Rotary Club of Bendigo South News Blog

July 1 2017

Out with the Old, In with the New

On Thursday 29th June, the Rotary Club of Bendigo South celebrated an evening of fun and enjoyment, with newly installed President, Bernie Young taking over from outgoing Club President, Tony Plant. The night was held at Big Hill Winery, with over 60 people in attendance. Rotarians and their families, as well as members of the...
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May 16 2017

A Concert for the Community

The Rotary Club of Bendigo South is again presenting a major musical concert at Bendigo’s renowned Ulumbarra Theatre. Taking to the stage this year will be ‘Carols by Candlelight’ regular and principal performer, Sylvie Paladino, to be accompanied by the Victorian Male Welsh Choir. Building on the successes of a similar concert held in 2015,...
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May 5 2017

$1,500 + for Lifeline

In April 2017, the Rotary Club of Bendigo South, in conjunction with Lifeline Central Victoria hosted a fundraiser in Kangaroo Flat to raise much needed funds for local mental health services. The Club is proud to report that in excess of $1500 was raised on the evening, which will go towards local Lifeline services. The...
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April 4 2017

Vocational Exchange

In early 2017, the Rotary Clubs of Bendigo South and Bendigo, hosted a team of visiting Filipinos as part of a group vocational exchange. Each distinguished in their professions, the visitors were home hosted by Rotarians and their partners and were hosted by businesses in Bendigo, to learn new skills to take home to their...
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February 20 2017

Rotary fortunes at Fortuna

As part of the Rotary Club of Bendigo South’s goal to connect to the community, on the meeting of the 16th February, members and friends, as well as partners toured the historically significant Fortuna Villa. Now owned and restored by the Banks family, Fortuna was once owned by Bendigo’s own gold mining quartz King, George...
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December 27 2016

Raffle boat sets sail for the river city

Recently, the Rotary Club of Bendigo South held a raffle, where a boat and motor package was the main prize. After such a successful first attempt at raffling a fishing boat last year, the Club once again decided to raffle such a prize. After having received such generous support from Kevin Barker at Lake Eppalock...
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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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