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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

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Upcoming Meetings
Sep 10, 2019 6:00 PM
Donations In Kind ( DIK)


Chairperson: Roxanne Rowland

Fellowship & Invocation: Sue Foster

Reserve: Robin LeGallez

Sep 17, 2019 6:00 PM
Education in Bali (Balicare)
Sep 24, 2019 6:00 PM
Thomas Foods Rebuild
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Sherida Campbell - Who Am I?


Sherida was born in 1970 and although she moved around as a youngster she has fond memories of living at Woomera in the far north of South Australia. At that stage it was a closed town when the facility supported the operations of the Woomera Rocket Range. As there was a large number of Americans living in Woomera at that time the 4th July was celebrated with floats and fireworks.
Although Sherida was self conscious of her height during school (she was 5ft10 by year 8) she excelled at school and was a straight A student. Sherida loved playing the Viola but found her passion was Netball.
Upon leaving school Sherida applied for an Bank Internship but was offered a full time job instead. Soon after Sherida was married and moved to Kangaroo Island and worked at the local Bank Branch. Although Sherida's marriage did not last she was blessed with 2 daughters, Stephanie and Shayne, whom are Sherida's greatest achievements. Sherida showed great strength and perseverance after the end of her marriage and was driven to become a huge part of her community, especially within the Netball circle where she ranged from President to Coach. Sherida also instilled high values, commitment and community spirit in her daughters. Her daughters moved to the Mainland for University and Sherida soon followed first living at Goolwa and then moving to Murray Bridge.
Sherida is Branch Manager for Bank SA in Murray Bridge and is looking forward to coaching and motivating the staff.


Kevin Prosser revealed the label for the RALY fundraising Champagne bottles that was designed by Leanne Walding.


Jerry Wilson informed the club about Rotary helping the Riding For the Disabled obtaining a Grant for materials to build a new arena. Rotarian's are looking forward to helping build the arena.


Emergency Kid's App

An emergency app designed by Murray Bridge High School students has won national recognition at an awards ceremony in Melbourne.

Emergency Kid, designed to teach children aged eight to 11 about basic first aid, received a merit certificate at the Australian Information Industry Association's iAwards last Thursday night.

The team was inspired to create the app after developer Thomas Tidy's mum, who works in childcare, found there was nothing on the market suited to teaching her children.

"She said there was nothing that was Australian and really kid-friendly," he said.

"We saw this one app that was rated (for ages) four-plus, but it had all this language like 'check the airways' ... it's not for the intended audience."

All the other apps currently available were either too wordy and difficult to use, team member Jalal Jammoul said, or too much like games without enough practical content.

By contrast, Emergency Kid used simple language and plenty of visual cues, he said: "they can understand it by seeing images, seeing videos or listening to recordings".

They spent more than six months building and refining their solution, including after it won a state iAward in June.

They hope to fulfil its potential by taking it to market, perhaps in partnership with an established organisation working in the first aid space.

Thomas, Jalal, Logan Baker and Riley Lienert were able to attend the national ceremony, and make their pitch to the iAwards judges in person, thanks to a successful public fundraising campaign highlighted in The Standard in July.

The Murray Bridge council gave the students and teacher Lochlann Dwyer a $2000 grant, and donors including Murray Computers, the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge and Labor Senator Marielle Smith were able to contribute almost $1500 more.

Thomas expressed the team's great gratitude to everyone who helped: "thank you so much, we really appreciate it, we couldn't have done it without you," he said.


Lesson's learnt in tough times vital to success - by Michael Bagshaw

I recently spent 10 days in the Northern Flinders Ranges as an assistant team leader with Operation Flinders.

It was an amazing experience, and something I will definitely do again next year.

Operation Flinders takes students trekking and camping in the Flinders, with participants nominated to take part based on certain risk factors.

The eight days of trekking and camping is tough, and resilience is emphasised constantly. Resilience is a fantastic personality trait for anyone to have.

