COVID19 - We are still operating
The Rotary Club of Mount Martha meetings is one of the most enjoyable things about being in Rotary. Nice company and conversations as well as all the nitty-gritty Rotary stuff thrown in for good measure. 
Unfortunately, nature has played a winning hand and shut our meeting schedule down for a while. In the meantime, we are trying out our online communication skills to beat COVID 19 and keep us all ready to do some amazing things in the world once this dilemma has abated.
Who knows how long that will be, but rest assured we are all still working away to make the world a better place down the track!
Stay tuned!
If you are interested in Rotary, what it does and how it works, now is the perfect time to find out!
July 2020
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Mt Martha Rotarians slept rough in their cars, in their tents, on their couches to help the homeless on the Peninsula.
We normally support Fusions Sleep In Your Car event by sleeping in our cars and running a bbq at Mornington Park but this year the event was not being run because of Coronavirus so we held a ‘virtual’ event.
This year, the club raised $1690. 

All sponsorship donations will aid Fusion Mornington Peninsula. Sleep in Your Car 2020 has currently raised $25,325.

The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: supporting the environment.

More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years. Creating a distinct area of focus to support the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact.

Supporting the environment becomes Rotary's seventh area of focus, which are categories of service activities supported by global grants. It joins peacebuilding and conflict prevention; disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and community economic development.

Rotary has been doing an enormous amount of work in the East Gippsland Fire zone through our East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee. Throughout the current lockdown loads of hay and vouchers are being delivered. 

The call out to Rotary Clubs in the region came for the current need of knitted goods - naturally as people were reclothed after the fires there was no real need or access to winter clothes. As the weather cools, the need for warm clothes is increasing and we at Mount Martha Rotary came to assist. Through club member, Mary McIntyre, two trailer loads of good quality winter clothing have been delivered to families in fire effected regions of East Gippsland and North Eastern Victoria.  

Rotarians from the Mount Martha, Frankston North, & Mt Eliza Clubs joined forces to dismantle some commercial grade playground equipment from a private residence in Mt Eliza for transport to Sri Lanka.
Initiated in Victoria through several Rotary Clubs, the Recycled Playgrounds Program has been responsible for shipping thirty-eight (38) recycled playgrounds to countries where these types of children’s play equipment are not freely available.
Mount Martha has been actively involved in this program since early 2019 in the administration, assessment, collection, repair, storage and finally the shipment of many recycled playgrounds to overseas Rotary Clubs for reinstallation in a location. Already playgrounds have been shipped to Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Papua New Guinea.

The club has undertaken a number of projects at the Mornington Park Primary School such as landscaping, building minor works and certain maintenance/improvement tasks, to assist schools channelling funds into programs for needy children
Rotary Australia World Community Service Project (value estimated at $1.1 million)


Mount Martha Rotary members supported a Rotary volunteer dental team from Australia in installing  equipment and furnishings for seven modern new dental surgeries and a sterilizing room established at a National Oral Health centre for the Solomon Islands. A first for this impoverished nation. During a three week visit to Honiara a volunteer RAWCS team has professionally converted this building to an independent Dental Hospital within the Honiara National Referral Hospital. 

Rotarians are people who display leadership in their business, professional and/or community lives and who strive to make the world a better place through practical efforts. Rotarians seek out opportunities for service, devise solutions, design solution delivery, and deliver solutions. Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. Rotarians make things happen. Volunteers are involved, but Rotarians are committed. It is a much more challenging task to recruit a Rotarian than to recruit a volunteer. Rotary connects leaders to make positive change.

We see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Driven by a desire to create opportunities, strengthen communities, and find solutions to the tough challenges that affect people
We bring together leaders who use their combined expertise to tackle some of the toughest challenges facing our communities.  
We find a place for your expertise and passion. Whether you want to lead a project or participate in one, Rotary of Mount Martha welcomes your involvement.
Komea Papua New Guinea Highlands Water Project

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