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 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 17, 2023 6:15 PM
Rural City Murray Bridge Community Services Programs


Chairperson: Simon Sickerdick

Fellowship & Invocation: John Scarvelis

Reserve: Peter Seals

Sergeant: Roxanne Rowland

Oct 24, 2023 6:15 PM
Rural & Remote Health (Flinders Uni)
Oct 31, 2023 6:15 PM
Combined Service Clubs Dinner
Nov 07, 2023 6:15 PM
Sandakan/ Borneo
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Last Monday I attended on behalf of my loyal subjects, a visit to Government House as part of the 100 years of Rotary in S.A.
It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Rotary in SA, also a chance to renew old friends. I met with Liberty Olds, a friend and environmental officer at Monarto Safari Park for the Malle Emu Wren project. Liberty is currently President of Rotary Club of Kent Town, is now married and has a young son and working for Greening Australia.
I also had the pleasure of meeting Past President of our club, Reg Hutchinson; he wishes to be remembered to the club and hopes to catch up with members next year at our birthday party.
We also welcome back our globetrotting ladies Jacquie Best, Jenny Alexander-Walters and Debbie Scerri.
That’s it for another week see you Tuesday night.

DG Craig's Zoom Meeting Notes

Recollections from DG Craig Dowling Zoom Meeting
Sunday 8th October 2023 - 7-00pm to 8-00pm - 11 Rotarians present

Discussion items:

  1. Communications Follow Up - discussions continued around how to reach more Rotarians
    1. SMS trial District Newsletter sent to trial group via SMS - who opened it? What is their response
    2. Format of Newsletter needs altering to be viewable via SMS so it looks similar to emailed versions
    3. Email Graham Fussen if you want to be on the trial group
    4. Area Governors still feeling there are too many emails - use District page for emails - how many are regularly looking at these pages
    5. Events Section - coax others to use this page for club events

2.Regionalisation Issues

  1. Continue sending questions - all questions and queries are being followed up and responded to
  2. Club questions to be directed to Marie-Louise Lees
  3. Special sessions being organised to answer queries 11th Oct evening or Sun 15/10 afternoon
  4. Encouraged to keep the (trivial) questions coming

3.Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign

  1. District event on 25th November 2023 - march from Victoria Square to Womens Gardens - encouraged to get lots involved - idea started at 200-300 - now aiming for in excess of 5,000
  2. Work with your local Domestic Violence groups to get involved and march
  3. Posters and information has been emailed to all clubs
  4. Encouraged to get posters in Business windows
  5. Posters can be badged with local Rotary Club (Rotary Club of Murray Bridge says NO to Domestic Violence) - downloadable for each club
  6. Registration needed to attend the march although no-one will be turned away - mainly numbers needed for data collection
  7. Promote 1800RESPECT; Website; WSS (Women’s Safety Services)
  8. November 15/16 Domestic Violence Launch at Federal Parliament House Canberra - promote Rotary Action as a National voice

4.Global Youth Exchange

  1. 8 inbound and 6 outbound students and a group of Rotarians attended Calperum Station for get-to-know-you sessions
  2. Most encouraging
  3. Discussion around the possibilities if increasing these numbers and some of the issues facing clubs at the moment


  1. Struggling to get student numbers
  2. Cancelled events and cancelled student attendances (loss $$$ to Rotary)
  3. Young people need to see the value of the week - use their media platforms
  4. Need to have stronger links to local clubs - need to build the relationships with businesses to encourage attendance - employers need to see the benefits to their company of young people attending - some are not supporting employee attendance - therefore attendances are withdrawn
  5. Similar issues being faced by ‘One and All’ Sailing and NYSF programs
  6. Clubs need to build stronger relationships with young people but also with regional employers

6.RARE (formerly DIK)

  1. Next working bee Sunday 19th November - 9-30am start at Edinborough
  2. Sausage Sizzle at Noon


  1. Clubs to keep their eyes out for new playgrounds as they become available
  2. Work of Murray Bridge/Mobilong/Mt Barker/Kidman Park clubs praised
  3. Other clubs invited to look at this as an option of International Service
As recorded by Roxanne Rowland Rotary Club of Murray Bridge
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)

