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. 18
Posted by Kishor Manani
Rotary Club of Moe
will next meet online on
Monday 23 Nov 2020 - AGM night
{Monday 16 Nov 2020}
Board Meeting
(No general meeting)

(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 # 18


I am super excited about tomorrow afternoon, as I will finally see our daughter, Ellie, and her husband, Tom, now that Melburnians are allowed to travel to regional areas. I get very emotional just thinking about seeing them and can hardly wait!! To everyone who is finally able to see their loved ones, 'Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair' (Susan Polis Schutz).
On the Rotary front, thank you to Diane Wilkinson and Bryon Puddy for their presentation on Monday night about The Rotary Foundation (TRF). There was a question asked by PP Peter Kingsbury about the amount the Club has contributed to the Rotary Foundation over the years. Bryon advised that we have contributed some $83,000 to Foundation/Polio Plus! Website Wizard, Maureen Bishop will upload the presentation to the club website.
This coming Monday we have a Board meeting and the general membership have a night off from Zoom. Thank you to our diligent secretary, Maureen Bishop, for preparing the agenda. I will send out the Zoom invite on Sunday afternoon to Board members. Reports from Club Chairs, Secretary and Treasurer will be provided to members at Club Assembly the following week.
This week I have been busy with attending an ESRAG webinar on 'Planning for Success' in relation to projects. It was really worthwhile as I gained access to some great project planning documents. I also listened to a Rotary International Membership webinar on inclusion and diversity and gained some ideas. Some of these ideas were shared with Sharyn Thompson (The Hub - Moe Life Skills) when I met up with her today. Service comes in many forms and we pondered over ways in which the Rotary Club of Moe can help support programs run by The Hub. Sharyn now has a greater understanding of what our club does and can do. All about networking!
I have also been able to respond to a request by AG, Tim Wills to submit a proposed lunchtime activity on Australia Day next year. We will have access to a $1000 grant to simultaneously promote Rotary across Australia between 12.30pm-2.30pm on Australia Day. Details are still to be finetuned but at this stage I am hoping we can run a BBQ and hand out updated club brochures. 
Another way of promoting our club is through participating in the Latrobe Regional Hospital Virtual Fun Run/Walk. I have registered a team called 'Moe Rotarians' and we have four starters - Alan & Maureen Bishop, Rog Taylor and myself, to do a 5 km walk. Cost is $20.00 per participant and funds go towards the LRH Emergency Department. The team will gather on Saturday 28 November at 10.00am at Pash's Pavilion and we will walk along the trail for 2.5kms and then walk back to Adventure Playground for a promotional photoshoot. We will be wearing our Rotary shirts to be seen, hopefully as 'People of Action'! If you would like to be part of this fundraising activity, please call me so I can register you in our team. I am also keen to invite members of InnerWheel and hope they will join us.
Have a lovely weekend everyone, enjoy the warm weather that is coming our way and take care. 
 President Di 
November - Foundation Month
The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Rotary’s seven Areas of Focus are categories of service activities supported by Foundation global grants.   The Areas of Focus are:
  • Supporting Education
  • Fighting Disease
  • Providing Clean Water
  • Saving Mothers and Children
  • Growing Local Economies
  • Promoting Peace
  • Environment & Sustainability
The Rotary Foundation offers grants that support humanitarian projects, scholarships, and vocational training teams through:
  • Global grants support large international projects with long term, sustainable outcomes in one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus.
  • District Grants fund smaller scale, short term projects that address immediate needs in your community or abroad.75
  • Disaster Response Grants allow districts to respond extremely rapidly to local disasters, such as earthquakes, floods and bushfires. Clubs can leverage Rotary Foundation grants with District Designated Funds and Share funds to maximise projects’ impact.
Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects across the world.
The Rotary Club of Moe is involved in many activities in support of the Areas of Focus, including:
  • Supporting Education - helping to provide education opportunities in our Adopt a School project in Bali through provision of school uniforms and refurbishment of building and equipment;
  •  the Rotary Junior Community Awards in local primary schools; Student Pride of Workmanship Awards; support for secondary students through the Foundation Student Scholarships program.
  • Fighting Disease – ongoing support for the Rotary global End Polio Now project and promotion of World Polio Day; donations to local health and support services, including Latrobe Regional Hospital and Gippsland Rotary Centenary House; support for District Governor Partner’s projects, including Glaucoma and Rotary against Malaria initiatives.
  • Provision of Clean Water / Sanitisation – annual donation to Disaster Aid Australia towards the Sky Hydrant project to provide clean water in developing countries; upgrade of the Bali school toilet facilities
  • Building Local Economies – helping to build social capital through support for community development projects, including the new playground at the Moe Botanic Gardens and the Moe Marigold Project; support for local community events, including Carols by Candlelight and the Apex/Lions Bonfire Night; partnering with local organisations to conduct activities; acknowledgment of local businesses through the Business Excellence Awards

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.



Tuesday 1 December 2020
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ESRAG - Carbon Footprint

How to reduce your carbon footprint:

Most of our daily activities contribute to a personal or household carbon footprint.

The main areas are: transport, electricity usage, fuel, food and waste.

You can reduce your carbon footprint through your personal choices such as:

  • driving more-efficient vehicles and maintaining vehicles
  • using energy-efficient appliances
  • insulating your home to reduce heating and cooling costs
  • buying local and reducing transport kilometres
  • installing solar panels
  • reducing waste and recycling as much as possible.

Individuals and companies also purchase carbon credits to offset their usage. The money raised from this goes into projects such as planting trees or investing in renewable energy. Some useful links are:


Forthcoming Events
November - Foundation Month 
 16 Nov - Board Meeting
 23 Nov - AGM, Club Assembly, At the Podium -  Helen Macdonald on RC of Buhl, Idaho
(30 Nov - Morwell cinema / bingo ??)
Keep smiling!

Ross's Law

In these tense times, here's something we can all agree on:

The vaccine should be tested on politicians first.

If they survive, the vaccine is safe.

If they don't, the country is safe.


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Helen Morrison
November 22
Spouse Birthdays
November 4
Join Date
Lyn Cassar
November 20, 2005
15 years
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.1.2      
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
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