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 12.00pm 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
Sep 26, 2023 6:15 PM
Proposed Age Care Expo Update & Membership phone app


Chairperson: TBA

Fellowship & Invocation: Ian Elston

Reserve: Lisa Foster

Sergeant: Ron Jericho

Oct 03, 2023 6:15 PM
Oct 10, 2023 6:15 PM
Committee Meetings
Oct 17, 2023 6:15 PM
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Peace Poles Unveiled

Peace celebrated at Murray Bridge High School this morning with the middle school, Rotary, and the Murraylands Multicultural Network. Mayor Wayne Thorley and Adrian Pederick MP also attended. The Peace Pole program had its beginnings in 1955. You can now find Peace Poles in close to 200 countries with over 250,000 placed around the world. They symbolise our common wish for peace. They stand as a silent vigil, at the enterance of the school, reminding us to think and act in the spirit of PEACE. TODAY is World Peace Day. Rotary is celebrating with 100 Peace poles in South Australia and also 100 years of Rotary. "May Peace prevail on Earth" is the catch cry in 4 languages on each pole. Twenty languages are represented in the 5 poles planted at the school so far. They were read out by the students and guests in language. Rotarian Sam Cozens read a message from the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. "As we mark this International Day of Peace, people and our planet are in crisis. Conflicts driving record numbers from their homes. Deadly fires, raging floods, and soaring temperatures, poverty, inequalities and injustices. This year's theme reminds us that peace is not automatic - Peace is the result of ACTION. Action to end war on our planet towards sustainable development goals and ensure that no one is left behind. Action to uphold and protect human rights and dignity of every person - especially as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Decleration of Human Rights. Action to use the timeless tools of diplomacy, dialogue and collaboration to defuse tensions and end conflict. And Action for those millions of people living thru the horrors of war.
Peace is not only a noble vision for humanity! Peace is a call to ACTION". John Scarvelis.

Shelter Box Update

100 million people have been made homeless throughout the world. Recovery starts with shelter! The Rotary International Shelter Box program is part of that emergency process transferring despair into hope. Rotarian Peter Jarvis is a Shelter Box ambassador for District 9510. Assessment teams go to and are in touch with disaster zones, make quick assessment of needs and dispatch customised shelter boxes tailored to the situation working with the United Nations and other NGO's. Contents have been improved and specialised over time eg Solar Light boxes with digital terminals, iron netting to make tents more able to withstand wind, hygine kits, and space blankets. The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge has been a participant for many years since the start of the project. A Shelter Box Kit costs $1,000 US. Smaller donations are welcome. Rotary guarentees it will arrive and be used at a disaster zone. Teams are in Morocco and Libya currently and have been working in the Philippines and the Ukraine. Rotary working today, in Action for a better tomorrow creating hope in the world. John Scarvelis

A message from Namuun Batsaikhan

Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Gerege in Mongolia

Dear All,
For those who may not be familiar with me, I am Namuun, the Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Gerege in Mongolia.
As we approach the conclusion of this incredibly rewarding and exciting project, I would like to express my deepest gratitude on behalf of our club and the beneficiaries to our fellow Australian Rotarians. I'm thrilled to report that everything inside the container has arrived in excellent condition, complete with some delightful surprises.
It was evident that every person involved in this project invested a great deal of time and care into packing the container. From meticulously taping and cataloging items to even including a printed manual for the playground, the dedication and love poured into this endeavor were truly heartwarming. I would also like to extend my appreciation to Troy, who, as a non-Rotarian, has generously offered assistance to the best of his abilities and experience. Most notably, Mr. Jack Reddin and Jill Reddin deserve special recognition for serving as the driving force and masterminds behind this entire project. Without their invaluable contributions, none of this would have been possible.
Our Interact Club at School 115 also played a significant role by assisting in the unloading process, for which I am immensely thankful. The unpacking operation took approximately 5-6 hours, and their contribution was invaluable. I would also like to extend my gratitude to the Veloo Foundation for their exceptional cooperation and for graciously providing lunch for our members and the children from the Interact Club.
Additionally, I would like to share some valuable lessons we've learned from this project, which may prove useful for our five clubs in future endeavors:
1. When packing, it's essential to clearly indicate the quantity of EACH item inside the container. We encountered difficulties when identifying materials during customs clearance
2. 2. Utilizing a logistics company has proven to be highly efficient, as it ensured the safe transport of our cargo without any mishaps.
Thank you all once again for your outstanding support and dedication to this project. Your generosity and commitment have made a significant difference, and we look forward to future collaborations and opportunities to serve our communities together.

