Welcome to Our Club
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 12pm Monday
0409 377 343

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
Jun 25, 2024 6:00 PM
Club 70th Anniversary Part 2


Topic: TBA

VENUE: Bridgeport Hotel      

Speaker: TBA

Chairperson: TBA

Fellowship & Invocation: Caitlin Lennon

Reserve: Jim Mason

Sergeant: Lesley Murray

Jun 29, 2024 6:00 PM
Club Changeover
Jul 09, 2024 6:00 PM
Committee Meetings
Jul 16, 2024 6:00 PM
APOPO Humanitarian Demining in Cambodia
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Upcoming Events
Club Changeover Dinner
Bridgeport Hotel
Jun 29, 2024
Bunnings BBQ
Jul 13, 2024
Bunnings BBQ
Aug 18, 2024
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Good morning to you all, hope you are all keeping warm.
Saturday was a busy day, up early cooking the BBQ breakfast at the Cally Camp, it wasn’t funny getting up at 7.00 am when the temperature is 1C.
Saturday afternoon, Merilyn and I attended the Mount Barker Changeover at Nairne, well, not really a changeover but more of a pleasant Saturday afternoon of fellowship with President Mark Clemow and his old Board all going around again with the exception of two positions.
Please keep, Rotarian Don McLean in your thoughts as he’s been hospitalised with a respiratory condition, we wish him a speedy recovery.
As you maybe aware, Peter MacCulloch has been in care at Romani Nursing Home for some time in Murray Bridge. Peter’s health has suddenly deteriorated, can you please keep Rosemary and the family in your thoughts and prayers.
Thanks to Malcolm Blight for chairing a great meeting last week with Guest Speaker, Carolyn Kilpatrick. Deafness is a topic which affects many of us to a degree in the community and the impact it has in our lives and those around.
That’s almost it for this year, one more Chatter to go, looking forward to seeing you all Tuesday night.
Cheers Gordon.


The We Care - Cally Campout was a great success with Rotarians showing what volunteering is all about. Support for the event was amazing with a large community contingent attending on an extremely cold evening.
Our members lifted to the need to support others and the teams working to provide food to the attendees never failed to deliver. The serving teams worked tirelessly as the numbers seemed to be never ending but they delivered without complaint. Those cooking continued to keep the bain marie full.
It was a lesson to us all as to the generosity of our business community and in particular Australian Portable Camps who ensured the evening was a success.
APC's support ensured that attendees were able to enjoy a free evening of fun, food and keep warm around the numerous fire troughs whilst enjoying the musical entertainment.
Well done to all Rotarians and Australian Portable Camps as this event epitomises the concept of helping others.
I was proud to be associated with the teams at Callington.

Cochlear Information from June Meeting

Our recent dinner speaker was Carolyn Kilpatrick who spoke about her journey as a hearing impaired person.
For the first 21 years of life was undiagnosed and found education difficult. Once diagnosed and learing to lip read, Carolyn has become an achiever.
Eventually she became a candidate for a Cochlear Implant and this was life changeing. The implant connects directly to the brain and provides crystal clear sound. In recent times Carolyn has been fitted with a second implant and now hears in "stereo".
The Australian invention now provides help for people across the world.
Chair Malcolm Blight opened the meeting to questions which were many and varied.
Carolyn is an active Lions Member and will soon assume the role of District Governor

Recycling Hub


The image below is the design of a recycling hub to be located in the Murray Bridge Library.
There are numerous slots and our Club will be responsible for maintaining the Blister Pack, Soft Drink Bottle Lids and Ring Pulls.
Please do not circulate information or image this as it has not been fully approved


18th June

Draw Date           
    Winning No.
Sold by
     M.B. Newsagency
Murray Bridge
Mobilong Rotary
    Margaret Whitehead
Murray Bridge
M. Whitehead
    Jane Littlejohns
Strath. SES

Do You Need A New Organ?

Judith Coventry has this Kawai organ which belonged to her mother.
Judith would like to restore some room in her house, so if you can suggest a suitable recipient for this organ, please contact
Sam Cozens, 0429 145 532, to help Judith.

Recent Meetings

Club Assembly
The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge had its end of year Club Assembly on Tuesday night chaired by President Elect Jenny Alexander-Walters where the Directors and project leaders reported on the years activities. Over 50 projects/activities were programmed into the year plus, some like Skate Park catering, Bunning BBQ's adding multiple more. Included were the Calendar Project, Aged Careers Expo, Australia Day, Calperum Camp, Murraylands Yuntu-Walun Multicultural Festival, Ambrose Golf Tournament, Australian Rotary Health, Mongolia project, Rotary Music Bursary, Rotary Art Show, Ringpulls project, Music for Dementia, Shelterbags for the homeless, Swap Meet, Teen Mental Health First Aid, Guess whose coming to Lunch, 70th Anniversary, Cameo Film Night, Heart of the Nation, I Reach Rural Health, MBHS Music Showcase, Bye a Smile, Christmas Meeting, Christmas Breakfast, Combined Service Clubs, End Trachoma, Gopher Flag, Habitat for Humanity, MBHS Robotics, Makers Market, 2 Monarto Zoo Projects, Music Bursary, MB High School Winter Sounds, No to Domestic Violence, Peace Poles Murray Bridge High School, Premiers Awards, Rotary Foundation, School of St Jude Africa, Shelter Box international aid, Adelaide Hills Rotoract, Sozo Macjhine MB Hospital, Recycling Hub, Fibrulators in the Murraylands, Birthing Kit with Zonta, Treasure Boxes, Membership project, RYPEN, RYLA, Sunshiners MB Hospital, Car Culture in Photography project, and Vision of Islands Project. We are a very proud club to be able to deliver these to our local and international community. A group of Volunteers from a wide range of Vocations taking action to serve. President Gordon Schultz warmly showed his appreciation to members. John Scarvelis
Australia Post Community Grant
Mark Smith has spent 25years in the public education system, as a science and special education teacher. He was deputy principal at the Byron Bay High School up until 2018. In 2018 Mark was appointed by the Mental Health First Aid as a Consultant Trainer of Mental Health First Aid Consultants ie Training the trainers. To achieve this, he built a bespoke training business named Safer Communities through which he delivers to the community and education sectors He trains and accredits new instructors for Mental Health First Aid. Mark was also a member of the Byron Bay Rotary Club. Mark is also the chair of a small charity- Volunteer Building Cambodia Australia. He spoke to the Murray Bridge Rotary Club about his journey and how he is now providing his expertise to students at the Strathalbyn School focusing on the year 9"s as a result of a Grant that our club was able to win via Rotarian Lyn Sickerdick. Community acceptance and understanding is key to the process. He stressed the importance of asking the direct question on a one to one basis after looking for the warning signs. Rotary Australia funded Dr Kelly to develop the training in 2014 and included the teacher and mentor. Ten percent of the teachers also participated in the course. John Scarvelis

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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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Stephen Walker
June 17
Kevin Prosser
June 18
Spouse Birthdays
Vicki Mason
June 11
Bob Scerri
June 17
Join Date
Gary Frazer
June 1, 1991
33 years
Jim Cundy
June 9, 2009
15 years

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