Fellowship and Membership

Our Club has over 50 members. We are an active Club that support our community and are involved in international initiatives. Find out more about membership opportunities and the the impact we have locally and internationally.


The Rotary Club of Taunton will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2022. 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. Locally we believe we make a difference to many local voluntary organisations by supporting them with fundraising activities, donations and help. To see the range of organisations we have supported visit our Home page. 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.

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