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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen. Here's a flavour of what we do!

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.


20th Annual Mayor of Truro's Charity Golf Day, 12 May 2017

This event saw the best-ever number of teams entered, and the best financial result - close to £6,000 raised for charity


Young Writer 2016-2017

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


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.


Fal River Walk 2017

The 10th year of this event around the River Fal


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.


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 31 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

Most recent events : The Fal River Walk 2017

This year's Fal River Walk took place on 

With thanks to the National Trust, once again the event was based at Trelissick, and the largest share of the profits will be donated to the Merlin MS Centre, who helped to organise the event.  

For more details of the event on this website, and photos,  click here

or see the Walk website (www.falriverwalk.co.uk)

We encourage schools and young people

On 17 November 2016 six students from Richard Lander School took part. Yet again the skill of these budding cooks from  was remarkable.

As always we are indebted to the judges who, this year, were Ben Harmer of Penrose Kitchen (Shortlanesend) and Andy Chown of Fifteen (Watergate Bay).

Members and friends of the Rotary Club did the washing up as usual.

See more about the entries from Richard Lander School

This year's Club round of Youth Speaks for primary schools took place on 26 January 2017 at Truro High School. Seven local primary schools took part.

Congratulations to winners Polwhele House School who have entered almost every year of the twenty-odd years of this competition yet never featured on the shield! Their chosen subject, given a novel treatment, was "Are rules made to be broken?"

In second place was Archbishop Benson CE School who asked "Why don't politicians answer the question?".

Both schools went forward to the Area round in Penzance on 7 February.


Read more about the other teams and their chosen subjects

Through their schools, in the autumn term all pupils in the area were invited to take part in this year's Young Writer competition, on the theme  "Reflections". Entries could be fiction or non-fiction, a story or a poem. Adjudication took place towards the end of the spring term.

The competition had three categories - junior, intermediate, and senior - with six entries received in the junior section, thirty-three in the intermediate, and two in the senior section.

The prize winners in the junior category came from Devoran School (first), Kea CP School (second), and Truro Prep (third). In the intermediate and senior categories, all the winners came once more from Truro High School.

The winners in each category progressed to the District level competition (Cornwall and most of Devon) but none was chosen to progress further.

For photographs of the 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 is now ready for handover, after the construction phase, preceded by months of fund-raising.

See more pictures of the project

With a final grant of $5,000 from District funds, the Club's International Committee has succeeded in raising 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 Global Grant from Rotary International.

To find out more, and to see a video made by the Committee’s Chairman on a visit, please click here.

raising funds with local events

such as The Fal River Walk 

See above or click here for photos of the day

and the 20th Annual Charity Golf Day in association with the Mayor of Truro

12th May 2017 at Truro Golf Club

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.

Cheques for £1,500 each were presented at the end of the day to the Mayor of Truro for his charity (ROC Wellbeing), and to the Rotary Club's charity CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids - now known as Respite Breaks for Disadvantaged Children). The balance will be held in the Rotary Club's Trust Fund for the time being.

Ocean BMW Falmouth were the main sponsor once again, with the Ocean BMW trophy being presented to the winning team from Truro Golf Club's Scott Richards Professional with a score of 91 Stableford points.

Generous financial help also came from Barclays Bank plc, who again match-funded the proceeds of the tombola and "super draw", which this year raised the record totals of £453 and £800 respectively, thanks to massive efforts by the sales team of ladies..

The Ladies Trophy was won by A Walk in the Park - Ann Pollard, Vicki Armstrong, Ruth Middleton, and Jean-Anne Evers.

The Club is most grateful not only to the principal sponsors but also to all the companies, other supporters, and Club members, who sponsored holes, donated prizes, sold raffle tickets, and generally helped to produce such an outstanding result.

The prize for the best score with the "yellow ball" (a parallel competition) was won by long-standing friens of this event, DJ (John) Rich and friends (Clive Bicknell, Nigel Dunstan, Laurie Shepherd and founder member of the Rotary Club, Doug Richards.

For a full list of scores and prize winners, and to see photos of the day please click here

The Charity Fashion Show and Prize Draw on 16 March 2016 was 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

  • to those who provided the models, clothing, hair styling, make-up, and expertise, all free of charge

  • to the donors of over two dozen prizes for the Prize Draw, and to all who generously bought tickets

  • to Daphne Skinnard of BBC Radio Cornwall for once again elegantly delivering the commentary

  • and to Truro School for the use of its theatre, and the staff for their management and guidance

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 2017-05-18

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Sunday 22nd October 10.30 (members only)

22 October: Sunday walk around Coombe and Cowlands with Steve and Demelza

A walk arranged by Jenny Hall of about 5¾ miles, with a light lunch at Purdy's tea rooms (Lower Lanner Farm) which MUST be booked in advance. Maximum numbers 18 inc. non-walkers. Sign up as usual - closing date 18 October


Monday 23rd October 19.00 (members only)

Speaker: David Hughes: The Komera Centre Project: partners and guests welcome

Partners and guests are wamly invited to celebrate the completion of this project. It is an ideal opportunity to bring along potential members to see what Rotary can achieve. Other Clubs invited.


Monday 23rd October 19.00

Speaker: David Hughes: The Komera Centre Project: partners and guests welcome

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.30 for 7 pm. Partners and guests are invited to celebrate the completion of this project - an ideal opportunity to bring along potential members to see what Rotary can achieve. Other Clubs invited.


Monday 30th October 19.00

Weekly fellowship meeting

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.30 for 7 pm

Monday 6th November 19.00

Weekly fellowship meeting and speaker: Ivor Bowditch

For thirty years, Ivor Bowditch was the "PR" face of English China Clays and latterly Imerys. He is a founder member of The China Clay History Society, and has been our gracious host for several visits to "the clay".

Friday 10th November 10.00 (members only)

A walk on the wild side - with Steve and Demelza

A (possibly lengthy) ramble along the Great Flat Lode trail and skirting Carn Brea, from King Edward Mine at Troon (TR14 9HW), with lunch at The Croust Hut nearby. Fuller details to follow but expressions of interest invited on the usual form.


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Rotary News

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards

Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.

Details on RotaryGBI.org

How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

Find out more about Rotary fighting disease

Details on Rotary.org

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

The Truro Cathedral Restaurant
We meet on Mondays at 1900
(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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