Theme 2022-23
Meeting Information
We are now meeting every 1st, 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at the RSL.  Meeting time is 6.00 for 6.30 start.
Club Contact
P.O. Box 155, Moe
Mobile: 0428 893507



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Welcome to the
Serving the Moe Community since 1949
President - Robin Lesney-Noakes
District Governor- Paul Mee
Rotary Club of Moe 2022-2023 President
The Rotary Club of Moe welcomes Robin Lesney-Noakes as the 2022-2023 President.  
Robin has embraced the Rotary International theme of 'Imagine Rotary' and during his year he will encourage members to dream big along with him.
He will continue working towards ending Polio and providing clean water for everyone.
One of Robin's goals is to increase Rotary's profile and ensure the community has a wider understanding of the role that Rotary has, both locally and internationally.
'Let's Imagine' and then act in 2022-2023
About Us
The Rotary Club of Moe is a volunteer service organisation whose members donate their time and resources to help others in the local community and throughout the World. Our main objective is  "SERVICE ABOVE SELF".
Our Club's commitment to Service Above Self is channelled through the five Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity. Namely, Club Service, Community Service, International Service, Vocational Service & Youth Service.
We also help to eradicate polio worldwide, support  by providing disaster relief and provide assistance to youth locally and globally as well as working hard to make a difference in our community.

The Club is known for its enthusiasm, camaraderie, fellowship and commitment to serving others. 

Rotary is where people help people and achieve extraordinary things.
A Rotarian is one who simply has the desire to do something to help others. 

Each Thursday, during the month of June, Moe Rotarians sought to 'Serve to Change Lives' by volunteering their time to collect food cans in the foyer of Woolworths in Moe.
The cans came rolling in and approximately 1800 cans were donated.
Organiser of the campaign, Rotarian Di Harrison, is very grateful to everyone who donated a can or money to the 'We CAN Do Better' food can collection initiative. "People in our area really care about the welfare of others and we should acknowledge that more often."
Food cans will be packed into hampers and distributed to local families in need by the Gippsland Christian Church Community Care arm which operates a locally-based food relief program.
Rotarians Ross Maxfield and Dave Wood
receiving a donation
 President Robin Noakes with Woolworths store manager, Justin Presley and Rotarian Di. Kath from GCCCC Foodbank with Di Harrison
Our club recently welcomed Peter Moran, a volunteer pilot with Angel Flight Australia, as the Guest Speaker.
Peter’s presentation provided an insight into this charity and the work that the volunteer pilots undertake.
Angel Flight Australia is a charity that coordinates non-emergency flights for financially and medically needy people. All flights are free and may also involve compassionate carers traveling to or from medical facilities anywhere in Australia. All pilots are volunteers.
Peter described his own growth into flying, building his own expertise and then joining Angel Flights. As a volunteer pilot he has visited places quite outside his wildest dreams, including queuing to take off behind two F18 fighter jets on a joint civilian/military airbase!
It was a most interesting presentation and the Rotary Club of Moe were pleased to donate $250 to Angel Flights.
Anyone wishing to follow up donations at a personal level can go to
  President Robin presenting a donation of $250 to Peter Moran 

