Welcome to the Rotary Club of Taunton. The Club meets on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month. For more details of times and venues please see our events and meetings page.

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Somerset's Inclusive Disability Ball 2021

Somerset's Inclusive Disability Ball 2021

Yes, it's all systems go for this year's Inclusive Disability Ball on 26th October 2021. Sponsored by the Club and the Green Days Care Centre. After two years of absence, it's no wonder this great event is a sell out success.

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Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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 occasion

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Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2021

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2021

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.

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Cricket Fans support Rotary charities

Cricket Fans support Rotary charities

Cricket fans returned with gusto following months of 'cricket' isolation to watch our County Cricket team. £2,271 was raised for charity by those donating £5 or more to use the charity car park run by the Club and supported by Viridor.

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Rotary International Birthday

Rotary International Birthday

In 2021 we are celebrating the 116th birthday of Rotary International. Founded in 1905, our world wide organisation has brought benefit to thousands of local and international communities across the Globe.

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International Links

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.....

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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 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.

 

Peter Renshaw

President

Rotary Club of Taunton

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Tue, Sep 28th 2021 7:30 pm

Club Evening Meeting

Oake Manor Golf Club. Guest Night. An evening with Simon Parkin. DR M.Blackwell HR D. Brown. 19.00 for 19.30

Tue, Oct 12th 2021 12:55 pm

Club Meeting

at Taunton Racecourse for Council (at 11.30 am), Committees and Club Business

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 12.55

Please note that our regular weekly meetings will take place at Taunton Racecourse from 12 October onwards


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

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