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 After our meeting each month we have imformative

          speakers on various topics of interest 


Feb 2024

Rosie Dealed, spoke and presented a slide show on her work in

regard to saving the critically endanger Bush Stone Curlew.

Jan 2024

Ian Ellis informed us about the history of the Bendigo Fire Brigade.

Dec 2023

A Delicous Xmas Lunch, was enjoyed at Lords Raceway. No speaker.

Nov 2023

This month’s speaker was Fiona MacDonald.

Fiona has raised more than $160.000 since 2014 for the Cancer Council.

Fiona makes and sells preserves.

Oct 2023

This month’s speaker will be Helen Yorston, Manager of the

Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre.

Sept 2023

John Glover, a very busy man who will gave us an insight into

his pastoral support of the Rochester community during

and after the recent floods. 

Aug 2023

Denise Montgomery. who is a Vic Roads Traffic Safe Driver Educator,

spoke to us on her role.

July 2023

CEO of OTIS, Clair Culley spoke to us about Bendigo OTIS, what

they do and their future plans.

June 2023

Graeme Clarke, is an Announcer on Community FM Radio KLFM, he filled

us in on the history of KLFM and about there target audience.

May 2023

David Judge again spoke to us on his taking tour groups tp PNG.

April 2023

David Dudge has been to PNG many times and in various roles

over several years. He gave us a very informative talk on times as

a Manager of a Plantation.

Mar 2023

AGM was held today,  no speaker.

Feb 2023

Our Guest speakers were from Fosterville Mining, giving us

a great insight into the operation of a very successful gold mine.  

Jan 2023

Alana Field gave us a very informative presentation on the

Assistance dogs program. How the dogs are trained and placed 

with participents who need the help.

Dec 2022            

A Delicous Xmas Lunch, was enjoyed at Lords Raceway. No speaker.

Nov 2022

Three women from "Women of Note" spoke to us about their

singing adventure's, and what is planned for the future.

Oct 2022

Meeting cancelled due to inclement weather.

Sept 2022

Jennifer Castle, spoke to us about Lifeline and

the effects it has on the community.

Aug 2022

Alexander, an Occupactional Therapist from

Vision Australia was our speaker this month.

July 2022

Kim Richie who has been blind since birth,

entertained us with some beatifull singing.

June 2022

Bendigo area has a very high rate of heart issues.

Bendigo Paramedic Georgie Redmond, gave the clubs members

a presentation on how to reconize  and respond to the

symtoms of a heart attack.

May 2022

Members Carol and Patrick gave us a photo presentation

on the club's recent 5 day tour to the Bright High Country.

April 2022

Our member Carolyn Bartlett and her sister spoke

on family history and how to aceess it.

Mar 2022

AGM was held,  no speaker.

Feb 2022

Our member Peter Williams ran a video and spoke to us on

how to use our Defibrilator if the need arises.  

Jan 2022

No speakers, some members told us their life stories.

Dec 2021

Delicous Xmas lunch at Lords Raceway. No speaker.

Nov 2021

Dennis Johansen & Brad Knight from Strathfieldsaye Community

Enterprise, officially presented the Portable PA System to the

club, at our meeting in the Crook Street Park, followed

by a BYO picnic lunch.

 Aug -Oct

No meeting August, September and October due to Covid restrictions

July 2021

Matt Parkinson, CEO of the Baptist Communnity Organization

"Mad Cow" spoke to us on the "Bendigo Winter Night Shelter 

Program" for homeless people.

June 2021  

Our speaker this month was Greg Ralton, who enlightened

the club about his role Red Cross Emergency Planning

here and other parts of Australia.

Apr 2021

Our President Joe spoke to us about him migrating from

Holland, to Australia, and growing up and assimilating

into the community here in Victoria.

Mar 2021

AGM was held,  no speaker.

Feb 2021

Joy Roy, gave a very informative presentation on of how the new

Bendigo Chinese Dragon was created. 

Jan 2021

Our first meeting back since March 2020 in the Botanical Gardens

White Hills. We had Anne Clark, who is a Botanical Illustrator, and

Judith Milner from the "Friends of the Botanic Gardens,"

speak to us on the history and development of the gardens.

Dec 2020

Lovely Xmas lunch at Bradies Tavern. No speaker

Apr 2020

All meeting and social gathering postponed till further notice

due to the Covid-19 virus.

Mar 2020   

AGM was held,  no speaker.

Feb 2020

Phil Bretherton spoke to us on the history and establishment

of St John of God Hospital and the Challenges in Health Care.

Jan 2020

Sophie Harkin spoke to us on health & fitness for seniors.

On the importance of exercise and got us doing examples of

excercises we should be doing to keep our bodies mobile.