Theme 2019-20

District 9820
Bendigo Conference
20-22 March, 2020



Women In Rotary

Celebrate the Heart and
Spirit of Women in Rotary
October 2019
Moe eBulletin 16
Oct 21, 2019
Moe eBulletin 15
Oct 11, 2019
Moe eBulletin 14
Oct 05, 2019
Lance McMillan - CRV Chairman
Oct 21, 2019
Horse Racing in Moe and Across Victoria
Rotary Junior Community Awards
Oct 21, 2019
Albert Street Primary School Presentation
Rotary Junior Community Awards
Oct 28, 2019
Newborough PS and Newborough East PS presentation
Upcoming Events
End Polio

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Welcome to The Rotary Club of MOE



We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
63-65 Albert St.
Moe, Victoria  3825
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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. 


R.I. President Mark & Gay Maloney
Mark Daniel Maloney
R.I. President 2019-20

R.I. President at the Desk



August 2019

During 2019-2020, I am encouraging Rotarian's and Rotaractor's to grow Rotary. We must grow our service, we must grow the impact of our projects, but, most importantly, we must grow our membership so that we can achieve more.

Let us try a new approach to membership, one that is more organized and strategic. I am asking every club to form an active membership committee consisting of people of different backgrounds who will look methodically at the leadership of the community.

Your club's membership committee will then apply Rotary's classification system — designed to ensure that the range of professions in your community is well represented — to identify potential leaders with the skill, the talent, and the character that will strengthen your club. If your club's membership committee is unsure how to proceed, look to the club membership committee checklist on for clearly defined steps to organizing its work.


The Rotary area of focus for October is Economic and Community Development 

This month also includes: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on the 17th
24th October - World Polio Day
The Rotary Foundation enables Rotarians to invest in people by creating sustainable, measurable and long term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods by:
1. Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local organizations and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities.
2. Developing opportunities for productive work
3. Reducing poverty in under-served communities
4. Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to economic and community development

District Governor Adrian Froggatt and Wendy and the members of the Rotary Club of Berwick invite you to ‘Break the Chains’ March 20-22nd 2020 in Bendigo.
A full program is already planned with an affordable and value packed conference that will inspire and motivate Rotarian's, partners, Rotarator's and visitors alike.
Accommodation bookings are now open.

Breaking the Chains” is essentially a shortening of “breaking the chains of the prison of the mind” as it is in our minds where the true obstacles to progress and adaptability reside. Its objective is for Rotarian's to recognise and acknowledge institutional and personal fears and anxiety around change so we can better deal with and respond to our rapidly changing environment.
Breaking the chains is not something that only applies to Rotary, indeed, far from it.  This is where our speakers come in, as I want their addresses whether Rotary content or not, to; Encourage us to be outward looking.
  • Encourage us to be open minded and accepting of other views; to look through the eyes of others.
  • Encourage us to critically review our established practices and ways.
  • Encourage us to embrace beneficial change while not embracing change.
  • Encourage us to remove prohibitions, barriers and boundaries where they exist.
  • Give us a clear call to action.
Registrations opening soon! 
Bendigo Tourism are the Local Accommodation and Tour Experts.
Bendigo spoils visitors with accommodation options. There are many and varied styles of accommodation in the region in excess of 2,800 beds with a capacity beyond 4,000 people. Bendigo offers something to suit all styles, needs and budgets. Quality motels, serviced apartments, caravan parks, self-contained cottages and bed and breakfasts make for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
Quote your special booking code: D9820 To receive your complimentary Welcome Pack.
Temporary fencing has been erected and LVA signage installed
This project includes construction of a new play area incorporating railway themed play equipment, landscaping, picnic settings, seating and pathways
Wednesday 13th November 2019  
Rotary Junior Community Awards Presentation evening  
Monday 2nd December 2019  
Pride of Workmanship Awards
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.
Maureen & Alan Bishop
2018 - 19
This annual award is designated for the Rotarian(s) in our club who clearly stands out in demonstrating "Service Above Self," and principled commitment to the Four-Way Test.  
Maureen & Alan Bishop,
 are the outstanding club members who have made significant contributions to the operation of our club.
Congratulations Maureen & Alan. You are our Rotarian's of the Year 2018-19.
President Peter Kingsbury in his summary of his year in office said he was
delighted and proud of the efforts that members made in their endeavours
to raise funds to support community projects.
The Rotary Club of Moe raised  over $36,774 which they were proud to allocate
to organisations and Students in the local Community, Nationally and Internationally.
The list of the following recipients who have benefited from the Club’s allocations:
• Gippsland Rotary Centenary House
• Latrobe Regional Hospital
• Rotary Foundation & polio Plus
• Bali School Support
• Adventure Playground for Botanic Gardens - Moe
• Australian Rotary Health
• District Governors Partners Sky Hydrant Project – Bhutan
• Drought Relief for Farmers – East Gippsland
• Drug & Alcohol Forum
• Inner Wheel Club of Moe
• Marigold Project – Moe
• Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal
• John Dwyer Citizen Award
• Pride of Workmanship Awards
• Rotary Junior Community Awards
• Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
• Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment

Article submitted by Colin Byron - District International Chair (DISC)
What is a District Resource Network (DRN)?
Rotary International is calling on all Districts to enhance Rotary’s impact
in the community through all six areas of focus by establishing a District Resource Network.
While District 9820 has had an informal Resource Network for many years, we need to strengthen our DRN to encourage more Club’s to participate in humanitarian service. Our DRN will comprise local experts and resources that clubs can access to improve the quality, impact and sustainability of their projects or global grant proposals. 
Once established the D9820 DRN will help clubs obtain advice on:
  • Aligning a project or grant with Rotary’s area of focus
  • Project planning, design and implementation
  • The Global grant process
  • Completing a community assessment
  • Identifying local and international partner clubs and cooperating organisations
  • Securing funding
  • Incorporating measurement and evaluation benchmarks
  • Project publicity
Call to Action for Clubs:
 If you have project planning or Area of Focus expertise or if you know someone willing to help the DRN that is not a Rotarian but willing to help and has scientific, technical or professional expertise please contact me directly via email and I will discuss the details of the role.
The areas of focus include:
  • General Project Management, Basic education and literacy,Economic and Community Development,Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Maternal, Newborn and Child Health,Water, Sanitation and hygiene, Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution
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.
2018 RJCA students
The Rotary Junior Community Award presentation night was held at the Elizabeth Street Primary School on Wednesday 14th November 2018. 25 Grade 6 students from 4 schools participated in the program and attended the ceremony with their family and friends.  All were treated to a bbq tea prior to students being presented with their graduation certificates by President Peter Kingsbury.
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)
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.


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