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. 19
Posted by Kishor Manani
Rotary Club of Moe
will next meet online on
Monday 23 Nov 2020 - AGM night 
6.45pm for 7.0pm start
At The Podium - Helen Macdonald

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

(Apologies: Shen Guo and Zoom coordinator Robin Noakes)

Rotary Foundation Month

Di's Dialogue # 19

It has been a great week, starting off with a much longed-for visit by our daughter, Ellie and her husband Tom, on Sunday. It was wonderful to finally see them after such a longtime apart and we celebrated!  So an appropriate quote for me to include is 'We do not remember days, we remember moments' (Cesare Pavese).

On the Rotary front, things seem to bubbling along well. The Board meeting was held last Monday, and reports will be provided to Rotarians on Monday (23 November), at our Club Assembly. Our Treasurer, Helen MacDonald reported $234.00 was raised for Australian Rotary Health from our 'Hats for Mental Health' which was a fine effort! We will also be welcoming Helen as our 'At the Podium' speaker on Monday night.

Thank you to Bryon Puddy for his meticulous recording of the club's history. Files have been handed to our club Secretary for safe keeping and Bryon has already started compiling information for our 75th Anniversary celebration due 1 April, 2024!! 

Thank you also to the Rotarians and partners who have registered to participate in the LRH Virtual Fun Run & Walk which will be held on Saturday 28 November. The team: Alan & Maureen Bishop, Rog Taylor, Ross Maxfield, Jocelyn Yeatman and myself will meet at Pash's Pavilion, Botanic Gardens and head out on a 5 km walk around 10.00am. If other Rotarians would like to join us, it is not too late! Please contact me and I will register you. Ross Maxfield is a star and will be featured in a write up in the LV Express. On Wednesday, the 'Moe Rotarians' team were invited to participate in a promotional photo which will be published on Monday. Amazing free publicity for our club!

On the District front, I received an email from Secretary, Carol Crewe, who forwarded information from DG Mark regarding his Fireside Chat #13 which will be held on Tuesday 24 November from 7.30pm - 8.30pm. It will be an opportunity for members to attend and find out what is happening outside of our club. There will also be a short presentation  on the Rotary Myloma project known as 'ROMP' (Rotary Outreach Myeloma Project) . The Zoom link is included in the email from Carol.

On the Rotary International front, I have asked our hard-working editor, Kishor Manani, to include a letter I received during the week from RI President, Holger Knaack. Please read through his letter and consider his request to donate on Giving Tuesday, 3 December.

I am hoping the news we receive on Sunday night from our State Premier regarding social gatherings is positive so we can confidently plan our Christmas breakup inside a venue, face-to-face! 

Enjoy your weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday night in perhaps what might be our last general club Zoom meeting!!

President Di


AGM Night
The Annual General Meeting of the Rotary Club of Moe will be held via Zoom on Monday 23 November 2020 commencing at 7.00pm.
Please find attached the following documents (circulated by email on 27 Oct 2020):
  • AGM Agenda 2020
  • Minutes of AGM dated 25 November 2019
  • Financial Statements 2019 to 2020
  • Rotary Club of Moe Constitution 
Maureen Bishop
At The Podium
Tonight, at great expense, the Rotary Club of Moe will hear from our Treasurer, Helen Macdonald as she shares some memories from RC of Buhl, Idaho, USA
RC Moe bylaws update
Following a meeting of the Working Group to consider feedback on the previously circulated draft By-Laws, a final draft version of the RC of Moe updated By-Laws was circulated by email on 15 November which incorporates a few minor amendments.
Can you please review the document and provide me with any comments you may have.  Once the new Constitution is accepted (as proposed at the AGM), we can then look to adopt the updated By-Laws.
Many thanks
Diane, Chair

Distinguished Alumnus 

Barry Dunstan

Field of Study: Education

Nomination Category: Outstanding professional achievement; Outstanding service to Federation University or its predecessor institutions; Outstanding service to the community

Barry Dunstan has worked to promote and inspire the Gippsland community through his roles in education, management, and the scientific world. 

He has a long association with Federation University and considerable experience in consulting and conducting research on a wide range of energy issues. Throughout his career Barry has occupied senior roles including President at the Australian Institute of Energy; Council member and Chairman of Central Gippsland College of Technical and Further Education; and Chairman of the Latrobe Valley Task Force.

