About us

 

We are currently meeting on Zoom

but plan to resume some face-to-face meetings in September, July for Breakfast.

If you would like to join a meeting as a guest, please use the Contact Form and we will send you a link.

Great News!

The Rotary Club of Welwyn Garden City welcomed our District Governor, Rtn. Vijay Patel to our meeting on 11th May. We enjoyed his vision for the future and his review of the achievements in what's been a tough year for charities.
We were also delighted that Vijay could be the first to hear about an exciting development in our forward-thinking Club.

The foundation of a new Satellite Club!!!!!!

• We have made considerable strides in building membership in the last two Rotary Years
• 8 (yes, ......EIGHT!) Lady Members joined and one was immediately elected as President in 2020
• Our President-Elect for 2021-22 is also a new Member, and a Lady.• Our Treasurer-Elect for 2021-22 is also one of those recently-joined Lady Members
• By no means all of these new Members are the partners of existing Rotary Members
• We're proud to tell everyone about exciting discussions that have been held with a group of younger people
• These are people who share the Rotary ethos and a love of our Garden City
• They are People of Action in schools, particularly, as part of their community interests
• They have a wide variety of business and social skills and experiences
• Their experiences, including successful fund-raising, have led them to express interest in Rotary
• Last year, their Marathon Run as "The Templewood Runners" raised £3,500 for Herts Young Homeless and Mind in Herts.• The exciting news for us, as their Host Club, is that they wish to form a satellite Rotary club – the Sporting Satellite of the Rotary Club of Welwyn Garden City - and have been warmly welcomed
• At present, the membership will start at 10-12 with networking aimed to expand it in the coming months and years
• They include some husbands and wives, some singles – some are from Rotarian families

• Properly constituted, they will not have time for regular meetings and committees! These are People of Action!
More details will be announced as July 1st approaches. We, together with DG, Rtn. Vijay Patel, commend the attitude of these good people to the whole of Rotary District 1260.

• The plan is that the Satellite club will start on 1st July 2021 with a focus on fund-raising through Sporting and Social events

 

Fellowship across the Channel

WGC Rotary goes to Europe! 

Our "Twins" in Lucon, Vendee,  France!

Fellowship and friendship across the English Channel...… Nine Rotarians had a most wonderful weekend, shared with les Rotarians de Lucon in the beautiful countryside of the Vendee.
Despite travel chaos, we all arrived, by trains, boats and cars, to be met by wonderful hosts in their homes. The time we spent was organised so that we never had a moment's rest (haha!) and were always about to enjoy the next meal, the next wines, the next conversation.
We were receiving reciprocal hospitality after the Luconnaises visited us in Welwyn Garden City for our 90th anniversary. We were there to celebrate the 50eme anniversaire of their foundations. Congratultaions Rotariens de Lucon!!!
This is truly what Rotary can bring to those who join - friendships that last over many years.

Photos can be found on our Facebook page -  

.................try WGC Rotary for a link!

 Rotary in WGC is GROWING!!! 

Thirty one Rotarians and friends enjoyed a special dinner at which President Andy inducted two more new members, Marian and Marina, who joined the six new members, Susan, Coral, Gill, Jackie, Isabel and Penny, whom we welcomed last month!!!
Rotary is changing.... fast!
Be part of it - learn more from our website: www.welwyngcrotary.org.uk to find out how YOU can put something back into our COMMUNITY in Welwyn Garden City!

 

 

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.

 

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Meetings

Whatever your circumstances, we have Rotary meetings to suit. Currently we are meeting on Zoom but hope to return to some face-to-face meeting in September  The breakfast option is currently from 8.30-9.30 am on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month.  The Lunch Bunch meet online on Tuesdays at 12.00 and finishing by 1.00pm.  Breakfast members are welcome to join the lunchtime Zooms and vice versa

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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 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 the Welwyn Hatfield Rotary Walk (for more info go to www.whwalk.org.uk), theatre shows and concerts (in conjunction with local groups), quiz nights, auction nights, collections etc. Many of these activities are impossible at present but we hope to resume some soon, starting with an Open Gardens event on Sunday 5th September 2021

To Support (some recent examples) 

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

   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 take part in quizzes, darts, bridge and golf competitions 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.

Zoom has enabled us to continue meeting, 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!

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

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Happening soon...

Tue, Jun 15th 2021 12:00 pm

Lunchtime - speaker Denise Fenn, WH Women's Refuge

Thu, Jun 17th 2021 7:30 am

Breakfast meeting

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Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 12:00 pm

Lunchtime - speaker Sarah Phillips, Keech Hospice

Tue, Jun 29th 2021 12:00 pm

Lunchtime - Presidential handover

Thu, Jul 1st 2021 7:30 am

Breakfast meeting

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Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:30 am

Club Council

Tue, Jul 6th 2021 12:00 pm

Lunchtime

Tue, Jul 13th 2021 12:00 pm

Business

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 12:00

(Breakfast meetings on 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month at 8.30am on Zoom. ) On Zoom


 01707 32560

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