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 or email

The Four-Way Test

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

Speakers - Click at Bottom For Duties
Nov 29, 2022 6:15 PM


Chairperson: Lyn Sickerdick

Fellowship & Invocation: Darryl Webb

Reserve: Roger Wickes

Sergeant:  Jacquie Best

Dec 06, 2022 6:15 PM
Dec 13, 2022 6:15 PM
Christmas Party
Dec 20, 2022 7:00 AM
Christmas Breakfast @ 64A Mitchell Ave Murray Bridge
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     PRESIDENT'S ROUND UP 27th November

I was very pleased to see many members attend last weeks meeting to listen to our own members Kevin and Ron talking of the 1956 floods. This was very interesting and more so with our current river flows.
I would like to thank Jim Cundy for all his good work towards the Monarto Safari Park and the Recycle grant,and I know we will be hearing a lot more regarding these projects.
I attended the Area Presidents meeting on Thursday night and again very informative of what is happening around our area from the respective Presidents. A few thigs that may interest you are, the Polio film night to be held at Mt Barker this Thursday with a percentage of proceeds going to our clubs Polio Plus campaign per ticket. Onkaparinga Club is holding its “Onkabrix”lego expo on the 25/26th March 2023 and our Area. Also mentioned was the recycling of playgrounds a Mount Barker club project and with Jacks enthusiasm to send a playground to Mongolia we are certain to hear more of this over the coming months.
Governor Sheralee Judge will be joining us on the 6th December meeting.
The Club has also received correspondence re Group Friendship Exchange
Group Friendship Exchange – Proposal - to USA & Canada 2023 or 2024
Expressions of interest
Group Friendship Exchange (GFE) – Mid 2023 or 2024 – North West USA/ South West Canada
Our District (9510) has received an enquiry from District 5080 (North West USA and Southern West
Canada) regarding a possible Group Fellowship Exchange to USA/Can in Mid next year 2023 or in 2024.
A Rotary group from USA visited South Australia in 2019 (Hosted by RC Adelaide and RC Regency Park) have now offered a return trip to US/Can next year or 2024. 
Expressions of Interest are being sought by 20 December 2022 from any Rotary member in district (9510) who may be interested in a GFE to US/Canada in mid 2023 or 2024.
I am aware that you all received an email regarding this, but please keep it in mind and try and book in for one of these sessions.
With time zones and work schedules in mind, we will host three different sessions for you:

Sunday 27 November
  • 9:00am AEDT
  • 7.00pm AEDT
  • 6.00pm AEDT
Here is a handy link to check the time in your location
So that’s it for this week and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

Food Business Notification Number
Rural City Of Murray Bridge

Trading Business Name: Rotary Club of Murray Bridge
Food Business Notification Number: RCMB118
This business is now notified with the Rural City of Murray Bridge. If there are any changes to the food business notification details, such as a change in address or ownership, please ensure Council is notified with the appropriate form.
While Council has a responsibility for the administration of the Food Act 2001 to ensure compliance with standards and food safety requirements, we consider our primary role is to provide support. We can provide advice and guidance on all Food Standards Code matters.


Christmas Gift List

Our Rotary Christmas meeting is to be held on December 13th at the Murray Bridge Golf Club.
Apparently Santa has lost his list of children eligible to receive a gift. He is hoping to fit us into his busy round of engagements.
If you are bringing a child who is 12 years old or younger, please advise our elf helper Jenny Phillips.
Jenny needs to know the childs age, gender and name.

Meeting Report 22nd November

1956 RIVER MURRAY FLOOD Murray Bridge Rotarians Kevin Prosser and Ron Jericho with contributions from Sue Foster, Malcolm Blight, Garry Frazer, Ron Lehmann and Jenny Phillips reminisced about the 1956 Flood at the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge weekly meeting at the Golf Club. It certainly was a very dramatic time. The Mypolonga leve was breached serveral times and pumps had to be used to pump the water out of the swamps. Kevin recalled Mypo was predominantly Dairy Farmers and orchadists and the town was finally saved by a bank which is still there which managed to hold the water back. 31 homes in Mypo were flooded and 15 packing sheds flooded out of a total of 23. Restoration took 2 to 3 years. Students at the school had to be relocated. Ron Jericho had earthmoving equipment and it took 2 to 3 years after the flood to clear the channels through to Jervois. It resulted in Ron working with Keith Kuchel and then on his own as Jericho Earthmovers. Malcolm Blight told us he was a teenager at that time and climbed Noskes Mill up the stairs and took some photos with his little black and white camera. He took the photos to Max Rowe who had the Photography shop in Murray Bridge at the time to get them enlarged and framed. He shared these with us. A great record Malcolm. Malcom was a student at Murray Bridge High School in Beatty Terrace at the time.
John Scarvelis

CALENDAR WINNERS 22nd November 2022

ValueWinning No.WinnerLocationSold by
David Linder
D. Webb
Megan Appledore
Murray Bridge
Sarah Murray
L. Murray