Barry has been awarded Fellowship of three professional societies: the Australian Institute of Energy; the Royal Australian Chemical Institute; and the Australian Institute of Management.



Message from R.I. President
Holger Knaack
President, 2020-21
T +1.847.866.3467
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My dear friends and fellow Rotary leaders,

As we enter Foundation Month, we would like to personally thank each and every one of you who did so much to make World Polio Day such an enormous success.

We broadcast our Global Update on 24 October in multiple time zones around the world, reaching more people, and raising more awareness than ever before. Rotary members in 146 countries registered more than 6,500 World Polio Day events and activities, from Brazil to Japan, Nigeria to India.  More than $900,000 was contributed online to the PolioPlus Fund which moves us closer to this year’s $50 million fundraising goal to take full advantage of the Bill & Melinda Gates match.

Inspired by this show of support across the globe, our work to eradicate polio continues. On 25 August, Nigeria marked four years without a case of wild poliovirus, and the World Health Organization African region is now officially certified wild poliovirus-free. Rotary has contributed nearly US$890 million—and countless volunteer hours—to eliminate polio in the African region. In the face of an ongoing global pandemic, this is one of the few good news stories for public health, and we should recognize this great achievement. It took tremendous effort and partnership over many years. Special mention should be made for the dedicated health workers—mainly women—who traveled by every form of transportation imaginable to reach children with the polio vaccine. We are particularly grateful for the Rotary members throughout Africa and around the world who have dedicated themselves to making polio a disease of the past. In fact, Rotary member Dr. Tunji Funsho was named as one of TIME's Most Influential People in the world for his role in leading Rotary towards this historic achievement. 

The type of partnership we have formed to make such progress against polio provides a blueprint for future Rotary projects. In fact, such partnerships have already been formed. Next month, the Trustees hope to  select the first ever Programs of Scale grant award. This is a grant of up to $ 2 million for a three to five-year project that aligns with one of our causes. It really invites Rotary members to think big about high-impact service projects, and find partners to who are willing to invest money and resources to implement measurable and sustainable solutions.

To support all this transformative work, you can end Foundation Month on a charitable note by participating in Giving Tuesday on 3 December. Rotary will be joining thousands of other organizations worldwide for a global day of giving, and it is a prime opportunity to advance our mission by making a contribution to the Annual Fund. It is now easier than ever to give to the Foundation online.

Remember to use your District Designated Funds for a cause you are passionate about, whether that is PolioPlus, the Disaster Response Fund, the Rotary Peace Centers, or something in your community that could benefit from the support of a district or global grant.

So as we enter the second half of the Rotary year, please keep up your efforts to eradicate polio, tell our story, and increase our impact. With your actions, Rotary Opens Opportunities.

Yours in Rotary,

Holger Knaack
President, Rotary International 2020-21

KR Ravindran
Trustee Chair, The Rotary Foundation 2020-21

Tuesday 1 December 2020
Share this #GivingTuesday on December 1
District News
Jo Algie, Team Leader at the  Ambulance Victoria station in Drouin, has called to say that she has boxes...and boxes...of second-hand uniforms (photos attached) available for use in any charitable cause you or your clubs would have in mind. You may even give them to Op Shops or relief organisations as, perhaps, give-aways for needy locals.
You just need to de-badge them and return the badges to Jo.
Carton loads have so far gone to overseas projects, homeless locals, an Op Shop in East Gippsland supporting bushfire recovery and into Central Australia.
If you, or another club has interest in getting hold of these high quality items, most of which are in virtually "new" condition, give Jo a call on 0428 557 411 and discuss your possible use(s) and how you will get the uniforms goods.  
Tim Wills
Assistant Governor West Gippsland 2020-21
0490 849 466
Forthcoming Events
November - Foundation Month 
  23 Nov - AGM, Club Assembly, At the Podium -  Helen Macdonald on RC of Buhl, Idaho
(30 Nov - Morwell cinema / bingo ??)
December - Disease Prevention Month
  7 Dec Pride of Workmanship
14 Dec Zoom Program tbc
21 Christmas Breakup
Keep smiling!

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November 22
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Lyn Cassar
November 20, 2005
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