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.
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 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:
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 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
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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