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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen. Here's a flavour of what we do! For the Club's Privacy and Accessibility Policy, scroll to the foot of this page.

Supporting the Merlin Fun Run 5 July 2018

Last year a number of members gave their time to help marshal the course. 186 runners took part on the day and the charity raised almost £2,000 from the event. We have agreed to help again in 2018.


Refurbishing the Komera Centre

In association with the Rotary Club of Kigali Gasabo in Rwanda, the Club's International Committee has raised $61,000 to improve the Komera Centre, which supports over 140 youngsters whose disabilities include deafness and mental disorders.


21st Annual Mayor of Truro's Charity Golf Day, 11 May 2018

39 teams entered, and a great financial result was achieved - close to £6,000 raised for the Mayor's Charity (Cancer Research UK), Cornwall Blood Bikes, and the Club's Trust Fund.


Youth Speaks 2018

The 28th year of this uplifting competition, this year held for the first time at Polwhele House School


Fal River Walk 2017

The 10th year and last year of this event around the River Fal


Young Writer 2016-2017

This year’s topic was ‘Reflections’, and entries could be in prose or poetry form.


About us


Victoria Gardens in the spring                                                The city from Boscawen Park

The Club's 33 men and women members give their time and talents to help with local and international concerns. We meet at 18:30 on most Monday evenings at the Truro Cathedral Restaurant. All members of Rotary International are welcome as is anyone interested in finding out more about membership.

For more information about Rotary and the Club, click here or use the Membership Enquiry link at the foot of this page.

For more information about Truro and the area go to http://www.enjoytruro.co.uk.

To view the Club's Privacy and Accessiibility Policy, scroll to the foot of this page or click here. 

       A new Rotary year opens

On 1 July the Club welcomed in its new President - taking over from another who had also done the job some years earlier.

David Hughes took over the reins from Peter Bayly at a summer party in the grounds of one of its members.

Also elevated were Vivian Hendra as Junior Vice President (on left) and Rajendra Dhumale as Senior Vice President (second from right)

  What we do

We encourage and support schools and young people

2018 Youth Speaks for primary schools

Yet again, the standard was very high. The winners were Truro Prep School (left).

Devoran School (right) were second

More on the topics discussed, and photos

2018 Young Writer - "A Different Perspective" - further local success

Rotary Club prizes and commendations were awarded to entries from St Erme with Trispen Community School, Truro Prep and Richard Lander School. The local winner at primary school level, Pax McDowell (Truro Prep School) won the District (Devon and Cornwall) level age group

12 June 2018 : Rotary Kids Out at Flambards organised by RC Helston Cober Valley

Over 70 children  from Curnow School, Redruth, and Nancealverne School, Penzance, with helpers, spent a day at Flambards Theme Park sponsored by Rotary Clubs in West Cornwall.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

This summer the Club sponsored three young people on the course, sharing the costs with their employers.

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

Participating or helping as course marshals on the ROC (United Response) 5 kilometre charity run and at the Trelissick Family Fun Run in aid of the Merlin MS Centre.

The events raised a combined total of around £18000.


Members volunteer to help at the Foodbank each week.

We support the St Petroc's Society throughout the year, and help with marshalling for the Cornwall Hospice Care Santa Fun Run at Christmas.

and we engage with international projects

The White Cross Mission in Romania                                                    Shelterbox Disaster Relief 

Refurbishing the Komera Centre in Rwanda

The Club's latest international project has now been handed over, following the construction phase

To find out more, and to see more pictures of the project, including a video made by the Committee’s Chairman on a visit to Rwanda, please click here

                 How we raise funds to support these activities

21st Annual Golf Day in association with the Mayor of Truro, 11 May 2018
Close to £6,000 was raised for the Mayor's Charity (Cancer Research UK), Cornwall Blood Bikes, and the Club's Trust Fund.The winners of the perpetual Boscawen Trophy (sponsored this year by Truro Motor Company Volvo) were The Piranos from Perranporth Golf Club; the winners of the ladies' competition were a team from Humberts Estate Agents.

All the results and more pictures are here

Winners : The Piranos (capt. David Crossley, with trophy)                    Winning ladies : the Humberts team

Also shown are (l-r) Rotary Club President Peter Bayly, Mayor of Truro John Tamblyn,  and Raj Dhumale (Event Organiser)

Raj Dhumale presented cheques for £1,500 each to the Mayor and to Mark Holdroyd of Cornwall Blood Bikes.

   Alex Walker presents Volvo's sponsorship cheque                            Cornwall Blood Bikes and Cancer Research UK

  Singing Christmas Carols at High Cross

Club members, wives, and friends formed a "community choir" to sing carols at High Cross in front of the Cathedral on the Wednesday "late night shopping" evenings before Christmas.

Sadly, bad weather limited the appearances of our valiant choristers, many dressed in Victorian costume, to one and a half evenings. Nonetheless, over £300 was raised for Club charity funds.



The concert, in the Chapel of Truro School on 19 October, raised over £1,000 for the Truro Foodbank.   

The Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen

Members of RI/RIBI wishing to attend a meeting are asked to 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.

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.

To get in touch about any topic, click on this link, or the Contact link in the menu at the foot of the page.               

Home page updated 2018-08-06

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Saturday 18th August 18.30 (members only)

Parkers' Pizza Party in aid of The Rotary Foundation

6.30 for 7. Andrew and Jane are again generously hosting a pizza party with profits to our contribution to The Rotary Foundation - cost will be £15 per head incl. 1 glass of wine. Non-attenders are asked to pay £10 towards our donation. Guests welcome.

Weekly fellowship meeting

Monday 20th August 18.30

Weekly fellowship meeting

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.00 for 6.30 pm

Friday 24th August 10.30 (members only)

Explore Cornwall's very early history with Brian

Exploring Castle an Dinas (St. Columb), starting with a brief guided tour around the fort and the mining remains nearby, followed by an "easy" circular walk (less than 3 miles) around the area. Lunch and other details to be arranged. See map below.


Monday 27th August 18.30 -

NO MEETING : public holiday

Weekly fellowship meeting and speakers: Speakers: RYLA participants (3)

Monday 3rd September 18.30

Weekly fellowship meeting and speakers: Speakers: RYLA participants (3)

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.00 for 6.30 pm

Sunday 9th September 11.00 (members only)

Helpers on Truro Day

Please volunteer to showcase the Club - a more detailed rationale below. See the form for shifts/tasks and sign up if you are able to assist. Partners' help would be more than welcome.

17:15 Club Council followed by weekly fellowship meeting

Monday 10th September 18.30

17:15 Club Council followed by weekly fellowship meeting

At Truro Cathedral restaurant 6.00 for 6.30 pm

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

The Truro Cathedral Restaurant
We meet on Mondays at 18:30
(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 (01872 271655).)
The Truro Cathedral Restaurant
TR1 2AJ  01872 245011

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