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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 Writer 2016-2017

This year’s topic was ‘Reflections’, and entries could be in prose or poetry form.


Fal River Walk 2017

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


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.


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.


Youth Speaks 2018

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


About us

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

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
21st Annual Golf Day in association with the Mayor of Truro, 11 May 2018

Thirty-nine teams took part in this year's Golf Day, many battling with heavy rain in the middle of the day to complete their rounds. The winners of the perpetual Boscawen Trophy (sponsored this year by Truro Motor Company Volvo) were The Piranos from Perranporth Golf Club, and the winners of the ladies' competition were a team from Humberts Estate Agents.

All the results and more pictures are here

(l-r) President of the Rotary Club Peter Bayly, Mayor of Truro John Tamblyn, David Crossley of The Piranos, and

Raj Dhumale (Event Organiser)

(l-r) Peter Bayly, the Mayor of Truro, the Humberts team, and Raj Dhumale

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

2018 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

2018 Young Writer - further local success

By the April deadline, the Club had received twenty essays or poems in the junior age group and three in the intermediate age group for this year’s national Rotary competition with its challenging subject, ‘A Different Perspective’. The local judges were greatly impressed with the imagination and maturity of expression shown by our young competitors.

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

In May the winning entry in each age group was submitted for judging at District (Devon and Cornwall) level, and we were delighted to hear that our local winner at primary school level, Pax McDowell (Truro Prep School) had won that age group - continuing the recent success of our local schools in this event. The competition’s coordinator for Devon and Cornwall has again commented on the excellence of his writing. Pax will receive his first prize at a brief presentation ceremony later in June.

The Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen has sent its warmest congratulations to Pax, and to all the other competitors and their teachers.

We look forward to receiving entries for the 2019 competition, details of which will be published this Autumn.

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.

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 
Annual Golf Days in association with the Mayor of Truro (see above)

The 20th annual Golf Day in 2017 was the greatest success yet raising close on £6,000 in all. A record number of 40 teams of four entered.

This year a similar amount was raised

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.

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.

Home page updated 2018-05-30

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 25th June 19.00 (members only)

Playrite Theatre School - a partners and guests evening

Youngsters from this Truro theatre school will entertain members and guests after our meal. We understand that they will sing for around 40 minutes. Parents will be accompanying them. Please sign up on the attached form by 09:00 on Monday 25 June.

Playrite Theatre School - a partners and guests evening

Monday 25th June 19.00

Playrite Theatre School - a partners and guests evening

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.30 for 7 pm

Tuesday 26th June 18.00 (members only)

26 June : Stewarding for the ROK 5K 2018 charity fun run

The Club has agreed once more to provide 20 stewards (members and partners) along the route of this run. Please sign up in the usual way if you are willing to spare a couple of hours - beer and pasty reward.


Sunday 1st July 12.00 (members only)

1 July 2018 : Presidential Handover

To be held at Little Roseveth, thanks to Andrew and Jane Parker - see map below. Catering by Ann Curtis. Cost will be £19 each (bring your own bottles), children age 13 and under £12. Guests welcome. Please sign up in the usual way on webform.


Monday 2nd July 18.30

NO MEETING following Handover on 1 July

Enjoy a week off

Weekly fellowship meeting

Monday 9th July 18.30

Weekly fellowship meeting

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.00 for 6.30 pm

Weekly fellowship meeting

Monday 16th July 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 19:00 (18:30 from 9 July)
(Meetings are not held on Bank Holidays. From July 2018, meetings will start at 18:30 (gather from 18:00). 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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