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Our Club

The Rotary Club of Bendigo are "People with a Purpose".

We are a passionate group of Rotarians from a wide range of vocations who enjoy coming together for fellowship, supporting our local community, contributing to International projects and providing opportunities for our youth to develop leadership skills.

Our Mission


It is our mission to embrace the ideals of Rotary International, contributing to a better Bendigo and a better world through significant humanitarian service while providing extraordinary opportunities for networking, fellowship, friendship and personal growth.

Always remembering that:

"The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service."

Rotary International Theme



Each Year, the Rotary International President chooses a theme.

The 2023-24 presidential theme that RI President Gordon R. McInally announced for the 2023-24 Rotary year is, “Create Hope in the World”. He explained that the goal is to restore hope to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and to help achieve lasting change. He emphasized the need for peace and continuity, including work to empower women and work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion, while not neglecting our mission to end polio.

Our Meetings

Our meetings are friendly, welcoming, informative and enjoyable.  Each week we hear progress reports from current projects, present donations to project recipients and hear from interesting Guest Speakers.  

Club Members are encouraged to attend meetings when they can, with attendees averaging around 30-40 members attending per meeting.  

Check out our "Our Meetings" page.


The Bendigo Club

22 Park Street, Strathdale

Members can enjoy a meal with prices around $15-20.

Our Board

Meet our current Board of Directors on the  "Meet Our Board" page


Our District 9800

The Rotary Club of Bendigo is a part of Rotary International District 9800 that includes 67 clubs spread from suburban Melbourne to Echuca.

Past District Governors from the Rotary Club of Bendigo include:

     Arthur Bolton (1936 - 1937)

     Ern Granger (1962 - 1963)

     Ray Downey (1977 - 1978)

You can learn more about our district by visiting the website

Our Major Projects

The Rotary Club of Bendigo has established, or is involved in, a number of major projects providing significant contribution to our fundraising efforts each year.  These projects are:

The Rotary Easter Art Show

Carols by Candlelight

Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show

Operation Cleft Annual Night Golf 

ReBuilding Samoa

Bendigo Swap Meet

MS24 Hour MegaSwim

Camp Getaway

You can learn more about our major and other projects by selecting "What We Do" from the menu

Our Ethics


Our mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity and advance world understand, goodwill and peace, through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.


The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do is a test used by Rotarians world-wide as a moral code for personal and business relationships. The test can be applied to almost any aspect of life.


Rotarians abide by The Four-Way Test. 

Of the things we think, say or do:

Is it the TRUTH? 

Is it FAIR to all concerned? 


Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Our Contacts


You can find our postal details or send us a message on our "Contact Us" page

Or... you can send us a message via our Facebook Page

Keep up to date with our latest news, projects and events via our newsletter 'The Fossicker' or our social media:

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