Club Activities
Bulletin Week 29 2020-2021
Craig Hancock
Health and Wellbeing Officer-Bendigo RSL
Robin Pearson
COGB Library Services
Meeting Location
Bendigo Tennis Centre
7am for 7.30am
Bendigo Tennis Centre
7am for 7.30am
Barb Mitchell
Rob Rosaia
Maurice Woodburn
Barb Mitchell
President Report 
President Report  Jan 20
G’day Club Members and others,
We are lucky the cool change on Tuesday night made our Australia BBQ lunch a pleasant affair. It was great to have the maximum 30 guests join Lizzie and I to celebrate, our regrettably I think, ever increasing “controversial” day. Sad. Martin Ruffell posted an interesting article on Facebook which sets out the reasons 26th January was chosen. Different version to what we were taught at school.
Anyway thanks to all who made our Rotary celebration a success, particularly Kev and Robbie and especially Liz.
Next week we are at the Bendigo Tennis Club in Nolan street  for Wednesday morning breakfast. Usual time, 7 am to order, coffee and a chat then 7.30 sit down. I will need to know numbers by Monday evening to advise the Tennis centre. . So far,  these people booked in last week when I asked everyone to advise.
Now if your name is not here and you are coming then please send me a text on 0408 506 506 or call me and leave a message that you will attend.
THIS IS IMPORTANT.  If you cannot come text that as well.
Other clubs that have these arrangements have an opt out rule. If you don’t advise that you will not be attending, then you are billed anyway. We might get to that as well once we decide on a new home.
Jim has organized a guest speaker in Hugh Wheeler the historian from the Rotary Club of Bendigo talking about the origins of Rotary in Bendigo.  Board members are reminded our next Board meeting is on 8 Feb so any Board papers are welcome or items and ideas for discussion. Tell John or myself.      cheers Ted.
Quote of the Week:
Joke of the week:
A man went to visit his 90 year old grandfather and while eating the breakfast, he noticed a film-likesubstance on his plate. So he says, "Grandpa, are these plates clean? His grandfather replies, "Those plates are as clean as cold water can get them, so go on and finish your meal".
That afternoon, while eating the hamburgers his grandfather made for lunch, he noticed many little black specks around the edge of his plate, so again he asked, "Grandpa, are you sure these plates are clean?" Without looking up from his burger, the grandfather says, "I told you those dishes are as clean as cold water can get them, now don't ask me about it anymore".
That evening the man was on his way out to dinner and the grandfather's dog, lying the floor started to growl and would not let him pass. "Grandpa, your dog won't let me out".
Without diverting his attention from the football game he was watching his grandfather shouted, "Coldwater, get your butt out of the way!"
Graph of the week:
Teds Comment:
If you are borrowing, it’s a beautiful graph.
If you are retired and have Term Deposits its
Guest Speakers
Week off for Australia Day


– Magdalena Cymanek, Co-founder

Padang Kawat in East Bali is a Food Garden Nursery and Gatsu Rice project located in Sibetan Villages in Karangasem regency in East Bali, Indonesia. It was established in September 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic to improve access, variety and quality of fresh produce available to the local families in an underserved part of East Bali.

Padang Kawat aims at preserving the land, promote self sufficiency and food security.  Our food garden is also introducing new plant foods suitable for cultivation in dry climate of East Bali. This is important because it can significantly improve nutritional content of food consumed daily, prevent diseases and malnutrition in the area of Bali where predominant crops are rice, corn and sweet potato.

We are using Flood Plant Solutions food guides for Indonesia written in Bahasa to learn about the nutritional value of multiple plants and to share that knowledge with the local community, farming families and eventually we hope to share it with local schools and establish food gardens there.  At the moment we have already improved our variety of crops

Our goal is to provide sustainable, organically grown variety of fresh produce, expand knowledge and experience, share skills with others and be an example of environmentally responsible, future oriented, sustainable way of farming and gardening.  We hope our practices will encourage young people and families living in the area of East Bali to hold on to their land, maintain it, and establish their own successful food growing gardens and businesses that will support their families in generations to come.

 Courtesy of 
Feb 03, 2021
Origins of Rotary in Bendigo
Feb 17, 2021
Health and Wellbeing Officer-Bendigo RSL
Feb 24, 2021
CoGB Library Services
Mar 03, 2021
The Story of Hume and Iser
Mar 17, 2021
Bendigo Education Plan
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Greetings to everyone for 2021! A year ago, to many in this world, Rotary working on polio eradication seemed a bit irrelevant. We were working to provide vaccines to families who did not see their importance. We developed and maintained cold chains to deliver vaccines in over 100 countries. We sought national leaders to provide internal funding and external resources to countries that were unable to garner resources for public health.
As I look at the whirlwind of this past year, I am reminded of the biblical saying, “The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.” Rotary and our partners have worked for over 40 years to eradicate polio always referring to our activity within Rotary as PolioPlus. Thus in 2020, our PolioPlus network was fully engaged in providing surveillance to keep the coronavirus pandemic in check. Our laboratories provided testing capabilities that otherwise would have been missing. Polio funded personnel provided education on safe distancing, masking, and hand hygiene. The importance of having a cold chain and personnel maintaining it was not something new to be learned as we were already doing it. Herd immunity has been a focus for us for many years and now it is a focus for the world. The need to work with international public and private partners to address public health issues was largely a Rotary inspired movement when we asked WHO, UNICEF and the US Centres for Disease Control to work with us on polio in the mid 1980’s.
We did all the “plus” activities as a moral imperative to address the public health challenge of our time. But Rotarians did not take our eyes off eradicating polio. Rotarians, clubs, and districts met the polio goal of raising US$ 50 million. The number of wild polio cases in 2020 will be slightly less than the number in 2019 with a marked drop over the last six months of the year. The AFRO region of the World Health Organization was certified as free of the wild polio virus. A new oral polio vaccine was given initial use approval by the WHO thus providing a needed response to an outbreak of vaccine derived polio cases. And this month, India is marking 10 years without a case of wild polio virus.
I have never been prouder to be a Rotarian knowing how important our work has contributed to responding to the pandemic, in moving toward a polio free world and in continuing to provide so many other contributions through our Foundation and to our communities.
As we look at 2021, I think of the poem Ulysses from Alfred Lord Tennyson and paraphrasing his concluding line, “we are strong in will to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.” All that we do to strive for and seek a polio free world is relevant and we will not yield until the vision is accomplished.
Thank you for your continuing service above self.
Mike McGovern
Chair, Rotary International PolioPlus Committee
Here are some friendly reminders why some people play golf.
Club meetings
Tues 12.45
for 1 pm
Thurs 6 for 6.30 pm
Stirling Room, Foundry
Wed 6.15 for
6.30 pm
Cal Gully 
6 for 6.30 pm
2nd Monday
6 for 6.30pm each Month Uniting Church Foyer Neale St
No Clubs are meeting except via Zoom