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

The Four-Way Test

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


All regular meetings of the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge are suspended until further notice


Lesley's Musings No 1

Rotary is closely monitoring the pandemic of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, and continuously assessing the potential impact on Rotary operations, events, and members. I understand how COVID-19 is affecting your life and families and we need to reach out to support each other. I encourage you all to connect with and support members through phone, text or emails. You are all in my thoughts and I’m looking forward to reconnecting soon.
Your health and safety are always our top priorities. We will update our information sources as new information becomes available.
We are examining ways how we can keep in contact as a Club, following the cancellation of all meetings and events for an unknown time. Some suggestions are meeting virtually (The Board will trial Zoom next week). Please keep in contact through phone calls, text, email, the Bulletin, our webpage and Facebook to keep in touch.
If you have any ideas for helping our community, please let the Board know. Loved John’s Rotary Facebook Basketball competition. Let’s start a collection of activities you are doing or sharing jokes. Please email to me to collate.
Some activities I’m trying:
  • Walking since the gym closed and trying to be motivated to do workouts at home.
  • Gardening: hoping to create a tidier and more pleasant spaces around the house.
  • Reading lots, swapping books with friends
  • Playing Solitaire and word puzzles with Apps: can be very addictive!
  • Cooking: might put on a lot of weight!
Quote from child:
 ‘In an unsettling reversal of my teenage years, I’m now yelling at my parents for going out!’
Please send in photos and ideas to share.
Cheers, Lesley

Murray Bridge Rotarians

People of Action

Whilst we are not meeting as a group, we can still be a valuable part of the community.
There has been a new menu item added to our website www.murraybridgerotary.org.au which allows our members to post their thoughts of the ways we as a Club can still function and provide service to our community.
Simply visit our site and click on the menu item "Members Page", login and leave a comment. If you dont know your login, please contact Robin on 0408813295 for assistance.
Please ensure you continue to communicate with each other during these difficult times.

Just For Laughs

SPELLING (Why people learning English can find it difficult.)

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a word are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas toghuht slpelnig was ipmorantt! Lte's sohw tihs to the bsos so he wno't crtizicie our wrok so mcuh!
Good friends are like stars... You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.

A guy walks into a bar, sits down and says to the bartender, "Quick pour me twelve drinks."

So the bartender pours him twelve shots and the guy starts shooting them back as fast as he could, one after another.

The bartender says to the guy, "Boy you are drinking those drinks really fast."

The guys says, "Well, you would be drinking really fast too if you had what I've got."

The bartender says, "What've you got?"

The guy says, "A dollar."


Art Show 2020 Cancelled

The 2020 Rotary Art Show scheduled for May has been reluctantly cancelled and all entries received to date will be refunded.
There is good news however, the 2021 show dates will be for an extended period in May.
The Committee 
In loving memory, Dr Catherine Hamlin AC
1924 - 2020
“Catherine lived an incredible life having made an enormous difference to the lives and health of thousands upon thousands of women in Ethiopia. Her passionate commitment to women and maternal health through her trust and belief in fulfilling God’s work with love and devotion to others is something that we are all in awe of.” - Julie White, Chair of Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation.
It is with great sadness that we are writing to let you know that Dr Catherine Hamlin, co-founder of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, passed away peacefully at her home on the grounds of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia on Wednesday March 18th, 2020. She was 96 years old.
It is a very sad time for those who knew Catherine – her family, her patients, her colleagues and her thousands of supporters around the world.
In this time of sorrow, we reflect upon her life and celebrate it for what it was: a gift to some of the world’s most vulnerable women.
Dr Catherine Hamlin and her late husband Dr Reg Hamlin travelled to Ethiopia 61 years ago and went on to found Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, a health network treating women who suffer the debilitating effects of an obstetric fistula – a horrific childbirth injury.
When Catherine saw and treated her first obstetric fistula survivor, her life’s path was cemented.
“We were touched and appalled by the sadness of our first fistula patient: a beautiful young woman in urine-soaked ragged clothes, sitting alone in our outpatients department away from the other waiting patients. We knew she was more in need than any of the others.”
This pioneering doctor from Australia never left Ethiopia. Instead, together with Reg, she committed her life to Ethiopian women and to improving maternal health in Ethiopia. Since their arrival, more than 60,000 women who have suffered an obstetric fistula have been treated free of charge.
Today, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia is a healthcare network of over 550 Ethiopian staff - many trained by Catherine - servicing six hospitals, Desta Mender rehabilitation centre, the Hamlin College of Midwives and 80 Hamlin supported Midwifery Clinics. Hamlin is the reference organisation and leader in the fight to eradicate obstetric fistula around the world, blazing a trail for holistic treatment and care that empowers women to reassert their humanity, secure their health and well-being, and regain their roles in their families and communities.
Until her last day, she believed that all women should have access to maternal healthcare to deliver their babies safely. She spent over 60 years bringing her belief to life in Ethiopia. She knew that none of this would have been possible without people like you, her generous supporters, donors and friends.
Catherine was always grateful to those who supported her dream of eradicating obstetric fistula in Ethiopia. In writing this, we are also writing to say thank you; because without you, Catherine’s incredible life changing work would not have been possible.
Catherine was confident her legacy would live beyond her life:
“When I die, this place will go on for many, many years until we have eradicated fistula altogether – until every woman in Ethiopia is assured of a safe delivery and a live baby.”
We all remain committed to ensuring that Catherine’s dream of eradicating obstetric fistula in Ethiopia becomes a reality.
To say Catherine was a remarkable woman is an understatement. In our eyes, she was a saint.
With deep gratitude,
Carolyn Hardy
Chief Executive Officer
Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation
Julie White
Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation
“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Matthew 25:40

