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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Taunton

Fundraising Events

The Rotary Club of Taunton organises many fundraising events for local charities. You too can get involved.



Rosie and Kate visit Taunton, USA. Supported by the Rotary Club of Taunton, Kate and Rosie, both students of Richard Huish College, visited Taunton, Massachusetts in this long standing Rotary exchange.


Somerset's Inclusive Disability Ball 2019 a huge success

President and Rotarian, the Revd Tony Cox, his wife Elaine, Rotarians, their partners and friends joined in the fun at the hugely successful 2019 Disability Ball held at the Oake Manor Golf Club.


Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2019

Taunton Rotary Club and its partners were proud to present the annual awards to those young people from across the County who amazed the audience with their courage, achievement, determination and acts of kindness. Read more ….


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.....


DONATE - Support local charities

The Rotary Club of Taunton supports many local charities and good causes. You can support the Club's fund raising by making a donation to the Club's Charity Trust Fund. Click for more details on how to DONATE.


About us

I am delighted to take up the position of President of the Rotary Club of Taunton for 2019-20. 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 96-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. 


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.


Tony Cox


Rotary Club of Taunton

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 24th September 18.30

Club Evening Meeting

Speaker: Justin Sargent, CEO Somerset Community Foundation - Hinkley Point C Community Fund

DR David Lewis
HR David Lowe

Tuesday 1st October 12.55

Club Meeting

Speaker: Paul Bolt - The Abbeyfield Society

DR David Lowe
HR Bob Lyon

Thursday 3rd October 08.00

Waterbox Packing

Times to be confirmed

Tuesday 8th October 12.55

Club Meeting

Club Committees

DR Bob Lyon
HR John Meikle

Tuesday 8th October 14.15

Council at Racecourse

Tuesday 15th October 12.55

Club Meeting


DR John Meikle
HR Harry McFaul

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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.

Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities

Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger

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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