Rotary Club of Bendigo South News Blog

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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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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