Welcome to the Rotary Club of Taunton. The Club meets at lunchtime on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesday of each month. The 3rd Tuesday is an evening meeting. For more details, go to: 'weekly meetings'.

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Water Survival Boxes

Water Survival Boxes

Water Boxes are packed and distributed by Rotarians and provide essential survival equipment to disaster hit areas.

Centenary Dinner Celebrations

Centenary Dinner Celebrations

The Club members, wives, husbands, partners and friends gathered together with special guests and visitors from partner Clubs to celebrate the Club's Centenary, exactly 100 years after the Club's inauguration on 13th December 1922.

100 Centenary Trees

100 Centenary Trees

100 trees have been planted at Maidenbrook country park to commemorate the Club's Centenary Year (2022/2023) and in support of Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee 'Green Canopy' project.

All Change at Taunton Rotary

All Change at Taunton Rotary

All change at Taunton Rotary as President David Lewis hands over to President Harry McFaul and Rotarian Tracey Khodabandehloo becomes President Elect

Young Environmentalist Winner announced

Young Environmentalist Winner announced

Winners of the Young Environmentalist competition celebrated their success at local, District and National rounds whilst all contributors received certificates, prizes and cash for their school environmental projects.

£4,000 Donated to Fire Fighting in Nepal

£4,000 Donated to Fire Fighting in Nepal

Taunton Rotary is supporting an exciting project in Nepal to improve fire fighting mobilisation and inter-agency working. Managed and run by ex-fireman Jason Snailham, who linked with Rotary in Nepal to ensure the project's success.


About us



As we move into our 101st year at Taunton Rotary Club, we may ask what the coming year holds as we continue to implement the Rotary mantra of 'Service above Self'


In a changing world we endeavour to make a difference and to respond to the changing and increasingly diverse needs of a changing world by offering support and hope at home and abroad.


Having lived in Africa for some 8 years I have a different perspective now from when my experience was limited to that in a relatively wealthy Europe.


Although some members may be less agile physically than others, the same indomitable spirit is evident. I am confident that although some things will inevitably change, the generosity and tenacity will persist alongside the fun and fellowship which are at the root of why Rotary was first formed. 


During the coming year there will be opportunities to raise funds and awareness of charitable organisations such as Operation Smile (Cleft Lip or Palette in children), PAT (Pets As Therapy)  and Great Lakes Outreach and many more local groups with wide-ranging needs.


Join us for stimulating and often challenging talks over a meal to find out more. We'd love to see you either as a one-off or better still on a regular basis.


Harry H McFaul 

President of Taunton Rotary Club




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Mon, Sep 25th 2023 7:30 pm

Rotary Evening Meeting with Taunton Vale

Special meeting with Taunton Vale at Rumwell Orchard Restaurant. Speaker Dave Best - Head of Business and Strategy Airbus 'the Future of Aviation into the 2040s' DR Tracey Khodabandehloo HR David Lewis 19.00 for 19.30. Partners/friends etc very welcome.

Tue, Sep 26th 2023 12:55 pm

No Meeting

See 25th Sep

Tue, Oct 3rd 2023 12:55 pm

Club Lunch Meeting

Venue: Taunton Racecourse Chair: President Harry McFaul
Speaker: Charlotte Bailey 'Coleridge Cottage'
HR: Bob Lyon DR: David Lewis

Tue, Oct 10th 2023 12:55 pm

Club Visit to Coleridge Cottage

Venue: Coleridge Cottage Chair: President Harry McFaul
Speaker: Visit to Coleridge Cottage detailed timings tbc
HR: Nigel Moyle DR: Bob Lyon
Club Council: 11.30am

Tue, Oct 17th 2023 6:30 pm

Club Evening Meeting

Venue: Taunton Racecourse Chair: President Harry McFaul
Speaker: Roger Mason - To the Falklands with a cow in a fishing boat!
HR: Tony Murray DR: Nigel Moyle

Tue, Oct 24th 2023 12:55 pm

Club Lunch Meeting

Venue: Taunton Racecourse Chair: President Harry McFaul
Speaker: Nigel Moyle - This is Your Life
HR: Peter Nott DR: Tony Murray

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 12.55

(Third Tuesdays 18.30 ) Taunton Racecourse
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