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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.


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.


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.


Fal River Walk 2017

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


Youth Speaks 2018

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


December 2018: Carol Singing in High Cross

Members/partners/friends were invited to join our "community choir" to sing in front of the cathedral pre-Christmas - in costume or not. Over three evenings, just under £500 was raised for St Petroc's.


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. 

       Latest Club activities in Truro

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31 January 2019: Charity Concert in aid of Shelterbox

Carol singing in aid of the St Petroc's SocietyMembers and friends are taking to High Cross to sing carols on Wednesday "late night shopping" evenings in aid of the St Petroc's Society, which is aiming to eradicate street homelessness in Cornwall.


Ably assisted by the City Crier, Lionel Knight, just under £500 was raised over three evenings.

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Annual City of Lights Parade

On a damp and blowy evening, a number of members turned out to assist as marshals for the annual City of Lights parade. As always with this event, there were some impressive lanterns, this year supporting the theme, "Remember".

Rotary International Purple4Polio project to End Polio Now

President of the Club, David Hughes, and Rotarian Viv Hendra joined the Mayor of Truro, Lindsay Southcombe, and members of the Truro in Bloom team at Trafalgar Roundabout on Sunday morning, 18 November, to plant 10,000 crocus corms on the roundabout at the entrance to the city.


5,000 of the corms were donated by the Club to the City's Mayor on 9 September as part of the Rotary International Purple4Polio project.  This END POLIO NOW campaign, sponsored by Bill Gates of Microsoft, has seen millions of pounds raised since 1988 to provide vaccinations to end the disease.  While there were only 20 new cases in 2017, there is still more work to do. Rotary Clubs across the world are supporting the campaign through the purchase of purple crocus corms.

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. With second-placed Dexter, Tiffany went on to the Cornwall area round on 13 December, where Dexter won the first place and Tiffany came third.

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.

The 2018-2019 event will take place at Truro Prep School on Thursday 24 January 2019 at 4 pm

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", is in schools now 

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

Last Christmas, 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. Despite bad weather limiting this experiment to one and a half evenings, over £300 was raised for Club charity funds.

Beginning on 5 December, and on a further three occasions, our "choir" once again will strike up, with many dressed in Victorian costume to help the festive spirit along. Do come and join in.

Proceeds to the St Petroc's Society.



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 2018-11-22

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Weekly fellowship meeting

Monday 28th January 18.30

Weekly fellowship meeting

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.00 for 6.30 pm

Speaker : Andrew Parker : The Rotary Foundation

Monday 4th February 18.30

Speaker : Andrew Parker : The Rotary Foundation

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.00 for 6.30 pm

Monday 11th February 18.30

Club Council followed by weekly fellowship meeting : The Call My Bluff evening is postponed

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.00 for 6.30 pm. The planned Call my Bluff evening has been postponed to the autumn - date t.b.a.

Friday 15th February 10.15 - (members only)

Hike round historic Hayle with Steve and Demelza: 15 February 2019

A gentle hike through historic Hayle taking in the coast, harbour and centre of Hayle – “The Town That Changed The World”.

Please bring family and friends. Dogs welcome.
Timing will be to start walking at 10.15 am. Distance about 5 miles easy walking


Monday 18th February 18.30 (members only)

Open evening: speaker The Revd. J Putnam : The 10:10 project at All Saints Church, Highertown

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.00 for 6.30 pm.

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See also West Briton, 10 January 2019


Monday 18th February 18.30

Open evening: speaker The Revd. J. Putnam: The 10:10 project at All Saints Church, Highertown

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.00 for 6.30 pm


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The Truro Cathedral Restaurant
We meet on Mondays at 18:30
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