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?

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

Speakers - Click at Bottom For Duties
Mar 22, 2022 6:15 PM
Who am I? - Branding The Bridge Proposal


Chairperson: Marg Whitehead      

Fellowship & Invocation: Julieanne Sissman

Reserve: Stephen Walker

Mar 29, 2022 6:15 PM
Twilight Trip on Captain Proud
Apr 05, 2022 6:15 PM
Birthing Kits
Apr 12, 2022 6:15 PM
Committee Meetings
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Place the Art Show in your diary


15th March Meeting Report

The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge focused on the Local Job Market this week with Rotarian Jack Reddin interviewing Job facilitator Rotarian Christine Willersdorf with questions and answers from the floor making a very stimulating discussion. Christine is currently an employment facilitator whose role is to train employees and to see that they get looked after by the employers. Its a job seekers market at the moment if they have the right attitude in place and this is the focus of the training. This includes learning to be punctual, tidy, participate in group settings, and becoming job ready. Look at the Utube production of the Murray Bridge Local Jobs Program and take particular notice of the testimonials of some of the participants and make your own judgment. Some of these people had been long term unemployed whilst others just lacked the opportunities. Rural Development Australia Riverland and Murraylands and TAFE have also played an important role in Jobs Needs Analysis and to develop planning.
John Scarvelis

Hello Alexandra Rose

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.

Badging The Bridge

 In the background of your Club there had been a small group addressing how we can “Badge the Bridge” from a Rotary perspective, when serendipitously a District Grant offer appeared offering the District Clubs monies that were surplus to requirements.
The guidelines were in brief: -
  1. Show how your project will promote the Rotary brand within the Community
  2. How your project will collaborate with other Rotary Clubs and/or other organisations
  3. Supports one or more areas of Rotary’s areas of focus
The “Badge the Bridge” committee (which included reps from the Mobilong Club), morphed in to a group dedicated to developing a plan or project to garnishee this money from the District coffers ($5k plus one third of our own ie $6.6k total per Club or double if combined with Mobilong).
Our recently appointed Club Marketer in Steve Walker was challenged with putting together a presentation to this small group with a view to finding a project that would give us a very real chance of scoring some lazy dollars from District.
Keeping in mind that time is of the essence (the Grant has to be submitted on 31st of March 2022 and finalised by November 2022).
Monday night Steve regaled us with all sorts of ideas and signs and badging which in the end he distilled down to a project which was: -
Badging all the recycling wheelie bins in Murray Bridge with a large sticker which says “Rotary supports recycling” and the badge might contain the Rotary Clubs Logo, it might contain the Rotary website landing page, it might contain in small print the business that printed the stickers etc.
Steve will follow up on the costs, and present that detail together with an abridged version of his presentation to fellow Rotarians tonight with a further outline in two weeks time. This will give you all an idea of where this small committee is heading thus far.
Here’s the rub. We need you, fellow Rotarians, to give us some feedback on what you think of the idea. PLUS if you have a project that might better fill the bill then this will be the time to stand up and give us your idea. Indeed any project that you think might be worthwhile will be considered, if not for this Grant then perhaps later in the year.
Projects are the life blood of Service Clubs like ours.


$100 712Kylie HutchingsKlemzig 
$30 651Sue JaenschMurray Bridge 
$20 249J & G ScannellMurray Bridge 

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.

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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.

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Upcoming Events
Salvos Connect Meals
Apr 07, 2022
Skate Park BBQ
Apr 16, 2022
Ambrose Golf Tournament
Murray Bridge Golf Club
Apr 21, 2022 9:00 AM
Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show
Apr 23, 2022 – May 15, 2022
Bunnings BBQ
May 01, 2022
Combined Car Rally with Mobilong
May 15, 2022
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Whimpress
March 16
Gary Frazer
March 21
Spouse Birthdays
Beverley Scarvelis
March 13
Gordon Schultz
Merilyn Schultz
March 4
Philip Westover
Sue Westover
March 4
John Scarvelis
Beverley Scarvelis
March 9
Malcolm Blight
Jan Blight
March 9
Join Date
Ron Jericho
March 14, 1978
44 years


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