R.I. Theme 2020-21
Di Harrison
President 2020-21

Women In Rotary
Bulletin Editor
Kishor Manani
Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
For Good Food
for Good Fellowship
and the Opportunity to
Serve through Rotary
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are one and free,
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea,
Our land abounds in natures gifts,
Of beauty rich and rare,
In history's page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair!
In joyful strains then let us sing,
"Advance Australia Fair!"
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Rotary Area of Focus
Maternal and Child Health
Moe Bulletin Issue No. 34
Posted by Kishor Manani
Rotary Club of Moe
will meet on
Monday 12 April 2021
at Moe Hotel, Lloyd St, Moe
6.00pm for 6.30pm
Guest speaker: Lisa Mylne
"Living at home longer"

                                      (Apologies to Shen Guo)                                 

Di's Dialogue # 34

Opening my Dialogue this week, I would like to acknowledge the passing of Prince Philip. For 74 years he provided support and council to Queen Elizabeth and only retired from active public duties at the age of 96. What I did not know is that Prince Philip was a member of the Rotary Club of Edinburgh! His vocation - 'Queen Consort' . Reading a post on Facebook from the Rotary Club of Morisset, I was amused to read a quote by the Prince, who was well-known for ill-timed quips and gaffes:
"Dontopedalogy is the science of opening your mouth and putting your foot in it, a science which I have practiced for many years"
May Prince Philip rest in peace after a life well-lived.
I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the Easter Break. Memories came back of a rather quiet Easter in 2020 so it was wonderful to catch-up with family at Paynesville and make the most of the last run of summer weather.
So, picking up from the very successful Golf Classic held on 29 March at the Yallourn Golf Club, Roger Taylor has completed a report which will be presented by Maureen on Monday night. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the Golf Day. It was a team effort! I have sent through photos from the day to Kishor who has included them in this bulletin.
We have a guest speaker who will be attending our club meeting on Monday. Her name is Lisa Mylne, (Latrobe Community Health Service) and she will present information on the topic 'Living at Home Longer'. I am looking forward to her presentation and I am sure there will be much to think about and can apply to not only our own situations but other family members and friends. Diane Wilkinson has agreed to be Chairperson for the evening whilst Roger Taylor is away on a brief break.
I would also like to share that I attended a very successful inaugural D9820 Interact Conference, held at Nossal High School recently. Three keen students from Lowanna College participated and are going to lead the charge at Lowanna to inspire other students to join Interact. There is a photo of Noah, Taryn & Montana with DG Mark and Josie Wilson, Interact Chair. We will officially begin our fortnightly, hour-long meetings after school next term.
Another highlight of my week was receiving a phone call from Nick Lampel, son of the late Dr Chris Lampel, and highly-respected and much-loved past member of the Rotary Club of Moe. Nick is very keen to commemorate his father's involvement in Rotary and the broader local community and I have encouraged him to write a letter to our club Board with ideas he shared with me during our conversation.
Lastly, I want to encourage members to attend the District 9820 Mini Conference at Nossal High School which will be followed by a 2-course meal and entertainment. The Conference will start at 3.30pm and costs for both dinner and conference is $70.00 per person. Please RSVP to Jane Moore and then make your payment. Grant & I will be attending. Perhaps there is an opportunity for others to carpool... Further information about the conference has also been included in the bulletin. 
Sincere apologies to you Kishor... I absolutely flooded Kishor with emails, and photos to be published in Bulletin edition #34 and I am expecting to be given a hefty fine at Rotary on Monday night!!
A brief update from Robin Noakes: He and Kate have made it to the Nullabor.  I wish them both 'safe travels' and thank them again for the great photos taken at our golf day.  
See you all on Monday night at the Moe Hotel!
President Di
Rotary Area of Focus
Rotary Area of Focus April:
Maternal & Child Health
Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. Rotary undertakes projects in many countries world-wide which aim to make high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.  Through expanded access to quality care, mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future.  
Rotary provides education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics. Women are taught how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease.
Rotary programs improve women’s access to skilled health personnel: doctors, nurses, midwives, and community health care workers.
Clubs in Japan and Brazil used a Rotary Foundation global grant to equip a hospital with lifesaving neonatal equipment.  The Rotary Club of Registro-Ouro and the Rotary Club of Registro in Brazil partnered on the global grant with two clubs in Nakatsugawa, Japan.  Through the partnership, Brazilian Rotarians raised $172,500. They funded equipment, including five incubators for the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which nearly doubled the hospital’s capacity to care for fragile newborns. Other equipment provided through the grant included five ventilators, a bilirubin meter, three heated cribs, five vital-sign monitors, and a super LED micro-processed phototherapy unit to treat babies with jaundice. The grant also funded the cost of publicity to inform residents about prenatal care workshops conducted by area health 
Through the use of technology, doctors are bringing health care to women and children living in rural Nigeria.  On a visit to southern Nigeria, Dr. James K. Gude of Sebastopol, Calif., and Mikel Cook of the Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise learned how hard it can be to bring medical care to rural areas, with very limited access to physicians.    Dr Gude and the Sebastopol Sunrise Rotarians are part of a larger effort to bring technology to bear on the problem, using telemedicine – the use of information technology to provide health care from a distance – to bring doctors to patients virtually. And thanks to a global grant from The Rotary Foundation, a team of health care professionals from Nigeria has been trained in telemedicine 
Gippsland Rotary Golf Classic 2021
Thanks to all concerned, our 21st golf day was another unqualified success.
Sponsorship didn't really vary much from previous years, we had a capacity field, raffle sales were solid, and there was an excellent attendance of players, sponsors and Rotarians at the afternoon and evening activities.

