Originally based in Bull Street, the club relocated to Strathdale in the 1970s where the 3000 members are relishing recent improvements and additions to the Park Street property.
TAB facilities were introduced this year and a new deck overlooking the garden surrounds is due to be opened soon.
The Bendigo Club’s long record of service to the community is impressive with sponsorships plus cash and in-kind donations to sporting and community groups made over the years.
Supporting local produce suppliers in the kitchens serving the function rooms, bistros and bars and creating jobs are other ways the club indirectly contributes to the community.
General manager Adrian McMahon viewed the centenary dinner as a perfect way to emphasise the quality and importance of regional meat, fruit and vegetable suppliers. “We will be working with businesses such as Erindale Farm, Leverton Park, B&B Basil, Peppergreen Farm and others to help deliver a mouth-watering four course dinner,” he said.
Utilising local produce was a logical fit according to Adrian.
“These local suppliers are what have helped make the Bendigo Club a success over the past 100 years and it will be a great way to highlight how amazing our local produce is,” he said.
A range of local wines will accompany dinner with entertainment provided by big band, the Swingland Orchestra.
To join in the celebrations, collect your tickets at $55 per head from the Bendigo Club at 22 Park Street, Strathdale or phone 5443 0780.
To be in the running for a $30 Bendigo Club food and beverage voucher email your
name and contact details to email@example.com before 5pm Wednesday, October 10.
– Vicki Harrington