Category: News

October 29 2016

Put on a hat for mental health

Recently the Rotary Club of Bendigo South hosted a day in the local Hargreaves Mall, to raise awareness of mental health. Not content with just wearing hats to a Thursday night meeting, Bendigo South Rotarians and friends took to the Mall to spread the word, on what is a special day on the calendar of...
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October 9 2016

Vahland Fountain

At the beginning of October, the Rotary Club of Bendigo South, as well as the estate of our much esteemed late member, Peter Ryall, was recognised by the City of Greater Bendigo for donations received towards the restoration of the historic Vahland Fountain. Situated in the newly named, William Vahland Place, the fountain was restored...
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September 30 2016

Camp Getaway

Over several years, a committed band of Bendigo Rotarians as well as Rotarians from throughout District 9800, have been steadily working away renovating the amenities at Camp Getaway in Axedale. The latest project has been to rebuild the kitchen. This has been quite a long project, and members with special handcraft and building skills have...
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September 30 2016

Boat Raffle Takes To The Water

After the huge success of our first Bendigo South boat raffle last year, the Club has this year decided to team up with the Bendigo Hospital Orthopaedics ward to again raise much needed funds for a worthy local cause. Supported by Lake Eppalock Marine, the Club is raffling a Stacer 379 Proline fishing boat with...
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September 30 2016

New Exchange Student Arrives @ Bendigo South

Recently, the Rotary Club of Bendigo South welcomed its latest Rotary Youth Exchange student, Toshi. Toshi is on exchange from Japan. Here for 12 months, Toshi has settled into school and already been busy assisting on Club projects. We look forward to Toshi being with the Club for the next 10 months left of his...
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July 17 2016

Rotary all over the World

Hands on Development Tour- Nepal During the July school holidays, intrepid Bendigo South Rotarian, Matthew Scott journeyed to Nepal to partake in a Hands on Development tour. Hands on Development tours are undertaken by Rotary Club of Melbourne Rotarian, Stephanie Woollard. Stephanie is a past Rotary peace scholar, having studied overseas in Conflict and Peace...
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July 17 2016

Teaching in Timor

Throughout the school holidays in Term Two, Bendigo South Rotarians with a teaching background headed off to our near neighbours to undertake some professional development of East Timorese school teachers. Working mainly in the Maubisse area, Tony Plant, Jim Rinaldi and Glenn Madden shared the knowledge they’ve accumulated from years of teaching, with locals who...
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June 25 2016

Rotary’s Spiritual Enlightenment

By Matthew Scott – Director of Club Communications    THERE’S a common phrase in Rotary, that we do not mix religion and politics. After all, Rotary is open to anyone, and it’s our differences that make it the successful international service organisation which it has been for over a century now. However, that all changed one...
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June 25 2016

Year of Success!! Welcoming in 2016/ 2017

It may have been a cold winters night out at the Marong Public Hall, but this didn’t deter the Rotary Club of Bendigo South from continuing to do what it’s best at… Supporting the local community! Last Thursday night the Club hosted its annual evening to celebrate its year of success. Donations in excess of...
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November 24 2015

Tigerland comes to Bendigo

In October, the Rotary Club of Bendigo South in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Bendigo, hosted Richmond Football Club President, Peggy O’Neil at the Bendigo Club. With a focus on women in sport and community involvement, funds raised went towards the soon to be constructed Annie North Bendigo Family Violence Refuge.
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