Welcome to Our Club
During January 2024 meetings will be at the Imperial Football Club with apologies & guests to John Whimpress
Phone 0498 109 884
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
Jan 09, 2024 6:15 PM
Committee Meetings at The Imperial Football Club




Speaker:  Directors

Chairperson: President Gordon Schultz 

Fellowship & Invocation: Jack Reddin

Reserve: Roxanne Rowland

Sergeant: John Scarvelis

Jan 16, 2024 6:00 PM
Social evening supporting Calendar Sponsor
Jan 23, 2024 6:15 PM
MBHS Music Bursary Recipient
Jan 30, 2024 6:15 PM
Rotary Awareness Evening - Bring a Guest
View entire list


Apologies & Guests

For the month of January all apologies or guests should be notified to John Whimpress.
Phone 0498 109 884.



Happy New Year to all. I-hope you all enjoyed your time with family and friends over the festive season.
Thanks again to Bev and John for the great job they did for our Christmas breakfast which was much appreciated.
It was great to catch up at the Murray Bridge Hotel for a shared lunch on Saturday with Emil Melgaard a past exchange student from Denmark in 2009 – 2010. Emil and his family are touring Australia on a family holiday to many places he visited while on exchange. On returning home we’ve asked him to say hello to Mary.
I hopefully you have all read your emails and come to the home of the mighty Blues, Imperials for our meetings in January due to no chef at the Golf Club. Please be patient with the move.
On a sadder note, we note the passing of Past President Chris Dutton. Chris was President in 1976 - 77.
Look forward to seeing you all Tuesday night at Johnson Park.

70 Years Since Charter Granted

Dear President Gordon Schultz , 

This is Suren Poruri, District Chairman - Global Grants, RI District 3150, from India.

Your rotary club of Murray Bridge was chartered on December 23, 1953, which is today. Your club completed 70 years service today in RI District 9510 in serving the communities across the world . 

I would like to extend my warm wishes to you and to all your club members on this joyous moment.

Rotary is the only organization which has global foot print and is working towards happy communities across the world with it's noble initiatives.

Thanks to our rotary club founder Rtn Paul Harris, we are able to make a difference in the communities where we live.

Rotary clubs across the world executes service projects worth 2 billion dollars every year in their communities. Rotarians gives 25 million volunteer hours to their communities across the world every year. 


Thanks and regards

Suren Poruri

District Chairman - Global Grants(Successfully executed 1 million dollar worth of global grants)

RI district 3150

Veloo Foundation Greetings

Christmas Breakfast

Thanks John & Bev
Rotary Christmas Breakfast on Tuesday with a seven am start at the Scarvelis home, Eastside Murray Bridge overlooking the valley and the River Murray. Brisk early, but still pleasant with freshly stewed apricots, toast, bacon, sausages and eggs, hash browns, bbqed union, tomatoes, fruit juice with lots of Christmas cheer. Mayor Wayne Thorley thanked the members for their work in the Murraylands community and President Gordon also wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We look forward to 2024 with continuing as well as new projects and lots of activities. The Club has now sold all of its one thousand 2024 calendars highlighting the flood, thanks to Jaque Best and her team. This means a substantial amount of money going back into the Murraylands community through the various local clubs who assisted with sales. The Monarto Safari Park Project in January and ongoing, Rotary Swap Meet in February, and the Yuntu- Walun Multicultural Festival in March are three large events coming up early in the year to include in your diaries. In 2024 Rotary celebrates a Century in South Australia and the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge celebrates its 70th birthday. Merry Christmas and stay safe !!!! John Scarvelis

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Rotary Friendship Exchange - India

Rotary Friendship Exchange – India - Outbound & Inbound Groups
Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE)  – to  Tamil Nadu – India  8Th to 18th February 2024
A group of Rotarians from our District 9510 will be visiting District 3000 Tamil Nadu (South India), from 8 February to 18 February 2024.  Hosted by D3000 families.  
If anyone is interested in joining this group, we have vacancies for one couple/singles.    This is a wonderful opportunity to engage with Rotarians and visit South India.  If you would like to join this RFE group, please contact Mark Thomas (Somerton Park)  0401 671 850 mthomas1947@bigpond.com
Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) from Tamil Nadu – India to South Australia 8th to 18th March 2024
A group of 10 Rotarians from District 3000 (Tamil Nadu – South India) will be visiting South Australia from 8 March to 18 March 2024.  This includes attending our D9510 Conference in Loxton 15-17 March 2024.
To host this visit we are seeking volunteers/rotarians
  1. Host Families- We need 3 or 4 more Host Families to accommodate this group
  1. Transport Guides – We need up to 6 more Transport Guides to provide transport for sightseeing trips and Rotary Club visits.
  1. Organising Team members – we are seeking additional rotarians to join the RFE Organising Team for this visit.
Please contact Tim Mee (Morialta) 0418 814 856 timm@bizgroup.net.au


2nd January

Draw Date  
Winning No.
Sold by
    Terry Franklin
M.B. Visitors Centre
 Bridge building Supplies
      Murray Bridge
   Davis Stocker 
      Bega (NSW)
Mobilong Rotary
Near Moolooloo - Flinders Ranges

Project Creative Courage

Letters From Our Sponsored Students

School of St Jude


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
Swap Meet
Feb 18, 2024
5:00 am - 3:30 pm
Club's 70th Birthday
Feb 24, 2024
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jacquie Best
January 28
John Scarvelis
January 28
Spouse Birthdays
Les Baker
January 14
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
42 years
Don McLean
January 4, 2005
19 years
Lesley Murray
January 31, 2016
8 years
Lyn Sickerdick
January 31, 2016
8 years
Simon Sickerdick
January 31, 2016
8 years

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