Welcome to Our Club
Please refer to the notice below re current meetings
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?

Important Notice
Regular meetings will recommence on 15th February at the Murray Bridge Golf Club.
Please make apologies as per the normal method. Normal meeting time will return.
The Golf Club has revoked the vaccinated visitors mandate and are now welcoming us back. All staff are fully vaccinated.

Speakers - Click at Bottom For Duties
Feb 22, 2022 6:15 PM



Fellowship & Invocation: John Scarvelis

Reserve: Peter Seals

Mar 01, 2022 6:15 PM
Robert Burns & Henry Lawson – Soulmates?
Mar 08, 2022 6:15 PM
Mar 15, 2022 6:15 PM
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Place the Art Show in your diary


Meeting Report

Our guest on Zoom for The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge meeting at the golf club yesterday was past Short Term New Zealand Exchange student Kayla McDiarmid. She is currently in NZ "stuck" due to covid for the past two years but making the most of it. Kayla was a student at Murray Bridge High School in 2011 and was a School Captain in year 12. At the age of 14 she was sponsored by our club for the exchange. Kayla commenced working in the Tourism industry as a trainee in Murray Bridge then worked for the same company managing one of their Travel Centres on the Sunshine Coast. She has travelled extensively throughout England and Europe as a tourist and in the capacity of a Busabout Travel Guide. Kayla and her partner Liam, ventured to NZ two years ago then covid hit. They purchased a 4x4 drive and have travelled in NZ since. They experienced 5 weeks of lockdown in the south island but have been relatively unrestricted within NZ. She now manages a Hostel in the South Island and Liam gets work in the building industry. He now has an apprentaship which is sponsored by the NZ goverment. Queenstown only got its first taste of community covid last week.

Swap Meet

Buy, Swap or Sell that's the focus of the Murray Bridge Rotary Swap Meet today at Eastside Murray Bridge. Recycling things in our out of control throw away society. There was lots of "stuff" for sale including cars, car parts, metal art, motor bikes, canoes, cycles, rabbit traps, kayaks, telescopes, garden gnomes, movie cameras, glassware, tools, fishing gear and you could even bring your own trailer. You never know what you might find there. Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge cooking for the large crowd at the Rotary Swap Meet at Eastside in Murray Bridge. Proceeds go to local and International Rotary community projects. Starting at 5am and going till 1pm or so in near perfect weather. We needed three shifts and 15 or so at each shift to keep up with demand led by Project leader Rotarian John Whimpress. Some of the sellers stay overnight at the oval and we thank them for their participation. One of our major fundraising projects in our Rotary Year. Rotary projects like this one are an exciting way to reach out and connect with the community. It builds teamwork and comaradrie. Members are made up from a diverse range of vocations.
John Scarvelis.

Solomons Project


The project in the Solomons is chugging along, despite the disruptions caused by the pandemic, riots and political unrest. Fortunately, Dalousu community where the project is being implemented is free of covid. Situated on the island of Malaita no one from that community were involved in the riots.

The boat is being used to transport people from Dalousu to Auki for various things – visits to hospital, shops, and markets and also to take their fishing catch to market. See photos attached – red boat is the one which was purchased.

 Information provided by  Trevor McQuirk of the Unley Rotary Club.

Dear All at Rotary Club of Murray Bridge,

It is 2022, and we are excited to welcome Anania to Form 2 and Dorcas into Standard 7 at St Jude’s this year. Please find their annual photos attached.

It is always exciting starting a new academic year. We are sure that Anania and Dorcas are prepared to face the new challenges ahead and excel in their studies with the help of our dedicated academic staff.  We wish Dorcas and all our Standard 7 students all the best in their preparation to sit for the National Examination at the end of the year.  As always, we look forward to keeping you up to date with their progress throughout the year.
We have also attached an updated version of the Sponsorship handbook for your reference.

On behalf of Anania, Dorcas, and everybody here at St Jude’s, we want to wish you an excellent 2022 and thank you very much for your ongoing support.

Kind regards,
Valentina Mboya
Sponsor Relations Team 

CALENDAR WINNERS 15th February 2022

$100 750Merv SchoppMurray Bridge J. Scarvellis4063
$30 882Lesley WickesProspectR. Wickes4064
$20 513Dennis GatehouseCallingtonStrath Darts Club4065

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.



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Upcoming Events
Murray Bridge Swap Meet
Feb 20, 2022 5:00 AM
Salvos Connect Meals
Mar 03, 2022
Community Living Australia BBQ
Murray Bridge Golf Club
Mar 04, 2022
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Guess Who's Coming to Lunch
Mar 06, 2022
Multi Cultural Festival
Mar 20, 2022
Salvos Connect Meals
Apr 07, 2022
Skate Park BBQ
Apr 16, 2022
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jenny Alexander-Walters
February 2
Philip Westover
February 8
Peter Seals
February 13
Julieanne Sissman
February 15
Malcolm Blight
February 23
Ian Elston
February 26
Spouse Birthdays
Jenny Alexander-Walters
February 2
Kathy Webb
February 15
Rob Smyth
Jan Smyth
February 1
Robin LeGallez
Rhonda LeGallez
February 2
Stephen Walker
Alicia Walker
February 3
Join Date
Robin LeGallez
February 1, 1992
30 years
Jenny Alexander-Walters
February 3, 2009
13 years
Robert Walters
February 3, 2009
13 years
Margaret Whitehead
February 17, 2004
18 years


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