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 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
May 31, 2022 6:15 PM
Reports on Projects


Chairperson: Kevin Prosser

Fellowship & Invocation: Robin LeGallez

Reserve: Sherida Campbell

Jun 07, 2022 6:00 PM
Movie - The Duke - Cameo Cinema
Jun 14, 2022
Club Assembly
Jun 21, 2022 6:15 PM
Penultimate Meeting for President Sue
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25th June
Rotary Club Of Murray Bridge
Changeover Dinner


Meeting Report

The new Bridgeport Hotel in Murray Bridge has had an occupancy rate of between 60 to 100% since February Ian Muller General Manager told the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge on Tuesday night at the dinner meeting. That's very encouraging coming out of Covid. The $45 million investment by owners Ian Tregoning and Graham Hobbs from South Australian EDP Hotels has proven to be a major step forward for the progressive Rural City of Murray Bridge. Recruitment of locals as traineeships through TAFE has proven to be a major benefit, particularly as family groups, and including aboriginal, new settlers and long term unemployed, boosted with experienced hospitality workers. Marketing is aimed at Adelaide through bus groups as well as interstate for accommodation, also conferences, birthdays, weddings, tourism, supplemented by locals for dining, showcasing the best in the Region. Ian has had wide experience in tourism and hospitality. 100 Rooms of accommodation is a major boost for tourism in Murray Bridge and the Region, fitting in with all the current and new developments. New landscaping for Adelaide road and other entrances, Sturt Reserve Upgrade, the Road Bridge update to Eastside, Monarto Zoo Welcoming Centre and New Hotel, Rotary Park, St Joseph School additions, Murray Bridge High School new buildings, Murray Bridge Regional Art Gallery, Basketball and sports stadium at Eastside, Water Park proposal for Eastside, Bunnings new store, OTR new investments, Rowing Club development, New Housing estates, Market Place and Mall are among the new developments completed or approved. We need a boost now from international tourists to be right on track for a major recovery led by the regions.
John Scarvelis

Building a school for the world’s poorest children — Gemma Sisia's story


Australian-born Gemma Sisia had many doubters when she declared she wanted to build a school for children in Tanzania.

Proving them wrong was the incentive she needed.

More than fifteen years later, Gemma provides hundreds of children the chance to receive an education, as well as daily meals and transport.

The flow-on effect has seen families and the wider community flourish and she has no plans to slow down.

Further information

Originally broadcast March 2020

Just after this conversation went to air, Gemma had to hurry back to Tanzania due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

All schools in Tanzania closed for three months, so St Jude’s students had to return home, but the school kept up their learning with home packs, containing study materials, cleaning products and staple foods, delivered to their homes.

142 St Jude’s alumni have now graduated from university through a program for graduates, called Beyond St Jude’s (BSJ).

Another 290 have attended university by other means.

In December 2021, the first seven St Jude’s educated doctors graduated from university, supported by BSJ.

This has been a dream for Gemma since establishing the school.

On January 29, St Jude’s celebrated its 20th birthday. 1,800 students, 300 staff and many alumni came together for a day of celebrations.

Read more on The School of St Jude's website




Alexandra Rose - Guest Speaker

Invite your friends and aquaintances to hear this great Australian

Rotary Peace Scholarships are offered annually through 8 leading Universities around the world.

These scholarships have the prime purpose of developing an international network of peace builders who are highly skilled and dedicated to preventing and resolving conflicts.

Alexandra Rose came to the attention of our Rotary District through then President of RC of Adelaide, Heidi Unferdorben.
Alex is already a highly credentialled Graduate of the University of Queensland, experienced working in a number of different cultures, and fluent in several languages.
We are now very pleased to announce that Alexandra Rose, has been offered a fully funded Master’s Degree Course at Duke University, North Carolina USA.
These Peace Scholarships are always very highly sought by students from around the world, so Alexandra’s achievement is very special for our D9510.

In due course of time, Alex will join an International network of people, working through a diversity of organisations,

·       to reduce the intensity of existing conflicts,

·       to assist those caught up in conflicts

·       and contribute to the education of people to avoid causing conflict situations.

Congratulations Alex, we wish you well in your endeavours to help others.

Story and photo; Rotarian Sam Cozens, Scholarships Officer.


$100 650   Ian & Julie MuellerMurray Bridge J. Mason
$30 661   Mary McLeanMurray Bridge D. McLean
$20 798   Amy WynneMurray Bridge J. Sissman

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.

End Polio Now

In 1985 Rotary launched PolioPlus to immunize every child in the world against polio. Working with our partners and members of the global health community, together we will end polio.
Through the science of vaccines, Rotary & partners have saved nearly 19 million children from becoming paralyzed by polio. Learn more about our work to End Polio Now and how you can get involved: https://on.rotary.org/3eqtrrr

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years, and we’ve made incredible progress in the fight to rid the world of it forever.

As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've helped to reduced polio cases by more than 99.9 percent.

It’s crucial to eradicate polio from the last two countries where it remains endemic and to keep other countries polio-free.

If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

What is polio?

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.




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

Place the Art Show in your diary
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Upcoming Events
2022 Rotary Changeover
Jun 25, 2022
Health Of The River Forum
Calperum - Renmark
Jun 27, 2022 - Jul 01, 2022
DG Changeover Luncheon
Jul 03, 2022
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Glenn OBryan
May 8
Samuel Cozens
May 18
Spouse Birthdays
Mary McLean
May 18
Dean Walding
May 24
Merilyn Schultz
May 25
Roxanne Rowland
Wayne Rowland
May 8
Roger Wickes
Dianne Wickes
May 25
Join Date
Brenton Nicholson
May 1, 2001
21 years
Darryl Webb
May 1, 1988
34 years
Jim Mason
May 1, 1986
36 years
Philip Westover
May 1, 1988
34 years
Gordon Schultz
May 20, 1997
25 years
Glenn OBryan
May 21, 2013
9 years


Pizza House 2021

Murray Heating & Cooling

Longs Sand & Metal

Wallys Bottle Yard

Murray Bridge Racing Club 2021


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