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Caring for our World

Friday 3 July - Saturday 4 July 2020

2020 District 1200 Conference

Are you ready?

It starts in...


Early Bird Offer!

Buy your conference ticket by the 31st March and enter the draw to win a free night's bed and breakfast in a suite at the prestigious Castle Hotel.

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


    July 2020


  • 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


    July 2020


  • Caring for our World

    Day Delegate Conference - the Summer Festival

    Taunton School, TA2 6AD

    09:00 - 17:00


    July 2020


  • 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


    July 2020


Key Presenters

Inspirational speakers addressing diverse subjects


Sophie Banham


Wendy O'Carroll


Simeon Moore


Eddie the Eagle


Friday 3 July 2020
Hog Roast


2 Course Hog Roast
and complimentary drink

Informal evening of entertainment and official District 1200 handover and Inner Wheel District 20 handover

Saturday 4 July 2020 Conference


Day Delegate Rate

Saturday 4 July 2020 Conference for Children



Includes a full range of activity options including rock climbing, archery, drama, yoga, rock painting etc.

Saturday 4 July 2020 Conference & Dinner


Day Delegate Rate plus Dinner

Saturday 4 July 2020 Children's Conference & Dinner


This price is for children attending the conference and also the evening meal.

Saturday 4 July 2020 Dinner Only


This ticket is for those who only wish to attend the evening dinner at Taunton School


MHA Monahans
Monahans Wealth Management

In the spirit of Rotary...

In the spirit of the values and generosity of Rotary, we'd like to ask everyone attending if they would please bring with them a (non-plastic!) bag with an item of clothing or non-perishable food suitable for donating to RAFT (Refugee Aid from Taunton) or Open Door - supporting homeless people. We will have a collecting point in the House of Friendship. Thank you in anticipation!

Early Bird Booking Offer...

The Castle Hotel Taunton, have kindly donated one night's bed and breakfast in a suite. This is a prestigious 4 star hotel in the heart of Taunton. Please indicate if this is something that you would be interested in when you book your ticket and we will put your name into the hat!NB:You will need to have booked by March 31st 2020.