The Rotary Club of Mt Lawley was founded in 1949. The District Governor at the time, Dr Gordon Hislop MLC entrusted the formation of the club to the existing Rotary Club of Perth.

The first meeting was held at the "Tannerville" At that time, membership fees were set at £6/6/- per member!

One of the founding members of the club, Charles Cornish, has a trust award in his name to this day.

In the club's formative years, the committees undertook small projects mostly in conjunction with established clubs and gained valuable experience and information.

Some of the club's early projects included:

- Building a children's playground

- Holding a "Courtesy Week", where each day a driver was selected for his efficiency and courtesy and awarded a prize of a cheque for £1/1/-

- Transporting crippled children

- Providing cots to a hospital in Ceylon



Our club currently has 25 members and is going strong. Members range in age from mid 20's to mid 80's and is diverse in gender, culture and abilities.

Our time is spent between working on projects, fundraising and social activities.

We are currently involved in joint projects with the Rotary Clubs of Perth, Cambridge and Surabaya in Indonesia.

In 2014 we won the District Award for most new members, an accomplishment which we are very proud of and hope to grow even further in the coming years!