Calperum 2023

Morning of day 3 at Rotary Club of Murray Bridge Calperum Camp with artist Daniel Giles and daughter Mali in focusing on individual art and identity. Considering elements of colour, animals, plants, and character of country. 300 to 500 Aboriginal countries can be identified within Australia all with different language, cultures, customs and lores making a contribution to identity. Daniel's totem is the Pelican. Totems are a way of keeping sustainability. Painting styles include dots (mainly from central Australia ), symbolism, storytelling, with music, dance, lines, expression and photography. Your art should be reflective of you. Daniel took everyone outside to the fireplace area for a period of silence and reflection. You could feel the effect on the students hearing different sounds by listening in peace and quiet to the sounds of the wind in the trees , the birds and other sounds. A lightbulb moment.The students then went back to the outdoor classroom to start their art piece firstly on a planning piece then a final product with colour paint. Each piece should identify the students thoughts, feelings and priorities. Blak Scarlet is his facebook site. A very rewarding session for all. John Scarvelis.

Contact Julieanne if you wish to order


Eskys Needed

Now we know you are probably using your esky this weekend as you celebrate Labour Day but maybe you have an abundance of Eskys and would like to donate a surplus Esky to our Club.
Currently our BBQ trailer has two very large eskys but those using the trailer have requested an additional two to enable them to be placed close to our selling areas.
If you can help, please contact Roxanne Rowland or Jack Reddin

10th October

Draw Date
Winning No.
Sold by
    Leanne Jones
Murray Bridge
    Stanley Mc Donald
J. Phillips
     Ray Symes
Murray Bridge
Mobilong Rotary
Near Moolooloo - Flinders Ranges

Fancy a trip to Tamil Nadu?

Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE)  –  to  Tamil Nadu – India  February 2024
Rotarians from District 9510 have been invited to visit District 3000 Tamil Nadu (South East India), a group friendship exchange from 8 February to 18 February 2024.  Planning is well underway for a group of 8 persons to visit District 3000.  We currently have 6 persons registered and are seeking two additional participants.   This is a wonderful opportunity to engage with Rotarians and visit South East India.  If you would like to join this RFE group, please contact Tim Mee (details below)
Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) from Tamil Nadu – India to South Australia March 2024
As a reciprocal invitation, district 9510 has invited a group of 8 persons from District 3000 (Tamil Nadu – South East India)  to visit South Australia from 8 March to 18 March 2024.  This includes attending our D9510 Conference in Loxton 15-17 March.
To manage this visit we are seeking interested Rotarians to act as host families for this group.
In addition, we will need some assistance with sightseeing trips and Rotary club visits.
If you or your club would like to be involved, as a host family or one of the organising team members, we would be pleased to hear from you.
Tim Mee
International Service Chair
Rotary District 9510
Mob:   (+61)  0418 814 856

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.

Peace Poles Unveiled

Peace celebrated at Murray Bridge High School this morning with the middle school, Rotary, and the Murraylands Multicultural Network. Mayor Wayne Thorley and Adrian Pederick MP also attended. The Peace Pole program had its beginnings in 1955. You can now find Peace Poles in close to 200 countries with over 250,000 placed around the world. They symbolise our common wish for peace. They stand as a silent vigil, at the enterance of the school, reminding us to think and act in the spirit of PEACE. TODAY is World Peace Day. Rotary is celebrating with 100 Peace poles in South Australia and also 100 years of Rotary. "May Peace prevail on Earth" is the catch cry in 4 languages on each pole. Twenty languages are represented in the 5 poles planted at the school so far. They were read out by the students and guests in language. Rotarian Sam Cozens read a message from the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. "As we mark this International Day of Peace, people and our planet are in crisis. Conflicts driving record numbers from their homes. Deadly fires, raging floods, and soaring temperatures, poverty, inequalities and injustices. This year's theme reminds us that peace is not automatic - Peace is the result of ACTION. Action to end war on our planet towards sustainable development goals and ensure that no one is left behind. Action to uphold and protect human rights and dignity of every person - especially as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Decleration of Human Rights. Action to use the timeless tools of diplomacy, dialogue and collaboration to defuse tensions and end conflict. And Action for those millions of people living thru the horrors of war.
Peace is not only a noble vision for humanity! Peace is a call to ACTION". John Scarvelis.

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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Upcoming Events
Mental Health Seminar - BBQ
Oct 20, 2023
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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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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