The Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen is one of 34,000 clubs worldwide. Its 32 men and women members are typical of this global network of 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.

The city from Kenwyn

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" tab at the top to see the kinds of activities that we are involved in at home and abroad.

Victoria Gardens in the spring                                                                     

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.

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What we do

We encourage schools and young people

On 17 November six pupils from Richard Lander School took part in the 2016-2017 Club round of Young Chef

Yet again the skill of these budding cooks was remarkable.

As always we are indebted to the judges who, this year, were Ben Harmer of Penrose Kitchen (Shortlanesend) and Andy Chown of Fifteen (Watergate Bay)

Members and friends of the Rotary Club did the washing up as usual.

See more about the entries from Richard Lander School 


This year's Club round of Youth Speaks for primary schools took place on 26 January 2017 at Truro High School. Seven local primary schools took part.

Polwhele House School were the winners, a first for them despite being loyal contestants over the years. Their chosen subject, given a novel treatment, was "Are rules made to be broken?" In second place was Archbishop Benson CE School who asked "Why don't politicians answer the question?". Both schools go forward to the Area round in penzance on 7 February.

A list of the schools taking part and the topics on which they spoke will follow shortly..

Through their schools, all pupils in the area have been invited to take part in this year's Young Writer competition. The theme this year is "Reflection". Entries may be written or typed, fiction or non-fiction, a story or a poem, as long as the piece relates to the theme.  A suitable submission would be an A4 page of up to 500 words.

We have a history of success in this competition, culminating in a national winner in 2015-2016.

Ella Kyle, a Year 9 pupil at Truro High School, came first at Intermediate level.There were nearly 4,000 entrants.

Ella was praised by the judges for her thoughtful, stunning and mature précis - a fictional piece exploring the beauty of the world from the everyday to the extraordinary through the photographs left behind by the main character’s late grandfather.

. Ella receiving her RIBI trophy from Club President Bob Sturland.Ella's winning entry, with the junior and senior winners, may be read here

Entries were received in each of the three categories - junior, intermediate, and senior.

The winners in the intermediate category at the Club level all came from Truro High School for Girls, who were presented with their certificates and prizes by Dr Moodie, the Head Master, at a school assembly.

The first prize winner, Ella, also won the District 1175 and national competitions at this level.

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



The Community Service Committee has chosen to support this St Petroc's project in the grounds of Epiphany House, Truro. The aim is to encourage the clients of St Petroc's to grow vegetables and herbs in a peaceful, newly-created garden.

Eight stalwarts braved the Cornish cold to help as marshals 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 is now ready for handover, after the construction phase, preceded by months of fund-raising.

See more pictures of the project


With a final grant of $5,000 from District funds, the Club's International Committee has succeeded in raising 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 Global Grant from Rotary International.

To find out more, and to see a video made by the Committee’s Chairman on a visit, please click here.

raising funds with local events

The Fal River Walk 2016

The sun came out; the wind dropped; 130 walkers turned out; Trelissick proved a splendid setting yet again; and the event was appreciated by all - with a profit of over £4,000 divided between the Merlin MS Centre, the National Trust, and the Club's Trust Fund.

Click here for photos of the day

19th Annual Charity Golf Day in association with the Mayor of Truro

20th May 2016 at Truro Golf Club

Another great success

This event was the most successful of our Golf Days so far, raising £5,500 in all.

37 teams of four took part.

Cheques for £1,500 each were presented to the Mayor of Truro for her charity ( Emmaus Cornwall), and to CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids). The balance will be held in the Rotary Club's Trust Fund.

Ocean BMW Falmouth were the main sponsor once again, with the Ocean BMW trophy being presented to the winning team from Scott Burridge Commercial with a score of 90 Stableford points (picture below).

Exceptionally generous financial help also came from Barclays Bank plc, who match-funded the proceeds of the tombola and "super draw", each of which raised £500.

The Club is most grateful not only to the principal sponsors but also to all the companies, other supporters, and Club members, who sponsored holes, donated prizes, sold raffle tickets, and generally helped to produce such an outstanding result.

The winning team from Scott Burridge Commercial (Carl Jenkin, David Ellis, Mark Jago, and Adam Fry) with the Ocean BMW Trophy and the Mayor of Truro (2015-2016) Mrs Lorrie Eathorne-Gibbins.

Organiser for the Rotary Club, Peter Bayly, and President Bob Sturland are in the back row

In second place with 86 points were Keith West and Friends (John Doyle, Chris Stable and Colin Honey),  and in third place with 85  points were Stephen Payne Planning (Stephen Payne, David Corsellis, Jack Corsellis and Shane Cooper).
The Ladies Trophy was won by Yiamas - Ann Moyle, Michelle Cowls, Vicki Stevenson and Kathy Bennett.

The Mayor, Kathy Bennett, Michele Cowls, Ann Moyle, and Vicki Stevenson

The best Visitors' Team was Cober Valley Rotary Club (George Curnow, Rachel Curnow, Ian Munday and Jo Munday) and the best Seniors' Team was Lions Tail Twisters of Peter Read, Alan Downie, Alan Chick and Roger Winchester.

The prize for the best score with the "yellow ball" (a parallel competition) was won by the Truro Golf Club President's Team, Steve and Gail Davis, and Bev and Ray Horton.

For a full list of scores please click here

and here for more photographs of the day

The Charity Fashion Show and Prize Draw was a resounding success, raising over £3,400

We are greatly indebted to the many people and organisations who have made this event such a success

  • to those who provided the models, clothing, hair styling, make-up, and expertise, all free of charge

  • to the donors of over two dozen prizes for the Prize Draw, and to all who generously bought tickets

  • to Daphne Skinnard of BBC Radio Cornwall for once again elegantly delivering the commentary

  • and to Truro School for the use of its theatre, and the staff for their management and guidance

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 21 March 2016

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The Truro Cathedral Restaurant
We meet on Mondays at 1900 (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.) The Truro Cathedral Restaurant
TR1 2AJ tel: 01872 245011

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