The committee made all our initial plans from December through February, with the cloud of COVID restrictions hanging darkly over us. We had various plans regarding social distancing, dining options, golf field sizes, program formats for golf and evening presentations etc but fortunately we were able to conduct our event (minus auctions) closely resembling  that of previous years.
I am writing a more comprehensive report which will be shared with members on Monday night. As Irene and I  are heading to Pinnacle Valley on Sunday, this will be read out by Di or Maureen..

Because we self-catered this year, we did have some new considerations, but having a catering manager overseeing the purchasing and kitchen operation, we still had control (mostly) over the feeding of the masses. I was very pleased, in fact, with how the whole event went off, and general feedback was once again very positive.
The final profit will be announced on Monday. Helen is completing her reconciliation this weekend. At the outset, we stated that whatever proceeds are raised this year, it would be an amazing result, purely because of the uncertainty surrounding the event.

Another issue this year was our irregular physical meetings, both at club and golf committee levels, due to the restrictions. I'm especially appreciative of all the committee who responded to requests for assistance from time to time, despite not having a lot of face to face discussion.
As always, Moe Rotary Club commits to a whole club effort where practicable, and Rotarians truly stood up on the day to portray Service in Action. I hope that you all feel as pleased as we on the planning committee do, regarding the final outcome.
Roger Taylor
Chair, Golf Committee
Golf Day 2021 Montage
Prepare for the day
Tee off
Congratulations to the Winners
The Congratulations to the Major Prize Winners:
1st prize winner: Lyn McAlister
2nd prize winner: Michael Fozard (with donor Shen Guo, Better Home Living, Moe, and President DI)
3rd prize winner: Jenny Goodwin
1.   2.    3. 
Interact Conference
Nossal High School, 
Interact Conference, 2021
R.A.M. Fun Run 30 April 2021

From RAWCS, a Fun Run for 30 April 2021

From DG Mark Humphries

Dear Diane Wilkinson,

This is an International Fundraiser with this year's aim being to raise $100,000.

We are hoping that each District will raise between $5,000 and $6,000 which should be achievable for District 9820 if all clubs participate.

Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) is a volunteer-run organisation working to eliminate malaria. In 1900s, malaria was pandemic in the world. One can only imagine the burden of malaria disease to all countries. Progress has been made. Fifteen years ago, malaria killed a child every 30 seconds. Under the Millennium Development Goals, however, considerable progress was made in preventing, diagnosing and treating malaria. As a result, deaths have fallen by 60 percent. Now, under the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, we are aiming to reduce malaria cases and deaths by a further 90 percent by 2030.


