Welcome to the Rotary Club of Taunton. The Club meets at lunchtime on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesday of each month. The 3rd Tuesday is an evening meeting. For more details, go to: 'weekly meetings'.

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Centenary Dinner Celebrations

Centenary Dinner Celebrations

The Club members, wives, husbands, partners and friends gathered together with special guests and visitors from partner Clubs to celebrate the Club's Centenary, exactly 100 years after the Club's inauguration on 13th December 1922.

100 Centenary Trees

100 Centenary Trees

100 trees have been planted at Maidenbrook country park to commemorate the Club's Centenary Year (2022/2023) and in support of Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee 'Green Canopy' project.

£4,000 Donated to Fire Fighting in Nepal

£4,000 Donated to Fire Fighting in Nepal

Taunton Rotary is supporting an exciting project in Nepal to improve fire fighting mobilisation and inter-agency working. Managed and run by ex-fireman Jason Snailham, who linked with Rotary in Nepal to ensure the project's success.

Fellowship and Membership

Fellowship and Membership

Taunton Rotary celebrates 100 years of serving our community and providing benefit to those in need locally and across the world. As a worldwide organisation we welcome new members who will work with us in fellowship and fun to benefit others.

Young Environmentalist

Young Environmentalist

If you are involved with young people of primary school age either as a teacher or youth leader, then make sure you check out how your school or organisation can get involved with this new and exciting competition.

Somerset's Inclusive Disability Ball 2022

Somerset's Inclusive Disability Ball 2022

It's a success. This year's Inclusive Disability Ball on 19th October 2022 was attended by over 200 people and was a sell-out. Sponsored by the Club, and hosted by Oake-Manor Golf Club this not-for-profit event is unique, bringing joy to all involved.


About us


‘Imagine a world which deserves our best and we can get up each day knowing that we have made a difference’.

These are the words of Jennifer Jones, this year’s Rotary International President. As the new President of the Rotary Club of Taunton, I hope we can take inspiration from these words and together with all Club members make a real difference to the lives of others, working with, within and for our community here in Taunton as well as extending a hand of friendship and assistance to those in need across the world.

This year is very special to us as we celebrate our centenary and know that the legacy of the good things that Rotary has achieved must not only live on and be secured in the future, but that new initiatives and activities will help us create new legacies for which we can remembered with pride and affection.

Rotary supports many local and international causes and each year we highlight the key organisations that will benefit from our fundraising efforts.  This year, our Rotary charities will be Taunton Citizen’s Advice because of the far reaching and extensive role they have in supporting a wide range of needs. We will also support the amazing work carried out in the Great Lakes Project a charity working to assist those living in one of the world’s poorest countries, Burundi.

Rotary is a worldwide organisation, but at its heart is the ambition to create a worldwide fellowship and that starts here at grass roots in our very own Club, where fun and fellowship underpin all that we do, together through ‘Service above Self’.

If you want to join us or find out more, do make contact. Take a look at our meetings, events and speakers. Join our lunch-time gatherings and take part in our events. Come and talk to us, find out what we do and be a part of our story as we celebrate 100 years of benefit to Taunton and plan the future projects and activities for which we will be known.


David Lewis

President of Taunton Rotary Club



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Tue, Jan 31st 2023 6:30 pm

Club Special Evening Meeting (5th Tuesday)

Venue: Taunton Racecourse, 6.00pm for 6.30pm,
Chair: David Lewis, DR: Bob Lyon, HR: Harry McFaul,
Speaker: Phillip White, 'The Hestercombe Story'
Inner Wheel and guests welcome

Tue, Feb 7th 2023 12:55 pm

Scatter Week

Council Awayday - Worlds End 12.00.
No Club lunch due to Race meeting. Members are asked to 'scatter'

Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:55 pm

Club Lunch-time Meeting

Taunton Racecourse, Club Business Meeting,
Chair: President David Lewis, DR: Nigel Moyle, HR: Tony Murray,
Club Council: 11.30am - 12.30pm

Tue, Feb 21st 2023 12:30 pm

Club Raceday

Venue: Taunton Racecourse,
No club meeting

Mon, Feb 27th 2023 6:00 pm

Club Evening Meeting

Joint Meeting with Rotary Club of Taunton Vale to celebrate World Rotary Day
Joint Chair: David Lewis, Richard Austin DR: Tony Murray, HR: Peter Nott. Speaker: David Mann CHARIS

Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:30 pm


No meeting today

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 12.55

Orchard Portman

Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Rotary serving communities through supporting foodbanks

Diversity is part of Rotary’s core values