Welcome to the Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen. Here's a flavour of what we do!
Youth Speaks 2018
The 28th year of this uplifting competition, this year held for the first time at Polwhele House Schooldetails
Edinburgh Rotarian cycling
Daniel Barreto, of the Edinburgh Portobello Rotary Club, successfully cycled "end to end" to raise £10,000 in aid of the End Polio Now campaign. Organised by RC Truro, he lunched at Kea Community Centre, Playing Place, joined by our President Bob.details
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.details
Supporting the Merlin Fun Run 16 July 2017
A number of members gave their time to help marshal the course. 186 runners took part on the day and the charity hopes to raise almost £2,000 from the event.details
The city from Kenwyn Victoria Gardens in the spring
The Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen is one of 34,000 clubs in the worldwide network of Rotary International. Our 32 men and women members are typical of the business, professional, and community volunteers who give their time and talents to help with local and international concerns.
We meet on most Monday evenings at the Truro Cathedral Restaurant. All members of Rotary International are welcome at our meetings. Please click here or 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.
Please glance through this Home page and the "What we do" links at the left or top to see the kinds of activities that we are involved in at home and abroad.
City of Lights Parade Nov 2016
The Club is always pleased to hear from anyone interested in finding out more about Rotary, or is considering possible membership. For more information about Rotary click on the Join Rotary/Make a world of difference symbol above right.
To get in touch about any topic, click on this link, or the Contact link in the menu at the foot of the page.
For more information about Truro and the area go to http://www.enjoytruro.co.uk.
What we do
Youth Speaks for primary schools
Truro Prep School (first) Devoran School (second)
Seven schools took part in the 28th annual local round of Youth Speaks, hosted for the first time by Polwhele House School, last year's winners. Yet again, the standard was very high. The winners were Truro Prep School, who posed the interesting question "Are we wild enough?". Second place went to the team from Devoran School, who aired the topical question, "A world without plastic - is it possible?".
Both teams represented the Club at the Area round in Penzance on 6 February, but neither were chosen to represent the west at the District final in Paignton.
Click here for details of the topics discussed, and photos
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.
We encourage schools and young people
Regrettably, no local schools wished to participate this year, but we support the District competition.
This link will enable you to see more about last year's entries from Richard Lander School
This year's Club round of Youth Speaks for primary schools took place on 1 February 2018 at Polwhele House School. See above
All pupils in the area have been invited to take part in this year's Young Writer competition, on the challenging theme "A different perspective". Entries may be fiction or non-fiction, a story or a poem. Adjudication will take place towards the end of the spring term.
The competition has three categories - junior, intermediate, and senior.
The winners in each category progress to the District level competition (Cornwall and most of Devon) and thence to the national level.
Schools have also been invited to take part in a second competition, announced by RIBI at short notice, to write a poem to celebrate the forthcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
For photographs of last year's prize winners click this link
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
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
Supporting the St Petroc's Society throughout the year and marshalling for the Cornwall Hospice Care Santa Fun Run
and international projects
The White Cross Mission in Romania Shelterbox Disaster Relief
Refurbishing the Komera Centre in Rwanda - building ready for handover
The Club's latest international project has now been handed over, following the construction phase, preceded by months of fund-raising.
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 click here
With a final grant of $5,000 from District funds, the Club's International Committee has raised the funds needed to improve the facilities of the Komera Centre in Rwanda. The overall cost of $61,000 has been funded by the Rotary Clubs of Kigali Gasabo and Truro Boscawen, with a grant from District 1175 and a Global Grant from Rotary International.
raising funds with local events such as
21st Annual Golf Day in association with the Mayor of Truro, 11 May 2018
Last year's event on 12 May 2017 raised nearly £6,000
The 20th annual Golf Day was the greatest success yet raising close on £6,000 in all.
A record number of 40 teams of four entered.The Charity Fashion Show and Prize Draw, 16 March 2016
The Show was again a resounding success, raising over £3,400 for the Admiral Nurses in Cornwall (Dementia UK). We are greatly indebted to the many people and organisations who have made this event such a success.
Click here for details of the companies who supported the event, for photographs of the occasion, and for a list of the winning ticket numbers in the Draw.
The Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen
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.
All the funds raised are administered through a registered charity, The Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen Trust Fund (Registered Charity Number 1043219), which supports many activities locally, nationally, and internationally.
Home page updated 2017-10-24
Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 23rd April 19.00
Annual General Meeting
At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.30 for 7 pm. To receive the usual reports, set subscription, and to elect certain officers.
Monday 30th April 15.00 (members only)
Visit to Newquay Airport : Partners' event : meal at The Falcon Inn
Meet by 14.30 latest. Peter Hardaker has negotiated for a presentation and guided tour of the airport, including Bristow's air-sea rescue division. Evening meal at The Falcon Inn, Mawgan in Pydar - numbers limited to 40. Menu below - numbers by 24 April.details
Monday 30th April 19.00
Provisional - visit to Newquay Airport (tbc)
Details to be confirmed - possible meal at The Falcon, Mawgan in Pydar
Monday 7th May 19.00
NO MEETING : public holiday
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.
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Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(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