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 young 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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Moe Bulletin Issue No. 13 
Posted by Kishor Manani
Rotary Club of Moe
will next meet online on
Monday 12 Oct 2020
 6.45pm for 7.00 pm 
(please be on time as we have external guests,
keep microphone on mute, unless speaking)
Guest Speakers
Natalie McDonald (Quantum)
Pat Thornton (Moe Racing Club)
Michael Koch (Yes Optus)

(Please check that you have received the confidential Zoom meeting Code and the Password  in your personal email)

(Apologies to Shen Guo)

Economic and Community Development Month

Rotary works locally and globally in many ways to alleviate poverty and to strengthen communities and individuals, particularly in developing countries.

Di's Dialogue # 15


Thank you to everyone who participated in the special DG visit Zoom meeting on Monday night.
Key points covered by Mark Humphries included the International Convention being held in Melbourne in 2023; Rotary 100 and the celebrations happening on 21 April, 2021 which will mark 100 years of Rotary in Australia; District 9820 Baton and ideas for using at various events to celebrate R100 at a local level; Foundation and the need to continue the fight to eradicate polio; Club citation and his hope that at least 50% of clubs in the District will achieve a citation; and early planning for the District Conference, which will be held 1-2 May, 2021. DG Mark is particularly keen to see town entry branding updated. We have already responded and Ross Maxfield is working on this and will report back via the Community Committee.
Our AG West Gippsland, Tim Wills, was also present in the Zoom meeting and was warmly welcomed.
Mark's partner, Linda, introduced members to her project and 'Mort' the mosquito! Her project, 'End Malaria in Vanuatu For Good' continues on from the work of Tom Shanahan, who was the Chair of RAM (Rotarians Against Malaria), for many years. Linda is keen to raise money specifically to end malaria in Vanuatu. The Board did discuss supporting the DG Partner's Project and I will report back to members at our Club Assembly on Monday night.
Thank you to Diane Wilkinson, Chair of Foundation/International for the promotion of World Polio Day happening on 24 October (Saturday) and liaising with Bryce Eishold to use social media to broadcast the importance of continuing the efforts to eradicate polio. 
Saturday is also the AFL grand final between Richmond and Geelong to be played in Brisbane. My mother was a keen Geelong supporter and so I will be wearing her much-loved blue and white scarf as I watch the match on Saturday night.   
Just for something a bit different this week, a classic comment from Dennis Commetti (Football commentator). Context- Matthew Carr and brother Josh were both outstanding mid-fielders for their respective clubs, Fremantle and Port Adelaide. Both wore the number 9. Inevitably they collided on field.
Dennis Commetti: 'That's a tough one for the umpires. A two-Carr collision and both with the same rego' 
Enjoy the match and for those who don't follow football, I hope you have a lovely weekend doing something that warms your heart and soul...
President 'Go Cats' Di
Economic and Community Development
 The Rotary Area of Focus theme for October is Building Local Economies through economic and community development.  Rotary works locally and   globally in many ways to alleviate   poverty and to strengthen communities and individuals, particularly in developing countries.
A person looking at the cameraDescription automatically generatedWorldwide, there are nearly 800 million people living on less than $1.90 per day.  Rotary members are passionate about finding sustainable solutions to address local circumstances and use a multifaceted and coordinated strategy to implement service projects that provide opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old.   Rotary also helps to strengthen local entrepreneurs and leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
Some of Rotary’s global initiatives in developing countries include:
  • A group of people standing in the grassDescription automatically generatedProviding microloans to enable people to establish small businesses, including rickshaw drivers, street vendors or tailors, or to assist farmers to buy livestock or plant crops.
  • Providing farmers with skills and knowledge needed to address issues of soil erosion and improve soil fertility to improve crop yields and then successfully market their produce. 
  • Enabling women to complete financial literacy courses and funding skills development and business training for other community members.
At a local level, the Rotary Club of Moe participates in a range of activities that help to build social capital in our community and to acknowledge and support businesses.  We partner with other community groups and organisations to participate in local events including the annual Bonfire night and Carols by Candlelight, both of which create opportunities to strengthen community connections. We award Business Excellence Awards and also invite business owners to address the Club to provide more understanding about the issues that impact their operations.  The Club has also worked closely with the Latrobe City to develop a wonderful new adventure playground at the Moe Botanic Gardens, another opportunity to bring community members together. 
   We undertake various fund-raising activities throughout the year that enable us to provide financial support to essential local services, including the     Latrobe Regional    Hospital and Gippsland Rotary        Centenary House.  Big or small, local or global, the Rotary Club of Moe recognises the vital     importance of strong local economies    and resilient communities to create a positive future for all.
Melbourne Cup Eve
November 2: Melbourne Cup Eve and Hat Day for Mental Health
As we have had to forego our usual social get-togethers because of COVID restrictions, Rotarians have missed out on some of the fun aspects of Rotary.

President Di is keen to inject some pazzaz into the meeting on 2 November, so the proposed fireside meeting has been shelved for that evening, and replaced with a Melbourne Cup Eve program, albeit on Zoom.
As we usually raise funds for Australian Rotary Health in October, Hat Day will also be incorporated into the evening.

Aspects of the Program Include -

*It’s an Opportunity to Host a Friend
*Dress up theme for “At the Races”

*Dress up theme for Hat Day -  (it could be race gear or any funny or your favourite stunning or amusing hat)
*Melbourne Cup Trivia.

*Melbourne Cup Sweep -  As we are time poor at Zoom meetings, there will be just one $5.00 sweep this year, only for members, and Hutchy and Rog will conduct the draw, and announce horses during the meeting.

