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. Guests are most welcome and should you wish to attend one of our Club Meetings, please contact our Club Secretary, via the Home page link/ tab: "Club Secretary - Ian Horton", located directly under this  notice, to book in for dinner, thank you.
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    "  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 

The 2022 Mornington Art Show, was our fiftieth, and  was another great success. Thanks to all our artists, sponsors, volunteers, visitors and supporters. 

It’s our major fundraising event. 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 and follow it on facebook. 

Mornington Rotary Club is one of the eight clubs on the   Peninsula supporting the Peninsula Trail,  as an Australian Rotary Centenary Project. The Peninsula Trail is around 100klm of walking and cycling paths, half of which already exist, that will connect our  communities and visitor destinations.
In Mornington it will run parallel to the Heritage Railway line from the end of Peninsula Link at Moorooduc Station,  and connect in Civic Reserve,  to the Harrap Creek Trail to  the Briars and Mt.Martha.
In stage 2 it will connect into Mornington's main activity centre and the foreshore. Its part of Rotary's focus on environmental sustainability and health. For more info see . 
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
-   A contribution of $5000 to “Lift the Lid”, Australian Rotary Health’s funding campaign for research into mental health  
A contribution to Polio Plus of $5000.  Whatever we donate is matched 2 for 1 by the Gates Foundation. Details at  
-   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
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 the proceeds of the Silent Auction at the Opening Night of the Mornington Art Show, of over $8000 were also committed. In October 2020 the Mornington Club donated some 1,000 Native Eucalyptus Tube Stock to the combined five Rotary Clubs within the region. In March 2021 this funding was also applied to o the training and certification of  three people in the use of a Lucas Mill, a machine that enables farmers to machine logs for use as fence posts. This amazing ongoing project headed up by the Lakes Entrance Rotary Club and under the leadership of Peter Sindrey and his team is assisting the rehabilitation of farms and the   revegetation of fire ravaged properties within the East Gippsland area.
Australian Rotary Health Scholarships - Molly King and Liam Ryan 
The Rotary Club of Mornington is this year celebrating forty years since its project to research the cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome led to the  establishment of Australian Rotary   Health. Since then nearly $50m has been raised for medical research. 
 In 2020 the Club sponsored Molly King with an  Indigenous Health   Scholarship. Molly is currently in her second year of a five year course at   Monash University in Melbourne and is   undertaking a Bachelor of   Medicine.
In 2021 the Club has also undertaken the sponsorship of a a PHD student, Liam Ryan, who is researching a more effective method for Bowel Cancer screening. Bowel cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer mortality in Australia. His research   'Stool Cytology – A new Frontier for non-invasive screening'  is being co-funded by The Rotary Club of Mornington  with funding partner 'Reg Kilborn' , and potentially will benefit thousands of Australians through more effective early detection.
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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