Working as a team will get you a long way in life.- MICHAEL BAGSHAW

Operation Flinders takes place on Yankaninna Station, about 90 kilometres from Copley. Besides the 10 participants, each team has a team leader, an assistant team leader - my role - and two adults from the school.

During the eight days we covered about 100km. None of the ground was flat, with rocks everywhere. The scenery was amazing, even though the property has had no rainfall of any consequence for more than a year.

The walking was quite challenging, but not extreme. Fortunately, I didn't suffer from blisters, though I think I was the only one from our team that didn't.

One of the participants in particular suffered from severe blisters. To her credit, she didn't stop walking. She walked slowly for a few days, but she never stopped. The look of achievement on her face at the end of the exercise was quite special.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and what stuck out to me was the impact Operation Flinders has on the participants - which is the reason for its existence.

The program is measured and very structured, with extensive feedback and follow up. The organisation does everything possible to make a real difference in a young person's life.

For me, hanging out with other volunteers from Operation Flinders was quite exhilarating. There's nothing better than hanging out with a positive group of people. I also got time to learn a thing or two about myself.

Some of it was new but most reinforced what I already knew about myself. I am quite sure I am a better person now than what I was before I embarked on this adventure.

To bring the lessons back to a farming context, firstly, resilience is a key skill to have. Most of the participants showed amazing resilience and just kept on walking, especially when the going was difficult.

Secondly, working as a team will get you a long way in life. Teamwork was a big focus on the trip and was spoken about constantly.

Thirdly, each night we knew exactly where the campsite was, but it was up to us to determine how we got there.

In business and life generally, it is important to know where you are going. If you know this, you'll normally arrive at the destination, though there are always twists and turns along the way.

Finally, I think the most poignant lesson I learnt was to be kind to people. We don't know what upbringing other people have had, or what they are going through.

Take the time to get to know them and listen.


Poliplus Film Night

This film selected as a fund raiser for Rotary's polio elimination effort is "Ride Like a Girl".  Michelle Payne dreams of the Melbourne Cup. Michelle is raised by single father Paddy. Leaving school at 15 to be a jockey, but family tragedy, followed by horse fall all but ends the dream. With the love of dad and brother Stevie, Michelle will not give up. Against medical advice and protests of siblings, she rides the Prince of Penzance. They overcome impossible odds for a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. Like A Girl is the incredible true story of Michelle Payne.
We will have at least three showingS of the film.  The main one is the Regal Cinema in Kensington Park.
I also expect sessions in Gawler and Mount Barker and will advise plans early next week.
The regal session will include wine and soft drinks, plus baguettes and wraps prior to the film.
Cost is $25 and bookings can be made on Trybooking, go to https://www.trybooking.com/BFDCU.  
Many thanks,
Jerry Casburn
D9520 Foundation Chair

Rotary International District 5300

It is official, Greg Jones and Betsy Barry have completed the next phase of District Governor Training. Pictured with Greg and Betsy is Rotary International President Elect Holgar Knaack and Rotary International Director Johrita Solari. Congratulations to both of you - our future is in great hands!

Protocall Reminder

Just a couple of Protocall 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 18th August 2019

1st  prize.   $100     No    841      Robyn Carnachan   ( ?)                                             (sold by  D. Price )
2nd prize     $30      No.  398      Gordon & Kath Marks  (Mannum)                          (Sold by J. Mason)     
3rd  prize     $20      No   490      Sharon Secker  (Murray Bridge)                              ( Sold by R. Rowland) 

APOLOGIES 3rd September

Brenton Lewis, Wayne Jackson, Michael Bagshaw, Heather Muirhead, Garry Wilson, Dave Mellen, Trevor Curtis,  Brenton Nicholson, Ron Lehmann, Jan Cowell, John Scarvelis, Darryl Webb, Christine Willersdorf, Jack Reddin, David price, Peter Seals, Marg Whitehead.

Rotary Wine Sales

Following our successful wine labelling event, our Club is now able to offer the exceptional Lake Breeze 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

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Leanne Walding
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September 27
Don McLean
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September 23, 2014
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