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. 35
Posted by Kishor Manani
Rotary Club of Moe
will meet next on
Monday 26 April 2021
Moe Hotel, Lloyd Street
Club Asembley
{This Monday 19 April is
Zoom Board Meeting Only}

                                   (Apologies to Shen Guo)                               

Di's Dialogue # 35

All Board members will be sent a Zoom meeting invite in due course. 
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 
Purple Flower Project

 The Rotary Club of Moe Purple Flower Project

 End Polio Now is an important global initiative to eradicate polio, a crippling disease which can attack the nervous system,  and in some instances, lead to paralysis. 

Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners have used to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide.

The Rotary Club of Moe is undertaking the “Purple Flower Project” to raise funds for End Polio Now through the sale of purple Crocus and purple Dutch Iris.

The colour of these purple bulbs represents 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.

Bulbs are in packs of 5 for $5.00 per pack for Crocus and 4 for $5.00 per pack for the Dutch Iris.

Purchasing these bulbs is a way to show your personal support in the fight to end polio. Bulbs will be available in the week beginning Monday 19th April.

For more information or to place an order, please contact: Diane – 0408 332 065 or Bryon – 0421 282 078

An International / Foundation Committee project for the Rotary Club of Moe


Youth mental health first aid course
The Rotary Club of Moe is pleased to announce that The Rotary Club of Traralgon has arranged to offer the FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Course delivered by Mental Health First Aid Australia in Moe in 2021.
The Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is is for Adults who work with or interact on a regular basis with adolecesnts and youth from 12 to 24 years of age.
The course is open to any adults who might see such a First Aid Course as useful in dealing with youth mental health crises or anxiety issues. The course format is 14 hours, delivered over two days of training.
Please Note: This is a First Aid course, not a therapy, counselling or support group course
As this course is being provided by sponsorship and Grants to the Traralgon Rotary Club, there will be NO cost to the participants.
However, numbers are limited and all participants must Register first (See registration site below). Enrol NOW and do not miss out on this opportunity.
Moe Dates and Location:
Moe Hotel Meeting Room, Lloyd Street, Moe
Day 1: Sunday, 16th May, 2021: 9 am till 4.30pm (7 hours with time for lunch*). Coffee and tea will be provided throughout the day
Day 2: Sunday, 30th May, 2021: 9 am till 4.30 pm (7 Hours plus lunch time). *
(Lunch can be ordered through the Hotel at a cost of $15 per person or bring your own).
The course is taught by qualified Instructors from Mental Health First Aid Australia (Visit for additional information).
This course has been delivered in 29 countries to over 3 million people.
To Register for a place in the course: Go to
Forthcoming Events
26 Apr Club Assembly, Moe Hotel
District 9820 Mini Conference 1st May 1st- Berwick
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)

RAWCS, a Fun Run for 30 April 2021

From DG Mark Humphries

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


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
28th 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)