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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Taunton

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.....


Fundraising for Archie

Past President Ian Ramus of Taunton Rotary Club presenting a cheque for 'Archie', to the patron Angela Rippon CBE, alongside the Manager, Emma Green of Reminiscence Learning.


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 ….


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.



Hands on Rotary. A team of Rotarians from Taunton Rotary Club worked together to create life saving Water Boxes which are sent as Emergency Kits to areas that have experienced a disaster.


Young Chef Competition

The Rotary Young Chef competition will take place on 22nd January 2020 at the Quantock Restaurant, of Bridgwater and Taunton College. For details on how to enter, read on....


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 12th November 12.55

Club Meeting

Speaker: Peter Sunderland

DR Tony Murray
HR Peter Nott

Tuesday 19th November 12.55

Club Meeting

Queens College Junior Project Presentation

DR Tracey Khodabandehloo
HR John Palmer

Tuesday 26th November 18.30

Club Evening Meeting

Speaker: Richard Jowett - Bhutan
DR Tom Stobie
HR Dave Pattemore

Tuesday 3rd December 12.55

Club Meeting

Speaker: David Lewis - What happened to the Inner German Border?

DR Alan Reeve
HR Donald Pearson-Kirk

Thursday 5th December 14.00

OAPS Christmas Party

Annual Christmas celebration for OAPs at Queens College

Tuesday 10th December 12.55

Club Meeting

Club Committees

DR Donald Pearson-Kirk
HR Terry Price

Tuesday 10th December 14.15

Council at Racecourse

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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.

Flexibility creating new opportunities for new members

RotaKids supporting their local community

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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