost every week although some are on Zoom with 15 - 20 members joining lunchtime business meetings, and to have speakers from further afield than usual. We normally meet at Hakalok every 2nd Tuesday for a Malaysian meal or fish and chips (12.45) and in a local pub or restaurant in the evening of he last Tuesday (6.30). The Breakfast Branch meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Moreno's cafe opposite Sainsbury's (8.30 - 9.30am) On 3rd Tuesdays we have an informal coffee morning meeting at Humphrey's Cafe in Campus West (11 - 12.00) where we encourage other people to come and find out about us.                 For more info, click here

To contact us about any matter including membership,      go to the Contact Us page.

 

Satellite Club

The Satellite club started on 1st July 2021 with a focus on fund-raising through Sporting and Social events, their first venture being a RunFest on Sunday 26th September 2021 that raised nearly £1000!

More recently, they have built a Santa Sleigh on a second-hand caravan chassis. The whole club has been involved in collections on evenings around the streets and weekends in the town centre raising over £3300 last year for four charities. 

Savealife Capsules

We are selling these capsules which are designed to hold small emergency items particularly pills, either for use in an emergency or your regular ones.  The idea came from Touranga Sunrise Rotary Club in New Zealand and so far we have sold over 3000     For more info click here.

 

Donations Since 1st July 2022

Herts Vision Loss                                              £350
Red Rubber Ball Foundation                          £500
Village Water                                                     £500
Keech Children's Hospice                                £500
Shelterbox                                                          £350
JOCA                                                                    £800
Herts Welcomes Refugees                               £500
Herts Young Homeless                                     £500
HYH Christmas Appeal                                   £1000
            (Doubled by The Big Give to 2000)
Moschun Village Project Ukraine                  £500
District Scout Assn World Jamboree            £500
Womens Refuge Xmas Toy Appeal               £112.50
Welwyn Hatfield Women’s Refuge              £865
Willow Foundation                                          £50 (prize for Fun Run)
Peartree School                                               £168
WGC Food Bank                                            £1465
                (plus £300 of goods donated by a local wholesaler)
 
Total                                                                  £6930.50
 

 

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Happening soon...

Tue, May 21st 2024 11:00 am

Coffee Morning Meeting at Humphrey's Cafe

Tue, May 28th 2024 6:30 pm

Evening meeting

With partners. Must be booked in advance.

Tue, Jun 4th 2024 12:45 pm

Business Zoom

The main club business meeting.

Thu, Jun 6th 2024 8:00 am

Breakfast meeting - Moreno's

Informal meeting over breakfast

Tue, Jun 11th 2024 12:45 pm

Hakalok lunch meeting

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Fish and chips or Malaysian

Tue, Jun 18th 2024 11:00 am

Coffee Morning Meeting at Humphrey's Cafe

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 12:45

(Business meetings on Zoom, first Tuesday of each month. Breakfast meetings on 1st and 3rd Thursdays 8.00am at Moreno's Café 9, WGC Social meetings on Tuesdays venues and times vary. Last Tuesday in each month, evening dinner meeting 6.30 for 7.00. ) Various locations around WGC

Welwyn Garden City

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