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      Caring for our World

      Delayed until Easter 2021 - 16th April

      2020 District 1200 Conference

      Are you ready?

      It starts in...


      In the light of the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have taken the decision to postpone the 2020 District 1200 Conference until Easter 2021, when we sincerely hope that the world will have returned to normal and we can all get together to celebrate the fabulous work that Rotary does, and pick up on our Caring for the World theme; little did we know it would be quite so close to home when we chose it!
      Keep safe and healthy in the meantime..Tickets will be back on sale nearer the time.

      It's a conference - but not as you know it!

      Why make changes?

      We have canvassed the Rotary Clubs in the District and acted on your feedback...
      This year's focus is on inviting and involving Rotarians' families and friends and proactively welcoming non-Rotarians to this year's event.
      This year it is about active recruitment!

      Inspired by Challenges

      As Rotarians we have always been attracted to the challenges. The theme of this year's conference couldn't pose a bigger challenge to the world today. Our charitable work is very much part of who we are...
      Let's share that with others..

      Festing it up!

      This year there will be no buffet queue - you will be treated to 'Rotary around the world' street food. We will have a festival spirit in the air with interactive breakouts. An activity programme for the children will be created, subject to numbers...

      Summer festival

      Caring For Our World

      'Caring for our World' was a theme that seemed to emerge naturally, and as a result of trying to make our conference as environmentally-friendly as possible. Many of us are trying to improve our practices with this aim in mind. 
      We'll be trying to discourage plastic event folders, pens, etc, and go for pencils and recyclable paper and card wherever possible. (Though we can't promise - our world isn't quite there yet!)
      'Caring for our World' starts with self - if we don't look after ourselves, then we aren't in a position to help others - much like the aeroplane oxygen mask analogy! This thought gave us the opportunity to develop sessions in a creative and, we hope, innovative way - especially the breakout sessions.
      'Caring for our World' also gives us scope to look at the many projects and initiatives within Rotary which impact positively on the world's population. 'Caring for our World' is what Rotary is all about.

      Key Festival Features

      There will be a lot happening during the day - some of which is listed below...

      Singer with guitar
      Little girls in flower outfits
      • Interactive Breakout Sessions

        Providing a broad range of topics and activities and an opportunity for Rotary clubs and individuals to present on their projects. 

      • House of Friendship

        Charities presenting on their work. 

      • Live Entertainment

        Street food vans and gin bar with live entertainment at lunchtime. 

      • Prizes

        Opportunity for adults and children to win prizes by completing their Rotary Around the World Passport! 

      • Children's Activities

        Activity programme for children, subject to numbers.

      Who Will Attend District 1200 Conference?

      Well, we hope you, for a start! 


      If you are new to the organisation, please do come along - we've been listening to your feedback.

      Conference Stalwarts

      Please join in as you always do, with enthusiasm, fellowship, friendship and fun.


      If you're a non-Rotarian who has stumbled across this website then please keep reading, and then please join us and find out what you can do within our wonderful organisation, and the impact you really can make on our society. And Rotarians - we need you to encourage others to join us - here at the conference, and of course in Rotary itself. Why not challenge yourself on this and post in our blog?


      We really do want to make it easier for those of you with family commitments to join in this important Rotary event, so you will see that we have worked hard on tailoring appropriate activities. There is an activity programme courtesy of Taunton School's facilities, and we aim to arrange a creche facility, again subject to take-up.

      Come along for Friday evening, Saturday day-time, Saturday evening, stay over Friday and/or Saturday nights. We're flexible so that you can be flexible. We can't wait to welcome you to Taunton in July 2020!

      Why You Should Attend

      • Inspiration

        Our presenters will inspire you with their stories, creativity, and real-world examples of their success.

      • Challenge

        Challenge your perceptions, your pre-conceptions, your thinking, yourselves.

      • Community

        Rotary fellowship, friendship, and reminding ourselves - or learning - just how warm and respectful our community is.

      • Encouragement

        It is possible to create a better world, from short-term to long-term goals. And to encourage others to join with us in Rotary. 

      Conference Events

      A weekend packed full of promise...and we make it easy for you with buses running between hotels and the venue.

      • Rotary Golf Match

        Coffee & Bacon Bap and 18 HolesOpen to Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike coming to the conference.

        Oake Manor Golf Club TA4 1BA

        10:00 - 11.30


        Date TBC


      • 2 Course Hog Roast

        Informal evening of entertainment and official District 1200 handover and Inner Wheel District 20 handover. Dress code - casual.

        Rumwell Hall, RumwellTA4 1EL

        7:30 - 12:00


        Date TBC


      • Caring for our World

        Day Delegate Conference - the Summer Festival

        Taunton School, TA2 6AD

        09:00 - 17:00


        Date TBC


      • Caring for our World

        Conference Dinner with 3 course dinner, Take That tribute band.. and just a few surprises!Dress code - smart casual.

        Taunton School, TA2 6AD

        19:00 - 12:00


        Date TBC


      Key Presenters

      Inspirational speakers addressing diverse subjects


      Sophie Banham


      Wendy O'Carroll


      Simeon Moore


      Eddie the Eagle


      MHA Monahans
      Monahans Wealth Management