Welcome to Our Club
The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge meets at the Murray Bridge Golf Club
41 Ritter St, Murray Bridge on Tuesday evenings
With fellowship from 6.00pm and meeting starting at 6.15pm.
All guests and apologies must be confirmed with the Golf Club
by 1.00pm on the same day. 
Please call the Golf Club on 08 85311388
Please Note
All meetings at the Golf Club are currently suspended

The Four-Way Test

 1.  Is it the TRUTH?
 2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?
 4.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


Zoom Meetings to Replace Regular Meetings

Upcoming Meetings
Jun 16, 2020 7:00 PM
Rotary projects in Papua NG (RAWCS)

Adrian Roach

Rotary International District Governor 9670, 2015-2016

Adrian is currently RC (Rotary Coordinator) for Region 8, ‘Supporting and Strengthening Rotary Clubs in Australia, NZ and PI’ .Adrian is also the Rotary Australia World Community Service Eastern Region Vice Chairman after serving the previous 3 years a Chairman. He is actively involved with several projects in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea including the Paul Tunn Memorial Dental project which has a $200K foundation Grant.

Adrian’s commitment to service above self is also evident in his involvement with the Rural Fire Service and having been a Justice of the Peace since he was 18. Adrian is a kidney donor to his sister in February 2000.

Adrian has been the recipient of multiple Paul Harris Fellowships and he is a member of the Bequest Society & Paul Harris Society.

Change is inevitable — except from a vending machine. ~Robert C. Gallagher

Jun 23, 2020 7:00 PM
An Indian Odessy
Jun 27, 2020 6:00 PM
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Link For Next Meeting


Our next Rotary Meeting is this coming Tuesday evening beginning at 6:30pm.
Our speaker will be Adrian Roach. Read his bio above in "Upcoming Meetings".
Rotary Meeting 3362
Time: Jun 16, 2020 06:30 PM Adelaide
Should you have any queries relating to Zoom, please contact Robin or Sam.
Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation

Update from Ethiopia

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia medical professionals are our heroes.

As the COVID-19 pandemic makes everything more challenging, the team at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia continues to focus on eradicating obstetric fistula and ensuring progress continues despite the obstacles.

Ethiopia has so far avoided the worst of COVID-19 pandemic. However, like the rest of the world, transport barriers and movement restrictions are impeding access to essential maternal health care services, especially in remote, rural areas.

Our incredible Hamlin medical professionals are working hard to minimise COVID-19 interruptions for Ethiopian women in need of maternity services.

Hamlin midwives continue to deliver antenatal, delivery and postnatal care services at the 80 Hamlin-supported midwifery clinics. We are all determined that in communities where there is a Hamlin Midwife that we will not see a spike in obstetric fistula cases or maternal death due to lack of skilled medical care.

At the same time, Hamlin Midwives and Hamlin’s outreach officers are supporting the Ethiopian Government’s initiative for community health workers to raise awareness about how to prevent COVID-19 infection. Our midwives are particularly well placed to support this as they speak different regional languages, and the trust the Hamlin team has built up over the years is helping them engage with their communities.

Whilst patient flow at some of our regional hospitals is lower than usual due to movement restrictions, all six Hamlin hospitals continue to provide fistula surgery and caesarean sections and where possible the medical team is intensifying efforts to deliver fistula surgery, treatment and follow up services.

Patient Identification in remote rural areas of Ethiopia remains our long-term priority for the future until every last women suffering a fistula injury is found.

We’re all determined that the progress and hard earned gains that Hamlin has made over the last 60 years will not be reversed because of COVID-19.

Thank you for your support during these extraordinary times.


Murals in Murray Bridge

Explore the creative heart of #murraybridge and check out some of the amazing murals to be found in our streets.❤️
Wind your way along Seventh and Sixth Streets and pop in to the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery while you’re at it and enjoy the artistic cultural experience.👫
For more information visit http://www.murraybridgegallery.com.au/

Passport Club

A few more thoughts about Passport Clubs

How do they measure member engagement?

Because members are encouraged to visit other clubs’ meetings and take part in their projects and activities, Passport clubs use measures other than meeting attendance to gauge club health.

For example, some passport clubs require their members to participate or perform service for a minimum number of hours per year, which can include attending meetings of their own club or any other Rotary club, helping other clubs with fundraisers or projects, or participating in a service activity outside of Rotary.

How do they meet?

Meetings can be social gatherings, service activities, virtual meetings, or fundraisers.. Not all members have to attend to make it a valid club meeting, as long as it’s open to all members and visitors.


The benefits of a passport club include:

· Flexibility — Having different options for getting involved.

It accommodates members’ busy schedules, allowing them more choices for fitting Rotary into their lives.

· Engaging meetings — Meetings can focus on service and socializing rather than speakers and meals. By visiting other clubs’ meetings, members can learn what other clubs are doing and bring new ideas to their club.

· Broad appeal — A passport club often appeals to people who wouldn’t join a more traditional club

· More connections — Members quickly build relationships across the district and beyond with younger members.

· Stronger service projects — Connecting with members of other clubs presents opportunities for clubs to partner on service projects to create greater impact.

· Affordability — Costs are kept to a minimum because meetings don’t have to include meals.


