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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Taunton

Fellowship and Membership

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.


Working with the Community

The impact of Coronavirus has adversely impacted on many organisations and people. The Rotary Club of Taunton is working to support those in need using our HUB of connections with the Voluntary Sector


Youth Competitions 20-21

The Rotary Club of Taunton launches the Youth competitions for 20-21. Entries are welcome for those wishing to participate in Youth Speaks, Young Writer and Young Photographer.


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.....


Water Survival Boxes

Water Boxes are packed and distributed by Rotarians and provide essential survival equipment to disaster hit areas.


Farewell John

Taunton Rotarians, political leaders and members of the community said a farewell to John Meikle who has died at the age of 97 years. John's life was dedicated to Taunton's community and his legacy lives on, read more about his remarkable life


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; The Musgrove Park League of Friends; Taunton Pensioners' Christmas party and individual students working and volunteering overseas. 

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 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.


In 'normal' times the Club meets weekly at Taunton Racecourse.  During the current restrictions we still  meet weekly zia Zoom and continue to have a number of guests as speakers. Get in contact, join us at one of our meetings and find out for yourself what we do.


Peter Ball


Rotary Club of Taunton

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tue, Jan 26th 2021 6:30 pm

Club Evening Meeting

Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 12:55 pm

Club Meeting

Tue, Feb 9th 2021 12:55 pm

Club Meeting

Tue, Feb 9th 2021 2:15 pm

Council at Racecourse

Tue, Feb 16th 2021 12:55 pm

Club Meeting

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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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