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Halloween BBQ

Lots of dressups

Lots of dressups

It was certainly “Fright Night” last week at Froggy’s Skate and Play when CREATE, the foundation supporting children in care, hosted their annual Halloween Party. Our club once again provided the BBQ for 180 ghosts, vampires and zombies. At Tuesday’s meeting we welcomed Tenielle Moore and Belinda Tome to share their experience working with Create Foundation Tasmania. With 40,000 children and young people to the age of 25yrs living in foster, residential and kinship care across Australia, Create provides support and encouragement. Programmes such as Speak Up, Create Your Future and Be Heard helps to give them a voice and to reach their full potential. Moonah Rotary Club was acknowldeged with much appreciation for the support given to Create. Thanks to Glenyse and her volunteers.

Guest Speakers- Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Pauline and Helen with member Denise

Pauline and Helen with member Denise

Our Guest speakers last week were from Parkinson’s Tasmania Inc, a statewide support group.
An estimated 2500 Tasmanians are living with Parkinson’s Disease. It is the second most common degenerative neurological condition after Alzheimer’s. More than 80,000 people in Australia have
Parkinson’s. It is no discriminator of race or gender. Although it is more prevalent in people aged 45 to 75 years approximately 10% of those diagnosed are 40 years or younger. For more
information or to make a donation email the Secretary Pauline Domeney at pdomeney@netspace.net.au

Hat Day for Mental Health

Members  and  Hats

Members and Hats

Each year Hat Day is held to raise awareness of Mental Health issues. Events are held through the
community during Mental Health Week in October and Hat Day is one way of having some fun whilst raising funds for research. It is estimated that 1 in 5 will experience some form of mental health
issue sometime in their life.

Diamonds are Forever- Our 60th Anniversary

This year the Rotary Club of Moonah celebrate 60 years of service in the community. To celebrate our Diamond Anniversary a special celebration will be held on Saturday, November 22nd at the Tasmanian Hockey Centre. The theme of the evening is James Bond’s movie, Diamonds are Forever.
Members, past and present, invite you to join them and enter in the fun to celebrate the anniversary of our inauguration. For more information contact Kate Hobart at kate@moonahrotary.org
or on 0411 621973.

Seniors Week 2014

Luke and Richard helping out.

Luke and Richard helping out.

It was on for young and old at the Official Launch Party for Seniors Week 2014. A ‘Day on the Green’ organised by COTA (Council of the Aging) TASMANIA, was held at the C3 Convention Centre in South Hobart on Wednesday. Highlighting the Theme ‘Activiites that connect Generations’ a range of fun activities were provided for families to enjoy.Of course Moonah Club were pleased to be involved when asked to provide the BBQ. Although the sun did shine the occasional wind blasts were a challenge at times. It could be still be safely assumed the day was a great success and
Youngsters loved the face  painting

Youngsters loved the face painting

provided great school holiday family fun. COTA TASMANIA has been the primary organisation representing the rights of older Tasmanians for 60 years. It is run by staff and volunteers who strive to ensure that the contributions of older people are proudly recognised and acknowledged within the community.

District Governor’s Visit

Last Tuesday we welcomed DG Ken Moore and his wife Lois for an official visit. He opened his address by reminding us of this years’s Rotary theme “Light Up Rotary” He explained the meaning of the theme chosen by the Rotary World President who said “It is better to light one candle than to sit in the darkness”  In the case of an emergency or disaster it is easy to sit by and do nothing however one single action can prompt many others. This is the Rotary way and has been proven in many instances where Rotary ” lights one candle” other Rotarians  “light more candles” and together so much more is achieved. After 18 years in Rotary Ken has been (more…)

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