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The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge meets at the Bridgeport Hotel

2 Bridge St, Murray Bridge on Tuesday evenings

Fellowship from 6.00pm with meeting starting at 6.15pm.

Apologies or guests to be notified to Jacquie Best by Sunday evening

The Four-Way Test

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

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Feb 13, 2024 6:15 PM
Committee Meetings


Committee Meetings

VENUE: Bridgeport Hotel


Chairperson: President Gordon Schultz

Fellowship & Invocation: Sam Cozens

Reserve: Jim Cundy

Sergeant: Ian Eslton

Feb 18, 2024
Annual Swap Meet
Feb 20, 2024 6:15 PM
Journey from Iran
Feb 27, 2024 6:15 PM
Mallee Hall of Fame
Mar 05, 2024 6:15 PM
Update on Monarto Safari Park
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A big thank you to Sue Foster for for allowing us to share her home for the Foundation night, it was a pleasant night and I’m sure everyone enjoyed the beautiful surroundings.
A great job by the BBQ team at the Skate Park on Saturday night, good to see so many young people enjoying the park they certainly enjoyed the sausage sizzle and hamburgers. I’m not sure of the choice of music, may have left a little to be desired, I don’t think I heard one Slim Dusty song all night.
The Swap meet next Sunday is always a good time for some fun and fellowship which is one of our main fund raisers for the year, so let’s all help make it a success.
Our 70th birthday celebrations are coming together thanks to Jenny Phillips and her team, please don’t forget to RSVP as we need to let the Bridgeport Hotel know numbers.
We look forward to our first meeting at the Bridgeport Hotel on Tuesday night with any apologies to Jacquie Best by Sunday night.

Have you booked your tickets?

9th March at the Bridgeport Hotel
Check your email from President Gordon and book now
RSVP is required to Jenny Phillips

SOZO Donation

Rotarians Julieanne Sissman and Jim Cundy from the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge, attended a morning tea at Country Health Connect in Murray Bridge as thanks to the many community groups that contributed to the purchase of a SOZO machine for the Murraylands. Julieanne and Jim are pictured here with Annie Williams a McGrath Breast Care Nurse and the SOZO machine. The SOZO machine is the gold standard in measurement to diagnose women in the early stages of Lymphedema. Detecting early changes in the lymphatic system means that we can provide treatment earlier. Lymphedema can be a distressing side effect of breast cancer. Jim Cundy John Scarvelis

Foundation Evening

The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge held an enjoyable evening at the home of Sue Foster which overlooks the River Murray. Guest speaker was past District Governor Jerry Casburn who spoke about the Rotary Foundation. Since it was formed more than 100 years ago, The Rotary Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life changing, sustainable projects in Australia and around the world. It supports Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty. As little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from Polio, for $50 we can provide clean water to help fight water-borne illness, $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children. Rotary has 7 areas of focus. Over ninety five percent of the Foundation grant goes to the allocated project and 5% goes to Foundation costs. Funds include Polio plus, Disaster funds, Annual funding, and Global Funds. Donations are tax deductable. John Scarvelis

