Rotary Club of Bendigo South News Blog

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,...
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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...
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September 30 2014

Bendigo South launches Health Sci Scholarship

Last Tuesday evening, the Rotary Club of Bendigo South joined with Bendigo Next Gen RC and Bendigo Strathdale RC to officially launch its new Health Sciences scholarship program for students studying at La Trobe University (Bendigo). The scholarship will help recipients to meet the costs associated with studying a health science course at the regional...
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September 1 2014

Bill Ashman Testimonial Dinner

The world was a very different place back in 1959 to what it is today. However, in December of that year, a young Bendigo man was set to join a new Rotary Club. The Rotary Club of Bendigo South and Bill Ashman’s career as a Rotarian had begun. So it was fitting that over 54...
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July 29 2014

Meningoencephalocele (MEC) operations in Cambodia

Recently, our very own Rotarian, Anne Peace together with Bendigo-Strathdale Rotarian, Greg Penno, spoke on ABC Local Radio during Jonathan Ridnell’s Breakfast program. The topic of their interview was ‘meningoencephalocele.’ “What is that?” I hear you saying. Well, you’ll just have to listen to the interview podcast to find out. Here are a few clues though:...
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July 20 2014

Hungary for a taste of Oz

Last Wednesday, when our then club exchange student, Anna Kollar, was preparing to leave Australia on her return journey home to Hungary, little did club members or indeed Anna know that she was about to become the superstar of that day’s edition of the Bendigo Advertiser. Read the full article online. Matthew Scott Director of Club...
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July 14 2014

Politicians and farewells – a week at Bendigo South

This week at the Rotary Club of Bendigo South, we had one of our largest meetings ever to be held in the Sterling Room at the Foundry Hotel. With 45 people were in attendance, extra tables had to be brought in to accommodate our guests. The reason for our large attendance was due to the...
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December 2 2013

Bendigo South Rotary begins new local tradition

On Thursday 28th November, the Rotary Club of Bendigo South began what they hope will become a successful addition to the Rotary D9800 calendar of events. The inaugural Rotary Foundation dinner was held at the Foundry Hotel complex in Bendigo, where a crowd of over 60 Rotarians and friends gathered to celebrate and learn more about the ‘engine room’...
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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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