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. 21
Posted by Kishor Manani
Rotary Club of Moe
will next meet online
Monday 7 Dec 2020 
Fireside meeting
6.45pm for 7.00 pm 
(or as advised by Chairs)
Please ensure you have received the confidential 
Zoom meeting code and password
in your personal email if meeting online

                 (Apologies to Shen Guo)


Disease Prevention 
and Treatment Month

Di's Dialogue # 21


Well, another week has literally flown by!
I am very pleased we have booked a venue for our Rotary Christmas break-up. Planning is underway for a gathering at Old Gippstown on Monday 14 December, from 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. Secretary Maureen has sent out an email with further details.
Thank you to members of the Community Service committee, especially Bill, Ross, Alan and Lyn, for organising and cooking a club BBQ on Monday evening at the Botanic Gardens. It was so wonderful to see Rotarians face-to-face and to have an opportunity to socialise together. I think there is a photo of the group in this bulletin.
This week I received confirmation from AG Tim Wills that an Australia Day 2021 Covid-Safe GrantAustralia Day Council (NADC) Ltd has been successful. I submitted a proposal to run a BBQ in the Botanic Gardens on Australia Day from 12.30pm-2.30pm to promote Rotary. The event will be part of a nation-wide Rotary promotion. It is anticipated we could receive up to $1,500.00 for our 'Moe Australia Day in the Botanic Gardens'. I will be discussing the grant conditions with the Community Service committee on Monday night at our Fireside meeting.
Members of the Community Service Committee will also be busy visiting Newborough East Primary School on Monday morning where they will be presenting 4 children's wheelbarrows (in school house colours of red, blue, green and yellow), a metal garden arch and cheque for $150 to cover the cost of soil for a new fairy garden in the school grounds. Principal, Julie Skee is delighted with the support given to the students at the school. It would be lovely for our club to be recognised as a 'Friend of NEPS'!
Thank you to the Chair of Vocational/Youth, Robin Noakes and members of his committee, Bryce Eishold and Karen Lucas, for work done in reviewing diaries for the Rotary Junior Community Award program. Robin and Maureen are busy organising an alternative 'Pride of Workmanship' event and will share details regarding arrangements with members.
I am excited to report I have had a meeting with Judy Stewart, Lowanna College, regarding planning for the Interact Program at the school next year. This year has been a complete write-off due to COVID and now we have an opportunity to re-shape the program and make it a weekly, after school session over two school terms. I will be catching-up with the new Assistant Principal, Belinda Ludlow, in the new year to discuss proposed changes.
To end my Dialogue this week... a Christmas thought from Winston Churchill, "Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection."  Today marks the anniversary of the passing of my mother. A time to rejoice for a life well-lived and beautiful memories to cherish.
Wishing everyone a lovely weekend, take care and I look forward to seeing everyone at our Christmas Party on the 14 December.
President Di
First face to face Club "reunion" 30 Nov 2020, Moe Botanic Garden
December - Rotary area of focus
 Rotary Area of Focus December: Fighting Disease  

Good health care should be everyone’s right, yet some 400 million people in the world cannot afford or don’t have access to basic health care.  Disease results in misery, pain and poverty for millions of people worldwide.  That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important.

Rotary's top priority in fighting disease is the eradication of polio, but Rotary also supports many activities that reduce the causes and effects of other diseases through education and equipping communities to help stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like HIV/AIDS and malaria, strengthening health care systems, expanding medical services, provision of medical equipment, and improving access to health services.
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Rotary has undertaken projects to assist health authorities communicate lifesaving information about COVID-19 and has donated protective gear and other supplies to clinics and hospitals..

Other Rotary projects undertaken in the fight against disease have included setting up temporary clinics, blood donation centres, training facilities and the development of infrastructure that allows doctors, patients and governments to work together to achieve improved health outcomes.