The Rotary Club of Moe recently held its 73rd Changeover at the Moe RSL with Rotarians and their partners.  Special guests included DG Paul Mee and Adele Mee, PDG Bill Degnan and Judy Degnan, AG Tim Wills, Don McRae - CEO of Latrobe Regional Hospital and Dave Swainsbury - Chairman of Gippsland Rotary Centenary House.
Congratulations to Robin Noakes who was inducted as the Club's 73rd President by DG Paul Mee.  
Congratulations to Robin Noakes and Roger Taylor who were named as Paul Harris Fellows.  Roger Taylor was presented with a double sapphire pin to acknowledge his leadership as Chair of the Golf Committee and his considerable contributions to the club.  Robin Noakes was presented with a sapphire pin to recognise his work as Chair of Youth and Vocational Service committee and the implementation of online communications during COVID.
Barry Dunstan was presented with the 'Rotarian of the Year' award
DG Paul Mee inducting new President Robin  PP Roger Taylor, PP Barry Dunstan, Pres Robin Noakes, PP Di Harrison
During the evening donations of $5000 were presented to both the Latrobe Regional Hospital and Gippsland Rotary Centenary House.  
Dave Swainsbury, Chairman of GRCH receiving donation from PP Di Harrison Don McRae, CEO of LRH receiving donation from PP Di Harrison
PHF Recipients
A surprise presentation was made to Alan and Maureen Bishop during a recent Rotary dinner meeting.  Maureen was presented with a PHF Double Sapphire pin for her service and commitment to club administration and Alan was presented with a PHF Sapphire pin for his service to the community both through Rotary and the Yallourn Golf Club.
New Member for Moe
Sandy Auger, who was recently inducted into the Rotary Club of Moe, is keen to serve her local community.  Members keenly welcomed Sandy to the club.
The Super Mooper books have now been delivered to four more schools - Newborough East Primary School, Albert Street Primary School, Elizabeth Street Primary School and St Kierans Primary School.  The distribution of these books was made possible through the kind donation by author Fiona Harris to the Rotary Club of Moe, for which we are very grateful. 
Newborough East Primary School Albert St Primary School Elizabeth St Primary School St Kieran's Primary School 
These beautifully illustrated books promote the importance of understanding that we are all different and celebrating those differences. 
These donations have allowed the International & Foundation Committee to promote one of the seven Rotary areas of focus, supporting education.  All the schools visited so far this year have greatly appreciated the books and the students will really enjoy reading them.
The 22nd Gippsland Rotary Golf Classic was held on Monday 28th March on a beautiful spring day. Players were treated to a bbq lunch prior to their game and a two-course meal in the evening. 
The major raffle was drawn at the end of the evening.  Congratulations to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners pictured below receiving their prizes from President Di Harrison.
1st prize - Sandy Tomlinson  
Lakes Entrance Getaway staying at the Bellevue on the Lakes
 Valued at $2000  
2nd Prize - Pam Dunstan
Donated by Moe Betta Home Living
Voucher valued at $1000
3rd Prize - Anne Poelsma
Samsung Tablet A7
Donated by Optus Mid Valley
Valued at $718
Many thanks to all participants on the day who contributed to our loud auction and mini raffles and to everyone in our community who bought tickets and supported the major raffle.  All proceeds raised will support local community and international service projects.
The Rotary Club of Moe, in partnership with Rotary District 9820, have provided a $1000 Foundation Student Scholarship Grant to Lowanna College.  The primary purpose of the Student Scholarship Grants is to provide financial support to students in any year level of secondary school. 
L to R: Di Harrison, Adam Logan, Diane Wilkinson, Michael Lakeman
The scholarship funds are paid directly to Lowanna College and the College then determines the distribution of the scholarships, which can benefit from one to four students to assist and encourage them to more fully participate in their secondary education.  Funds can be used to pay school fees, books and equipment to assist students to more formally participate in curriculum activities. 
Our club recently presented the Vocational Excellence Award to Newborough Primary School grade 6 teacher - Brooke Robinson.
Brooke was nominated for her tireless work in ensuring students had every support to continue their school work at home during remote learning. 
Brooke was also instrumental in setting up an intervention program for the Grade 6 students who were struggling socially and emotionally with living at home; Brooke made sure that the students were given work that was at their level and engaging which totally changed the way these potentially wayward students had towards school.
 Brooke receiving the Vocational Excellence Award from President Di Harrison    
Towards the end of 2021 our club was very busy finalizing both the Pride of Workmanship Awards and the Rotary Junior Community Awards programs. Again, due to COVID restrictions we were unable to invite the students and their families to our presentation ceremonies.  However, in order to ensure that students did not miss out on receiving their award in front of their peers, club members volunteered to visit schools individually to present at their school assemblies and graduation evenings.
Pride of Workmanship Awards for 2021
Rawson Student, Tom Bastin receiving award from Rtn Bryce Eishold Willow Grove Student Nina Gillies receiving award from Rtn John Hutchinson St Kieran's student Emma Rudy receiving award from Rtn Maureen Bishop Baringa student Alex Russell received award from Karen Lucas
Rotary Junior Community Awards 2021
Students from Elizabeth Street Primary school receiving their certificate for participating in the RJCA program
Members of the Community Committee have been upgrading the small rotunda in the Botanic Gardens. A new colourbond steel roof was installed, damaged wood panels replaced and a new coat of paint.
Rotarians Helen MacDonald, Alan Bishop and Ross Maxfield                    Almost finished - one more coat to go                                          
The Rotary Club of Moe International and Foundation Committee recently became aware of the significant impacts that Covid 19 was having on our friends in the village of Banyuning in Bali where our Adopt a School project is based.  The situation has been particularly difficult for the elderly in the village who rely on support from family members to buy food and other essential items.  Unfortunately, the income of many families in Banyuning has been severely curtailed due to the loss of jobs, resulting in difficulties for them in providing this support.
Rotary ... where people help people and achieve extraordinary things.
For over one hundred and fourteen years, motivated people around  the world have come together as Rotarian's to unite the power of one  with the power of many to bring about exceptional change in the world. Made up of men and women across all vocations and cultures, Rotary  is a non-political, non-religious global organisation focused on improving  the well being of local and international communities and bringing about world peace and understanding.
To be a Rotarian is simply to have a desire to do something to help others. 
To be a Rotarian is to develop your skills, broaden your networks, grow your understanding and knowledge, enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded people and build life-long friendships. With 27,703 Rotarians in 1082 clubs in Australia and 1,22,117 Rotarians in 36,005 clubs overall around the world, that's a powerful lot of people making a difference.
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What would it take to change the world?

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What would it take to change the world? Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and in particular, to encourage and foster:

1:The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.

2:High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations and the dignifying by each Rotarian of their occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

3:The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to their personal, business and community life.

4:The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.