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?

Upcoming Meetings
Nov 12, 2019 6:00 PM
RYLA Report


Chairperson: Margaret Whitehead

Fellowship & Invocation: Kevin Prosser

Reserve: Jack Reddin

Nov 19, 2019 6:00 PM
Vocational Visit to Drakes Supermarkets
Nov 26, 2019 6:00 PM
Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter
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Meeting report 3333

Sandra Batistich has made a significant Mental Health initiative in founding Moving Ahead a NGO funded by community grants. She has had 15 years work experience in the field and is proactive with the key objective of early intervention in mental health. Chuckle & Knuckle is a 12 week Fun Course she has developed using humour to help reduce the barriers in seeking help for Mental Health. The courses are FREE and teach participants how to interupt their negative thought processes and reduces the feeling of helplessness.She takes referals from GP's and unemployment centres or self referals. Suicide prevention is on the agenda as ie Cognative Behaviour Therapy. Isolation is a major problem and males have the highest rate of depression. The age demographics is from 18years to 75 years with 35 to 65 being the main group which may surprise some. Rotarian Sue Foster introduced her as having a BA Degree, have worked in Headspace, having been involved in the Australia and NZ Rural Health Symposium. The Black Dog Institute quotes that one in five(20%) of Australians aged 16 to 85 years experience a mental health illness in any one year. Almost half 45% of Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. These are new alarming ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics 2009 figures from a National Survey. Rotarians wore Hats and donated to the Rotary Foundation Mental Health Program.

Greetings from Rotary India

Murray Bridge Rotarian John Scarvelis delivered greetings from his Rotary Friendship Exchange to India to Rotary Club of Murray Bridge President Lesley Murray and Members at the Melbourne Cup Rotary Mental Health Hat Day Dinner on Tuesday, The Day a Race Stopped the Nation ! He brought greetings from members of the Rotary Clubs of Indore North,RC of Indore United and the RC of Indore Young Professionals, three of the 24 Rotary Clubs in the City of Indore, after a very successful and enjoyable Rotary Friendship Exchange, Personal Greetings were also passed on from Assistant District Governor District 3040 Ashat Gupta ( a member of Young Professionals), Anish Malik Executive District 3040 Secretary, Jaresh Modi Charter President RC of Indore United, Dr Arvind Kumar Shrimali President Elect RC of Indore United, Viral Vadnere Rotary Club of Indore North Team leader of the previous Indian Rotary Friendship Exchange to Australia, Prabudda Kothari RC of Indore Young Professionals, Manoj and Archana Chandack, Seema Malok, Manoj and Sonal Kothari and Kiran Modi from United. The City of Indore has a population of 3.7 million. They have recently celebrated 100 years of Rotary in India, and the Rotary Club of Indore United was the first Rotary club in the second 100 years in the world being chartered on the 19th of July 2019. There are plenty of opportunities for joint projects between Indian and Australian Clubs and Rotary Friendship Exchange is alive and well. It will be great to continue to develop the fellowship.

From Magdalina Mhando

Dear all at rotary club of Murray bridge 
        Hope that you are all fine,and I am fine too.it have a while since I wrote to you. Thanks for the updates about your club which I had been receiving and they are really nice.my wish for the club is to see it progressing well and I can see it on going well as it is. I really enjoy reading the club bulletins and I get new experiences through your club.
          As I have told you that I would be informing you about my progress to university.first am now at the City of Dar es salaam where the university is and on 26 I will be arriving at the university to start my first term. 
          Am so happy to get the chance at this university to persu my first degree.but all this could not be successful without your support from primary to high School.
       As for the fees I have got 50% of the government loan and the rest my family have to support me.
      All in all I am ready to take new challenges of life here as the weather in this city is too hot which is different from Arusha where it's too cold. 
       I hope I will come with it.and more challenges are there for me.
    Thanks alot and I miss you all hope to hear from you soon
          From your beloved 

Rotary Wine Sales

Current wine stock is getting low but good news, we have now secured another pallet of the same vintage! 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

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.

Calendar Winners 29th October

1st  prize.   $100     No  055        Michael Fresiello  (M.B.)              ( sold by Mobilong R.C.)
2nd prize     $30      No.   060       Rodney Bensch  (M.B.)                (Sold by Mobilong R.C.) 
3rd  prize     $20      No   856       Jeff Trimming    (Semaphore South) ( MB United Lodge)

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
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November 19
Roxanne Rowland
November 21
Spouse Birthdays
Sue Frazer
November 3
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November 10
Karen Eckermann
November 12
Elizabeth Cozens
November 18
Glenn OBryan
Karen Eckermann
November 4
Kevin Prosser
Deanna Prosser
November 10
Don McLean
Mary McLean
November 11
Ian Elston
Barbara Elston
November 11
Ron Lehmann
Bronwyn Lehmann
November 18
Wayne Jackson
Marg Jackson
November 28
Join Date
David Mellen
November 1, 1986
33 years
Sue Foster
November 15, 2016
3 years
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