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.

2020-2021 Rotary International Theme

Each Year, the Rotary International President chooses a theme.

The Theme for 2020-2021 is Rotary Opens Opportunities.

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.  

Meetings are held each Tuesday from 12.30pm for a 1.00pm start.  Meeting duration is one hour until 2.00pm.

 

With current Covid restrictions in place, we are meeting online via Zoom. 

 

You can join our meeting using the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3701106873?pwd=VU8xNlp5UVdXL2xWMlVWSEdxMFU4Zz09

Meeting ID      370 110 6873

Password is     12031925

 

When restrictions are lifted members will have the choice of joining our meeting via Zoom or coming along in person to enjoy a meal together at our Club venue:

The Bendigo Club

22 Park Street, Strathdale

Members can enjoy a meal with prices around $10-15.

Our Board

Our current Board of Directors consists of:

President                      Graeme Clarke

Past President               Michael Pearson

Vice President               Rod McDonald

President Elect              Tom Dobeli

Secretary                     Daniela Ionescu

Treasurer                      Garry Gunnell

Rotary Foundation         Wayne Smith

Club Service                 Noel Hobley

Community Service        Tom Dobeli

International Service      Megan O’Keefe

Youth Service                Joy Bruce

Vocational Service         Brian Figg

Membership                  Michael Pearson

Communication             Noel Hobley

Fundraising Think Tank   Peter Reading

Learn more about our Board by selecting "Meet Our Board" from the menu

 

Our District 9800

The Rotary Club of Bendigo is a part of District 9800 and the current District Governor is Philip Archer, Rotary Club of Southbank. 

Past District Governors fro 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 https://rotarydistrict9800.org.au/.

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

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 BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

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 social media:

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About Us

 © 2020 Rotary Club of Bendigo

 Rotary Club of Bendigo

Chartered 30th July 1925

Club No. 18306

Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Melbourne

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