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

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 1.  Is it the TRUTH?
 2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?
 4.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

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Jan 31, 2023 6:15 PM
Rotary Club of Murray Bridge Membership Awareness


Members are all to Bring a Guest

Chairperson: President John Whimpress

Fellowship & Invocation: Jenny Phillips

Reserve: Kevin Prosser

Sergeant: Jack Reddin

Feb 07, 2023 6:15 PM
Dementia Awareness
Feb 14, 2023 6:15 PM
Committee Meetings
Feb 19, 2023
Annual Swap Meet
Feb 21, 2023 6:15 PM
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     PRESIDENT'S ROUND UP 29th January

We have had a good start to the week, and all is on track for a great night on Tuesday.
Thank you to all that have helped me  make this Tuesday night a success and hopefully we will be inducting some new members shortly. As I said in my previous correspondence please mingle with our guests as there is no set seating on the night.
I was able to assist with the Australia Day breakfast and I would like to thank both Liz and Sam for their organising of this morning. All went well and we may also have a couple of new citizens interested to become involved with our Club. I along our other members enjoyed the morning, and it was great fellowship with many of the public and members.
Should any member have a friend or family member who has nothing to do on the 19th Feb ( Swap Meet)  and would like to help on the day please ask them and let me know as this year we have members who are unable to help us out this year due to other major events in their lives.
I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.


31st January is an important meeting for our Club
You are URGED to make every effort to attend on this evening to support President John and our Club as we seek to expand the reach and membership of our Club with a "Rotary Awareness Evening"
If you know someone who has an interest in supporting their community though volunteering or service, please provide their name and contact details to President John ASAP. Alternately, simply invite them along using the information previously emailed.
Robin LeGallez


Year Of The Rabbit

The Murraylands Chinese Community celebrated Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rabbit, with guests Madam He Lanjing the Consul-General from Adelaide, Rural City of Murray Bridge Mayor Wayne Thorley, Murraylands Multicultural Network Chairman Rotarian John Scarvelis and his wife Bev, Borong Xu President of the Chinese Community Association Murraylands, and Bao Luo Australian Migrant Resource Centre Murray Bridge in the Murray Bridge Library on Sunday. The Lunar Year is a Spring Festival in Asia. Its the beginning of a Calendar Year whose months are cycles of the moon. Decorations in red colour, like lanterns, and spring couplets are widely used during the Festival, whilst dragon dance, lion dance and fireworks are popular activities. This year the celebration begins on 22nd of January for the Chinese who celebrate with family and friends. It was great to see the Chinese Community celebrate with such enthusiasm, gift giving and goodwill in the Murraylands. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are believed to be vigalent, witty, quick-minded, and ingenious. 2023 is predicted to be a symbol of hope. The sign of the Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. Happy New Year!!!
John Scarvelis

24th January

Draw Date
Winning No.
Sold by
Dennis Gatehouse
Strath Darts Club
Lesley Wickes
R. Wickes
Tim Phillips
R. Walters
Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

Recent Meeting Update

The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge Music Bursary awardee for 2022 is Olivia White from the Murray Bridge High School. Olivia was our special guest this week along with her parents and Murray Bridge High school Music Teacher Choo-Lee Long.
Olivia was a year 11 student last year and has been involved in special interest music since year 8. Playing multiple instruments Olivia has a special interest in music production. She is involved with the Murray Bridge Concert Band, guitar ensemble, Drumline, and other school class bands. Olivia has participated in Winter Sounds, performed with the Loxton High School, Murray Bridge Carols, Australia Day, and workshops with Adam Page to create songs and music for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. She is keen to pursue music as a career and study at University. Music teacher Choo-Lee Long spoke highly of her work ethic and achievements so far. The Rotary Bursary was for $1,000 from which a lap top computer was purchased along with a music program.
John Scarvelis

Start Planning - Rotary Showcase Expo

Rotary Clubs in District 9510 will be invited to participate in the Rotary Showcase Expo on Saturday 3rd. June at the Bonython and Elder Halls, University of Adelaide, North Terrace Adelaide.

The Showcase Expo is a free event, and will be promoted to the Public of South Australia, so will be a major opportunity for Rotary Clubs to showcase club projects. Whilst being open to the general public, invitations will also be issued to leading politicians and business leaders.

Rotarians and Rotary Clubs have many great projects to share – this is an opportunity to tell the Rotary story and services.

To register your Project or Club – please click here

For more information, visit the Convention - Conference website https://2023c-c.au/


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Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

A Day In The Grove - Mypolonga

Enjoy a day in the grove at award-winning Rio Vista Olives - a haven found north of Adelaide near the Murray River - and indulge over lunch from three renowned chefs.

Start your Saturday with a sommelier-led tasting and grove tour, going behind the scenes to see how extra virgin olive oil is created. Then prepare to sit back and relax in the grove with a feast created by chefs Mark Best, Jason Roberts and Paul Farag. The trio will use luscious produce from across the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, with wine parings from Fierce III - the newest label from the Barossa's Lou Miranda Estate. 
Best is synonymous with Sydney restaurant Marque, the fine diner named among the world's 50 best for three consecutive years. It also held three hats in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide for a decade, with Best moving on to a range of other culinary ventures when the venue closed in 2016. This legend of the Australian hospitality industry considers Rio Vista olive oil his all-time favourite.
For more information and to book, CLICKHERE

Drakes Tags

Our Club has received another "gift card" from Dakes in the amount of $125.00 through their Community Dollars programme. Thank you to all members who have shopped at Drakes and registered their barcode. Please keep on doing this as it helps pay for groceries bought for bbqs etc. Any members who havn't a Drakes tag please see me. The tags are not just for members, you can give them to friends and family. You can use them at any Drakes store in South Australia.
Jenny Alexander-Walters

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.

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
Skate Park Twilight BBQ
Feb 04, 2023
Swap Meet
Feb 19, 2023
5:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Citroen Car Rally
Sturt Reserve
Mar 17, 2023 - Mar 19, 2023
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jacquie Best
January 28
John Scarvelis
January 28
Spouse Birthdays
Peter Phillips
January 25
Rhonda LeGallez
January 27
Samuel Cozens
Elizabeth Cozens
January 5
Lesley Murray
Steve Murray
January 12
Peter Seals
Suzann Seals
January 16
Darryl Webb
Kathy Webb
January 20
Join Date
Ron Lehmann
January 1, 1982
41 years
Don McLean
January 4, 2005
18 years
Lesley Murray
January 31, 2016
7 years
Lyn Sickerdick
January 31, 2016
7 years
Simon Sickerdick
January 31, 2016
7 years

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