Welcome to Rotary Mount Martha
Mount Martha
Mondays at 6:00 p.m.
The Mornington Hotel
917 Nepean Highway
Mornington, VIC 3931
0418 360 250
President of Rotary Mount Martha
"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."
President Anne Shaw
President Anne Shaw
Rotary International President: Gordon McInally
District Governor 9820:
Linda Humphries
Assistant Governor Peninsula: Peter Rawlings
Club President:
Anne Shaw
0409 387 373
Club Secretary:
Wayne Norris
0408 344 512
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 - 27 May 2024
  • A message from President Anne
  • Lara Barrett PHF and Shine Awards
  • Flinders Seniors Expo
  • End Polio Movie Night 24.5.24
  • Rotary International President event
  • Containers for Community - 131,500 collected
  • Rotary Mount Martha Upcoming Events
From President Anne
How fantastic it was to hear from Rachel Gray from Balcombe Grammar regarding the new Interact club.
Peter Wiltshire set the scene and we thank Peter and our Youth Service team to their dedication and enthusiasm for this project.
Rachel told us how the students were meeting at lunchtimes and that various positions have now been filled including President.
Their choices of projects are Youth Mental Health (Headspace) and the Sky Hydrant for their International project.
They are establishing a great relationship with the Interact Club at Frankston High School.
This project really is a step forward for our club and we look forward to our involvement as the Interact Club charters early in the next Rotary year.
We also heard from Geena Davy one of the Interactors who has 6 National titles for the long jump and is heading to the Oceania Athletics Championships. Such an inspirational person, we wish Geena well and please see if you are able to assist her with her “go fund me” page.
Geena Davy, Rachel Gray and chair Peter Wiltshire
Congratulations to Lara Barrett for receiving a Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow for her 8 years as Secretary and 15 years on the committee of “Shine On Recognition”.
The Shine on Recognitionis an annual Australia wide Rotary recognition program that acknowledges exceptional service to others by people with disabilities. The candidates for the Shine on Awards have to demonstrate a significant level of achievement, while at the same time managing their specific medical disorders.
Two outstanding Nominees were awarded the top Trophy. Peter Talbot, who started the first Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service and Hannah Bradsworth, Public Speaker, actor, dancer, radio show host.
Margaret Desmyth a loved Committee Member also retired after 25 years and received another PHF for her dedication.
Lara Barrett receiving a Sapphire PHF
Margaret Desmyth and Lara Barrett
Ron Najim, Peter Rawlings, Anne Shaw, Bill Cummins and Roger Annear attended our stand at the Flinders Seniors Expo at Peninsula Community Theatre on Friday. Many conversations were had with the other exhibitors and attendees.
Rotary Mount Martha at the Flinders Seniors Expo
Could everyone please note that the Club Changeover will be held at The Mornington Hotel in Room 10, on Monday 1st July with a two course dinner. More details to follow.
This week we will be hearing from Monique Storey about the amazing work that Quinns Place does.
End Polio Movie Night  24.5.24
Around 80 Rotarians, partners and guests from around the Peninsula attended another terrific EPN Movie night, raising funds for the End Polio campaign whilst enjoying a superb movie, "The Way, My Way".
A great movie for a great cause!
Rotary International President Gordon McInally event
Events Chair, Peter Rawlings invites you to a breakfast on the Monday 3 June at the Frankston Arts Centre.
Bookings for the breakfast close this Tuesday.
Professor Pat McGorry AO will be a guest speaker.
Breakfast on the Monday
Containers for Community
131,500 containers have now come through the OTC since we started and our donor and supporter partners keep growing. We thank each and every one of them for their ongoing support.
Please let Peter or Rob know if you have containers to donate, complete the CDS Tally Form (see link above) and return to Peter Rawlings. Thank you.
Our Container Donor organisations are:
  • Mornington Community Support Centre
  • Mornington Gardens Holiday Village
  • Devil Bend Golf Club
  • Mount Martha Golf Club
  • Martha's Point Retirement Village
  • Mornington Motel
  • Blackbird Cafe
  • Degani Cafe, Bentons Square
  • Martha Bay Village
  • Beleura Village Social Club
  • 20 Main Street Mornington
  • Mount Martha Community House
  • Somerville Primary School
Our Container Supporter organisations are:
  • Mornington Yacht Club
  • Mount Martha Bowls and Petanque Club
  • Mount Martha Life Saving Club
  • Belvedere Bowls Club
  • Mornington Football Netball Club
  • New Peninsula Men's Shed
  • Rotary Mount Eliza
Rob together with others within the club continue to hold discussions with potential donor organisations which is encouraging. Please speak to Rob Davies or Peter Rawlings if you have any further opportunities for the club.
The Rotary Club of Mount Martha - Over The Counter site is located at the Mornington Community Support Centre, 320 Main Street, Mornington and operates Monday to Friday, 11am to 1pm.
Sponsored by the Community Bank Mount Martha
Upcoming Events
Monique Story Briglea
The Mornington Hotel
May 27, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings Mornington
Jun. 22, 2024
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Club Changeover
The Mornington Hotel
Jul. 01, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Bentons Square BBQ
Bentons Square Shopping Centre
Jul. 06, 2024
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings Mornington
Jul. 13, 2024
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mount Martha Village BBQ
Ritchies SUPA IGA Mount Martha
Aug. 04, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings Mornington
Aug. 11, 2024
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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