Warm regards,
Immediate Past President Rotary Club of Gerege Mongolia
13th September 2023

A message from Miriam - the Veloo Foundation

Dear Jack,
First of all, I would like to say that we are overwhelmed by your generosity and effort you have put in loading the container with the much needed donation items that will be used at our kindergarten, library, summer camp, sewing center and community outreach. As we have unloaded and organized all donation items, we have specific use for every bit of the items which I will share in detail in this email.
We have just unloaded the container this Saturday with the support from the Rotarians and Veloo Foundation Volunteers. On Saturday, the goal was to unload, sort and organize the donations where the following works were done;

19th September

Draw Date
Winning No.         
Sold by
      Phil Jones
Mobilong Rotary
      Jo Hutchinson
Murray Bridge
      Ray Symes
Murray Bridge
Mobilong Rotary
Near Moolooloo - Flinders Ranges

Where are the Defibrillators?

The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge in conjunction with Heart of the Nation are seeking to create a complete list of defibrillators or AED's in the Murray Bridge area and add them to the phone app to ensure immediate access is available should the need arise.
If you know of an AED can you please contact Darryl Webb 0409 621 469 and he will ensure the details are entered onto the phone app.
Visit this website for more details and links to the phone app https://www.heartofthenation.com.au/hotn-app 
Do it now as the life it saves could be yours.

School of St Jude

Dorcas's Story

Dear All at Rotary Club of Murray Bridge,

Greetings from The School of St Jude.

I hope this email finds you well. It’s the second semester of Dorcas’s academic year, and we are writing to provide you with an update on the remarkable journey of Dorcas, who is currently embarking on Form 1 (year 8) at the Ordinary Level (O Level) of secondary education.

This year, Dorcas lays a strong foundation on her educational path to a promising future as she embraces new knowledge and navigates challenges with unwavering determination.

We are delighted to invite you to gain a deeper insight into Dorcas's world and the transformative education she is pursuing. Enclosed in this email is a comprehensive document detailing her Foundation of Success!

All at Rotary Club of Murray Bridge, your ongoing support through Dorcas’s academic scholarship at St Jude’s holds profound significance. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors like yourself, we can continue to fight poverty through education, thereby nurturing the future leaders of Tanzania.

Your dedication to Dorcas's journey is sincerely appreciated. We remain committed to sharing regular updates on her progress and ensuring your involvement in this transformative process.

With heartfelt gratitude,


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Rotary Club Calendar

Do you look at the Coming Events and Speakers list on our calendar?
Would you like to have Rotary events and dates automatically appear on your device or PC?
There is good news as all information is able to be linked to your devices.
Simply visit the website, www.murraybridgerotary.org.au and click on the "Calendar" Tab in the menu bar. Click on "Events Calendar" and scroll down to the bottom of the current calendar. Here you will see a box labelled "Subscribe to Calendar"
Click the box which will reveal the following
For help in relation to your device, click on one of the help links for either Outlook, Google or Apple calendars.

Mobilong Meetings

Recent discussions with Mobiong President Sally has resuled in both Clubs sharing their upcoming speaker list to update members
20th SEPTEMBERJulie Barrie                                                Pangarinda   Botanic Garden           RSL
18th OCTOBER  Seun Akande & Bolaji  Akinbo         Our journey from Nigeria to M/BridgeRSL
If you are wishing to attend, please ensure you book in.

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
Bunnings BBQ
Sep 30, 2023
One & All Youth Sailing Challenge
Oct 01, 2023 - Oct 04, 2023
Wellington Strawberry Fete
Oct 01, 2023
Calperum "Environmental Youth Program"
Oct 02, 2023 - Oct 05, 2023
Mental Health Seminar
Oct 20, 2023
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Darryl Webb
September 1
Ron Lehmann
September 18
Robin LeGallez
September 21
Don McLean
September 29
Spouse Birthdays
Wayne Rowland
September 13
Deanna Prosser
September 18
Jim Mason
Vicki Mason
September 13
Join Date
Ian Elston
September 5, 2003
20 years
Peter Seals
September 23, 2014
9 years

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