Category: News

August 1 2015

Former Premier visits our club

Club members and guests this Thursday welcomed Former Federal Member for Bendigo and Victorian Premier, John Brumby and his wife Rosemary to our Rotary meeting. For Rosemary, it was an unexpected surprise for her to catch up with one of her old school friends, Betty Plant. President Tony Plant with Hon. John Brumby and his...
Read more
August 1 2015

What we’ve been up to recently

  The Goldfields Cluster Clubs all work together to coordinate Youth related Rotary programs. These include Youth Exchanges and Leadership Camps for example, as well as awards and scholarships in schools. Photographed here are the Youth Services directors from all Goldfields (Bendigo) Cluster Clubs. A fine bunch of Rotarians, don’t you reckon!   Members at Bendigo South...
Read more
July 11 2015

Max Ellis Award for Anne Peace

Much loved Rotary Club member, Anne Peace was this year’s recipient of the MAX ELLIS Award. The award recipient is chosen by the Club President, for a Club member who is the best and fairest for that Rotary year. Anne was in the USA when our Changeover took place, so we made this video for...
Read more
July 11 2015

2014-15 – a year in review

Recently at our Presidential Changeover night, we showed a slideshow of our previous Rotary year in review. We hope you enjoy watching it, as much as we enjoyed the year itself!
Read more
July 11 2015

Historic Shamrock tour

It was a step back in time to the Victorian goldfields last weekend, as members and friends from the Rotary Club of Bendigo South toured the town’s historic Shamrock Hotel. What is now the third incarnation of the building on the same site, the current hotel was constructed in 1897. Led by Bendigo historian, Jim...
Read more
July 10 2015

Be a gift to the world

This year’s Changeover at Bendigo South Rotary Club, much like that of Rotary International, was all about being a gift to the world. So it was fitting that for the entertainment on the night, Club members put their gifts on display for those in attendance. To open proceedings, relatively new member Merlyn Quaife performed the Australian...
Read more
June 28 2015

Changeover 2015

On Thursday, June 25th, President Rod Spitty handed over the Presidential chain to incoming Club President, Tony Plant. The night was held in the Foundry Hotel’s Platinum Room. Our club was lucky enough on the night to be awarded a District 9800 citation for all of our hard work and effort throughout the past year. District Governor,...
Read more
May 12 2015

Bendigo South Rotary ANZAC Centenary Dinner

Keynote speaker, Mr Dean Simmons and RSL sub-branch President, Mr Cliff Richard with club members attired in ‘mess dress’ representing the armed forces, CFA, SES and Victoria Police. On the evening of Thursday April 23rd, members, friends and family of the Rotary Club of Bendigo South joined together in the Platinum Room of the Foundry...
Read more
March 23 2015

Rotary Cricket Week

This week the Rotary Club of Bendigo South hosted cricketing Rotarians and their partners from around the cricketing world, as part of the International Fellowship of Cricketing Rotarians (IFCR). Games of cricket were played at various locations around Bendigo and several social functions were held to celebrate the occasion. Former Cricket Australia chief, Malcolm Speed,...
Read more
January 22 2015

World of Difference in Cambodia

Through tour participant, Matthew Scott, the Rotary Club of Bendigo South donated nine bikes to students at Bosala Primary School, making the journey from isolated village to school more feasible. In December of 2014, I undertook a two week volunteer working trip to several areas of metropolitan and regional Cambodia. The trip was part of a...
Read more