Rotary Virtual Convention

We are excited to host our first ever Virtual House of Friendship as part of the 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention. The Virtual House of Friendship will allows attendees to connect with Rotary Fellowships, Rotary Action Groups, Partners, Projects, and Rotary International resources to learn more, ask questions, and interact virtually with fellow members. https://on.rotary.org/3cP1nLt
Although we won’t meet in person as we have in years past, we look forward to connecting online at the first-ever Rotary Virtual Convention on 20-26 June. Learn how to participate at riconvention.org.


1st    $100                      No.  504         Abby McIntosh  (M.B.)                           ( sold by L. Sickerdick)
2nd    $30                      No.  678          Liz Minge  (M.B.)                                (sold by Mobilong Rotary Club)
3rd      $ 20                    No  687          Patrick Robb  (M.B.)                            (sold by Mobilong Rotary Club)
The D9510 Conference Committee wishes to announce that the inaugural D9510 Conference will be held from the afternoon of Friday 16th April 2021 to 12:30pm Sunday 18th April 2021 in Bendigo.
The Conference Committee headed up by Rotarian Arthur Manser from the Rotary Club of St Peters is promising to deliver a dynamic line up of interesting speakers and entertainment that we know you will enjoy and provide many opportunities for fellowship.
After 42 years apart, our two Districts are re-joining on 1st July. Fittingly, our theme for the inaugural 9510 Conference is Moving Forward Together.
Registrations will be open in the new Rotary year once our Districts’ ClubRunner databases have been merged into one. Until then we suggest you secure your plans to join us in Bendigo.
To make the Conference a great success we welcome any offers of advertising sponsorship or in kind contributions from your business networks.
Please do not hesitate to contact Conference Chair, Arthur Manser amanser@bigpond.net.au  or myself if you wish to discuss.
The latest conference details will be updated on the new D9510 website and we are hoping by April 2021 our conference will be free of COVID restrictions.
Best Regards,
David Jones
District Governor Elect 9510 (2020-21)
Rotary Club of Mitcham
Mobile: 0427 026 887

Rotary on Zoom

MURRAY BRIDGE IS ZOOMING. With our 5th Rotary Club of Murray Bridge ZOOM club meeting this week we have taken nearly all of our members with us in participation. In addition we have significant welcomed guests who are also participating. Alumini are particularly welcome especially past exchange students, RYLA, RYPEN, ROTORACT, INTERACT and past members partners.

- Where there is darkness, Rotary shares light.

- Where there is loneliness, Rotary shares love.

- Where there is illiteracy, Rotary shares education.

- Where there is ignorance, Rotary shares knowledge.

- Where there are problems, Rotary shares solutions.

- Where there are unearthed talents, Rotary shares opportunities.

- Where there are needs, Rotary shares new horizons of living.

- Where there is a tear, Rotary shares smiles.

- Where there is pain, Rotary shares the agony.

- Where there are failures, Rotary shares success supplements.

- Where there are orphans, Rotary shares the family.

- Where there are elders, Rotary shares time.

- Where there is childhood, Rotary shares values of life.

- Where there is youth, Rotary shares the ladder of leadership.

- Where there is unemployment, Rotary shares career choices.

- Where there is lack of awareness, Rotary shares vocational training.

- Where there is despair, Rotary shares hope.

- Where there is depression, Rotary shares inspiration.

- Where there is weakness, Rotary shares strength.

- When there is chaos, Rotary shares harmony.

- Where there is illness, Rotary shares curing.

- Where there are disabilities, Rotary shares ability.

- Where there are contingencies, Rotary shares might.

- Where there is poverty, Rotary shares ways to wealth.

- Where there is nothing, Rotary shares something.

- Where there is everything,
Rotary sources it and shares it with those who have nothing.



Rotary Wine Sales

What a great opportunity to sample our famous red wine. If you are needing a top up, email Ian and arrange remote collection.
Perhaps there is a red lining to the COVID-19 cloud!
The latest wine has now been labelled and is selling fast!
Our Club is able to offer the exceptional Lake Breeze 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon for the unbelievably low investment of $120 per dozen.
To purchase simply pay in advance via EFTPOS or cash at a regular meeting and then arrange collection with Rotarian Ian Elston

Murray Bridge Rotarians

People of Action

Whilst we are not meeting as a group, we can still be a valuable part of the community.
There has been a new menu item added to our website www.murraybridgerotary.org.au which allows our members to post their thoughts of the ways we as a Club can still function and provide service to our community.
Simply visit our site and click on the menu item "Members Page", login and leave a comment. If you dont know your login, please contact Robin on 0408813295 for assistance.
Please ensure you continue to communicate with each other during these difficult times.

Protocol Reminder

Just a couple of Protocol reminders -
If you are unable to attend a meeting please contact the Murray Bridge Golf Club before 1pm on 85311388.
If it is last minute please still contact the Golf Club and also contact either Gordon 85324563 or Gary 0418813474.
If your going to be away for any length of time please let either Gordon or Gary know plus Jenny Alexander-Walters.
When asking questions of a guest speaker, please stand and direct your question via the Chair

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Join Date
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June 9, 2009
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Sherida Campbell
June 12, 2019
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