Rotary Australia Repurposing Equipment

(RARE, Formerly DIK)
On Saturday 12th November, 5 Murray Bridge Rotarians and partners participated in the D9510 RAWCS/RARE Working Bee. Arriving just before 9-30am, we unloaded the items our club was donating - including bolts of fabrics, a walker (donated by Rotarian Peter Jarvis, Rotary Club of Berri) and over 40 A4 Size empty boxes (collected from MBHS). We registered and were set to a range of tasks including:
  • General yard maintenance - grubbing out tree roots preventing water run-away
  • Gutter cleaning of the buildings
  • Sorting medical equipment
  • Organising and cleaning furniture
  • Sorting and boxing books - over 20 of the empty boxes we delivered at 9-30 were filled by noon ready for overseas
  • Sorting and bagging of second hand toys
  • Working on Wheelchair Restoration (Rotary Club of Largs Bay)
  • Loading equipment into the next shipping container for next shipment out
  • General classification of goods to be stored
Those working outdoors were immediately re-assigned indoor tasks as soon as lightning struck and the rain appeared to set in for the afternoon. By noon, we were all invited to lunch - BBQ and a beautify array of homemade slices, cakes, brownies and muffins
Our club members received a large storage bag full of brand new toys to be donated to Foodbank for their Christmas Hampers
A great Rotary opportunity where members gave service, shared fellowship and enjoyed the day.

ART SHOW  1st -23rd APRIL 2023

(Rotary) Youth Art Prize 2022

The Youth Art Prize Awards were held last Sunday at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. A good crowd attended particularly a lot of young people and their friends and families. 128 Entries were on display and a record 721`votes were recorded in the Peoples Choice Award. Independent Judge Bernadette Klavins noted that the Youth Awards provides pathways for young people to become artists or work in the creative industries. Bernadette is an artist, arts worker, lecturer, and writer. She was impressed with and appreciated the openness, passion, and personal identity on show through the artists displaying their work in the exhibition. The Overall Winner received $1,000 in cash with Age Categories 12-14, 15-17, 18-20, 21-25, and the Peoples Choice Awards. 1st Place $400 cash, 2nd $100 of Art Materials Voucher and $100 Art Books Voucher, with 3rd $100 art materials voucher. The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge and Rotary Club of Mobilong contributed $1000 to the Award. Karen and Ruby Eckermann, Co-founders and Patrons of Murraylands Animal Welfare Watch presented the Best Compassionate Depiction of an Animal Prize of $150 cash.
John Scarvelis

Connecting Settlement and Industry
CSCI Stakeholders Forum Nov 3rd 2022

Presentation by Rotarian John Scarvelis Chair Murraylands Multicultural Network MB Town Hall
The Murraylands Multicultural Network was launched at the Rotary Murraylands Multicultural Festival in 2006 after about 12 months of discussions between Rotary Club of MB President Elect John Scarvelis and CEO of the Migrant Resource Centre Eugenia Tsoulis regarding Festival Funding and considerable networking with funding sources and the industry. The Network has since become a model of introduction of new settlers to Regional Areas.


The CATE committee in association with Rotary Club of Regency Park is looking to carry out further renovation works at Calperum, in reworking the “Teachers Dorm” or Small Dorm plus the “Cooks” room adjacent the
commercial kitchen.
The work will entail: -
• Painting inside and outside the building – including walls and ceiling.
• Supply and installing floating floors in the lounge and 4 bedrooms.
• Supply and installing 5 ceiling fans. (We
already have a kind offer to install the fans)
Work is planned to be carried out (subject to the current flooding situation) in March 2023. This timing is to be confirmed.
We are looking for onsite support for this work and funds to pay for the materials – estimated approximately $4,000.
Donations can be forward to CATE bank account at – BBS 105-029 A/C 088 474 940
Please email me confirming your payment (Thanking you in advance).
If you are available to come and assist, please contact Jeff Cluse – jeffcluse@gmail.com - mobile 0417 573 696, Area 12 Area Governor – Member of Rotary Club of Regency Park.


Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

End Polio Now

In 1985 Rotary launched PolioPlus to immunize every child in the world against polio. Working with our partners and members of the global health community, together we will end polio.
Through the science of vaccines, Rotary & partners have saved nearly 19 million children from becoming paralyzed by polio. Learn more about our work to End Polio Now and how you can get involved: https://on.rotary.org/3eqtrrr

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years, and we’ve made incredible progress in the fight to rid the world of it forever.

As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've helped to reduced polio cases by more than 99.9 percent.

It’s crucial to eradicate polio from the last two countries where it remains endemic and to keep other countries polio-free.

If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

What is polio?

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.




Rotary Work Shirts

Darryl Webb has arranged with Grandisons to supply Bisley Rotary work shirts in various configurations.
Please visit Grandisons and select your shirt which will then be embroided with our Club logo.
Pay for the shirt and retain your receipt.
Upon presentation of the receipt to Sam Cozens, you will be reimbursed $20 as a subsidy

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Upcoming Events
Calendar Sales at the Marketplace
Dec 03, 2022
Skate Park Rhyme, Grind & Climb BBQ
Jan 14, 2023
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Roxanne Rowland
November 21
Spouse Birthdays
Sue Frazer
November 3
Elizabeth Cozens
November 18
Kevin Prosser
Deanna Prosser
November 10
Don McLean
Mary McLean
November 11
Ian Elston
Barbara Elston
November 11
Ron Lehmann
Bronwyn Lehmann
November 18
Join Date
Sue Foster
November 15, 2016
6 years

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