Bridge Hotel
Bridge Hotel
Bridge Hotel
Bridge Hotel
07:00 for 07:30
07:00 for 07:30
07:00 for 07:30
07:00 for 07:30
Stan Hendy
Graeme Lynas
Gerard House
Doug Lougoon
Ray Carrington
Liz Commadeur
Paul Henderson
John Langley
Set up
Nick Christian
Bruce Fraser
Brian Hinneberg
Glenn Maloney
Set up
John Harkin
Philip Harris
Paul Kirkpatrick
Judy Miatke
President's Message
President George is in Warrnambool this weekend at 9800 District Conference.
The club passes on our condolences to Linda Barrow at the passing of her mother (suddenly) last week.
Graeme Lynas has accepted nomination as President Elect for 2018-2019 and we have two candidates suggesting they would share a year.
We are short two Directors for 2018-19 Corporate Services and Youth. Members are being tapped on the shoulder as we speak.
Kevin Reade and Ted Gretrix are compiling rosters for Good Friday BBQ and Market and Easter Sunday Market. If you are in  Bendigo over
Easter come down and join us.
The Guest speaker this week was Peter Richardson from Catholic Care Bendigo. He was able to straighten out a number of misconceptions surrounding 
his organisation. There are 40 Catholic Care Charities around Australia, each one under a Diocesan Bishop. There is no overarching management.
The are funded by donation and Government contracts only and do not receive any funding from their Bishops.
The NDIS is creating problems for all Charities as they now have to compete with "For Profit'' businesses which are proliferating with eyes on
Government largess. 
Catholic Care were originally Centa Care and the name change brought them into line with the rest of the country. There are 6 offices across the
Sandhurst Diocese and the main focus is children and family support.
Happy Birthday Martin
Mar 21, 2018
District Governor-Rotary Club of Melbourne South
Mar 28, 2018
Australian Rotary Health
Apr 04, 2018
Bendigo Maubisse Frienship Group-Updates and Perspectives
Apr 11, 2018
Manager of Information Security-Bendigo Adelaide Bank
Apr 18, 2018
Lions Youth of the Year Finalist-Foster Child Experiences
Apr 25, 2018
Serving Food at the Gunfire Breakfast for Anzac Day
May 02, 2018
Member Presentation
May 09, 2018
People's Pantry
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Club Activities
The Board of Management of Camp Getaway has decided to conduct the official opening of the new kitchen facility on Saturday 7th April
2018 at 1.30 for 2pm.
The opening and presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to our supporters will be followed by afternoon tea and a tour of the kitchen
facility and the camp.

Kevin Reade has organized this year’s  Rotary Weekend Away

at Barham Caravan Park.


Friday 27th Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th April 2018.

Caravan sites and onsite cabins available.

Bookings 54532553 and say you are with RCOBS for the booking.


This is always a great weekend.

Come down to Bridge street 9am to 4pm Friday March 30th for the largest Market we host.

Farm & Road Safety Expo
Rotary Club of Rochester
Incorporated No. A0021076T
8th March 2018
Dear District 9800 Presidents
The Rotary Club of Rochester will hold the 20th annual Farm and Road Safety Expo (FARSE) on Tuesday 21st August 2018.
I am writing to ask your Club members to make a note in their diary of the date. We invite your members to attend the Expo which is held at the Rochester Recreation Reserve (Football Ground) between 10am and 2:30pm. The FARSE is an annual major project of the Rotary Club of Rochester.
I am also asking whether any of your members are in a position to bring an exhibit to the Expo or know of someone or a business that would donate their time to put on a display or consider being a sponsor for the event.
In previous years exhibitors have included: several divisions of the Police Force; the CFA including their stop, drop and roll activity; the SES who demonstrate the jaws-of-life or other safety activities; the local Pony Club for horse safety; The Marine service for water safety; the local hospital, local farmers with their large implements and many others.
Any businesses or organisation with sponsorship of $500 or more will have their logo placed on all correspondence and handouts.  For lesser amounts the sponsors name will be placed on the correspondence and handouts. There is also the offer of joint naming rights to the event for a donation of $3,000 or more.
As this is the 20th annual Expo the Club members are looking to make the Expo bigger and better.
Our general clientele are primary students who we rely on to go home and pass on the safety message to their parents. We are planning to encourage the secondary schools to attend and, also more adults.
The Expo has between 600 and 1000 students attend on the day with teachers and parents.
Please contact me if you would like more information regarding the Farm and Road Safety Expo.
Thank you for passing this message to your members
Yours in Rotary fellowship
Heather Watson
Heather Watson
PO Box 74
M: 0439 842 177


Club meetings
Tues 12.45
for 1 pm
Thurs 6 for 6.30 pm
Stirling Room, Foundry
Tues 6.15 for
6.45 pm
Latrobe Uni 
Nancy Long Dining Hall
6.30 pm
The Shamrock Hotel
Wed 6.15 for
6.30 pm
Cal Gully