Rotarians will be deeply saddened to hear of the passing of much loved PDG Bryon Puddy late of the Rotary Club of Moe.
Bryon died suddenly while at his daughter’s home . 
Bryon served our District as Governor in 1992-93 and will be greatly missed by the members of the Rotary Club of Moe, the Moe and Newborough communities which he served for so long and by all who were privileged to have known him as a friend and fellow Rotarian. 
 
District Governor Bill Degnan and Judy, together with the Rotary Club of Traralgon Central, invite you to “COME AND JOIN US” in beautiful Traralgon where the D9820 Conference will be held on the weekend of February 25-27, 2022. Registrations are now open and we look forward to seeing many of you in the Valley for a conference filled with inspiration, fun and fellowship.
 
This conference will focus on our ENVIRONMENT and what part Rotary can play.
 
The wind blows, the sun shines and the rain falls. The Environment. We take it for granted it will continue.
But we are now being told that might not be the case. What humankind has taken as set in stone is being shown as fallible, we can't do whatever we want without severe consequences.
Unless we all take the problem seriously the world our children and grandchildren inhabit will be a far different one from the one we have known.
Rotarians can play their part.
That is what this conference is about. Play your part and help make sure that the world of tomorrow is as good, or better, than the one of today.
 
BILL DEGNAN Governor 2021-22
District 9820
 
 
 
Latrobe Health Services is an Australian-owned not-for-profit community-focused private health insurer with more than 81,000 members across Australia.
Founded in 1950, Latrobe Health was established by power industry workers to provide for the health care needs of residents in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, and at the time focused on providing medical services such as hospitals and ambulances. Much has changed since 1950, with Latrobe Health now providing hospital and extras coverage for members Australia-wide. However, the spirit of Latrobe Health Services founders remains. Latrobe Health Services is still a regionally focused and based private health insurer that exists to benefit and support its members and the communities in which they live.
Latrobe Health Services is a proud supporter of regional communities, most recently donating $25k for the Traralgon storm emergency and $25k for the 2020 bushfires to Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund. In support of its community throughout the COVID pandemic, Latrobe Health Services donated a whopping $1M to bolster much needed family violence, youth and mental health supports throughout Gippsland and regional Victoria.
In 1991 Latrobe Health Services established Maryvale Private Hospital, Gippsland’s only private acute medical and surgical hospital. Since its inception, Maryvale has cared for more than 44,000 patients in the Gippsland region. Today, it’s a key health hub contributing to education and clinical programs such as diabetic care, cancer services, palliative care, breast care and men’s health.
Maryvale Private Hospital is a 53-bed acute medical and surgical hospital that’s known for its personalised care and friendly, highly skilled staff.
Maryvale Private Hospital’s comprehensive services include weight-loss surgery, orthopaedic surgery, general surgery, ear, nose and throat surgery, gynaecological surgery, dental surgery and acute medical care.
We also have specialist physicians who consult at the hospital. Our consulting services include respiratory medicine, rheumatology and geriatric care.
Maryvale Private Hospital provides care to the wider Gippsland region, not just the Latrobe Valley. It provides a broad range of medical services as well as quality palliative care service ensuring patients ‘end-of-life’ experience includes families and loved ones close to home.