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?


Zoom Meetings to Replace Regular Meetings


Link For Next Meeting

Our next Rotary Meeting is this coming Tuesday evening beginning at 7pm.
Our Speaker will be Jim Cundy speaking on the topic of "South Georgia"
Jim has visited South Georgia twice, in 2016 and again in 2019.
It is currently one of the planets most stunning and pristine wildlife reserves. But it has a dark history, when the wildlife was seen as a never ending source of oil, and fortunes were there to be made.
Jim's talk on this fascinating island will be very informative and include some beautiful photography.
 Rotary Zoom Meeting 3356
Time: May 5th, 2020 07:00 PM Adelaide time
Click the link below to join the meeting
Chair for the evening will be Jim Cundy.
Should you have any queries relating to Zoom, please contact Robin or Sam.

Meeting Report 3356

Rotarian Liz Gardner from the RC of Cambelltown attended the RYLA Rotary Youth Leadership training in 2015 and shortly after joined Adelaide Uni Rotoract Club because she wanted to be involved in the community in a tangiable way. In 2020, in fact last Monday night, she was inducted into the Rotary Club of Campbelltown. She passed on valuable experience to us in our fourth Zoom meeting this month about her journey as a young person in the world of Rotary. Rotoractors are in partnership with Rotarians, have similar goals enabling gaining of valuable experience in professional development, community development, leadership, meeting like minded people from a variety of vocations, using social media and face to face contact meetings to develop community projects which increase community capacity. They support those in need locally and internationally. It may also provide opportunity to travel. Murray Bridge has an Interact Club at the MB High School and has had a Rotaract Club some years ago. Its a natural progression. Zoom is enabling easier attendance between Rotarians from different clubs not only locally but all over the world and subsequent transfer of ideas.

2020 Virtual Rotary Convention

Save the date: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention will be between 20-26 June 2020.

This year's virtual convention is a great opportunity to connect with Rotary participants from around the world to experience the spirit of Rotary, find inspiration through innovation, celebrate our resilience and ability to adapt, exchange ideas, explore how clubs are addressing COVID-19 around the world, and much more


In Australia, Rotarians Against Malaria observe Malaria Awareness Day on 30 April each year, in conjunction with World Malaria Day on 25 April, to raise awareness of the global burden of malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that puts half the world at risk and kills a child every two minutes. In 2018, these investments saved almost 600,000 lives and prevented nearly 100 million malaria cases compared to 2000 levels. Globally, in 2018, an estimated 1,109 deaths occurred daily as a result of malaria infections. Of 1,109 deaths, an estimated 67% were children under five years. The global theme for World Malaria Day, ‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me’, emphasizes everyone’s power and responsibility – no matter where they live – to ensure no one dies from a mosquito bite.


Help us END malaria. 

There are plenty of resources on our website to help you celebrate Malaria Awareness Day with us, including:

  • Donation links
  • Key messages
  • Social media graphics

And finally, if you have questions about how covid-19 is affecting malaria elimination efforts, head to our website.

Take a photo.

We're also running a social media campaign, and all you have to do is:

  1. Write ‘zero’ on a poster
  2. Take a photo of yourself holding up the poster
  3. Send the photo to the RAM PR and Media Coordinator – netania@monashrotaract.org.au

RAM Australia will repost your photos and together we will build an online movement. And spread the word, and find explainers and posters on our website.


Foodbank in Murray Bridge

Plans for a food hub in Murray Bridge will go ahead after a fundraising drive reached its target, Foodbank SA has revealed.

The "Tucker into the Bridge" campaign aimed to raise $100,000 by April 30.

A corporate sponsor donated the final amount on Friday after more than $60,000 was received in small donations, including from the Murray Bridge, Mobilong and Tailem Bend Rotary Clubs and a collection point at Murray Bridge Marketplace.

The money will be used to establish a centre where needy families can get food, learn recipes and budget for meals after being referred by local charities.

Foodbank SA chief executive officer Greg Pattinson said the food hub would be open in a few months' time.

"We're just about to sign a lease and we'll be doing installation work during the month of May," he said.

"It will be two to three months, at least.

"We're talking to suppliers this week about fixtures and fittings, and we'll be doing flooring and painting and all that."

In the meantime, Foodbank would likely run several more market days like the one it held at the old Murray Bridge Racecourse in 2018, he said: one-off events where families could pick up fruit, vegetables, pantry goods and drinks.

Across South Australia, the past few months had been the "perfect storm" for Foodbank, Mr Pattinson said.

