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.

Rotary International Theme




Each Year, the Rotary International President chooses a theme.

The Theme for 2021-2022 is Serve To Change Lives.

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.


The Bendigo Club

22 Park Street, Strathdale

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

Our Board

Our current Board of Directors consists of:

President                      Tom Dobeli

Past President               Graeme Clarke

President Elect              Peter Reading

Secretary                     Daniela Ionescu

Treasurer                      Garry Gunnell

Rotary Foundation         Wayne Smith

Club Service                 Noel Hobley

Community Service        Greg Galloway

International Service      Megan O’Keefe

Youth Service                Joy Bruce

Vocational Service         Brian Figg

Membership                  Graeme Clarke

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 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 

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 be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Our Contacts


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

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