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.
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 2022-23 presidential theme that RI President-elect Jennifer Jones revealed on 20 January. She is asking Rotary members to dream big and take action: “We all have dreams, but acting on them is a choice. Imagine a world that deserves our best, where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”
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.
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 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
Bendigo Swap Meet
MS24 Hour MegaSwim
You can learn more about our major and other projects by selecting "What We Do" from the menu
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?
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