Why Join Rotary?
Upon joining Rotary you will have immediate access to the following benefits:-
Rotary was founded on fellowship, an ideal that remains a major attraction of membership today.
Club members enjoy the fellowship with like-minded people and club projects offer additional opportunities to develop enduring friendships.
Rotary club members who travel have friendly contacts in almost every city in the world.
Rotary clubs have social programs that provide a diversion from your work life. Various functions and conventions provide good entertainment in addition to information, education and service.
Personal Growth and Development
Membership of Rotary continues to provide opportunities for growth and education in human relations and personal development.
Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to keep members informed about community, national and world events. Guest speakers and timely topics are presented and discussed.
The Development of Ethics
Rotarians practice “The Four Way Test”, a test that governs our ethical standards.
Rotarians are expected to be ethical in work and personal relationships.
The Opportunity to Serve
Rotary is a service club. Its motto is “Service above Self.”
Rotarians provide community service both locally and internationally.
This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian - the chance to do something for somebody else and to experience the self fulfillment that comes from the process. It is a richly rewarding activity.
Encouraging high ethical standards has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days. 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?
No Official Creed
Rotary is a transparent organisation. There are no secret policies. It is an open group of women and men who believe in helping others.
How Much Time is Involved?
Members make time for Rotary according to their lifestyle and the changing demands of family and work. Members are encouraged to attend as often as possible however sometimes a Rotarian can’t attend meetings because of business or family commitments. This is quite acceptable.
We hold a one-hour luncheon meeting on Tuesdays at 12.45pm for 1.00pm at the Bendigo Club, 22 Park Street, Bendigo 3550.
However during current restrictions, we are meeting via Zoom. Go to Our Meetings to find out more.
What Happens Next?
After reading this information we encourage you to attend our lunch meetings as a club guest prior to making a decision about membership. Come along and be welcomed by our members, learn about our Club.
When you are satisfied, it is time to decide whether you wish to join the Rotary Club of Bendigo.
If you would like to speak to our Membership Director, please contact:
Michael Pearson 0417 452 916
Peter Reading 0429 044 099