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63-65 Albert St, Moe
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P.O. Box 155, Moe
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Welcome to the ROTARY CLUB of MOE
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.
About Us
Helen Morrison
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. 

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.
As this was the first time the Committee had undertaken this project, we decided to be relatively conservative in our expectations.  As a result, we purchased 500 bulbs, which were then sold in packs of 5 for $5 per pack.  With the impact of Covid-19 social distancing measures coming into force during the roll-out of this project, arrangements were made to enable on-line payments and subsequent delivery of orders in line with these restrictions. 
We are very pleased that all 500 bulbs have now been sold, which has given us a total income of $500. The net proceeds from the project amount to $195.50 which will be donated to Polio Plus. 
Bulbs were purchased by Rotarians and friends/family of Rotarians and we are very pleased with the support received which made this project a success.  We look forward to hearing about and seeing little patches of purple crocus in many gardens when the bulbs bloom in Spring. 
Diane Wilkinson
Chair - Foundation Committee
John and Norma HutchinsonWinnersBest Ladies Team
20 years of dedication to the Rotary Golf DayAnne Marie Vella, Arnold Van Beda, Rod PeatyGwen Gretton, Lorraine Backman, Lorna Risol
The 20th Gippsland Rotary Golf Classic, held on 16 March 2020, was memorable for so many reasons.  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.
However, our good fortune would have been replaced by dismay if the event was held one week later, when the restrictive nature of the coronavirus would have necessitated a cancellation.
A small group of tireless Rotarians visited many of our local businesses ensuring that we sourced ample contributions for the evening's auction, and although the East Gippsland bushfires perhaps impacted on this important feature of our golf day, all 52 items were sold, raising $3,800. As usual our thanks go to auctioneer Rob Sim and the Inner Wheel Club of Moe for their catering assistance.
In addition, the committee achieved its main objective of starting 6 players on each of the 18 holes for the midday shot gun start, 108 players in all.  However, due to a couple of late scratchings, our field was reduced to 103. Pleasingly, one of our key sponsors (Harvey Norman) provided the winning team, while one of the Traralgon Central Rotary Club teams took out the Claude Staff trophy for best Rotary team. Another major contributor to the final total raised is from the golfers themselves. Of the 36 team entries, 21 of them were $300 corporate sponsorships, which certainly helps our bottom line. It was very gratifying that we also received several other $300 contributions from the non playing sector.
At the end of the evening's festivities, it was deemed appropriate to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by John and Norma Hutchinson over the past 20 years. Their vision, dedication and networking have ensured that the Rotary Club of Moe has a viable event for years to come.

In closing. it should be mentioned that all Rotarians played important roles in the success of this event, with extra thanks to our Golf Committee Co-ordinator, Roger Taylor who worked tirelessly to oversee the entire event. The final figure to be distributed to local beneficiaries is approximately $24,000. and this would not be achievable without the generosity of our major sponsors, Peter Kingsbury, Shen Guo and Michael Koch, representing Gippsland Dental Group, Betta Home Living and Yes Optus Mid Valley.
Heartfelt thanks is extended to all concerned.
What does the ROTARY CLUB of MOE do???
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 and Rotary Junior Community Award.
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 Rotunda and BBQ area in the Moe Botanic Gardens as well as Tree planting, building of a new Pavilion and Marigolds Brighten Moe promotion.
Rotary Youth Programs: 
Host and sponsor exchange students, Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment and Model United Nations program.
International Service:
Bali School Project
Polio Plus: 
Supports Rotary Foundation Polio Plus program to eradicated Polio world wide, which has almost been achieved.
Rotary's 34,000 clubs and 1.2 million members serve communities around the world, each with unique concerns and needs. Rotarians have continually adapted and improved the way they respond to those needs, taking on a broad range of service projects.
Changes have been made to Rotary's areas of focus. The existing six areas have been kept but adjusted three names (marked with an asterisk) to better reflect the types of projects that Rotary members are carrying out. Some of the goals of the areas have been changed, and activities that relate to the environment for most areas have been included.
The areas of focus are now:
  • Peacebuilding and conflict prevention* (February)
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene* (March)
  • Maternal and child health (April)
  • Basic education and literacy (September)
  • Community economic development (October)
  • Disease prevention and treatment (December)
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.
Students from four local schools received Award Certificates at a recent presentation organized by the Rotary Club of Moe and hosted by Albert Street Primary School.
The Rotary Junior Community Award program engages Grade 6 students in four main areas of endeavor to be completed over the school year. Students design a program and complete their chosen activities in Community Service, Physical Recreation, Social Experience and learn a new skill.
The Rotary Club of Moe was pleased to present their annual Vocational Business Award to Brad Law from Law Somerville Industries Pty Ltd.
Brad typifies what our community looks for when determining an appropriate local community business to honor. He has actively supported football and cricket in Moe, as a player, administrator and sponsor.  He is a life member of the Moe Racing Club having served on the committee for well over 20 years.  Brad's voice in local community issues was maximised when he was appointed to Latrobe City Council to further represent the needs of Moe and district.
Brad is passionate about all things Moe and our Club recognises and commends him for his business and community leadership.
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: 0412 336 343.
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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.


Rotary International recognises the value of diversity and encourages club membership to reflect individual communities with regard to professional and business classification, gender, age, religion, and ethnicity as the key to the future. Rotary is also dedicated to achieving equality for women around the world by helping local and global communities, to improve health and education standards, achieve economic independence, and provide better education for all.

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.

Moe's Adopt a School in Bali Project