Mallee Emu Wren Success

The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge has been involved in saving the Mallee Emu Wren and reintroducing it to South Australia following devestating bushfires in the Ngarkat Conservation park which made it extinct in SA.
Last Tuesday evening members heard that the project had evolved and that recently 4 pairs of birds had been translocated to the facility designed and built by Rotarians at the Monarto Safari Park. Unexpectantly the birds have nested, laid eggs and then finally the young chicks have hatched and are flying in the enclosure.
What a success story with which to be associated.
Below is a brief history of our involvement from day one.
The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge has a number of members who are keen bird watchers and therefore an interest in the environment
Why this bird?
As part of our interest in  birds we became aware of the Mallee Threatened Birds of which the Mallee Emu-wren was part.
Its habitat in SA was primarily Ngarkat Conservation Park which is South of Pinnaroo and runs along the SA-Victorian border. Mallee Emu-wren have never lived north of the River Murray.
In 2014, wildfires swept through Ngarkat and destroyed the entire population of these birds and also the habitat required for them to thrive.
Mallee Emu-wren were now extinct in SA.
About The Mallee Emu Wren
The Mallee Emu-wren weighs approximately 6 grams or about the weight of a $2 coin.
Requires a specific habitat to survive consisting mainly of unburnt spinifex which is at least eight years old.
Does not fly into trees but remains close to the ground where cover is available to avoid predation.
Feeds on insects and seeds.
Lives in family groups.
Is rated as endangered!
What Did We Do?
Our Club became involved in  a number of activities relating to preserving these birds.
We partnered with Victorian, South Australian Government agencies, Universities, Birds Australia, & ZoosSA with funding from the Federal Threatened Species Commissioner.
As part of this partnership we initially undertook vegetation surveys in Wyperfeld National Park in Vic followed by surveys in Murray Sunset National Park.
Provided logistical support during the capture of 78 birds within the Murray Sunset National Park (near Mildura).
Processed the birds and farewelled them to their new home in Ngarkat Conservation Park. Processing included sexing, banding, taking DNA samples and weighing as well as providing a tasty snack of mealworms.
Was It Worth It?
Those translocated birds raised young in Ngarkat and have since dispersed.
Our project has raised awareness regarding the requirement of diversity in relation to the understory. Whilst it is important to plant trees to provide a canopy, it is equally important to look at the entire habit. For these birds who do not regularly roost in trees, the needs of a viable understory is critical. As a community we must always look at the total habitat needs of our birds, animals, invertebrates and reptiles.
As part of an ongoing interest, our Club has build an aviary in conjunction with ZoosSA at Monarto Safari Park to maintain an insurance population of these birds.


6th February

Draw Date
          Winning No.
Sold by
        A & B. Heard
Murray Bridge
Mobilong Rotary
         Elizabeth Minge
Murray Bridge
Mobilong Rotary
         M.B. Newsagency
Murray Bridge
Mobilong Rotary
Near Moolooloo - Flinders Ranges

70 Years Since Charter Granted

Dear President Gordon Schultz , 

This is Suren Poruri, District Chairman - Global Grants, RI District 3150, from India.

Your rotary club of Murray Bridge was chartered on December 23, 1953, which is today. Your club completed 70 years service today in RI District 9510 in serving the communities across the world . 

I would like to extend my warm wishes to you and to all your club members on this joyous moment.

Rotary is the only organization which has global foot print and is working towards happy communities across the world with it's noble initiatives.

Thanks to our rotary club founder Rtn Paul Harris, we are able to make a difference in the communities where we live.

Rotary clubs across the world executes service projects worth 2 billion dollars every year in their communities. Rotarians gives 25 million volunteer hours to their communities across the world every year. 


Thanks and regards

Suren Poruri

District Chairman - Global Grants(Successfully executed 1 million dollar worth of global grants)

RI district 3150

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.

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.


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
Swap Meet
Feb 18, 2024
5:00 am - 3:30 pm
Murray Bridge Swap Meet 2024
Murray Bridge Showgrounds
Feb 18, 2024
6:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ski For Life Catering
Mar 08, 2024
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Club 70th Birthday Celebration
Bridgeport Hotel
Mar 09, 2024
District Conference 2024
The Precinct
Mar 15, 2024 5:00 pm -
Mar 17, 2024 12:00 pm
Multicultural Festival Catering
Mar 24, 2024
Bunnings BBQ
Mar 31, 2024
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jenny Alexander-Walters
February 2
Philip Westover
February 8
Peter Seals
February 13
Julieanne Sissman
February 15
Malcolm Blight
February 23
Ian Elston
February 26
Spouse Birthdays
Jenny Alexander-Walters
February 2
February 15
Rob Smyth
Jan Smyth
February 1
Robin LeGallez
Rhonda LeGallez
February 2
Stephen Walker
Alicia Walker
February 3
Join Date
Robin LeGallez
February 1, 1992
32 years
Jenny Alexander-Walters
February 3, 2009
15 years
Robert Walters
February 3, 2009
15 years
Margaret Whitehead
February 17, 2004
20 years

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