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

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


Zoom Meetings to Replace Regular Meetings


Link For Next Meeting

Our next Rotary Meeting is this coming Tuesday evening beginning at 7pm.
Guest speaker is Liz Gardener who is a Rotaractor & newly inducted Rotarian.
Liz will be speaking to us regarding the steps required to investigate the formation of a Rotaract Club.
The Vocational Committee are exploring this as Murray Bridge has not had an active Rotaract Club for many years.
 Rotary Zoom Meeting 3355
Time: Apr 28, 2020 07:00 PM Adelaide
Click the link below to join the meeting
Chair for the evening will be Robin LeGallez
Should you have any queries relating to Zoom, please contact Robin or Sam.

Meeting Report

The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge ZOOM meeting this week focused on ANZAC Day with club military historian Darryl Webb making a presentation on the Centenary Commemoration of World War 1. Of particular focus was Clive Eglinton Frazer, our Rotarian Bruce Frazer's brother who was a member of the 3 Squadron, the first Australian flying unit to arrive on the Western Front in WW1. The Squadron was originally formed in September 1916 at Point Cook in Victoria. In November 1917 the Squadron was moved to Flanders to operate in support of the Australian Corps. Flying RE-8 Aircraft its duries included locating enemy gun emplacements, artillery spotting, and bombing patrols. In early 1918 operations extended to dropping propaganda leaflets and in February photographic reconnaissance work. During the German Spring offensive, the Squadron moved to the Somme Valley and was involved in vital artillery spotting operations. On April 1918 the 3 Squadron became involved in the action leading to the death of the German Air Ace Manfred von Richthofen the famous RED BARON. Sargent Jack Frazer RAAF was Clives son and was killed in a fying accident on Sept 28th 1943 aged 19. Rotarian Garry Frazer Bruces' son chaired the meeting.


Rotary Club of Murray Bridge President Lesley Murray laid a wreath this morning at the Soldiers Memorial Cemetry on Adelaide Road Murray Bridge. Lest We Forget.


It is with great sadness I have to tell you that Bruce Frazer passed away on Thursday morning the 23rd of April. Although Bruce has been unable to attend meetings recently he was a very valuable and active member of our Club.  Our sincere condolences go to Ruth and all of Bruce's family and friends.  Details of when and where the funeral will be held will be sent out as soon as those arrangements are finalised.

This week will be remembered as challenging for many of us, but for 16 new patients at Hamlin’s Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital it will be remembered as life-changing.

These new patients were identified in March via one of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s public outreach campaigns to find women living with untreated fistula injuries.

Over the next few weeks, all 16 women will receive life-changing surgery to repair their fistula injuries. They are being cared for with the same love and care afforded to every patient who arrives at Hamlin.

The team at Hamlin is forging ahead in the face of COVID-19 and are committed. The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital’s admissions area has been temporarily moved to a different entrance to ensure all new patients can be screened for COVID symptoms and kept separate from the general Hospital population when they arrive. Every precaution is being taken to keep our patients and medical team safe whilst ensuring their lives can be changed.

We know this is a time of great uncertainty. We are grateful to those of you who have reached out to ask about the team in Ethiopia.

We hope you are all staying healthy and taking care in these strange times.



Dr Catherine Hamlin inspired thousands of people around the world. This was especially true for two of her closest confidantes, Mamitu (pictured with Catherine below) and Lete (pictured with Catherine above). These two remarkable women are former obstetric fistula survivors who dedicated their life after surgery to Catherine and fellow patients at Hamlin's Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital.

It was over 50 years ago that Mamitu and Lete first met Drs Catherine and Reg Hamlin. Both arrived at the hospital as young women. They were taken in and their fistula injuries were treated. Like Catherine, they never left. Mamitu and Lete were both so grateful for the treatment and care they received, that they decided to stay on at the hospital to help other women like them. Over the years both became much loved members of the Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia family.

Mamitu and Lete were by Catherine's side for decades and they still work at the hospital today. They saw Catherine as their 'Emaye' - Amharic for Mother - a tribute to the love and care that Catherine gave to every woman at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. Every woman mattered to Catherine. Every woman suffering, in pain and in isolation, broke her heart.

Click here to read more about Mamitu and Lete.

We are all determined to finish Catherine’s work and eradicate fistula from Ethiopia. We hope you will join us. Will you consider making a donation today to help finish what Catherine started?

Together, let’s finally eradicate this debilitating, humiliating, treatable condition. It would be a fitting tribute to Catherine’s life of love and service.

