Fellowship and Membership

Taunton Rotary celebrates 100 years of serving our community and providing benefit to those in need locally and across the world. As a worldwide organisation we welcome new members who will work with us in fellowship and fun to benefit others.

The Rotary Club of Taunton celebrate its centenary this year, 2022-23. Under the leadership of our new President David Lewis we will continue to work with, within ad for the community to serve others and strive to create a better world. 

We have over 50 members who meet regularly and work hard on projects and initiatives to support our community. We are part of an international network of Clubs across the globe and this means we also contribute to major international initiatives such as the eradication of Polio and Malaria, the supply of clean water and emergency response to disasters. Indeed in many cases the International Rotary organisation has initiated these global activities.

This year our main charities will be Taunton Citizen's Advice and The Great lakes Project, a charity working with those living in one of the world's poorest countries Burundi. 

Locally we believe we make a difference to many local voluntary organisations by supporting them with fundraising activities, donations and help and last year alone we supported over 40 organisations.

We promote and run a range of competitions and activities for young people . These include national competitions known as Young Chef, Youth Speaks, Young Musician, Young Writer and Young Photographer. We connect with schools and youth organisations. We promote enterprise in the young and encourage their contribution to life in our community. We are especially proud to celebrate the achievements of young people through the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards. An event which our Club initiated and which is now a long standing part of the Somerset Calendar.

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic we have continued to meet weekly and have supported a number of projects to help those most in need. The reason we have been around for a long-time and the key behind our sustainability lies in our commitment to building fellowship between members and our families. We have fun, hold events and support each other. That's why our motto is 'Service above Self'. We welcome new members and especially those who reflect the wide diversity of our community. If you want to join with like minded people and play a role in your community and are interested in becoming a member or maybe just finding out more about what we do then make contact. We'd love to hear from you.

If you simply want to hear more about what we do then join us as a 'Friend' and receive quarterly Newsletters and information about our many activities and events. If you are interested in being added to our 'Friends' email list just contact the Secretary at Tauntonrotary@outlook.com


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Nikki Scott, Vice President of Rotary International (left to right) with David Lewis, President of Taunton Rotary, Robert Rezendes, President Taunton Massachusetts and Richard Austin, President of Taunton Vale.

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