Welcome to the Rotary Club of Taunton
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.details
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 lifedetails
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 Sectordetails
Supporting Himalayan Children
Taunton Rotary, working with their sister Club in Lisieux Normandy has funded the cost of four years' secondary schooling (£400 per year per pupil) of two girls in the remote Himalayan province of Ladakh through the charity Himalayan Children.details
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.details
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.....details
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.
Rotary Club of Taunton
Meetings and events happening soon
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 12:55 pm
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 2:15 pm
Council at Racecourse
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 12:55 pm
Christmas Lunch tbc
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 6:30 pm
Club Evening Meeting
Tue, Dec 29th 2020 7:30 pm
Club Fellowship Evening
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
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(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