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

The Four-Way Test

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


All regular meetings of the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge are suspended until further notice


Continuing to be Social Animals

Humans are basically herd animals and need the company of others to "feel good".
Murray Bridge Rotarians have gathered weekly since 1953 to share in fellowship and servie the community. There is no reason why this needs to stop, we just need another method of meeting.
Many groups both small and large are continuing there sociallity by using various online methods. Whether it be phone, text, facetime or WhatsApp etc, communication continues.
I am aware that the Rotary Club of Eastwood held a weekend "Wine Down" via Zoom last Friday and other Clubs are using the same platform.
Your Board will be seeking the best way to meet this coming Tuesday evening and I am hoping that regular meeting catchups will resume the following week (personal view only).
In the meantime keep safe, wash your hands (again) and communicate with friends & family.
Robin LeGallez
From today's Sunday Mail
Dear All at Rotary Club of Murray Bridge,
Greetings from my living room! I am over half-way through my self-isolation after having arrived safely back in Tanzania on Wednesday 18 March. I am feeling well, though keeping the family at a distance and home-schooling is proving a challenge.
Our students remain at home as per the government decree last week. The closure is for 30 days, however we understand that this is a changing environment so we need to be prepared for that to be extended. If The School of St Jude has taught me anything, it is that humans are resilient and together we will get through this.
Our monthly newsletter is going to be put on hold for the time being and instead, we will aim to give you updates, like this, when we can.
Already we are seeing so many great initiatives from our staff to help keep the school running (see below for pictures):
  • Our wonderful staff, who are still working, continue to practice safe social-distancing and good hygiene.
  • Our lab technicians are busy making bleach, liquid soap and sanitizer to keep the school clean.
  • Our academic staff are creating innovative learning techniques, such as at home study packs, to ensure students can continue to learn while at home.
  • Our parent leaders are helping to deliver and distribute the work teachers are preparing, ensuring it reaches our students.
  • Business staff are having ‘testing days’ working from home, which can sometimes be a bit of a challenge here in Tanzania, with frequent power cuts and limited access to internet. But these
  • ‘testing days’ are to make sure that in the event of a country lockdown our staff will still be able to answer any questions you may have and continue to keep you all informed.
  • Our procurement team are ensuring we have adequate stock so we are ready as soon as the school reopens.
  • Our maintenance, gardeners and support staff are working hard to ensure that our buildings and grounds don’t fall into disrepair.
  • Our cleaning staff are ensuring that our work spaces and sitting areas are thoroughly cleaned each day.
  • Our Community Relations team are ensuring families who are most in need are supported through this time by sending out home packs, filled with essentials like rice, sugar, soap and beans.
  • And our wonderful bus drivers have increased the daily rounds to ensure we can continue to provide transport while also practicing safe distancing.
Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for more great initiatives happening at the school!
I also wanted to let you know that the Tanzanian Government issued an update on Monday 23 March for anyone travelling to Tanzania. It stated that all travellers arriving will be subjected to mandatory isolation for 14 days in designated facilities identified by the Government, at the cost of the traveller. If you had a trip planned, we encourage you to postpone rather than cancel completely, as we hope you will be able to visit the school once this pandemic is over.
Seeing as we are all home and probably looking for something to do, I thought I should share with you a recent article about the International Health Check Team’s timely visit to the school last month. They ensured all 1,800 of our students are fit and healthy. We were incredibly lucky to have Dr Craig, an infectious diseases specialist, visit us for the seventh time. He was very helpful in advising us on best measures and preparations to keep our staff and students safe during this challenging time.
And finally, should you be looking for a bit of easy listening while self-isolating or laying low at home, be sure to check out our latest podcast episode below.
Until next time, stay safe and stay well.

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

Figure This Out

Maynard's grandfather clock is driven by two weights, one for the striking mechanism which strikes the hours only, the other for the time mechanism.
When he hears the clock strike his bedtime, he immediately winds the clock and retires.
After winding, the weights are exactly opposite each other; the weights are again exactly opposite each other every six hours thereafter
What is Maynard's bed time?
An amazing prize will be offered to the person who is able to figure this out. 
Email your answer and associated logic to mhcool@lm.net.au
Answer next week.

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.

Just For Laughs

Good friends are like stars... You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.

Murphy's Technology Law #8 -- A meeting is an event at which minutes are kept and hours are lost.

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."

Murphy's Technology Law #2 -- Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.

"How come when you mix water and flour together you get glue, and then you add eggs and sugar and you get cake? Where does the glue go?"


Art Show 2020 Cancelled

The 2020 Rotary Art Show scheduled for May has been reluctantly cancelled and all entries received to date will be refunded.
There is good news however, the 2021 show dates will be for an extended period in May.
The Committee 
Thanks Rotary E-Club of Melbourne

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

Calendar Winners 24th March

1st    $100          451        Grant & Leah Calladine (?.)              Sold by J. Reddin
2nd    $30         849          Allan Watt  (M.B.)         sold by  B. Frazer
3rd      $ 20        649        Mark Dougall  (M.B.)              Sold by  Mobilong R.C

  What's happening on our Facebook page
John Scarvelis has been posting up a storm with some great content.
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March 4
Philip Westover
Sue Westover
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Kerry Wilson
March 5
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March 9
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Jan Blight
March 9
Heather Muirhead
Duncan Muirhead
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Ruth Frazer
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Trevor Curtis
March 4, 1997
23 years
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March 14, 1978
42 years
Jan Colwell
March 15, 2016
4 years
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March 24, 2009
11 years
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