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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
Oct 31, 2023 6:15 PM
Combined Service Clubs Dinner


Chairperson: City LIons Club 

Fellowship & Invocation: 



Nov 07, 2023 6:00 PM
MBHS Music Bursary Recipient and a Performance from Music Students at Murray Bridge High School
Nov 14, 2023 6:15 PM
Committee Meetings followed by Darryl Webb speaking about Sandakan & Borneo
Nov 21, 2023 6:15 PM
Calperum Environmental Youth Camp
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Last Monday Jenny Alexander Walters and I had the pleasure of attending the Year 10 assembly to present the Rotary Music Bursary to Drew Bettcher. It was a complete surprise as he knew nothing about it.
After reading his application Drew is a great choice, we will meet him again at our music night at the High School on Tuesday November 7th.
Great work by Jacquie and members on selling 34 calendars at Drake’s on Friday and the Skate Park BBQ on Saturday.
Don’t forget our meeting for the Combined Service Clubs at the RSL on Tuesday night, and our meeting at the High School on November 7th.
Keep selling your calendars.
See you all Tuesday night.

24th October

Draw Date 
Winning No.
Sold by
       Chloe Allen
Murray Bridge
J. Best
       S. & C. Jones
Murray Bridge
K. Prosser
      Nele Lano
Murray Bridge
G. Frazer
Near Moolooloo - Flinders Ranges

Meeting 3527 Report

Partnerships are an important part of how Rotary and Rotarians operate in the community. One of the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge's newer partnerships has been with the Flinders University. Naomi Thomas, Elspeth Radford and Masters Student Pietro Trenchen enlightened Murray Bridge Rotarians on the work and services Flinders University contribute to Regional South Australia supporting and training rural doctors, nurses, speech pathologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other allied professionals. The importance of different pathways to medicine are important to address the shortage of services currently being felt all over Australia including regional areas. Chair Rotarian Lyn Sickerdick also highlighted the Flinders Uni Grants program where the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge has partnered with the University including our Rotary Headsets Program for Dementia sufferers, Cultural Awareness, and Mental Health Training. Naomi and Elspeth announced that a further program supporting Aboriginal culture and training would be in place in Murray Bridge next year. Housing accommodation in the regions for students or recent graduates is also available. The Murray Bridge Campus of Flinders also assists Murraylands students. John Scarvelis

Mobilong Meetings

Recent discussions with Mobiong President Sally has resuled in both Clubs sharing their upcoming speaker list to update members
18th OCTOBERNoel Kneebone                                       M/Bridge Players and Singers    RSL
25th OCTOBERTim Jenkins                                               Monarto Zoo                           RSL
31st OCTOBER                                   COMBINED SERVICE CLUBS ANNUAL DINNERRSL
15th NOVEMBERKai Martin + Tim Law                             Domestic Violence               RSL
22nd NOVEMBERSeun Akande & Bolaji  Akinbo          Our journey from Nigeria to M/BridgeRSL
29th NOVEMBERVOCATIONAL                                           Putt putt golf  with M/Bridge Rotary @ Avoca Dell 
2nd DECEMBER                                                                      Christmas Dinner   ?
13th DECEMBEREmily Hudson    Reserved for potental speaker from Council = Van health rules  2b confirmedRSL
20th DECEMBER                                                                     Speaker unlikelyRSL
If you are wishing to attend, please ensure you book in.

Punjabi Celebration

A major event held in Murray Bridge on Sunday 22nd October attracted a crowd of nearly 4,000 from all over southern Australia with a large contingent coming from Melbourne and others from Adelaide, the South East, the Riverland and the Murraylands. A celebration of Punjabi Culture the 6th Punjabi Virasat Cultural Mela Event held this time at the Murray Bridge Racing Club. Local organiser Jagtar Singh Nagri and his team were extremely pleased with the response. The event commenced at 11 am and went thru until after 7pm. Punjabi dance, singing, lots of stalls, great food, volleyball, tug of war all contributed to a fun family day. Murray Bridge is being recognised as an important component of Multicultural settlement, a significant hub with a great lifestyle and potential for futher development. A welcoming rural city! John Scarvelis

