Welcome to the Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen. Here's a flavour of what we do!
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
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 charitydetails
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
16 March 2016 Charity Fashion Show and Prize Draw
Our third venture of this type, again in aid of Admiral Nurses (Dementia UK), raised over £3,400. Over two dozen valuable prizes were won in the draw. See below for a summary of supporters, sponsors, photos, and also the link to prize winners.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 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
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.
This year's Fal River Walk took place on
The event raised close to £6,500, of which £5,000 has been
presented to the Merlin MS Centre, who helped to organise the event. We
are most grateful to the National Trust who, once again, allowed the
event to be based at Trelissick.
The Presentation Evening was held at The Cathedral Restaurant on 20 November, when we were joined by our generous sponsors Santander Bank, Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management, and Chris Nicholls Motors.
(l-r) John Waldie (Atkins Ferrie), Peter Bayly (President), Lucy Chappell (Merlin MS Centre), Chris Nicholls, David Rogers (Santander)
Over the ten years since this event was started, approximately £75,000 has been raised for various charities.
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
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
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.
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, 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 26th February 19.00
Weekly fellowship meeting
At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.30 for 7 pm
Friday 2nd March 17.00 (members only)
President's Night 2017-2018
The annual junket, this year at The Alverton in Truro. 7 for 7.30 pm. Price £33 ea. To see your menu choices, follow the link below.
Music by the Truro School Jazz Funk.
Friday 2nd March 19.00
Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen President's Night 2017-2018
The annual junket, this year at The Alverton in Truro. 7 for 7.30 pm. Black tie. Price £33 ea. Menu choices and payments by 14 February. Music by the Truro School Jazz Funk. For more info contact David Hughes (President Elect).
Monday 5th March 19.00
Committee meetings : note earlier start. Buffet to follow.
At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6 for 6.30 pm
Monday 12th March 19.00
Club Council 5 pm followed by weekly fellowship meeting
At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.30 for 7 pm for members not on Club Council
Monday 19th March 19.00
PARTNERS and speaker: Simon Hendra
At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.30 for 7 pm. The website signing on sheet will override the normal apologies system. All must indicate YES (with details) or NO on the sheet.
Monday 26th March 19.00
Club Business Meeting and weekly fellowship meeting
At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.30 for 7 pm. The business meeting will report on the Council meeting of 12 March and will follow the meal. Any other business and fellowship as usual.
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.
Rotary supporting young people
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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