Yours sincerely,

Carol Hardy


Dear all at Rotary club of Murray Bridge, 
           I hope that you are all fine Together with your families.to my side I am very fine and everyone at home is well.
         I have been at home since May due to the university holiday as we had completed our first semister and we were to go back on 20'th of May. As I was at home in my Holiday  the government announced that all the schools and universities to be closed after this pandemic virus grips all the countries around the world.
      In Tanzania currently we have about 184 people affected with corona virus and about 5 deaths.the Region which is affected most is Dar es salaam due too high population of about 6 million people.
     Our university hostel called " Magufuli hostel" in Dar es salaam has been made a caranten for the travellers who come from abroad for 14 days as they wait to be tested for the corona virus.
     The government is working very had to educate the people how to take care of themselves through the medias and using the leaders in local government to ensure that every citizen is aware of the catastrophe.
    Our country is not completely lock down as people are free to work and move from one place to another but mesures to protect against the virus are really absorbed.we really don't know when the schools and universities will be opened as the number of victims keep increasing.
     May God protect you all and your families at this time where the world has turned upside down.
     Greetings from my family
With lots of love:


This is a letteR from the District 9520  RYLA/RYPEN Chair' Stephany Martin to all D9520 Rotarians for Information
Dear Rotarians
As sent out on 19 March, Rotarians would be aware of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) alumni event intended to be on 2 May 2020. 
As stated in the initial invitation, the committee has been keeping up to date with the government guidelines regarding Covid19. I can advise that this event has been postponed until later in the year as a consequence of the Covid19 physical distancing requirements remaining in place for the foreseeable future. It is thought that this could be an event for the combined District 9510. This also provides clubs more time to re-establish connections with RYLA alumni to encourage to attend.
I'd like to thank Rotarians and all clubs for their support of the D9520 RYLA/RYPEN Committee since 1984, when our committee was established. On a personal note, I'd like to thank all members whom have served on the committee or at the program over those years, and all clubs which have supported participants to attend RYLA and RYPEN over that time.
I would also like to thank all clubs for the support which I have enjoyed both, over the past four years as Chair, and over the past ten years since attending RYPEN as a participant. I wish the incoming RYLA Chair, Nick Ditter (RC Stirling), and incoming RYPEN Chair, Elizabeth Gardner (Rotaract Salisbury, RC Campbelltown) all the best for the coming year.

Zoom Data Useage

I have been asked “how much data does Zoom Use”.
The answer depends on the resolution you receive and send. Looking at the information below, a normal one hour session at 720p will consume approximately 1.08gb or when on  a group connection approximately 1.35gb
Our version of Zoom does not allow connection at high definition or 1080p.
Netflix at standard definition consumes about 1gb per hour as a comparison.
Zoom uses a little more as it is both receiving & sending.

- Where there is darkness, Rotary shares light.

- Where there is loneliness, Rotary shares love.

- Where there is illiteracy, Rotary shares education.

- Where there is ignorance, Rotary shares knowledge.

- Where there are problems, Rotary shares solutions.

- Where there are unearthed talents, Rotary shares opportunities.

- Where there are needs, Rotary shares new horizons of living.

- Where there is a tear, Rotary shares smiles.

- Where there is pain, Rotary shares the agony.

- Where there are failures, Rotary shares success supplements.

- Where there are orphans, Rotary shares the family.

- Where there are elders, Rotary shares time.

- Where there is childhood, Rotary shares values of life.

- Where there is youth, Rotary shares the ladder of leadership.

- Where there is unemployment, Rotary shares career choices.

- Where there is lack of awareness, Rotary shares vocational training.

- Where there is despair, Rotary shares hope.

- Where there is depression, Rotary shares inspiration.

- Where there is weakness, Rotary shares strength.

- When there is chaos, Rotary shares harmony.

- Where there is illness, Rotary shares curing.

- Where there are disabilities, Rotary shares ability.

- Where there are contingencies, Rotary shares might.

- Where there is poverty, Rotary shares ways to wealth.

- Where there is nothing, Rotary shares something.

- Where there is everything,
Rotary sources it and shares it with those who have nothing.



Calendar Winners 21st of April

1st    $100                   No. 367          Jim Mason  (M.B.)                                   (Sold by J. Mason)
2nd    $30                      No. 864        Tim Pollard   (Strath.)                         (Sold by Strath Darts Club)     
3rd      $ 20                     No 054      Bruce & Alison Potter  (Strath)                     (Sold by  Strath Darts Club )  
Thanks Rotary E-Club of Melbourne

Rotary Wine Sales

What a great opportunity to sample our famous red wine. If you are needing a top up, email Ian and arrange remote collection.
Perhaps there is a red lining to the COVID-19 cloud!
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

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.

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

  What's happening on our Facebook page
John Scarvelis has been posting up a storm with some great content.
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Upcoming Meetings
Apr 28, 2020 7:00 PM


Chairperson: Robin LeGallez

This will be a Zoom Meeting

May 05, 2020 7:00 PM
South Georgia (not the USA)
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sue Foster
April 4
Lyn Sickerdick
April 14
Wayne Jackson
April 21
Roger Wickes
April 24
Margaret Whitehead
April 29
Spouse Birthdays
Barbara Elston
April 13
Lyn Sickerdick
April 14
Sue Westover
April 24
Gary Frazer
Sue Frazer
April 3
Lyn Sickerdick
Simon Sickerdick
April 26
Simon Sickerdick
Lyn Sickerdick
April 26
Join Date
Samuel Cozens
April 2, 2002
18 years
Wayne Jackson
April 8, 2008
12 years
Jenny Phillips
April 9, 2001
19 years
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