Australia Post Grant $10,000

Your Vocational committee has been successful in securing a Community Grant for Mental Health and Mental Wellbeing from Aust Post.  We are very privileged to be 1 of 4 recipients in South Australia.  Our project is called Murray Bridge Rotary supports teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA).
A program offered by Mark Smith an ex Rotarian and CEO of Safer Communities called teen Mental Health First Aid tMHFA  was reported in a RDU issue last year where his company in partnership with Rotary clubs was able to offer this course at a discounted rate to local high schools.  When the grants were advertised with little time to respond Directors Lyn and Simon had a zoom meeting with Mark where he agreed to do the lions share of the grant application.  So with tongue in cheek we applied with no real expectations.
The program offers 3 x 90 minute group sessions for up to 240 students and will include some teachers who will provide adult resources at the school.  Mark has opened discussion with the school Welfare Head and Managers at Headspace and Centacare to partner with us and provide resources in the community.  Please check out https://www.safercommunities.com.au/teen-mhfa for more information.
Thank you for your support as always.
In the words of the Great Jakal “Who wouldn’t want to be a Rotarian”.

ROMAC Update

Senri is a 15-year-old patient from the Solomon Islands, who had surgery on his left hand in April. It was badly damaged by white phosphorus when he picked up an unexploded WWII bomb. His surgeon, Dr Toleraton, and his physiotherapist, believe Senri is starting to make some serious headway with his rehabilitation program. The physiotherapy sessions are extremely onerous and painful but, after 3 months, there is finally some small movement in his fingers and joints. Senri will still be wearing his braces for a very long time and will need at least 2 sessions of extensive home physiotherapy every day.

Recently Senri spent his 2-week school holiday in the Gladstone area, seeing the sights, promoting ROMAC, and experiencing the hospitality of Rotarians. Senri continued his rigorous and often painful physiotherapy regime all the time, yet managed to enjoy country hospitality. He was hosted by Adele Hughes, Northern Region Chair, and her partner Wade (pictured with Senri). 

During Senri’s stay in Gladstone, he attended 7 Clubs as the guest speaker. His story, lovely personality and beautiful smile was a real hit with Rotarians. Adele’s desire is to make ROMAC real to Clubs, who in the past, have seen ROMAC from afar. Many in regional Queensland and Northern Territory have been donating for years, yet have little or no actual hands-on contact with ROMAC. But now members know, from Senri’s story, what it is like to be a ROMAC patient and the benefits of our unique Rotary charity.

Senri is now back at school after the school holidays and is looking forward to the sports days. He has moved from grade 6 to 7, since he started schooling here in Australia, which is also fantastic news, as Senri had not been attending school since his accident 2 years ago.
Let's celebrate a century of Rotary in South Australia with lunch on the 4th of February 2024 at the William Magarey Room, Adelaide Oval.
Full details are on the attached flyer including the link for booking.
Please note that enquiries should be sent via secretary@adelaiderotary.com.au (attention Rachel Wills)

Where are the Defibrillators?

The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge in conjunction with Heart of the Nation are seeking to create a complete list of defibrillators or AED's in the Murray Bridge area and add them to the phone app to ensure immediate access is available should the need arise.
If you know of an AED can you please contact Darryl Webb 0409 621 469 and he will ensure the details are entered onto the phone app.
Visit this website for more details and links to the phone app https://www.heartofthenation.com.au/hotn-app 
Do it now as the life it saves could be yours.

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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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Robert Walters
October 1
Jenny Phillips
October 16
Jim Mason
October 29
Spouse Birthdays
Rob Walters
October 1
Suzann Seals
October 8
Jan Smyth
October 10
Bronwyn Lehmann
October 26
Ron Jericho
Sabine Jericho
October 2
Join Date
Stephen Walker
October 24, 2009
14 years
Jacquie Best
October 26, 2021
2 years
John Whimpress
October 30, 2001
22 years

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