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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.....


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.


A Sound International Investment

International co-operation is rewarded by success as 11 years on a young Zambian scholar works in secondary schools as a fully trained teacher and is now studying for his second degree.


Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2020

Taunton Rotary Club and its partners are proud to announce that nominations for the 2020 Pride of Somerset Youth Awards are now open. You have until 12th April to make your nomination and give something special to a young person.


Fundraising through Enterprise

How to turn £60 into £4,000 in just a few weeks. Impossible? Not so for students at Queen's College whose enterprising skills left Rotarians, teachers and parents spell bound.


NEWS Festive Fun at Queen's College

A Christmas party to remember. With sing-a-long carols and individual performances, students from Queen's College entertained Taunton's older generation with style. With festive dress, the Junior School choir set a jovial mood.


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 18th February 12.55

Club Day at the Races

Race Day - Taunton Racecourse

Tuesday 25th February 18.30

Club Evening Meeting

Speaker: John McIlwain - Tales of a Ghost

DR Tony Small
HR Trevor Snow

Tuesday 3rd March 12.55

Club Meeting

Speaker: Nik Harwood - Young Somerset

DR Trevor Snow
HR Terry Stirzaker

Sunday 8th March 12.30

Past Pesidents Lunch

The Garden Room, Castle Hotel

Tuesday 10th March 12.55

Club Meeting

Club Committees

DR Terry Stirzaker
HR Tom Stobie

Tuesday 10th March 14.15

Council at Racecourse

Tuesday 17th March 12.55

Club Meeting

Race Course unavailable

DR Tom Stobie
HR Roger Teale

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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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