Many other charities had closed their doors to protect their ageing volunteers, he said, and were referring requests for help on to his organisation.

Meanwhile, to comply with social distancing recommendations and meet demand, Foodbank has also developed and launched a delivery service in a matter of weeks.

Charities can use a new online ordering portal to request food hampers for struggling families and have them delivered by corporate drivers who have signed up – including, from next week, Port Adelaide footballers.


School of St Jude

St Jude’s board member, Mark, hit the nail on the head when he said: “We might be 24 hours away by aircraft, but we are side by side in our passion and drive to educate the future leaders of Tanzania.” This message resonates with us now more than ever as we continue to navigate the effects of COVID-19.

Every day we are reminded of good people, like Mark, from all around the world, who are making a difference here in Tanzania. While students might not be at school, it is important that we continue to support them during this time and we couldn’t do it without YOU!

You help provide transport and meals to the staff and teachers who continue to work. You help to give St Jude’s students a quality education even while they’re at home. Thank you for supporting us during this time, together we are fighting poverty through education.


Congratulations, Harley! 🥳 After graduating from our Aboriginal Learning on Country (ALoC) program with a Cert III in Conservation and Land Management last year, we're thrilled to say Harley has now completed his Cert IV, collecting his certificate in a small (and socially-distanced!) ceremony earlier in the month.
Running since 2010 and supported by our partners Santos: Proudly Australian and Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin, the program provides training for local Aboriginal students in the areas of conservation and land management. 🌱 Our school-based trainees also use their training towards achievement of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).
Through this program, members of the ALoC team combine the skills they have learned through their studies with their own traditional knowledge of the land, helping to play a major role in managing the natural asset we’ve been entrusted with at Monarto Safari Park. 🧡

Living and Working in Regional S.A.


Living and Working in Regional SA - A case study of three towns, March 2019

A new report which documents research into the experiences of migrants settling in the regional towns of Naracoorte, Murray Bridge and Bordertown was launched by The Hon. Nick McBride M.P. Member for MacKillop. The report was a collaboration between the AMRC and the Hugo Centre for Population and Housing, University of Adelaide. Its aim was to further understand how migrants are integrating into rural communities, what attracts them to the regions, and what challenges they’ve faced living regionally.

Member for MacKillop Nick McBride says the importance of our migrant population to our economy means we need to develop strategies to make our regions welcoming and liveable places in which our migrant community want to stay for the long term. “The migrant community are an integral part of our continued economic success through their employment in meat processing, agriculture and the wine industries. We need to work to have the support services and systems available to ensure that those who come to the region, want to stay in the region. If we lose a young person to the city to go to university, we often lose a family as well.”

The report is available from the AMRC: https://amrc.org.au/…/AMRC-and-Hugo-Centre-for-Population-a…

Photos 1, 2 and 3: Launch of Living and Working in Regional South Australia Report.

Photo 4: Murraylands Regional Forum October 2019.

Calendar Winners 28th of April

1st    $100                   No. 103          Brooks Cycle Depot (M.B.)                                   (Sponsor)
2nd    $30                      No. 571        Rhys Westover   (Aldinga Beach)                         (Sold by P. Westover)     
3rd      $ 20                     No 072        Casey Marshell   (M.B.)                                       (Sold by  J. Whimpress ) 

- 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.


Thanks Rotary E-Club of Melbourne

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

  What's happening on our Facebook page
John Scarvelis has been posting up a storm with some great content.
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Upcoming Meetings
May 05, 2020 7:00 PM
South Georgia (not the USA)


Chairperson: Jim Cundy

This will be a Zoom Meeting

May 12, 2020 7:00 PM
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May 19, 2020 7:00 PM
Morphett Reserve, Woods Point
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Murray Bridge Changeover Dinner 2020
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Jun 30, 2020 6:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Glenn OBryan
May 8
Samuel Cozens
May 18
Spouse Birthdays
Mary McLean
May 18
Marg Jackson
May 23
Dean Walding
May 24
Merilyn Schultz
May 25
Roxanne Rowland
Wayne Rowland
May 8
Roger Wickes
Dianne Wickes
May 25
Join Date
Brenton Nicholson
May 1, 2001
19 years
Darryl Webb
May 1, 1988
32 years
Jerry Wilson
May 1, 1992
28 years
Jim Mason
May 1, 1986
34 years
Philip Westover
May 1, 1988
32 years
David Price
May 14, 2013
7 years
Gordon Schultz
May 20, 1997
23 years
Glenn OBryan
May 21, 2013
7 years
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