National Youth Science Forum

Angela Carlisle was a welcomed guest at our meeting, returning from the NYSF (National Youth Science Forum)  to share her experience and knowledge gained from her two weeks away. Rotary is the founding partner of the NYSF  and the Rotary Club of Moonah assisted Angela’s sponsorship for this wonderful opportunity.More information on the NYSF can be found at


Kids Ride For Life Day

The Kids Fun Bike Day was a great day out for  primary school children and their parents. Ten schools were represented and forty participants enjoyed a range of challenges and games. The weather was kind, and all went home tired but keen to come back next year. Many thanks to the Principal and teachers from Bowen Road Primary who assisted our volunteers with the supervision of the events. Due to the enthusiasm from both parents and students we expect that next year’s Ride for Life will be a bigger event.

Taylor, our Story Dog

We were pleased to welcome Kay (Taylor’s Handler) and her Story Dog Taylor as our very special meeting guests. Taylor was wearing her new Rotary Club of Moonah sponsored dog vest after the Board approved the $500 sponsorship. Kay rescued Taylor, and now together they are making the difference to so many primary school children with their literacy, through reading their books to Taylor. More information can be found on the Story Dogs:




Xmas Party 2019

Fifteen hardy seafarers ventured forth on the beautiful Egeria, for a slightly cool cruise around the Derwent before enjoying a delicious lunch, bon-bons, chocolate and bad cracker jokes in the dining room at the Motor Yacht club of Lindisfarne. Those attending were President Barry and Loraine, Colin Heron, Kate, Glenyse and Bernie, David Devereaux, John Jessop and Keryn Smith, Wal and Jo, Elisabeth, Margaret Hext and our special guests Eric and Belinda. Snacks on board Egeria were provided by Glenyse and drinks by President Barry.  Thank you.

District Governor’s Visit 2019

DG Michael with President Barry and donated Hygiene products for Purple House

This year DG Michael is promoting the Family Rotary Image and stronger clubs with more involvement from partners and family. Focus is on family, friendship, fun and fulfillment to attract under the 40 yr old demographic. Most importantly, promoting our Brand using social media, working with other organisations, and community partnership opportunities will all help the growth of Rotary.

DG Michael Purple House is a organisation close to his and Corinna’s hearts. Run by Sarah, a remarkable young nurse, who is also CEO of Western Dialysis in Northern Territory, caring for the health of Aboriginals. She will be speaking at the Conference and her story is remarkable and inspirational. DG Michael thanked us on behalf of Corinna for our donation of hygiene products for Purple House.

POSTPONEMENT – Ride for Life Family Bike Day

Due to the heavy rains and likely damage to the sports ground the decision was made to cancel our bike day, Ride for Life, on September 8th at New Town Oval. It will now be held early 2020, the date to  be announced.

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