Theme 2020-21
Meeting Information
We are currently holding our meetings via Zoom
6.45 for 7.00 pm start
Club Contact
P.O. Box 155, Moe
Mobile: 0419 38 9050



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Foundation Chair
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Membership Chair
Community Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
International Service Chair
Club Protection Officer
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Welcome to the ROTARY CLUB of MOE
Serving the Moe Community since 1949
President - Di Harrison
District Governor- Mark Humphries
Rotary Club of Moe 2020-2021 President
The Rotary Club of Moe welcomes Di Harrison as our new President for 2020-2021. 
Di has been a Rotarian for 10 years and a member of Moe for 3 and a half years.  Di is our immediate past Secretary, a past President of the Rotary Club of Trafalgar, Chair of the District MUNA committee and since joining our club has been actively involved in the establishment of the Interact Club of Lowanna. 
The Rotary Club of Moe members are looking forward to interacting positively with President Di and we wish her all the best for a very successful year. 
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. 

The Rotary Area of Focus theme for October is Building Local Economies through economic and community development.  Rotary works locally and globally in many ways to alleviate poverty and to strengthen communities and individuals, particularly in developing countries.
Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a paralysing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. Poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in hours. It can strike people of any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio can be prevented by vaccines, but it is not curable. Unlike most diseases, polio can be eradicated.
For more than 30 years, Rotary and our partners have driven the effort to eradicate polio worldwide and there are now only 2 countries continuing to report wild polio cases.  Our Polio Plus program was the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication by vaccinating children on a massive scale. As a core partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary focuses on advocacy, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and awareness-building. More than 1 million Rotary members have donated their time and money to eradicate polio, and every year, hundreds of members work with health workers to vaccinate children in countries affected by polio.
Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries from this paralysing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have also played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.  
No child should suffer from this vaccine-preventable disease.  Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, nearly 19 million people who would otherwise have been paralysed are walking, and more than 1.5 million people are alive who would otherwise have died.
With support from teachers, members of the Rotary Club of Moe ‘zoomed-in’ with seven students from Albert Street Primary School, Moe recently. The students have been working towards gaining the ‘Rotary Junior Community Award’ (RJCA). With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program was modified to reduce pressure on teachers, students and families as a result of schooling moving online.
 Connor (L) and Bek Harkensee (R) GemmaJakson
The Rotary Club has sponsored the program for the past seven years and engages Grade 6 students in four main areas of endeavour, to be completed over the school year – Community Service, Physical Recreation, Social Experience and Skill Development. The students, with the aid of parents and teachers, design a non-competitive program they feel they can achieve and keep a diary of their progress.
Bek Harkensee, School Wellbeing Coordinator said, ‘We were really keen to keep the program running during the lockdown period and the students have been so impressive with how they have adapted to the various challenges.’
Moe Rotarian and Chair of the Youth Committee, Robin Noakes, expressed appreciation to teachers, students and parents and said ‘it is a wonderful program which is fully supported by all members of our club and student presentations are a special highlight for all’
Other students who participated were Izzy, Kaela, Bella and Kayla
Our club undertakes a wide variety of service activities in Vocation, Community,
and International promotion of goodwill and understanding.

