Rotary and the Rotary Club of Mt Eliza
You've probably seen a few Rotary Club signs - the blue and gold wheel displayed at the outskirts of towns and cities - and wondered what Rotary does. Rotary club members - Rotarians - are business, professional and community leaders who devote their spare time to helping to fund projects that combat hunger, promote humanitarian efforts, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self by applying the Rotary Four Way Test.
And it's no small effort, there are 1.2 million Rotarians in 33,000 clubs worldwide. The Rotary Club of Mt Eliza Inc. was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mornington and granted a Charter on the 6th of May 1971. The District Governor, the late John Emerton, presided over the Charter Night on 15th June 1971 at which the Charter President, the late Wal Cubbin, and 21 other Members were inducted into the Club as part of District 9820.The Club's current membership is 51, of whom one third are women, plus 10 Honorary Members and 5 Friends of Rotary.
The Club seeks actively to promote not only Service but Fellowship. It has undertaken a wide range of projects, and continues to do so. Some of the activities that the Rotary Club of Mt Eliza is involved in can be seen on the [Projects ] and [International] pages of this site.
Over the years the club has met at several different venues, all in Mt Eliza. It now meets at Toorak College, Old Mornington Road Mt. Eliza, on Tuesday evenings with fellowship commencing at 6.00pm.