Rotary Club of Bendigo South News Blog

March 24 2018

Vice – Regal Visit

Recently, five Bendigo South Rotarians had the opportunity to travel to Government House in Melbourne to have a reception with the Governor of Victoria, Linda Dessau. Held to welcome the return of Rotary International President, Ian Risely and his wife Juliet home to Melbourne, the day was also an excellent opportunity to recognise the continuous...
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March 24 2018

Dream Cricket

Recently, enthusiastic cricketing Rotarians Tony Plant and Glen Maddern presented students at Bendigo Special Developmental School with a Dream Cricket kit. Containing all that is needed to play a game of cricket, the kit was presented by Rotarians to the students and their principal, Kirshy McAinch at a presentation held at the school. The Dream...
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February 11 2018

Annie North Support

In recent years our Club has undertaken some fundraising for Annie North in Bendigo. Recently unveiled by President Bernie and Annie North manager, Julie, was their new outdoor al fresco dining area. Hopefully this will prove to be a relaxing and restful area for those who use it. Our Club hopes to maintain connection with...
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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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