What a bumper year! We supported 30+ local, national & international charitiesDetails
President Sue Forrow handed over to incoming President Paul Coley at an evening club meeting at the Red Lion on Digswell Hill.Details
Welwyn GC Rotary Club, founded in 1926, is a friendly group of nearly 50 members. It is non-political, non-religious and is open to 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. Many of these activities have been impossible until recently and we resumed starting with an Open Gardens event last September.
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.. Despite Covid restrictions we have been able to enter youngsters for Young Artist, Young Writer competitions this year.
Social Activities We normally meet at least twice a month, often with partners, for a meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) and to hear speakers or discuss topics of interest. Members are not expected to attend every meeting!
In normal times,we organise visits and meals out, we organise 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. We plan to restart a programme of visits in early 2022
Zoom has enabled us to continue meeting during lockdowns, with over 20 members joining lunchtime meetings, and to have speakers from further afield than usual. We have had online quizzes, "Would I Lie To You", wine-tasting and Rotary training. so we're keeping busy!
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 6 evenings around the streets and 3 weekends in the town centre raising over £3300 for four local charities.
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.
Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Meetings
Whatever your circumstances, we have Rotary meetings to suit. Currently we are mixing meetings on Zoom with some face-to-face meetings. The breakfast option is face-face from 8.30-9.30 am on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month at Moreno's cafe opposite Sainsburys. The Lunch Bunch meet twice a month face to face (2nd Tuesday at 12.45 at Hakalok at Shoplands, last Tuesday at 7pm at various local venues) and online on other Tuesdays at 12.45 and finishing by 2.00pm. Breakfast and satellite members are welcome to join the lunchtime meetings.
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Tue, Sep 26th 2023 6:45 pm
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 10:30 am
Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 12:45 pm
Thu, Oct 5th 2023 8:30 am
Tue, Oct 10th 2023 12:45 pm
Tue, Oct 17th 2023 11:00 am
Thu, Oct 19th 2023 8:30 am
Tue, Oct 24th 2023 12:45 pm
We meet on Tuesdays at 12:45(Breakfast meetings on 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month at 8.30am Last Tuesday in each month, evening meeting 6.30 for 7.00, venue varies. Breakfast Branch meets on 1st and 3rd Thursdays 8.30-9.30am at Moreno's cafe 9 Wigmores South, Welwyn GC ) Old Herns Lane
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