The Rotary Christmas Pop-up-Shop which sold gifts for the festive season raises over £13,000 for local charities.Details
The achievements of eight remarkable young people have been recognised in the 2021 Pride of Somerset Youth Awards. In an online ceremony released on Somerset Day, 11 May, BBC Radio Somerset’s presenter Claire Carter congratulated the winners.Details
A Great Success - Featuring the Taunton Male Voice Choir, Eight to the Bar and West Somerset Brass Band this year's Royal British Legion's 100 years anniversary choral concert was a great success and a tribute to all those who served.Details
It's a success. This year's Inclusive Disability Ball on 26th October 2021 was attended by over 200 people and was a sell out. Sponsored by the Club and other partners, after 2 years absence it's no wonder this great event was well supported.Details
Our Club has over 50 members. We are an active Club that support our community and are involved in international initiatives. Find out more about membership opportunities and the the impact we have locally and internationally.Details
Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after seventy years of service. Taunton Rotary is facilitating the exchange of events and information in preparation for this historic occasionDetails
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 98 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. Last year despite the Coronarvirus restrictions we continued to meet on-line and supported 30 organisations, both local and international.
Over the last few years we have financially supported and even wider range 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; The Musgrove Park League of Friends; Taunton Pensioners' Christmas party and individual students working and volunteering overseas, to name but a few.
Since the Coronavirus pandemic we have provided financial help to those in need, providing additional resources to assist the homeless, the isolated and those financially disadvantaged. 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 times of need and work alongside others to ensure the wellbeing of those who live and work in Taunton. We also support a community website, The Hub Taunton, to assist our local voluntary sector publicise their needs and recruit volunteers.
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.
As we emerge from the restrictions of the pandemic we will return to face to face meetings and those interested in membership or finding out more are most welcome to join us at one of our lunches or evening events. Get in contact and find out for yourself what we do.
Rotary Club of Taunton
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 6:00 pm
evening Meeting at the Racecourse (6.00pm for 6.30pm)
Speaker TBC, Partners, members of Inner Wheel and guests welcome
SI Chair: Rtn Chris Cutting, DR: N Handbury, HR: P Harper
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 12:55 pm
Club Council, 11.30am - 12.30pm
SI Chair: Rtn. Harry McFaul, DR: P Harper, HR: M Hayes
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 12:55 pm
No Club Meeting
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 6:00 pm
Club Evening Meeting at the Racecourse (6.00pm for 6.30pm)
Speaker: PP D Pearson-Kirk, 'Sustainability'
Partners, Inner Wheel and guests welcome
SI Chair: Rtn Peter Ball, DR: M Hayes, HR: M Hellings
We meet on Tuesdays at 12.55Please note that our regular weekly meetings will take place at Taunton Racecourse from 12 October onwards
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