The Rotary Foundation supports activities within the scope of disease prevention and treatment area of focus in the following ways:

Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases – including:

⦁    Educating community members and health care professionals on strategies for preventing disease transmission
⦁    Providing equipment specifically for health care services in remote populations
⦁    Supplying medical equipment to health care facilities
⦁    Systems to help track and monitor diagnosis and treatments
⦁    Preventing and controlling illnesses transmitted by mosquitoes and other vectors
⦁    Addressing environmental hazards related to infection and disease containment
Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases – including:

⦁    Offering prevention and treatment services for physical and mental illnesses
⦁    Developing community education and early screening and treatment programs
⦁    Supplying medical equipment to health care facilities, including to remote populations
⦁    Providing lifesaving surgeries and surgeries to address congenital problems
Projects funded through the Rotary Foundation are: 
⦁    Sustainable,
⦁    Measurable, and
⦁    Community Driven
Diane Wilkinson
International & Foundation Committee 
Christmas breakup 14 December
Christmas breakup
Our Christmas break up will be held at Old GippsTown on Monday 14th December at 6.00 pm for a 6.30 pm start. 
We will be having a bbq tea, using our own bbq facilities.  Meat, salad and sweets together with disposable plates and cutlery will be provided. However, you are welcome to bring your own plates and cutlery if you wish.
Please BYO drinks and nibbles. 
Santa and his helper will be arriving just after 630.  If you are bringing children, please place a gift under the tree for Santa to hand out.  Also, as in previous years, you can bring a gift for your partner (optional of course).  Santa's knee will be off limits but photos standing next to Santa will still occur.
We will once again be collecting items for a Christmas Hamper that will be donated to a worthy family.  Please bring along items to place in the hamper on the night.  Just a reminder to check any 'use by' dates to ensure food items have not expired.
To assist with catering, can you please let me know if you are coming, how many and if you will be bringing children. 
Under the current restrictions, the venue can hold up to 58 people, therefore we will need to ensure we do not exceed this.  Please email, text or phone Maureen on 0419389050 prior to Saturday 12th December.
Roof material
The Roof Materials have arrived for the small pergola at the Botanic Gardens.
Big Al
Pres Elect
Time Magazine excerpt
Tunji Funsho - one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People 2020.
Firstly I would like to congratulate Bulletin Editor Kishor, President Di and all other contributors who have made this year's bulletin so newsworthy and readable.
One article in particular springs to mind regarding RotarianTunji Funsho, and his  prominent role in  the fight to eradicate the polio virus.
Unfortunately RI President Holger Knaack's link re Tunji was in Spanish, but I am including the article from a November issue of Time magazine entitled "Ending Polio" -
It's not often an entire continent eradicates a disease, but on August 25, 2020, that happened when Nigeria was declared polio-free, clearing the virus from its last redoubt in all of Africa. The person who did more than any other to drive polio to continent-wide extinction was Dr. Funji Tunsho, a former cardiologist and now the chair of Rotary International's polio-eradication program in Nigeria.
Funsho could have retired years ago, but in 2013, with polio still paralyzing children across Nigeria, he decided to step up to lead the Rotarians' effort.
Together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the WHO, the CDC and UNICEF, Funsho and Rotary helped lead National Immunization Days, getting millions of doses of polio vaccine to children in cities and villages around the nation.

They also sponsored health-education initiatives at community centres, mosques and even birthday parties.
This summer, the country marked four years without a case of wild polio, qualifying it for its polio-free certification, leaving Afghanistan and Pakistan as the only places in the world in which polio remains endemic.
I was delighted to read that Rotary, through this Time article,  was finally getting due acknowledgement for our role in this global celebration.
Roger Taylor
Forthcoming Events
December - Disease Prevention Month
14 Dec Christmas Breakup
Feel the Energy in Taipei
There’s more time to save! Due to the global pandemic, the early-registration discount deadline has been extended to 15 February 2021.

 Attending this year’s convention will allow you to connect with new friends, find new opportunities for service, learn fresh skills, and explore innovative ways to make a lasting impact in your community.

You won’t want to miss the energy of the 2021 Rotary Convention in Taipei, Taiwan.
Keep smiling!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Helen MacDonald
December 24
Bryon Puddy
December 28
Spouse Birthdays
December 2
Join Date
Peter Kingsbury
December 6, 2010
10 years
Karen Lucas
December 10, 2018
2 years
Robin Lesney-Noakes
December 10, 2012
8 years
Alan Sinnott
December 11, 2000
20 years
Len Cairns
December 20, 1999
21 years
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.1.2      
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)