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Due the current Health & Safety issues pertaining to Social & Community gatherings, as instigated by Federal and State Authorities the Rotary Club of Mornington has suspended all face to face meetings until further notice. We are meeting most weeks though on Zoom. Please see the latest Bulletin on the right hand column of this website for details. 
 
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President
Treasurer
Secretary
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Chair Community & Vocational
Chair International & Foundation
Chair, Youth
Chair, Art Show
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Chair Membership
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Club Protection Officer
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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 2019-20 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 will support an Indigenous nurse to undertake a year of training. Details at https://australianrotaryhealth.org.au/
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Mornington has committed $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 is also committed. 

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

For more information about the Art Show please go to www.morningtonartshow.com.au.

 
 

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Mornington for its support for Interplast & Samoa.
 
The Rotary Club of Mornington has recently sponsored a volunteer medical team to continue to undertake life-changing work in Samoa.
In Samoa, from August 27 to September 8,  the team conducted plastic and reconstructive surgical treatment for 60 patients, conducted consultations with 134 patients,  and continued  the training  and mentoring  local surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and physiotherapists. The value of the volunteer team’s time was nearly $100,000.
The Rotary Club of Mornington contributed $18,000 to the cost of sending the team.
Rotary was integrally involved in the establishment of Interplast in 1983 with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. It is now a fully accredited NGO  providing similar support in 17 countries.that enjoys the support of Rotary throughout Australia.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The President of the Rotary Club of Mornington, Libby Paterson,  was pleased to present the CEO of the Bays Hospital, Ellena Allen, a cheque for $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 fro 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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