Welcome to Rotary Mount Martha
Mount Martha
Mondays at 6:00 PM
The Mornington Hotel
917 Nepean Highway
Mornington, VIC 3931
President of Rotary Mount Martha
Anne Shaw
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"This year with our 50th anniversary, it is important to engage with our community.
There is a story to be told about what we have done and new chapters to write."
Rotary International President: Gordon McInally
District Governor 9820:
Linda Humphries
Assistant Governor Peninsula: Peter Rawlings
Club President:
Anne Shaw
0409 387 373
Club Secretary:
Janet Pugh
0410 328 636
PO Box 342 Mornington VIC 3931
Membership Enquiries:
Gordon Morriss
0418 405 616
Website Editor:
Merv Williams
Facebook Editor:
Phyllis Scales
Bulletin Editor
Peter Rawlings
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The Rotary Club of Mount Martha:
Acknowledges the importance of protecting and preserving the environment.
Is proactive in promoting environmentally sustainable projects.
Ensures that at all current and future Rotary projects and events, consideration will be given to:
· Reducing Waste   
· Promoting Recycling   
· Reducing the Environmental Impact
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In this Edition - 30 October 2023
  • A message from President Anne
  • Monday 30 October Meeting at Mornington Community Support Centre - 6.00PM start
  • Bentons Square - 11 November
  • Containers for Community
  • Peninsula Cluster Movie Night - 17 November
  • District Polio Plus Society Luncheon - 12 November
  • Celebration of Community Service Organisations - 29 October
  • Rotary Sorrento Motor Show - 5 November
  • Upcoming Events
From President Anne
Last week we had a productive meeting regarding the Dunns Road event and thank you Merv Williams for taking on the role of coordinating this very exciting proposal with the committee of Lara Barrett, Wayne Jenkins, Bill Cummins, Pat Morton and Susan Coyle.
Next we had our club assembly and went through the questions which I have to submit on behalf of the club.
We heard from Peter Wiltshire about the formation of an Interact club at Balcombe Grammar. His enthusiasm was evident and excellent to see the youth committee working on this.
Stephen Pugh has resigned from the role of Youth Director but thankfully is staying on the youth committee.
The board has approved Peter Wiltshire as our Interim Director and we wish him well.
The clubs new Youth Director updating us on Interact
Peter Rawlings gave an overview of what is happening in Community Service and Ray Martin on International.
Bill Cummins announced that we have four Saturday's locked in at Bunnings for the first half of 2024.
Gordon Morriss gave us great feedback on the membership survey, certainly some points to take on board including the overwhelming support to return the role of Sargent.
Rob Davies kept us informed about the container deposit scheme and the importance that we all get involved!
Monday is our meeting at Mornington Community Support Centre, we will have a number of guests so please engage with them and get to know them, invite someone to sit with you.
Please remember to BYO drinks and glasses on Monday evening.
Another big day on the 4th November at Bentons Square raising funds for the homeless.
Bentons Square BBQ and Collection next Saturday
Thank you to Mornington Gardens Holiday Village.
Thank you to Tom Goulding who introduced us to Rodger Smith, the owner of the Mornington Gardens Holiday Village, a family owned business since 1983.
Rodger has kindly allowed us to collect CDS approved recyclable containers each day, which Rob and Peter together with Lyn have commenced collecting this week and early each morning.
Our sincere appreciation to Rodger and his family for allowing us to collect their Containers for our Community.
An early and productive start for Rob and Peter
End Polio
We have two events coming up to support the End Polio campaign.
Firstly, a Peninsula Cluster Film Night on Friday 17 November, (see below).
Join in the Cluster Movie Night and help End Polio!
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 40 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.
As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.
 Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.
Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year!
Current Status: 9 cases reported this year.
  • 6 Afghanistan
  • 3 Pakistan 
And secondly, please join us for lunch and a fun afternoon of Rotary fellowship as we launch the Rotary District 9810 & 9820 PolioPlus Society!
Special guest speaker Dr Murray Verso, Rotary International Zone 8 End Polio Now Coordinator, will give us an update on the fight to end polio and remind us why it is important to finish ending polio for good.
Please consider joining the PolioPlus Society and make a difference.
Celebration of Community Service Organisations
On Sunday 29 October, Peter Wiltshire and the Mount Martha Uniting Church held a Celebration of Community Service Organisations, with speakers Brian Smith from the Mount Martha CFA, Ben Smith from the Mornington Community Support Centre and Peter Rawlings representing the Rotary Club of Mount Martha.
We were also asked if we could help promote a White Ribbon Day event to be held on Saturday 25 November.
Brian Smith, CFA
Ben Smith, MCSC
White Ribbon Day
Rotary Club of Sorrento, Motor Show is just brilliant!
Upcoming Events
Mornington Community Support Centre, Ben Smith
MCSC, 320 Main Street, Mornington
Oct 30, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bentons Square BBQ & Collection
Bentons Square Shopping Centre
Nov 04, 2023
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Community Committee
Degani Bentons Square
Nov 06, 2023
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Environment Committee
The Mornington Hotel
Nov 06, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Let's Go Crusin'
Homemaker Centre,
Nov 07, 2023
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Membership Committee
The Mornington Hotel
Nov 13, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Front of House - November
The Mornington Hotel
Nov 13, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Foundation Night
The Mornington Hotel
Nov 13, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings Mornington
Nov 17, 2023
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Board Meeting
The Mornington Hotel
Nov 20, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Annual General Meeting
The Mornington Hotel
Nov 20, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Mornington Hotel
Nov 27, 2023
6:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Community Committee
Degani Bentons Square
Dec 04, 2023
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Environment Committee
The Mornington Hotel
Dec 04, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings Mornington
Dec 09, 2023
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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