Why Join Mornington Rotary Club ?
The Opportunity to Serve 
Rotarians serve both the local community and international communities. Service programs address health care, hunger and poverty, illiteracy, disaster relief, and the environmental,  to name a few. Members experience the fulfilment that comes from giving back.  
 
Professional Networking 
A founding principle of Rotary was to provide a forum for professional and business leaders. Members are leaders in business, industry, the professions, the arts, government, sports, the military, and religion. They Make decisions and influence policy. Rotary is the oldest, most prestigious service-club organisation in the world.
 
Personal Growth and Development 
Membership in Rotary ensures continuing personal and professional development. Leadership, public speaking and communication, organisation and planning, team building, fundraising, and teaching can be exercised and enhanced through Rotary. Rotary provides an opportunity to share your accumulated skills and experience with others. 
 
Friendship
Fellowship was a primary reason Rotary was started in 1905, and it remains a major attraction. Today, with more than 30,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries, Rotarians have friends wherever they go. Rotary helps to build community as well as enduring friendships. 
 
Cultural Diversity 
Rotary International is an association of local clubs in many countries. Clubs are open to members of every ethnic group, political persuasion, language, and religious belief. Rotary clubs contain a cross-section of the world’s leaders. They practice and promote tolerance. 
 
Good Citizenship 
Membership in Rotary makes one a better citizen. Weekly Rotary club programs keep members informed about what is taking place in the community, nation, and world. Rotary’s expansive network of clubs and programs provides extensive opportunities for service and interchange. 
 
World Understanding 
Rotary members gain an understanding of humanitarian issues and have a significant impact on them through international service projects and exchange programs of Rotary International and its Foundation. The promotion of peace is one of Rotary’s highest objectives.
 
Entertainment
Every Rotary club and district hosts social activities that offer diversion from one’s personal and business life. Conferences, conventions, assemblies, and social events provide entertainment as well as Rotary information. 
 
Family Foundations 
Rotary sponsors some of the world’s largest youth exchange, educational exchange and scholarship programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring for future leaders. They involve family members in a wide range of social and service activities. 
 
Ethical Environment 
Rotarians practice a 4WayTest that measures words and actions by their truthfulness, fairness, goodwill, and benefit to all. Encouraging high ethical standards in one’s profession and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its inception  
 
 
Rotary International 
Vision 
 
Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe in our own communities and in ourselves 
 
Values
 
Fellowship, integrity, diversity, service & leadership 
 
The Four Way Test 
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
Objects of Rotary 
To encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis or worthy enterprise, and in particular to encourage and foster
  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service
  2. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations and the dignifying of each Rotarians occupation as an opportunity to service society
  3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarians personal, business and community life
  4. The advancement of International understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. 
 
Four Avenues of Service 
 
  1. Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.
  2. Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical   standards.
  3. Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
  4. International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
 
Six Areas of Focus of Rotary Foundation 
 
  1. Promote Peace - Peace & conflict prevention  / resolution
  2. Fight Disease - Disease prevention and treatment
  3. Provide Clean Water & sanitation 
  4. Save mothers and children Maternal & Child Health
  5. Support education - Basic Education & Literacy 
  6. Grow local economies - Economic & Community Development