Each year 2 young people are selected to take part in a bi-annual exchange with our sister Club of Taunton in Massachusetts, USA. The costs of travel are wholly funded by the respective Rotary Club and Rotarians in the hosting country provide all accommodation and arrange a full array of activities and visits.
This project, often known by the shorthand ‘Taunton Mass’, can be life changing for those involved, many of whom develop a deeper understanding of each other’s culture and often establish long lasting contacts and in some cases, lifetime friendships. The visits play a valuable part in personal development, widen horizons and are a truly magical experience for those involved.
All those who take part make a presentation to the Club on their return and without exception all report how significant was the visit in enhancing their lives.
The Club often has return visits from those who have previously been involved and it is rewarding to know how much our support for this exchange is valued by those involved.
Want to take part? Contact our Club to find how to apply for selection.
more Water Boxes are packed and distributed by Rotarians and provide essential survival equipment to disaster hit areas.
more International co-operation is rewarded by success as 13 years on a young Zambian scholar works in secondary schools as a fully trained teacher and is now studying for his second degree.
more Taunton Rotary, working with their sister Club in Lisieux Normandy has funded the cost of four years' secondary schooling (£400 per year per pupil) of two girls in the remote Himalayan province of Ladakh through the charity Himalayan Children.
more Malaria kills 600,000 a year: The Rotary Club of Taunton donates money for prevention
more Hands on Rotary. A team of Rotarians from Taunton Rotary Club worked together to create life saving Water Boxes which are sent as Emergency Kits to areas that have experienced a disaster.
more Members of Taunton Rotary Club along with partners, once again hosted their long-time sister Club in Lisieux, re-igniting old friendships and strengthening relationships between our two Clubs.
more With the help of Taunton Rotary, Emily is heading off to Fiji to act as a volunteer
more Rotary International has played a major part in the eradication of polio
more The Rotary Club of Taunton has recently donated £1,000 to support the Busoga Trust, a charity that supports and maintains the provision of clean water to remote rural communities in Uganda.
back The Rotary Club of Taunton supports both national and locally initiated international projects and links with Clubs abroad, including France and the USA. Click on 'DETAILS' below and read about our recent visit to Lisieux.....