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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Moe Bulletin Issue No. 36
Posted by Kishor Manani
Rotary Club of Moe
will meet next on
Monday 26 April 2021
Moe Hotel, Lloyd Street
6.00pm for 6.30pm start
Club Asembley
(Apologies to Shen GUO)

                                   (Apologies to Shen Guo)                               

Di's Dialogue # 36

I was reminded that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact with an emergency advice notification appearing on my phone this morning at 9.38am. The lead news item on the ABC is disappointing for West Australians. A hotel quarantine breach has resulted in a lockdown of Perth and Peel region for three days.  I do hope Kate and Robin are travelling well and are not in the vicinity!
I am looking forward to our club assembly at the Moe Hotel on Monday night. Chairs will present reports to members together with our Secretary Maureen and myself. At the Board meeting, a request for 6 months leave by Helen MacDonald was approved. Bryon Puddy has agreed to be our club Treasurer through to the end of the current financial year.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and find time to relax and enjoy life! To those Rotarians who are taking short breaks, take care on the road. It is great to be able to travel and enjoy our great country!
My closing words for the week:   'Carpe diem'   Horace  (Roman poet, published 23 BCE)
President Di
ANZAC Day Public Holiday - Orange ELC
Her hair was up in a ponytail,
Her favourite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy's Day at school,
And she couldn't wait to go.
But her mummy tried to tell her,
That she probably should stay home.
Why the kids might not understand,
if she went to school alone.
But she was not afraid;
She knew just what to say.
What to tell her classmates
Of why he wasn't there today.
But still her mother worried,
For her to face this day alone.
And that was why once again,
She tried to keep her daughter home.
But the little girl went to school
Eager to tell them all.
About a dad she never sees
A dad who never calls.
There were daddies along the wall in the back,
For everyone to meet.
Children squirming impatiently,
Anxious in their seats.
One by one the teacher called
A student from the class.
To introduce their daddy, as seconds slowly passed.
At last the teacher called her name,
Every child turned to stare.
Each of them was searching,
A man who wasn't there.
'Where's her daddy at?'
She heard a boy call out.
'She probably doesn't have one,'
Another student dared to shout.
The words did not offend her,
As she smiled up at her Mum.
And looked back at her teacher,
Who told her to go on.
And with hands behind her back,
Slowly she began to speak..
And out from the mouth of a child,
Came words incredibly unique.
'My Daddy couldn't be here,
Because he lives so far away.
But I know he wishes he could be,
Since this is such a special day
And though you cannot meet him,
I wanted you to know.
All about my daddy,
And how much he loves me so.
He loved to tell me stories
He taught me to ride my bike.
He surprised me with pink roses,
And taught me to fly a kite.
We used to share fudge sundaes,
And ice cream in a cone.
And though you cannot see him,
I’m not standing here alone
‘Cause my daddy’s always with me,
Even though we are apart
I know because he told me,
He’ll forever be in my heart
Take the time...
To live and love
And from somewhere here in the crowd of dads,
Her mother stood in tears
Proudly watching her daughter
Who was wise beyond her years
“I love my daddy very much
He’s my shining star,
And if he could, he’d be here,
But heaven’s just too far”
But sometimes when I close my eyes,
Its like he never went away.”
And then she closed her eyes,
And saw him there that day
And to her mother’s amazement,
She witnessed with surprise.
A room full of daddies and children,
All starting to close their eyes
Who knows what they saw before them,
Who knows what they felt inside.
Perhaps for merely a second,
They saw him at her side.
 'I know you're with me Daddy,'
To the silence she called out.
And what happened next made believers,
Of those once filled with doubt.
Not one in that room could explain it,
For each of their eyes had been closed.
But there on the desk beside her,
Was a fragrant long-stemmed rose.
And a child was blessed, if only for a moment,
By the love of her shining star.
And given the gift of believing,
That heaven is never too far.
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


Forthcoming Events
26 Apr Club Assembly, Moe Hotel
Keep smiling!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Sharlee Zhang
May 8
May 18
Join Date
Helen MacDonald
May 1, 2007
14 years
Kishor Manani
May 2, 2005
16 years
Barry Dunstan
May 4, 1998
23 years
Ross Maxfield
May 18, 1975
46 years
Maureen Bishop
May 30, 2011
10 years
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)