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
Inspired by recent demands for computers for home learning, a local group has come together to get students learning on-line. Donate your computer or lap top now. All data is cleaned, computer restored and sent to children for home learning.Details
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2021. Members of the public are invited to nominate a young person who has done something in the past 18 months to make them proud.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
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
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.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
Tue, May 11th 2021 12:55 pm
Tue, May 11th 2021 2:15 pm
Tue, May 11th 2021 6:00 pm
Pride of Somerset Youth Awards at Bridgwater and Somerset Genesis Centre. All time tbc.
Tue, May 18th 2021 12:55 pm
Tue, May 25th 2021 6:30 pm
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 12:55 pm
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 12:55 pm
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 2:15 pm
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.
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