1. Plan your 4km walk/run/swim/ride on or close to April 30th  

2. Share with friends your “Fun Run to Eliminate Malaria”

3. Ask your friends to join you or donate towards your (run/walk etc)

4. Register and donate your collections via

5. Note if your friends need a tax deductable receipt, you need to register separately using the friend’s name

6. Please take a photo of yourself doing the challenge and send to us, to share on our social media.

Thank you! Enquiries

for more information please contact 

Libby Wilson  

And finally...
Golfers Len Cairns and Peter Kingsbury are happy to witness a "first ever parr" for fellow golfer Shen Guo, on the 12th hole last Friday at Yallourn Golf Course. Congratulation Shen, we need to see your happy dance that you performed! 
Forthcoming Events
12 Apr Lisa Mylne @Living at Home Longer@
26 Apr Club Assembly, Moe Hotel
District 9820 Mini Conference
District Governor Mark and Linda are excited to invite you to our District 9820 Mini Conference as we gather in person for the first time in 12 months to celebrate our District.
Our mini conference will be held face to face on the 1st May following the online virtual 2021 Multi District Conference, information following.  Jump in your car, drive down the highway and meet us all at Nossal High School for an afternoon and evening of fun and entertainment.
This will be our first conference in two years. We have quite a lot to catch up, so we are breaking the conference into three components.
  1. The Conference component will bring us together to pay our respect to those called to higher service, to celebrate and acknowledge award recipients, to hear presentations and to ratify some short mandatory business resolutions.
  1. A friendship break in the foyer where we can socialise over finger food.
  1. Conference Dinner and entertainment in the main Hall where you will enjoy time together over a two-course meal, beverages included, while being entertained by our Nossal High School students as they showcase their amazing musical and dance talents.
Venue:           Nossal High School
                      100 Clyde Road
                       Berwick  VIC  3806
Time:             3:30pm Start – mini conference
Cost:             $70 per person
RSVP:           24th April 2021 including any medical dietary requirements to Jane Moore
              THEN make your payment as below
Payments:   District 9820  BSB 633000   ACC 134811736
                     Your Name Conference eg:  SmithConf
(NB  Please note correction to Janes' email since last advised)
Rotary Opens Opportunities

Please join us for 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities, 12-16 June, in Taipei,.Taiwan

Registrations and early bird discount now open

This year’s event will connect you, virtually, with members around the world. It will open new opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. Together, we’ll inspire action, strengthen our commitments, work on our challenges, and celebrate our successes.

Visit the convention event page on Facebook to connect with other participants and share what you’re looking forward to experiencing with #Rotary21. The Virtual Convention is open to all Rotary members and participants, so invite a friend to join you or share the event with your community.


Keep smiling!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Rhonda Crooks
April 10
Barry Dunstan
April 15
Dave Wood
April 17
Ross Maxfield
April 28
Alan Sinnott
April 29
Spouse Birthdays
Ya Koch
April 1
April 12
Di Harrison
Grant Harrison
April 6
Join Date
Di Harrison
April 6, 2010
11 years
Diane Wilkinson
April 7, 2002
19 years
Daniel Barry
April 12, 2010
11 years
Bill Connell
April 23, 2018
3 years
12th April Helen MacDonald
26th April Kishor Manani
10th May Ross Maxfield
24th May Helen Morrison
1st Monday of Month Zoom 'Fireside' Service Committee meetings Organised by Chairs - Zoom Moderators: MK, RN & DH
2nd Monday of Month 'Themed' Club Meeting 6.15pm for 6.30pm
Followed by Club Admin Zoom Meeting at 7.45 (TBA as needed)
3rd Monday of Month No Club Meeting but a zoom Online Board Meeting 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm  
4th Monday of Month Club Assembly 6.15pm for 6.30pm All Chairs and Secretary to report to the club
5th Monday of Month Social Evening via Zoom   Or gathering outside if permitted
COMMITTEES V.1.2      
D.Harrison (Pres.)
R Noakes B Connell D Wilkinson A Bishop (PE) /(Serg)
B Eishold R Maxfield P Kingsbury Di Harrison (Pres)
H Morrison (IPP) H Morrison A Bishop B Puddy M Bishop (Sec) /(Web)
M.Bishop (Sec)  D Harrison L Cassar B Paull/ M Koch R Taylor (Program/Media)
H.Macdonald (Treas)
K Lucas D. Wood
K Manani
H Macdonald (Treas)
B Connell (C) R Taylor B.Dunstan J Hutchinson
L Cairns (CPO)
M Bishop (C) M Bishop A Sinnott D.Power M Bishop (website)
R Noakes (C)   L Cairns S Guo S Guo (Att'dance)
P Kingsbury(M'ship) GOLF COMMITTEE H MacDonald R Crooks R.Maxfield (Historian),
D Wilkinson (F'n Chr) R Taylor J Yeatman   R Noakes (Zoom)
K Manani (Bulletin)
P Kingsbury
A Bishop A.Bishop
A Bishop
B Eishold (FB)  
Di Harrison Di Harrison (ex offio)   M Bishop (website) Club Property Officers
H Morrison (raffle)
CATERING K Manani (bulletin) A Bishop/R Maxfield
D Wilkinson EXEC SEC B Puddy L Cassar   Club Welfare Officers
        H Morrison/ R Crooks
Every $45 donation will protect one child
(Donations are tax deductible, a receipt will be provided)