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
Please Note
All meetings at the Golf Club are currently suspended

The Four-Way Test

 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

Upcoming Meetings
Aug 18, 2020 7:00 PM
Teaching in Japan
Aug 25, 2020 7:00 PM
Impact of Covid19 in the Murraylands
Sep 01, 2020 7:00 PM
Entrepeneur/Chair YAC RCMB
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Link For Next Meeting

Rotary Meeting 3370
Time: August 18th, 2020 07:00 PM Adelaide
If this link does not work the ID# 823 8485 2041, Passcode 089 230
Should you have any queries relating to Zoom, please contact Robin or Sam.


Home based businesses during the Pandemic was the topic for the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge on Tuesday evening. Rotarian Jenny Phillips asked a series of questions to Rotarian Jenny Alexander –Walters who has 30 students in her Music Classes and Rotarian Leanne Walding who is operating her photography business from home. Jenny teaches piano and Music Theory and needs to spend considerable time in wiping surfaces & cleaning between students. Cleaning piano keys is a delicate process so as not to damage the keys. Music exams will continue to be face to face currently. An upside for her had been she has spent time researching different ways of teaching theory for exams online. She has had some exceptional students who have gone on to the Conservatory University of Adelaide to study. Leanne’s photography business includes weddings, markets and family photography and these have been severely affected by Covid. Backdrops and lighting becomes more difficult when travelling for outdoor photography which she now is doing more. She has also spent more time learning enhancing skills and editing. SALA, art exhibitions and work for the Rotary Art Show next year have been her focus.
Letter from Magdalina Mhando
Dear all at Rotary club of Murray Bridge.
    How are you all? I hope that you are all fine and your doing great. Back to my side am really fine and my family is fine too.
   I have not written to you for a while but am greatly fine here at the university and my studies are going well. I have done some series of tests, assignments and presentations for the last two weeks so I had to keep myself so busy with studying. From now I have two more weeks to prepare myself for the end of the second semister university exams which are the final exams for this year before having a very long holiday of about two months. As on November I will in my second year at the university. 
   In my two months holiday I will be having a field for teaching practice here at Dar es salaam. At the secondary school called Mnazi mmoja. I am so happy as am going to to start practicing my career. As I do not wish to end there teaching secondary schools I wish to study more and get my masters and PHD so as I can be a doctor and a lecturer at the universities.
   The only challenge I am having now is during the second year we have to move from the hostel and we have to rent room outside the university. It's a big challenge to me as am going to start another life outside alone. And also the costs for the room and furniture like bed, studying table and others.
   I have been so greatful for the support you have in my primary to secondary. And now am here at the university it's all by your efforts.
     Thank you so much and love you all so much. 
     Greetings from my family and friends, Lina

Social Distancing at Karoonda Area School

Social distancing golf lesson at Karoonda.
Community people in the farming district of Karoonda have been severely challenged by a series of drought years, resulting in poor harvests, and reduced incomes. Continuing drought conditions have been a real emotional and financial struggle for these rural families.
The resilience of these people was clearly demonstrated at a recent community event held at the Karoonda Golf Course. Local leaders arranged this event which was designed to attract local families to attend a social occasion where they could share their experiences, and support and care for each other through these hard times. Football and netball competitions have been favourite occasions for families to get together, but the COVID19 crisis put an end to that. So the attraction at this event was to learn how to play golf, which is a new participant sport for many young locals. Golf Pro Stephen Wilson, from Murray Bridge, was commissioned to give lessons to 26 keen learners, and over 40 locals joined in the very enjoyable BBQ lunch for all. It is anticipated that further competition days will continue into the future.
This important social event at Karoonda was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge, who channelled Rotary Australia World Community Services funds to meet a local need.
Local farmer, Hannah Loller, expressed appreciation on behalf of the community, “Please thank Rotary and let them know our household is feeling a lot brighter for the opportunity.”

The Murray Cods

The Murray Cods beat more than minor odds and sods to be an Australian heroic little sports story. The “raggedy eight” working lads from Murray Bridge battled injuries brought back from World War I and overcame toffs from rowing’s establishment to outclass combined teams from other states and win the right to represent Australia at the 1924 Paris Olympics. Without official funds, they relied in France (that’s them on the Seine, below) on jazz players in the crew to busk for money. Bad billets and bad food brought on dysentery and failure to reach the finals. Coxswain Bob Cummings summed it up in his diary: "Had hard luck, did our best."

CALENDAR WINNERS 11th August 2020

1st    $ 100       No. 082      Elley Staiff  (M.B.)                                  (sold by B. Frazer) 
2nd    $30        No. 192      Trev. Garwood  (Stirling)                         (sold by M.B Pistol Club)
3rd    $ 20        No  509      Ben Haynes  (Waikerie)                          (sold by L. Sickerdick)  


We have it from a reliable source that we currently collect 5% of bread tags in Australia, so for every bread tag we collect, there are twenty out there waiting for us - now that's a challenge!
And we now have 397 collection points, so there is probably one near you, ..... or you could host one and help us get to 400!
So get your family, school, child care centre, retirement village, church, community centre, bakery, cafe, or fast food joint collecting, and find a collection point on our map, or post your tags to us. It's all on our website : https://ozbreadtagsforwheelchairs.org.au/

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Christine Willersdorf
August 6
Brenton Lewis
August 22
Ron Jericho
August 22
Heather Muirhead
August 23
Trevor Curtis
August 24
Gordon Schultz
August 26
Spouse Birthdays
Jillian Reddin
August 1
Dianne Wickes
August 20
Alicia Walker
August 24
Jack Reddin
Jillian Reddin
August 18
Jenny Phillips
Peter Phillips
August 24
Join Date
Brenton Lewis
August 1, 1978
42 years
Rob Smyth
August 10, 2010
10 years
Christine Willersdorf
August 19, 2014
6 years
Roxanne Rowland
August 19, 2014
6 years
Heather Muirhead
August 29, 2017
3 years
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