Meetings
We normally meet on Wednesday nights over dinner, 6 for 630, at the Mornington Hotel. Please see our upcoming meeting and event details on  the right hand column of this website. You will be very welcome as a guest. See the Meeting Invitation under the tab Joining Mornington Rotary for more details.
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Treasurer
Secretary
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Chair Community & Vocational
Chair International & Foundation
Chair, Youth
Chair, Art Show
Board Member
Chair Membership
Public Relations
Club Protection Officer
On to Conference
Website Sponsors
The Four Way Test
 
 
 
 
    "  Now is our chance to change the world. To make sure no child is disabled by polio ever again.
Join in, speak out, be part of history ".
Bill Gates 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In 2019-21 the Mornington Rotary Club has made significant contributions to Rotary International and Australian Projects -
 
- A Sky Hydrant for a School in Bhutan.  This unit converts contaminated water to drinkable water. Details at https://www.disasteraidinternational.com/sky-hydrant.html
 
-   A contribution of $5000 to “Lift the Lid”, Australian Rotary Health’s funding campaign for research into mental health https://australianrotaryhealth.org.au/.  
 
A contribution to Polio Plus of $5000.  Whatever we donate is matched 2 for 1 by the Gates Foundation. Details at https://www.endpolio.org/  
 
-   A contribution to end Trachoma in Australia of $5000. Hard to believe Australia is the only developed country where this disease still exists. Details at  https://www.endtrachoma2020.org.au/
 
- An Indigenous Scholarship for 2021. This club is  supporting  an Indigenous student  to undertake her medical degree. Details at https://australianrotaryhealth.org.au/
The Rotary Club of Mornington remitted $10,000 to Bushfire Relief in East Gippsland, via the District 9820 Disaster Fund and the East Gippsland Clubs Bushfire Relief  Account. Additionally 100% of the proceeds of the Silent Auction at the Opening Night of the Mornington Art Show, of over $8000 was also committed. Recently (in October this year) the Mornington Club donated some 1,000 Native Eucalyptus Tube Stock to the combined five Rotary Clubs within the region. This amazing ongoing project headed up by the Lakes Entrance Rotary Club and under the leadership of Peter Sindrey and his team who are being assisted by Landcare Australia, delivered and planted the trees for revegetation onto fire ravaged properties within the East Gippsland area.

In 2021 the Mornington Art Show  will open on Thursday January 21 and it will run through until Tuesday January 26, Australia Day.

Our 2020 Art Show was another great success. It’s our major fundraising event, and has been running for 48 years. We think it’s the second largest in the State and the largest on the Mornington Peninsula.

For more information about the Art Show please go to www.morningtonartshow.com.au and follow it on facebook. 

Australian Rotary Health Scholarship
Miss Molly King
The Rotary Club of Mornington have a very long and dedicated affinity with Australian Rotary Health in that some 47 years ago a number of like minded members within the club were the catalyst for this amazing and at times life changing institution. This year the Club once again saw the need to further its involvement with a Sponsorship for Miss Molly King. Molly is the 2020 recipient of the Australian Rotary Health Scholarship and specifically within the field of the Indigenous Health Scholarship. Molly is currently in her second year of a five year course at Monash University in Melbourne and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Medicine.
Molly has a family connection with Rotary which saw her Grandfather serving as active Member of Rotary. Molly's connection with our First Nations People can be traced directly to her Father's branch of the family when her Grandmother was one of the Stolen Generation. The Rotary Club of Mornington and for that matter all Rotarians'  should be proud of the achievement's thus far of Molly and we wish her all the success in her future endeavours to service and assist the community.
 
 
The Club contributed $25,000 to purchase a new Intensive Care Unit bed, to coincide with the opening of the new Critical Care Unit at the Bays.  Funding for the bed was raised through a number of club activities including the Mornington Annual Art Show held each January. 
 
Recognition of Australian Rotary Health

A highlight of the Club's Annual Changeover night was the visit of the Chair of Australian Rotary Health, Greg Ross, to present recognition to Don Gordon, a President of the Club in the early 1980's, for his role in leading in the formation of Australian Rotary Health. ARH has subsequently gone on to raise $46 million for medical research, with its emphasis since the early 2000's being mental health. Six members of the club at the time of the formation were present,  (photograph L to R) Darryl Chambers, Milton Green, Don Gordon, Ted Moore, Ken Bilham and Ian Prudden.

 

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