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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen. Here's a flavour of what we do! For the Club's Privacy and Accessibility Policy, scroll to the foot of this page.

Young Chef 2018 at Richard Lander School

Contestants cooked for 2 courses for one person in a limited time. They had to show their costings, meal plan, and menu to the judges. While they were cooking Lee Trewhela did a live Facebook Stream and chatted to them on Cornwall Live/Facebook.


Youth Speaks 2018

The 28th year of this uplifting competition, this year held for the first time at Polwhele House School


Refurbishing the Komera Centre

In association with the Rotary Club of Kigali Gasabo in Rwanda, the Club's International Committee has raised $61,000 to improve the Komera Centre, which supports over 140 youngsters whose disabilities include deafness and mental disorders.


21st Annual Mayor of Truro's Charity Golf Day, 11 May 2018

39 teams entered, and a great financial result was achieved - close to £6,000 raised for the Mayor's Charity (Cancer Research UK), Cornwall Blood Bikes, and the Club's Trust Fund.


Supporting the Merlin Fun Run 5 July 2018

Last year a number of members gave their time to help marshal the course. 186 runners took part on the day and the charity raised almost £2,000 from the event. We have agreed to help again in 2018.


Fal River Walk 2017

The 10th year and last year of this event around the River Fal


About us

              Boscawen Park in mid-summer                                         The city from Boscawen Park

The Club's 34 men and women members give their time and talents to help with local and international concerns. We meet at 18:30 on most Monday evenings at the Truro Cathedral Restaurant. All members of Rotary International are welcome as is anyone interested in finding out more about membership.

For more information about Rotary and the Club, click here or use the Membership Enquiry link at the foot of this page.

For more information about Truro and the area go to http://www.enjoytruro.co.uk.

To view the Club's Privacy and Accessiibility Policy, scroll to the foot of this page or click here. 

       A new Rotary year opens

On 1 July the Club welcomed in its new President - taking over from another who had also done the job some years earlier.

David Hughes took over the reins from Peter Bayly at a summer party in the grounds of one of the members.

Also elevated were Vivian Hendra as Junior Vice President (on left) and Rajendra Dhumale as Senior Vice President (second from right)

  What we do

We encourage and support schools and young people

2018-2019 Young Chef: 9 October 2018 at Richard Lander School

12 young chefs took part in the school based round, with each one cooking two courses for one person.  As well as producing some mouth watering food within a strict timescale, the youngsters also had to show their costings, meal plan and menu to the judges

The winning entrant was Tiffany (L - with judges Nick Pickles, John Felton, and Rotary Club President David Hughes) and (R) her winning entry of Ghana Masala served with warm chapatis, with a pudding of mint and dark chocolate mousse.  
More information and pictures

2018 Youth Speaks for primary schools

Yet again, the standard was very high. The winners were Truro Prep School (left).

Devoran School (right) were second

More on the topics discussed, and photos

2018 Young Writer - "A Different Perspective" - further local success

Rotary Club prizes and commendations were awarded to entries from St Erme with Trispen Community School, Truro Prep and Richard Lander School.

The local winner at primary school level, Pax McDowell (Truro Prep School left, with President Peter Bayly) won the District (Devon and Cornwall) age group.

Information about this year's topic, "My Inspiration", will be in schools after the half-term break.

12 June 2018 : Rotary Kids Out at Flambards organised by RC Helston Cober Valley

Over 70 children  from Curnow School, Redruth, and Nancealverne School, Penzance, with helpers, spent a day at Flambards Theme Park sponsored by Rotary Clubs in West Cornwall.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) : A " life changing experience" for three young men

At the beginning of July, the Club sponsored three young people on the RYLA course, sharing the costs with their employers. Reporting back to members at a recent meeting, they all agreed they had taken part in a life changing experience. Click here for a full report.

The programme offers young people aged 14 – 28 the opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills, and develop confidence. The young people selected spend a week attending seminars, camps or workshops where they take part in activities designed to improve leadership and communication skills, learn about businesses and institutions, explore career paths, share ideas and experiences, learn how to coordinate youth activities and community service projects in the community, and discuss creative approaches for resolving family, social, and professional conflicts.

Do you have a young person working for you who would benefit from a week's course of this nature?  Would you be prepared to help us with the sponsorship of such a candidate?

If you can answer "yes" to both questions, please get in touch using this Contact link, or the link at the bottom of this page.

We support local needs, the local community, and local charities

Participating or helping as course marshals on the ROC (United Response) 5 kilometre charity run and at the Trelissick Family Fun Run in aid of the Merlin MS Centre.

The events raised a combined total of around £18000.


Members volunteer to help at the Foodbank each week.

We support the St Petroc's Society throughout the year, and help with marshalling for the Cornwall Hospice Care Santa Fun Run at Christmas.

The Club was represented at Truro Day on 9 September.

As part of the Rotary International Purple4Polio project to End Polio Now,  the President handed over a box of 5000 crocus bulbs to the City's Mayor Lindsey Southcombe for planting around Truro.

