Theme 2020-21
Meeting Information
We are looking forward to holding more face to face meetings on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.
6.15 for 6.30 pm start
Club Contact
P.O. Box 155, Moe
Mobile: 0419 38 9050



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March 2021
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Foundation Chair
Executive Secretary/Director
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. 

Members of the Community Committee, Bill Connell, Len Cairns and Alan Bishop recently replaced the colorbond steel roof on the small rotunda in the Botanic Gardens. The next stage of the upgrade is to replace some missing and damaged wood panels and then complete the project with a new coat of paint.
President Di Harrison recently presented Certificates of Service Awards to four members who have reached significant milestones within our club.
                 Dave Wood - 30 years            Julian Yeatman - 45 years           Peter Kingsbury - 10 years           Alan Sinnott - 20 years
The Rotary Club of Moe recently met at the Rotary Botanic Gardens for their first meeting of the year.  It was great to finally meet face to face.

Rotary Area of Focus February:

Promoting Peace 

In the world today, over 70 million people are displaced as a result of conflict, violence, persecution and human rights violations.  Half of them are children.

As a humanitarian organisation, peace is a cornerstone of Rotary’s mission.  Rotary believes that when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect.  

Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures.    By carrying out service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, Rotarians take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, discrimination, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.

Rotary projects deliver training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts, trains adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and helps refugees who have fled dangerous areas.

Rotary’s Four Roles in Promoting Peace:
Rotary and its members are -
  • Practitioners:  Rotary’s work in fighting disease, providing clean water and sanitation, improving the health of mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies directly builds the optimal conditions for peaceful societies.
  • Educators: Rotary Peace Centres have trained over 1,300 peace fellows to become effective catalysts for peace through careers in government, education, and international organizations. 
  • Mediators: Rotary members have negotiated humanitarian ceasefires in areas of conflict to allow polio vaccinators to reach children who are at risk. 
  • Advocates: Rotarians have an integral role as respected, impartial participants during peace processes and in post-conflict reconstruction. Rotary’s focus is on creating communities and convening groups that are connected, inclusive, and resilient.
The Rotary Club of Moe wish to express appreciation to the Latrobe City Council who recently offered Minor Equipment Grants to community groups to purchase fixed equipment.  Our club was successful in receiving a $2000 Minor Equipment Grant to purchase a portable defibrillator.
Without the assistance of the Latrobe City Council offering these grants, many community groups would not have sufficient funding available to purchase items that assists them to continue working safely within the community.
Rotarian Barry Dunstan is pictured with our new portable defibrillator which will be available for use by Club Members and members of the public when Rotary is working in the community.
The Rotary Club of Moe has been presenting the Pride of Workmanship Awards to students since 1996.  Each year, students who have been nominated by their teachers, receive this award in recognition of their personal commitment and perseverance shown throughout the school year.
Our club would normally invite the students, parents and school staff to attend an evening function, to celebrate and publicly acknowledge the achievements of the local school students. 
However, this year due to COVID restrictions, we are working individually with each school to ensure the students are presented with their award either at their graduation or awards ceremony at their individual schools.  Pictured below are several of the students with their award.
The Rotary Club has sponsored the Rotary Junior Community Award 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.
This year, due to COVID restrictions, the students had to find alternative ways to participate and complete the program .  
Traditionally the schools would be guests at our regular club meeting to provide a presentation of their work, but in these Covid safe times, students presented their work via a zoom meeting. Glowing reports came in of activities in wood working, cooking, gardening and Brekky Club. Chair of Vocational and Youth, Robin Noakes, noted that despite the adversity, the kids had really put a lot of effort in. He was pleased to see that the long tradition of Elizabeth St and Albert St students participating in the Award program had been upheld. The students, staff and parents should be proud of their achievements.
As restrictions have now eased, members of our club recently met with both Albert St and Elizabeth Street Primary Schools to present the RJCA certificates.
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
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

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