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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.
 
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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 will be our fiftieth, so expect something special. Opening night will be on Thursday January 20th and it will run until Australia Day, Wednesday the 26th. 

Our 2021 Show was another great success. Thanks to all our artists, sponsors, volunteers, visitors and supporters. Our COVID Safe Plan worked well and despite a slight reduction in displayed art, and a reduced number of sales days, sales were comparable with previous years and visitor numbers were up. 

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 www.morningtonartshow.com.au and follow it on facebook. 

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/
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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