The Rotary Club of Mornington recently donated a hospital ward bed to The Bays Hospital in Mornington, following many years of charitable donations to the hospital.

Each hospital ward bed at The Bays Hospital gets used an average of 228 times per year.

In recent years Mornington Rotary has also donated a bed to The Bays’ Intensive Care Unit, and funded the establishment of The Bays Nurse and Midwife Education Fund, which supports The Bays nurses to undertake specialised training.

The Rotary Club of Mornington are seeking new members, and would like to hear from any locals who are keen to give back to the community, and meet likeminded people through a diverse range of projects.

Mornington Rotary is an active and successful club that has served our community for over 75 years, including through its best-known local project the Mornington Art Show, Victoria’s second largest.

Julia Bickers, who volunteers at The Bays put her hand up to help at last year’s Mornington Art Show and enjoyed it so much that she went on to join Rotary.

She said she’s met many interesting people through being involved in Rotary’s youth, community and environmental projects.

There are no onerous requirements for membership of Mornington Rotary. The club meets most Wednesday nights for a social dinner at the Mornington Hotel with regular interesting guest speakers, and holds other regular social events.

Visitors and new members are always welcome.

To speak to someone from the club, call Pam Hall, President 0448 998 733 or Jo Davie, Secretary 0412 235 868.

Pictured (left to right): The Bays Director of Nursing, Kellie Bamberry, Mornington Rotary President Pam Hall, and The Bays CEO Jade Phelan.