*Cost - A charge of $6.00 per head is suggested to cover both a horse draw and a $1.00 donation to ARH for Mental Health Week.

*Payment Arrangements – Payments of $6.00 should be made online into our Rotary account
BSB 033-128  Account Number 018118 before the event.
(If you choose to make a more substantial donation to ARH it can be included in your payment.) Remember to include your name and amount when making your payment.
Treasurer Helen will announce our ARH contribution at a future meeting.

*Distribution of Winnings – Once all payments have been received, winners will be paid out.
Footnote: While organisers are making the assumption that all members would wish to participate in the sweep, there is no compulsion. Just notify me if you prefer not to join in the sweep.

Bush balladeer

Bruce Jones is an ex Moe man. A good bloke and Rotarian (Brother in law to the late Moe Rotarian Neil Tressider)


Advertorial request from Bruce Jones (

 Don McQueen, multi award winning Bush Balladeer delivers Australian poetry with exceptional   passion and flair.   You'll feel as though you're sitting around the campfire with Don as he recites   some of the most classic Australian   Bush Poetry, and some hilarious modern poems too. Don performs regularly at a variety of events and now he's   lending his talents to help raise some money to assist the Rotary Nomads in supporting excellent community projects. This event will be a Facebook Live show, you can watch it on the "Don McQueen The Bush Balladeer" Facebook Page, on October 14 at 8pm (NSW, VIC, TAS)

To view the performance, just head to the "Don McQueen The Bush Balladeer" Facebook Page 

This is a free show, but we have set up a ticket link where you can choose from a range of ticket prices, depending on what you feel you can afford or reward. Here's the link:

All profits from the show go to the Rotary Nomads to support our charities such as the Royal Flying Doctors, Cancer Council, Heart of Australia, Salvation Army, etc.

Geoff St Clair  (C.dec)
7 Irene Court
Redland Bay, Qld 4165
Phone: 0457 350 258
World Polio Day
Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a paralysing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. Poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in hours. It can strike people of any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio can be prevented by vaccines, but it is not curable. Unlike most diseases, polio can be eradicated.
 For more than 30 years, Rotary and our partners have driven the effort to eradicate polio worldwide and there are now    only 2 countries continuing to report wild polio cases.  Our Polio Plus program was the first initiative to tackle global polio  eradication by vaccinating children on a massive scale. As a core partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary focuses on advocacy, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and awareness-building. More than 1 million Rotary members have donated their time and money to eradicate polio, and every year, hundreds of members work with health workers to vaccinate children in countries affected by polio.
Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries from this paralysing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have also played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.  
No child should suffer from this vaccine-preventable disease.  Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, nearly 19 million people who would otherwise have been paralysed are walking, and more than 1.5 million people are alive who would otherwise have died. 
Rotary has committed to raising $50 million per year for polio eradication. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to match that 2-to-1, for a total commitment of $150 million each year. These funds will provide much-needed ongoing operational support, medical workers, laboratory equipment, and educational materials as we continue in our efforts to achieve polio eradication.
As Rotarians, we can all feel very proud of our role in helping to End Polio Now.
Diane Wilkinson
Chair, International & Foundation Committee
District News
DYK District 9820 has a YouTube Channel? 
Simply search District 9820 in the Youtube search bar and hit subscribe
Go online and have a look-see!
Subscribe to receive any new uploaded information.. can we increase the current subscribers from 48?
Forthcoming Events
October - Economic and Community Development Month
26 Oct Club Assembly, At The Podium -  Kishor Manani -
                                      (The Accidental Pharmacist.. what was, what is and what will be)
31 Oct Trivia Night at Moe Race Course (*subject to COVID restrictions)
November - Foundation Month 
   2 Nov - Fireside meeting  Melbourne Cup Eve and Mental Health Hat Day
   9 Nov - Zoom Program - Rotary Foundation
 16 Nov - Board Meeting
 23 Nov - AGM, Club Assembly, At the Podium
(30 Nov - Morwell cinema ??)
Keep smiling!
An entry by Lyn Cassar!



Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Len Cairns
October 5
David Power
October 7
Bill Connell
October 22
Spouse Birthdays
October 22
October 23
Alan Bishop
Maureen Bishop
October 13
Maureen Bishop
Alan Bishop
October 13
Bryce Eishold
Anne Simmons
October 23
Join Date
Dave Wood
October 1, 1990
30 years
Bryce Eishold
October 23, 2017
3 years
Julian Yeatman
October 27, 1975
45 years
Bryon Puddy
October 31, 1983
37 years
26 Oct Shen Guo    
9 Nov Di Harrison 23 Nov John Hutchinson
1st Monday of Month Zoom 'Fireside' Service Committee meetings Organised by Chairs - Zoom Moderators: MK, RN & DH
2nd Monday of Month Zoom 'Themed' Club Meeting 7 pm - 7.45 pm
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 Zoom Club Assembly 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm All Chairs and Secretary to report to the club
5th Monday of Month Social Evening via Zoom   Or gathering outside if permitted
COMMITTEES V.1.1      
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
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/ R Crooks S Guo (Att'dance)
P Kingsbury(M'ship) GOLF COMMITTEE H MacDonald K Manani R.Maxfield (Historian),
D Wilkinson (F'n Chr) R Taylor J Yeatman   R Noakes (Zoom)
W.Farmer (FB/Social)
A Bishop
W.Farmer/B Eishold (FB) B Eishold (FB/social)
 P Kingsbury 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
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