R.I. Theme 2021-22
Di Harrison
President 2021-22

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 Club of Moe
Di’s Dialogue #86
Planning is well underway for our Changeover on Monday 27 June at the Moe RSL. Many thanks to our club Secretary, Maureen Bishop, who has been busy behind-the-scenes, taking care of business.
At our meeting on Monday night, Adrian Marks, (Workways), spoke about the ‘Transition to Work’ program.
The main points highlighted in his presentation were:
  • There are many barriers to employment such as a lack of education, confidence to find work, generational unemployment, and lack of money.
  • The transition to work program targets people aged 16-24 from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • COVID has had a negative effect on job seekers with an increase in anxiety and depression.
  • New program will start on 1st July ‘Job Readiness’ and will substantially increase workload.
  • Workways is a ‘Not for Profit’ organisation with offices in Warragul, Leongatha, Wonthaggi, Moe, Morwell, and Traralgon.
Adrian encouraged members to start conversations about job opportunities and emphasised that youth have a choice to choose which direction they would like to follow. General members of the public can refer people to Workways.
It was lovely to meet a new Workways employee who accompanied Adrian. Sophie Green recently joined the organisation, and it was during a conversation with Rog Taylor, that Sophie shared she was a past RYLArian. She was invited to address members about her RYLA experiences and spoke confidently and enthusiastically. I have offered to take her to RYLA at Rawson in late June so she can meet and mentor other young people. Sophie is also very welcome to come along to our club meetings too!
Dave Woods is safely back home and many thanks to him for organising a catch-up with Sue Bechaz (Area Coordinator for RCH Good Friday Appeal). We managed to take a photo of a cheque presentation in a lovely spot in his front yard!
It was a busy day on Tuesday with a visit to the Newborough Men’s’ Shed where I met several members of the shed together with representatives from other organisations. I was presented with a lovely wooden pen holder crafted by Cyril, an 85-year-old keen ‘shedder’. Thanks, Bill Connell, for the invitation.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday 23 May and is a Club Assembly.
We have a social Partner’s night at Silvers Bar and Grill, Morwell, on the 5th Monday/month (May 30) starting at 6.15pm for 6.30pm and will be joined by DG Bill Degnan and Judy. If you are interested in attending, please let Rog Taylor know as bookings are essential.
In closing, a reminder that Life Skills Victoria (known previously as Moe Life Skills), will be presenting ‘Looking for Alice’ at the Moe Town Hall on Friday 20 May starting at 7.30pm. Tickets cost $10.00. I hope Moe Rotarians will support students and staff by attending the play.
Stay safe everyone and safe travels to those Rotarians travelling overseas.
President Di
More Schools to enjoy the Super Mooper stories
This week I have had the pleasure of delivering Super Mooper books to four more schools - Newborough East Primary School, Albert Street Primary School, Elizabeth Street Primary School and St Kierans Primary School. The distribution of these books was made possible through the kind donation by author Fiona Harris to the Rotary Club of Moe, for which we are very grateful.
These beautifully illustrated books promote the importance of understanding that we are all different and celebrating those differences.
These donations have allowed the International & Foundation Committee to promote one of the seven Rotary areas of focus, supporting education.
All the schools I have visited so far this year have greatly appreciated the books and I’m sure the students will really enjoy reading them.
The Moopertown story:
Welcome to Moopertown! In Moopertown, everyone is special – in their own special way!
This fun, funny and affirming series will entertain children of all ages. In each book we are introduced to a new Mooper – Musical Markus, Nervous Nellie, Dramatic Dom, Giggling Gertie, Quiet Quinn and Adventurous Abbie.
With humorous, sweet, character-driven stories and a richly-detailed world that children will engage with, this exciting series celebrates the idea that our differences are what make us unique, and we are all capable of being superheroes when we can see the best in ourselves.
Diane Wilkinson Chair, International & Foundation Committee.
NEPS                                              ESPS                                           St Kierans                                    Albert Street PS
RCH Good Friday Appeal/ Men's Shed
Cheque presentation to RCH Good Friday Appeal with Sue Bechaz, Dave Woods and Club Pres.  

At the Newborough Men’s’ Shed where I met several members of the shed. I was presented with a lovely wooden pen holder crafted by Cyril, an 85-year-old keen ‘shedder’.
Botanic Garden
This was taken a week ago at the Botanic Gardens. The Dahlias have been blooming and the border of Nadinas are turning red as they do in winter. We will be planting the Rotary colours of Yellow Daffodils and blue Dutch Iris bulbs in the next few weeks.
District Changeover
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Sharlee Zhang
May 8
May 18
Join Date
Helen MacDonald
May 1, 2007
15 years
Kishor Manani
May 2, 2005
17 years
Barry Dunstan
May 4, 1998
24 years
Ross Maxfield
May 18, 1975
47 years
Maureen Bishop
May 30, 2011
11 years
Annual Report preparations
Just a reminder for Chairs to prepare and forward their reports to me as soon as possible.  I am aiming to have the annual report finalized and ready for printing by the end of May.
Also, if any member has any photos that they have taken at Rotary events throughout the year, please send through as well.
Secretary Maureen
CHANGEOVER DINNER Monday 27 June at RSL 6.30 for 7.00
2 Course Meal for $32 pp. (We need to have 40 diners. Alternative menu will appear next week)
(This is at a special price for Rotary - new bistro management set original price at $45 before negotiations) Guests will include District 9820 representatives and cheque recipients as well as Rotarians and partners.
Roger Taylor
Moe Rotary Program for May and June 2022.
May 23
Club Assembly
RSL 6.00 for 6.30
May 30
Partner’s Night at SILVERS’
 Bar and Grill Morwell
6.15 for 6.30
June 6
Combined Board
Bishop’s Home at 7.00
June 13
Club Assembly
RSL 6.00 for 6.30
June 20
 Peter Moran
RSL 6.00 for 6.30
June 27
CHANGEOVER (Pres. Di/Robin)
RSL 6.30 for 7.00
COMMITTEES V.1.2      
Di Harrison (Pres) R Noakes (Chair) A Bishop (Chair) D Wilkinson (Chair) D Harrison (Pres)
M Bishop (Sec) B Eishold R Maxfield P Kingsbury M Bishop (Sec/Web)
L Cairns (PP) H Morrison J Hunt B Paull B Dunstan (Sarg)
H Morrison (PP) D Harrison B Connell  M Koch R Taylor (Program/Media)
A Bishop (C)
 R Taylor D. Wood
K Manani 
H MacDonald (Bulletin)
R Noakes (C)  M Bishop B.Dunstan J Hutchinson
L Cairns (CPO)
D Wilkinson (F/I)   A Sinnott D.Power  S Guo (Attendance)
    L Cairns S Guo R Maxfield (Historian)
EXEC SEC GOLF COMMITTEE H MacDonald R Crooks R Noakes (Zoom)
M Bishop R Taylor J Yeatman   B Eishold (FB/Social)
Lyn Cassar   D. Wilkinson (Treas)
Di Harrison (Co-op) A.Bishop
B Eishold (FB) Club Property Officers
A Bishop (Co-op) Di Harrison (ex offio) L Cassar M Bishop (Website) R Maxfield
R Taylor (Co-0p)     H MacDonald (Bulletin) A Bishop
Every $45 donation will protect one child
(Donations are tax deductible, a receipt will be provided)