WITH only eight months under its belt, the Rotary Club of Bendigo Next Generation is moving forward in leaps and bounds.
The club was started as a way to get more young people interested in Rotary and was quick to attract support from youth eager to be involved.
Last year, club members were successful in organising a number of fundraisers - including a trivia night, movie event, numerous raffles and barbecues.
The group raised money for New South Wales bush fires and World of Difference Tour to Cambodia.
Club members also lent a hand at the Bendigo Swap Meet and Garage Sale Trail.
President elect and founding member Meghan Rogers said the club had come a long way since it was first chartered and would continue to grow.
"We have welcomed new members, made good relationships with other charities and businesses, developed new skills and made lifelong friends," she said.
"The club has slowly found its feet over the last eight months and has many exciting plans to bring into action this year."
Ms Rogers said club members had not been able to organise as many projects as they would have liked last year.
"Now that we are all familiar with the work of Rotary and have the administrative components under control we plan to work hard on bringing positive changes to our community," she said.
"Last year was not a year of no work - the club still organised a variety of events that proved a good experience for this year when we take on bigger projects."
Ms Rogers said the club was always looking for new members and was open to ideas and potential projects.
She said the group met every Wednesday about 6.30pm at the Exchange.
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