Category: News

July 1 2013

The Rotary Club of Bendigo South wins award

The Rotary Club of Bendigo South recently won the District 9800 award for best Public Relations campaign. We received great coverage from the Bendigo Advertiser and local ABC radio for our working trip to East Timor in 2012. The award, which our club has now won twice, was the Thomas Lothian Public Relations award. An excellent...
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December 17 2012

Group Friendship Exchange – Turkey

Throughout October – November 2012, the Rotary Club of Bendigo South in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Bendigo Sandhurst hosted a group of Turkish Rotarians as part of a group friendship exchange. The exchange concluded with a joint Rotary club meeting at the Kangaroo Flat Sports Club, with Australian Rotarians and guests being given...
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September 1 2012

Centru Feto Maubisse, East Timor – International Working Party

In July/August of 2012, seven members of the Rotary Club of Bendigo South and their friends travelled to the remote village of Maubisse, East Timor to undertake an International Working Party project at the Centru Feto Maubisse (Maubisse Women’s Centre). This project involved the construction of an outdoor cooking area (dapur). The framework for this...
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June 16 2012

Rotary – Make a World of Difference

Check out this great YouTube Video about Rotary:   The video was made for Rotary in Britain and Ireland captures what Rotary is all about. “Imagine a smile was your return on investment.”
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May 24 2012

Rotary International District 9800 Assembly 2012-2013

President-Elect Wendy and several of her board members went to Tarneit to participate in the D9800 Assembly. It was exciting to learn all of the new plans for the coming year. Matthew Scott, our intrepid SignPost Editor, met with outgoing DG Keith Ryall and incoming DG Dennis Shore.
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April 13 2012

Rotary International on display at our club meeting

It was wonderful to see the diversity of Rotary International on display at our meeting on Thursday 12 April 2012. We had three of our new members present a job talk. The talents, passions and pursuits of Matthew Scott, Ros Chenery and Sam Tayeh were shared with members. Our youngest member Matthew Scott is our SignPost editor...
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March 30 2012

Final year for the Bendigo Olive Fiesta

After a very successful five year run, it was recently decided that this year (2012) would be the final year of the Bendigo Olive and Food Fiesta. The Olive and Food Fiesta was an event which both the Rotary Clubs of Bendigo South and Bendigo Strathdale thoroughly enjoyed hosting for the Bendigo community, and visitors...
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March 22 2012

Disaster Aid Australia save lives around the world

Whether it be a flood in Pakistan, an earthquake in Haiti or a humanitarian crisis in Sudan, Disaster Aid Australia stands ready to deploy Disaster Aid Response Teams (DART) and packs filled with life saving shelter, tools and utensils to the areas they are most needed. Even the boxes themselves can be used as a carpenter’s...
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March 22 2012

Bendigo Olive Fiesta 2012

From the overwhelmingly positive response it seems that The 2012 Bendigo Olive Fiesta was a huge success. There was loads of yummy food and drinks and plenty of interesting stalls for all to enjoy. Congratulations to The Bendigo Pottery, once again the magnificent venue, so fitting for this prestigious event. The entertainment was once again...
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March 20 2012

Guest speaker Geoffrey Giudice

Geoffrey Giudice, recently retired President of Fair Work Australia, spoke to our club on matters of Industrial Relations and Fair Work Australia. In an informative talk Geoffrey did not shy away from controversial topics such as the recent nurses dispute and the Qantas saga. Thanks to Geoffrey Giudice and all who attended this excellent fundraising...
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