The Rotary Club of Taunton celebrated its centenary last year, 2022-23. Under the leadership of our new President Harry McFaul we will continue to work with, within and for the community to serve others and strive to create a better world.
We have 40 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 Operation Smile, Pets As Therapy, 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 20 organisations.
We promote and run a range of competitions and activities for young people . These vary from year to year, but 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 and support the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards. An event which our Club initiated and which is now a standing part of the Somerset Day Calendar and now organised by Bridgewater and Taunton College.
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,our families and friends. 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
more The Club members, wives, husbands, partners and friends gathered together with special guests and visitors from partner Clubs to celebrate the Club's Centenary, exactly 100 years after the Club's inauguration on 13th December 1922.
more All change at Taunton Rotary as President David Lewis hands over to President Harry McFaul and Rotarian Tracey Khodabandehloo becomes President Elect