We normally meet on Wednesday nights over dinner, 6.00 for 6.30, 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 - Jo Davie", located directly under this  notice, to book in for dinner or contact her on 0412 235 868 thank you.
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There are a number of projects in the planning stages and as we have done over the past 75 years, we will strive to serve our Community well into 2024 and beyond. Our Club provides a diverse and a very interesting range of Guest Speakers for our regular Wednesday night Club Dinner Meetings, for which we encourage and offer members of the Mornington community to attend. We invite all Mornington community members to join us either in participating in a Club Project or coming along to one of our Club Meetings.
To find out more detailed information about Mornington Rotary, please contact one of our Club Board Members, as listed on the Left Hand side of this webpage, and by clicking on their name this will put you in direct contact with a Club Executive, and finally to read the full and expanded version of each of our Web Page articles please click on the tab Read More.

The Rotary Rotary Club of Mornington was once again pleased to present The 2024 Mornington Art Show, the 2024 Art Show was our 52nd and was another great success. A very big thanks to all our artists, all our sponsors who provide such tremendous input from a financial perspective, all our loyal volunteers, visitors and supporters, and to all our Club Members and their partners who provide valuable assistance.  We believe that The Mornington Art Show is the second largest Community based Art Show in the State and the largest on the Mornington Peninsula. The Art Show provides our Club with the avenue to undertake all our Community based Projects and also to support those members of the Community in need.

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



 Over the past 60 years The Rotary Club of Mornington has, and continue to have a Community Based working collaboration with our ownThe Bays Hospital. Our Club is very proud to support The Bays and have provided a wide range of support over the year's, such as our recent input in being able to the donate funds to provide a Critical Care Bed within the Hospitals Intensive Care Unit. Our latest and exciting contribution to the Hospital is tremendous new Project being the Mornington Peninsula residents will benefit from having more specially trained nurses at The Bays Hospital in Mornington, following the launch of The Bays Nursing and Midwifery Education Fund. The Fund, a partnership between Mornington Rotary Club and The Bays Hospital, will support The Bays nurses to undertake specialised training, which not-for-profit hospitals and nurses can struggle to fund.
Mornington Rotary has made an initial donation of $25,000 to the Fund and invites members of the community to also contribute and support their local community hospital. CEO of The Bays Hospital, Jade Phelan, said: “We are thrilled to have had the support of Mornington Rotary Club over many years, and have worked with them over the last year to identify the most worthy project for them to support into the future. Nurse education is certainly that.”


L to R: CEO The Bays Hospital - Jade Phelan, Nurse - Justine Killen & President of Mornington Rotary - Pam Hall

Mornington Community & Support Centre
The Mornington Community and Support Centre, located on Main Street, play a vital role in the many and varied services they provide to those in our community in need. Mornington Rotary are very proud to be associated with The Support Centre and the crucial service's they provide. To this end a fantastic project in early 2023 was instigated to raise funds for the ongoing work the Centre provide, this was The Moondah Project.    
The Mornington Community Support Centre quickly assessed that the volume of furniture was huge, and invited Mornington Rotary to assist with its disposal. Mornington Rotary quickly came to the same conclusion, and invited Mt.Eliza and Mt.Martha Rotary Clubs to assist. 
Ultimately over 800 lots were catalogued and sold over 3 weekly on line auctions in May. Most lots contained multiple items suggesting over 3000 pieces were involved. Some of the more special lots received more than 2000 on line views.
Around 20 Rotarians were involved in the cataloguing, inspection and collection days, contributing around 100 person days. This ensured the cost of Grays professional services were kept to a minimum.
The three auctions raised just over $55,000, a much needed supplement to the Support Centre’s annual income to assist people in crisis or facing homelessness. Generously, Ryman covered the cost of Grays Auctions
Australian Rotary Health & ARH Scholarships - Molly King 

In the early 1980's club member Ian Scott proposed the need for medical research into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The club got behind this initiative, and approached other clubs in the district who added to the funding support. Progressively districts and clubs from around Australia came on Board and over $46 million has been raised. Once successful research had been completed into SIDS, other areas of need for medical research were funded. Since the early 2000's the Research emphasis has been towards medical research. ARH also funds scholarships for study and in 2019-21 the Rotary Club of Mornington is supporting an Indigenous Scholarship. 

Full details on Australian Rotary Health are available at

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.
Mornington Rotary Stalwarts , Ted Morre & Ian Horton &  Ms Molly King
Mornington Rotary Club is one of the eight clubs on the   Peninsula supporting the Peninsula Trail,  as an Australian Rotary Centenary Project. The project is being led by Council and will connect our communities and visitor destinations with around 130klm of trails, most of which already exists, so we just need the missing links.
In Mornington it will likely  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 . 
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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