E hq@hamlin.org.a​u W hamlin.org.au ACN 58 159 647 499

Locked Bag 20 Pyrmont NSW 2009 P +61 2 9940 7001

Photo by Kate Geraghty and The Sydney Morning Herald


Cancelled District 9520 Conference
If you have booked Rotary District Conference accomodation in Mildura and no longer wish to visit, please contact your motel directly and advise of your wish to cancel.
You may however wish to take the opportunity to have a break in the Mildura region and retain your booking. The choice is yours but please act now. There is no suggestion that visiting Mildura is a risk to your health.
Trevor Curtis is cancelling those rooms not yet secured but YOU must cancel or confirm.
Thanks Rotary E-Club of Melbourne

Protocol Reminder

Just a couple of Protocol reminders -
If you are unable to attend a meeting please contact the Murray Bridge Golf Club before 1pm on 85311388.
If it is last minute please still contact the Golf Club and also contact either Gordon 85324563 or Gary 0418813474.
If your going to be away for any length of time please let either Gordon or Gary know plus Jenny Alexander-Walters.
When asking questions of a guest speaker, please stand and direct your question via the Chair

Calendar Winners 17th March

1st    $100         612         Miranda Bolton (M.B.)              Sold by C. Willersdorf
2nd    $30          460          Edward Reddin   (NSW.)         sold by  J. Reddin
3rd      $ 20         056        Jack Brumfield (M.B.)              Sold by  Strath.  Darts Club

Rotary Wine Sales

The latest wine has now been labelled and is selling fast!
Our Club is able to offer the exceptional Lake Breeze 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon for the unbelievably low investment of $120 per dozen.
To purchase simply pay in advance via EFTPOS or cash at a regular meeting and then arrange collection with Rotarian Ian Elston

  What's happening on our Facebook page
John Scarvelis has been posting up a storm with some great content.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David Altmann
March 3
Jerry Wilson
March 8
John Whimpress
March 16
Gary Frazer
March 21
Jan Colwell
March 29
Spouse Birthdays
Beverley Scarvelis
March 13
Gordon Schultz
Merilyn Schultz
March 4
Philip Westover
Sue Westover
March 4
Jerry Wilson
Kerry Wilson
March 5
John Scarvelis
Beverley Scarvelis
March 9
Malcolm Blight
Jan Blight
March 9
Heather Muirhead
Duncan Muirhead
March 13
Bruce Frazer
Ruth Frazer
March 19
Join Date
Trevor Curtis
March 4, 1997
23 years
Ron Jericho
March 14, 1978
42 years
Jan Colwell
March 15, 2016
4 years
David Altmann
March 24, 2009
11 years
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