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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International Service Chair
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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. 

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
The New Seven Areas of Focus
Supporting the Environment  
Peace building 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)
The Rotary Club of Moe undertook a project in February 2020 to sell bags of purple crocus bulbs to support End Polio Now, an important global initiative to eradicate polio.  We sold 500 bulbs to Rotarians and their friends and families, which enabled the Club to make a $200 donation to the End Polio Now campaign. 
The purple bulbs represent the purple dye used to mark the little finger of children who have been vaccinated in endemic countries.   The polio eradication program has seen millions of children across the world vaccinated against this crippling and deadly disease.
It was wonderful to receive the news recently that the World Health Organisation (WHO) African region has been declared officially certified free of wild poliovirus.   An incredible achievement and another step towards global eradication of polio.
With the impact of COVID-19 on our lives over the past few months, it has been wonderful to receive photos of those little patches of purple crocus popping up in gardens and pots to bring a little Spring joy.
Pictured L to R: 
Diane Wilkinson - GRCH Deputy Chair;
Carol Crewe - GRCH Operations Manager;
Helen Morrison - Rotary Club of Moe President; 
Di Harrison - Rotary Club of Moe President Elect
Pictured L to R:
Claire Kent - LRH General Manager;
Di Harrison - Rotary Club of  Moe President Elect;
Helen Morrison - Rotary Club of Moe President
Used with permission - Latrobe Valley Express Morwell -


The 20th annual Gippsland Rotary Golf Classic was held in March this year and raised over $24,000.  Every year proceeds from this event are distributed within our community as well as to local and international projects.

For many years now, our two major beneficiaries have been Gippsland Rotary Centenary House and the Latrobe Regional Hospital.  We were very pleased to present cheques for $5,000 to each of these very worthy organisations.

The donation to Gippsland Rotary Centenary House will be used for security upgrades to the building.

The donation to Latrobe Regional Hospital will go towards the Support Life Appeal, raising money to replace defibrillators at the hospital.

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