More pictures

and we engage with international projects

The White Cross Mission in Romania                                                    Shelterbox Disaster Relief 

Refurbishing the Komera Centre in Rwanda

The Club's latest international project has now been handed over, following the construction phase

A second smaller phase of the project to rebuild the kitchen is now under way - details to follow

Click here to find out more, and to see more pictures of the project, including a video made by the Committee’s Chairman on a visit to Rwanda, please

                How we raise funds to support these activities

21st Annual Golf Day in association with the Mayor of Truro, 11 May 2018
Close to £6,000 was raised for the Mayor's Charity (Cancer Research UK), Cornwall Blood Bikes, and the Club's Trust Fund.The winners of the perpetual Boscawen Trophy (sponsored this year by Truro Motor Company Volvo) were The Piranos from Perranporth Golf Club; the winners of the ladies' competition were a team from Humberts Estate Agents.

All the results and more pictures are here

Winners : The Piranos (capt. David Crossley, with trophy)                    Winning ladies : the Humberts team

Also shown are (l-r) Rotary Club President Peter Bayly, Mayor of Truro John Tamblyn,  and Raj Dhumale (Event Organiser)

Raj Dhumale presented cheques for £1,500 each to the Mayor and to Mark Holdroyd of Cornwall Blood Bikes.

   Alex Walker presents Volvo's sponsorship cheque                            Cornwall Blood Bikes and Cancer Research UK

  Singing Christmas Carols at High Cross

Club members, wives, and friends formed a "community choir" to sing carols at High Cross in front of the Cathedral on the Wednesday "late night shopping" evenings before Christmas.

Sadly, bad weather limited the appearances of our valiant choristers, many dressed in Victorian costume, to one and a half evenings. Nonetheless, over £300 was raised for Club charity funds.



The concert, in the Chapel of Truro School on 19 October, raised over £1,000 for the Truro Foodbank.   

The Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen

Members of RI/RIBI wishing to attend a meeting are asked to use the Contact link at the foot of the page prior to attending or, at short notice, ring the Attendance Officer on 01872 271655. Bookings close at 0900 on the day of the meeting.

The Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen was chartered on 30 June 1989 and eight of its founders remain members. We are always glad to welcome members of Rotary International and their partners, and anyone interested in discovering more about Rotary. Please use this link to the Club's Contact page for information on different activities.

To get in touch about any topic, click on this link, or the Contact link in the menu at the foot of the page.               

Home page updated 2018-10-15

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Friday 16th November 13.00 - 20.00 Monday 26th November (members only)

Prize hampers for the Christmas Lunch raffle on 9 December.

Pamela Herbert has again volunteered to assemble three prize hampers for the Christmas Lunch raffle. As usual, members are asked to donate the contents - proceeds to St Petroc's for Christmas . Please see below for instructions and timescale.


Monday 19th November 18.30

19 November : PARTNERS and speaker: Steve Ellis (CEO, St Petroc's Society)

St Petroc's CEO Steve Ellis will update us on the work of the charity which the club has supported for many years in cash or kind.


Monday 19th November 18.30 (members only)

19 November : PARTNERS and speaker: Steve Ellis (CEO, St Petroc's Society)

St Petroc's CEO Steve Ellis will update us on the work of the charity which the club has supported for many years in cash or kind.

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.00 for 6.30 pm: partners and guests welcome. Essential to use the usual sign-up sheet.

Annual Special General Meeting

Monday 26th November 18.30

Annual Special General Meeting

The Special General Meeting will appoint a number of officers for the year 2019-2000, especially JVP. It will also decide a number of other required items. Members are asked to make a special effort to attend.
At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.00 for 6.30

Weekly fellowship meeting

Monday 3rd December 18.30

Weekly fellowship meeting

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.00 for 6.30 pm

Wednesday 5th December 17.00 - 17.00 Wednesday 19th December (members only)

5,12,15 and 19 December: Carol Singing in High Cross

Members/partners/friends are invited to join our "community choir" to sing in front of the cathedral pre-Christmas - in costume or not. Funds raised will go to St Petroc's. Please sign up here soonest for as many evenings as you can. Details follow later


Sunday 9th December 12.00 (members only)

9 December 2018: Families' Christmas Lunch: The Alverton

From 12 noon (tbc). price £25 pp; £12.50 for children 12 and under. Guests welcome. Menu etc below. Please record choices for all in your party in the usual way BY 5 PM ON 21 NOVEMBER - details and full payment must be sent to the hotel by 23 November

Weekly fellowship meeting

Monday 10th December 18.30

Weekly fellowship meeting

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.00 for 6.30 pm

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

The Truro Cathedral Restaurant
We meet on Mondays at 18:30
(Meetings are not held on Bank Holidays. For routine meetings, apologies need to be recorded with the Attendance Officer by 0900 on the day of the meeting (01872 271655).)
The Truro Cathedral Restaurant
TR1 2AJ  01872 245011

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