What We Do
The Object of Rotary
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:
First: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
Second: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
Third: The application of the ideal of service in every Rotarian’s personal, business and community life;
Fourth: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.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.
What our Club Does
The Rotary Club of Bendigo initiates, facilitates and supports a wide range of activities and organisations that benefit our community, youth and international projects.
You can get involved by:
becoming a friend of Rotary
making a donation or
supporting our projects
Find out more about how you can Get Involved
Throughout each year, the Rotary Club of Bendigo supports a wide range of small and large, once off and annual, community projects, events, organisations and causes.
Some of these projects include:
Fork in the Road Community Hub
Share the Dignity "It's in the Bag" project
Star Thorwer project
Make a Child Smile this Christmas
Event Car Parking
Music Memory Program
Learn more about our Community Projects
Youth Leadership and Development is extremely important to our Club. Providing opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills, build confidence and explore career pathways is something we are proud to facilitate.
Below is a range of Youth Programs our Club participates in, and sponsors students to attend:
Rotary Youth Exchange Program
NYSF (National Youth Science Fair)
RYPEN – Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment
RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Award
The ConocoPhillips Science Experience
Science and Engineering Challenge
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The Rotary Club of Bendigo is proud to have initiated and facilitated a number of major project, some of which have occured annually for over 50 years raising vital funds to invest back into the Bendigo community.
Our Club's major projects include:
The Bendigo Rotary Easter Art Exhibition and Sales
Carols by Candlelight (in Rosiland Park)
Night Bowls fundraising event
Bendigo Swap Meet
Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show
MS 24Hour MegaSwim
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Our Club hosts and supports both incoming and outgoing Rotary Exchange Students on an annual basis and enjoys learning about each students' country and culture and watching their confidence grow and English skills develop throughout the year.
We also enjoy long standing connections and provide ongoing support to a number of international developing communities.
Our International projects include:
Operation Cleft via an Annual Golf Event
End Polio Now
Rotary Youth Exchange
Learn more about our International Projects