Some of our local and International projects are:
School Awards:
Pride of Workmanship Awards - presented to students identified by their teachers as being enthusiastic and task driven.
Rotary Junior Community Award - a program offered to grade 6 students and aims to assist students gain a more informed and balanced view of our community
Business Excellence Awards:
Local businesses recognised for their contribution in helping to raise the profile of Moe.
City Beautification: 
Continual upgrade and maintenance of the Moe Botanic Gardens
Rotary Youth Programs: 
MUNA - Model United Nations Assembly
RYPEN - Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment 
RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership 
International Service:
Bali School Project
Polio Plus: 
Supports the Rotary Foundation Polio Plus program to eradicate Polio world wide, which has almost been achieved.
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.
For further information on Membership please contact: 0458 025 542
Our Six Areas of Focus is now SEVEN.
Rotary International announces Supporting the Environment" as our ‘7th Area of Focus’.
We thrive if Nature thrives ….and our natural land, water and air ecosystems need our support
As a woman in Rotary you can help to support:
Youth development
Community Service
Health Care
Vocational Training
While Rotary was originally a men's only organisation, that has changed in the past two decades and there is a desire to gain more women as members to enhance community engagement across a range of programs.
Membership in Rotary offers a number of benefits including:
Effecting change within the community
Developing Leadership Skills
Gaining an understanding of, and having an impact on international humanitarian issues
Developing relationships with community and business leaders
To know more about the role that women can play in Rotary, contact the President of the Rotary Club of Moe, Di Harrison on 0428 893 507
Marshall Avenue Playground was the 1st Project undertaken by the Rotary Club of Moe in 1953.
The Rotary Wheel as presented in 1956.A group photo with children at presentation.The Rotary Wheel being retired in 2020.
Marshall Avenue was the Club’s first major project and considerable difficulty was experienced in securing a site, as neither the Housing Commission nor the Shire of Narracan were prepared to accept the responsibility of committing themselves on the matter. Eventually, after a good deal of negotiation, the site in Marshall Avenue was secured.
On 10 December, 1956, President Rot. Claude Staff, on behalf of the Rotary Club of Moe, officially handed over the Marshall Avenue Playground to the Moe Borough Council. The Mayor, Councillor Stoddart, congratulated the Rotarians on their community spirit.
Unfortunately, on the 27 April, 2020, the Rotary Club of Moe had to remove the structure and Rotary Wheel after 64 years, due to its deterioration beyond repair. 
However, it is important that this work undertaken by the Rotary Club of Moe for the community is not forgotten.
Refer to Site Pages, History, for further details.
The Foundation Committee of the Rotary Club of Moe has recently undertaken a mini-fundraising project to sell bags of purple crocus bulbs to support End Polio Now, an important global initiative to eradicate polio.  The purple bulbs represent the purple dye used to mark the little finger of children who have been vaccinated in endemic countries.  Millions of children across the world now know that a freshly painted purple pinkie means freedom from Polio.
Refer to Site Pages under Foundation for further details
Rotary Club of Moe Golf Team: 
L to R - Peter Kingsbury, John Hutchinson, Alan Bishop
The 20th Gippsland Rotary Golf Classic was held on 16 March 2020.  As has been the case for several years, the Rotary Club of Moe's annual fundraiser within, and for, our local community, achieved all of its main objectives being 8 weeks of raffle sales, generous sponsorship from our business, retail and corporate community; widespread support from the golfing community and excellent participation at our loud auction. All of this, together with amazing autumn weather and a beautifully prepared course at Yallourn, a great outcome was all but guaranteed.
An amount of approximately $24,000 was raised and this would not have been achievable without the generosity of our major sponsors, Peter Kingsbury, Shen Guo and Michael Koch, representing Gippsland Dental Group, Moe Betta Home Living and Yes Optus Mid Valley.
Refer to Site Pages under Gippsland Rotary Golf Classic for further information
Arrangements for our 2020 Rotary Junior Community Award program commenced earlier in the year with four schools advising that they had students who were keen to participate.  Members of the Vocational Service committee presented the RJCA program to Albert Street PS, Newborough East PS, Elizabeth St PS and Newborough PS.  Approximately 10 to 14 students from each school have volunteered to participate in the program for 2020.
However, due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic and the restrictions surrounding contact in the community, we are unsure how this program will progress for the next two terms of school.
Our club has contacted the schools to offer encouragement for the students to continue working through those activities that can be achieved at home and our Club will continue to assist students and teachers throughout the coming months.
Discover The World of Rotary
Find out how to become a Rotarian.
Learn about the benefits of getting involved with Rotary.
Support Rotary’s efforts to help people in need worldwide.  
CONTACT: 0412 336 343.


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.

People of Action
People of Action are effective
People of Action activate and
inspire one another.
People of Action try to
understand the
needs of others.
People of Action are
inventive, entrepreneurial,
and resilient.
TOGETHER we see the world where PEOPLE unite and take action to CREATE lasting
CHANGE across the globe in our communities and in ourselves.
Moe's Adopt a School in Bali Project