Rotary Club of Bendigo South News Blog

July 11 2015

2014-15 – a year in review

Recently at our Presidential Changeover night, we showed a slideshow of our previous Rotary year in review. We hope you enjoy watching it, as much as we enjoyed the year itself!
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July 11 2015

Historic Shamrock tour

It was a step back in time to the Victorian goldfields last weekend, as members and friends from the Rotary Club of Bendigo South toured the town’s historic Shamrock Hotel. What is now the third incarnation of the building on the same site, the current hotel was constructed in 1897. Led by Bendigo historian, Jim...
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July 10 2015

Be a gift to the world

This year’s Changeover at Bendigo South Rotary Club, much like that of Rotary International, was all about being a gift to the world. So it was fitting that for the entertainment on the night, Club members put their gifts on display for those in attendance. To open proceedings, relatively new member Merlyn Quaife performed the Australian...
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June 28 2015

Changeover 2015

On Thursday, June 25th, President Rod Spitty handed over the Presidential chain to incoming Club President, Tony Plant. The night was held in the Foundry Hotel’s Platinum Room. Our club was lucky enough on the night to be awarded a District 9800 citation for all of our hard work and effort throughout the past year. District Governor,...
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May 12 2015

Bendigo South Rotary ANZAC Centenary Dinner

Keynote speaker, Mr Dean Simmons and RSL sub-branch President, Mr Cliff Richard with club members attired in ‘mess dress’ representing the armed forces, CFA, SES and Victoria Police. On the evening of Thursday April 23rd, members, friends and family of the Rotary Club of Bendigo South joined together in the Platinum Room of the Foundry...
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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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