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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Taunton

International Links

The Rotary Club of Taunton supports both national and locally initiated international projects and links with Clubs abroad, including France and the USA. Click on 'DETAILS' below and read about our recent visit to Lisieux.....


Youth Speaks District Final 2020

Once again youngsters from across the District astounded the audience with their eloquence and expertise in the recently revised Youth Speaks competition.


Somerset's Inclusive Disability Ball 2020

Following the success of last year's Inclusive Disability Ball, the event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Taunton and the Green Days Care Centre returns for the third year running on 21st October to Oake Manor as a non-profit event.


A Sound International Investment

International co-operation is rewarded by success as 11 years on a young Zambian scholar works in secondary schools as a fully trained teacher and is now studying for his second degree.


Cancelled Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2020

It is with great regret that due to Coronavirus, the 2020 Pride of Somerset Youth Awards is cancelled. We hope to hold the event in 2021 and 2020 nominations will be carried forward. Read more about previous winners.


Fundraising through Enterprise

How to turn £60 into £4,000 in just a few weeks. Impossible? Not so for students at Queen's College whose enterprising skills left Rotarians, teachers and parents spell bound.


About us


I am delighted to take up the position of President of the Rotary Club of Taunton for 2020-21. The Club is a lively, friendly and active Club and I hope you will explore our website to see many of the wonderful things we do which benefit our local community. We are proud of our 97-year history of fellowship and service to the Taunton area and worldwide community and we welcome new members who wish to contribute to our aim which is simply, 'Service above Self'.

Our Club plays an important part in the lifeblood of our community and organises many fundraising events to support local and international charities. We organise activities that help young people achieve their aspirations and provide financial assistance to those in need.

Over the last few years we have financially supported local and national organisations and individuals including; Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance; Children's Hospice South West; Compass Disabilty; Reminiscence Learning; Rotary Foundation; World Water Works Emergency Boxes; Royal Institute for the Blind; Royal National Lifeboat Institute; Tectona Trust; St John Ambulance; Taunton Food Bank; Taunton Festival of Arts; Musgrove Park Hospital Beacon Centre; Taunton Pensioners' Christmas party and individual students working and volunteering overseas. 

Since the Coronavirus pandemic we have provided finacial help to those in need, providing additional resources to assist the homeless, the isolated and those finacially disadvantged. We have sponsored cooked meals for those unable to get out and enabled the arts community to create stimulating activities on-line for those stuck at home. We will continue to reach out to our community in this time of need and work alongside others to ensure the wellbeing of those who live and work in Taunton. 

Thank you for visiting our web-site. Whether you are an individual or represent a company, read about our fundraising events, find out what we do and explore how you might be able to get involved or help us. The Club welcomes membership applications from individuals and, companies can join through our corporate membership scheme.


The Club meets weekly at Taunton Racecourse.  Get in contact, come along and find out for yourself what we do.


Peter Ball


Rotary Club of Taunton

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tue, Oct 6th 2020 12:55 pm

Club Meeting

Tue, Oct 13th 2020 12:55 pm

Club Meeting

Club Committees

Tue, Oct 13th 2020 2:15 pm

Council at Racecourse

Tue, Oct 20th 2020 12:55 pm

Club Meeting

Tue, Oct 27th 2020 6:30 pm

Club Evening Meeting

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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 supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors

Putting the wheels in motion to end polio

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 12.55
(Fourth Tuesday of the month 18.15 (Times vary check with sec) Fifth Tuesday with partners 19.00 for 19.30)
Taunton Racecourse, Orchard Portman,Taunton,Somerset.

TA3 7BL  01823 337172

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