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
May 17, 2022 6:15 PM
Birthing Kit Assembly


Chairperson: Roxanne Rowland

Fellowship & Invocation: Roger Wickes

Reserve: Jacquie Best

May 24, 2022 6:15 PM
Bridgeport Hotel Update
May 31, 2022 6:15 PM
Reports on Projects
Jun 07, 2022 6:00 PM
Movie - The Duke - Cameo Cinema
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25th June
Rotary Club Of Murray Bridge
Changeover Dinner


Meeting Report 3455

Alexandra Rose is a Rotary Peace Scholarship Awardee who Rotary is funding to undertake a Masters Degree in Conflict resolution at the Duke University North Carolina USA. Murray Bridge Rotarian Sam Cozens played a role in her interview process and introduced her to the Rotary meeting. She has a Social Work Degree from the University of Queensland and is currently a family violence practitioner in Adelaide. Rotary Peace Fellowships started 20 years ago as further education with a vision for world peace by conflict resolution, conflict prevention. education, and respect for diversity. Alexandra has worked in Brazil, Nauru, and Mongolia. Her project in Mongolia investigated the rights of child horse racing jockeys in traditional spring racing. She has provided a specialised service for refugees and asylum seekers in Australia. In 2018 she volunteered for the David Roche Foundation in North Adelaide with its exceptional collection of antiques, paintings and objects of art. She then trained in Gallery Guiding at the Art Gallery of SA which further enhanced her interest in Art. This led to exploring social justice and the difficult conversation of power and history. " Is art a form of justice". How can large scale art institutions and museums better enhance our capacities for critical thinking, collective memory, peace making and the transformation of ignorance into awareness? What is best practice for galleries and museums when exhibiting works that memorialise and tell stories of trauma, war, displacement and conflict. The relevance of all of this in todays world is huge and I'me sure Alexandra will have a significant time in her university research and subsequent career. The world sure needs it.
John Scarvelis

All Star Chef Returns to Murray Bridge High School


He’s one of Australia’s leading chefs, a pioneer of Australian cuisine and proprietor of world-renowned restaurants.

Not bad for a bloke from the Mallee.

Mark Best returned to the region where he grew up last week, hosting an event for the Tasting Australia festival and a workshop for local chefs alongside fellow chef Duncan Welgemoed.

He even made an appearance at his old high school in Murray Bridge, where he encouraged today’s students to dream big.

“I hope they can see my journey and believe that anything is possible,” he said.

“I started just where they are now – I went from being a young guy dreaming about pouring cappuccinos and then went on to be standing on a stage in London accepting the best up-and-coming chef award.

“The world should not be cut off for kids in the country, and I’m proof of that.”

Mr Best was born at Pinnaroo and attended Murray Bridge High in the early 1980s, when current assistant principal Roxanne Rowland was his home economics teacher.

He then had a brief stint as an engineer in Western Australia before going on to a glittering career in Sydney.

He planned to open his own cafe right away but, by his own admission, “my ambitions were slightly ahead of where my technical ability was”.

Instead he gained a passion for regional French cuisine as an apprentice at a bistro at Potts Point, starting a meteoric rise which coincided with an explosion of Australian cuisine.




Alexandra Rose - Guest Speaker

Invite your friends and aquaintances to hear this great Australian

Rotary Peace Scholarships are offered annually through 8 leading Universities around the world.

These scholarships have the prime purpose of developing an international network of peace builders who are highly skilled and dedicated to preventing and resolving conflicts.

Alexandra Rose came to the attention of our Rotary District through then President of RC of Adelaide, Heidi Unferdorben.
Alex is already a highly credentialled Graduate of the University of Queensland, experienced working in a number of different cultures, and fluent in several languages.
We are now very pleased to announce that Alexandra Rose, has been offered a fully funded Master’s Degree Course at Duke University, North Carolina USA.
These Peace Scholarships are always very highly sought by students from around the world, so Alexandra’s achievement is very special for our D9510.

In due course of time, Alex will join an International network of people, working through a diversity of organisations,

·       to reduce the intensity of existing conflicts,

·       to assist those caught up in conflicts

·       and contribute to the education of people to avoid causing conflict situations.

Congratulations Alex, we wish you well in your endeavours to help others.

Story and photo; Rotarian Sam Cozens, Scholarships Officer.


$100 289Lyn MorganMurray Bridge Croquet Club4098
$30 468Richard HammondStrathalbynStrath Darts Club4099
$20 96Sue MarschallRockleighRotary4100

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
Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show
Apr 23, 2022 – May 15, 2022
2022 Rotary Changeover
Jun 25, 2022
Health Of The River Forum
Calperum - Renmark
Jun 27, 2022 - Jul 01, 2022
DG Changeover Luncheon
Jul 03, 2022
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Glenn OBryan
May 8
Samuel Cozens
May 18
Spouse Birthdays
Mary McLean
May 18
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
21 years
Darryl Webb
May 1, 1988
34 years
Jim Mason
May 1, 1986
36 years
Philip Westover
May 1, 1988
34 years
Gordon Schultz
May 20, 1997
25 years
Glenn OBryan
May 21, 2013
9 years


Pizza House 2021

Murray Heating & Cooling

Longs Sand & Metal

Wallys Bottle Yard

Murray Bridge Racing Club 2021


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