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
Sep 14, 2021
Bushfire Recovery - Fencing


Chairperson: Darryl Webb

Fellowship & Invocation: Rob Walters

Reserve: Darryl Webb

Sep 21, 2021
Committee Meetings
Sep 28, 2021 6:15 PM
Murraylands Multi Cultural Network
Oct 05, 2021 6:00 PM
Combined Service Clubs Annual Dinner
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Rotarian Jack Reddin was this week interviewed by Rotarian Steve Walker in an entertaining and informative Who Am I segment at the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge meeting. Jack is a man of action, a past Rotary president, was a football umpire in the Murray Football League, a Veterinarian by profession and a graduate of Roseworthy College. His Murray Bridge Vet practice was the first to introduce a herd health program for cows in SA. He also had a strong interest in pigs, being part of a consortium to build a piggery in Casterton in Victoria. Jack has a strong interest in the environment with a revegetation project at Woods Point and has consulted to the Kangaroo Island Council re Cat management. He also spent some time in the UK as a consultant veterinarian. Jack joined the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge as it provided an opportunity to give back to the community with its projects and services and is a valued member.

Draught Relief Activities in the Murraylands

An extended period of drought experienced in widespread rural farming areas of Australia was identified by the Commonwealth Government as a sector which needed urgent assistance.
The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge made an early connection with the “Drought Communities Outreach Program” which was formed and managed through Rotary Australia World Community Service.
RAWCS became one of several charities which developed support programs for rural communities, using Commonwealth monies to finance these programs.
In turn the specific programs that occurred in rural communities were managed through local, or nearby Rotary Clubs. The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge adopted the Karoonda community in the Murraylands to conduct a number of support programs.
Members of the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge provided the encouragement, the ideas and a conduit of monies for a committee of local people in the Karoonda area to organise local events to:
  1. strengthen the mental health of residents undergoing significant stress
  2. support local farm based businesses with money to tide them over
  3. ensure money injection to local shops, contractors, and service providers so that they would remain viable.
  1. Karoonda Community Golf Clinic- August 2020
    The Karoonda community was struggling to maintain wellbeing as the result of regular sporting events having been cancelled, on top of the effects of years of drought, so this community event was arranged to provide an opportunity for people to get together to share their joys and hardships. The draw card was learn to play golf under the tuition of an experienced golf professional, to use equipment supplied, and to have the catering provided. A great outcome evident in the happiness of the people involved, and maybe a few new golfers.
  2. Distribution of cash grants ($500) directly to farmers managed through a Drought Outreach Program held at the Karoonda Institute. An assembly of many government based support agencies were present on the day to give advice directly to the individual farmers who attended. The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge gave support through the management of the distribution of Grant Applications to individual farmers, and by providing a free BBQ catering service for all who attended. Again a great outcome, with local people having money to keep their own families supported, and the local economy operational.
  3. Members of the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge assisted with the support of local businesses in Karoonda through a “Shop Local” program. Many $250 debit cards were distributed locally, and these cards could only be used in specified local shops/businesses. A great way to keep the local economy ticking over through very difficult financial times.
This program of support through the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge has contributed to the physical and mental well being, of a significant number of community persons in the Karoonda district.
The photo at the head of this application records a joint celebration of the RCMB at the Karoonda Farm Fair in April 2021, for the volunteer efforts of many to help each other through difficult times.
Photo and writing Rotarian Sam Cozens.


The Rotary Club of Encounter Bay has continued to give valuable service to the community of the Southern Fleurieu through the Community Grants Programme. Using funds from their Rotary Market, the Club donated almost $10,000 to local groups in June this year!
Victor Harbor Lutheran Church Purchase a defibrillator for emergency use by the 20 community groups that use the church facilities.
South Coast Environment Centre To support a young, local resident to publish his book “Birds of the Hindmarsh River Trails”
Victor Dragons Inc Construction of a storage & maintenance facility at Encounter Bay Sporting Precinct.
Friends of the Hindmarsh River Estuary Group Purchase 2 ‘tree poppers’ to remove invasive saplings from the estuary area.
Victor Harbor Regional Art Gallery Upgrade signage in keeping with the historical precinct.
South Coast Christian Community Care A helping hand to those in need.
Open Light Community Garden Build an espalier fence for fruit trees.
Pt Elliot Town & Foreshore Imp Committee Create an artistic defining feature in Contemplation Site - Soldiers Memorial Gardens.

"Safari Update"

Why not join with fellow Rotarian and partners for a fun weekend?

There seems to be some confusion as to the format of the "Rotary Safari".

To ensure there is clarity, I consulted Google and determined the following
What is the meaning for safari?

1 : the caravan and equipment of a hunting expedition especially in eastern Africa
It seems therefore that the previous Rotary Safaris were in search of big game in the wilds of northern SA.
Anecdotes and photos from the era suggest that there was minimal hunting.
This year, our Safari will concentrate on a weekend of hunting out the best wines, best fun, best quiz team and of course good fun around a campfire (weather permitting).
There is still time to book a spot at the Riverbend Caravan Park if you would like to join with other Rotarians for a fun weekend. .
Dates are Friday 17th till Sunday 19th September. Caravan Park or Calperum Station.
Our venue was suggested by Past President, Graham Coventry and is owned by Renmark Rotarian, Brett Hein.
The Renmark Riverbend Caravan Park is adjacent to the Paringa Bridge and has a wide variety of accomodation options, walking trails and importantly a fire pit for communal gatherings. The river is fully stocked with fish simply waiting to be caught. There are numerous daily activities in the Riverland including the opportunity to visit Calperum Station.
September is popular with warmer weather being promised. Brett has Deluxe Riverfront Cabins ($160 p/n for 2 people), Riverfront Cabins ($145 p/n for 2 people), Ensuite Cabins ($110 p/n for 2 people). There are plenty of powered caravan sites with ome on the riverfront ($42 p/n for 2 people and others at $38 p/n). 
Pleae book direct with the Park, https://riverbendrenmark.com.au/ 
Please let me know when you have booked mhcool@lm.net.au
Robin LeGallez
Safari Guide


Nine Reasons to Join Rotary
1. Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.
2. Business Development: The second original reason for Rotary’s beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.
3. Personal Growth and Development: Membership in Rotary continues one’s growth and education in human relations and personal development.
4. Leadership Development: Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education. Leadership: - learning how to motivate, influence and lead leaders.
5. Citizenship in the Community: Membership in a Rotary club makes on a better community citizen. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.
6. Continuing Education: Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to keep one informed about what is going on in the community, nation, and world. Each meeting provides an opportunity to listen to different speakers and a variety of timely topics.
7. Fun: Rotary is fun, a lot of fun. Each meeting is fun. The club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. Serving others is fun.
8. Public Speaking Skills: Many individuals who joined Rotary were afraid to speak in public. Rotary develops confidence and skill in public communication and the opportunity to practice and perfect these skills.
9. Citizenship in the World: Every Rotarian wears a pin that says “Rotary International.” There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian is welcome – even encouraged – to attend any of the 33,000 clubs in over 200 nations and geographical regions. This means instant friends in both one’s own community and in the world community.
These nine reasons came from the Keizer Rotary Club in Keizer, Oregon

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.

CALENDAR WINNERS 7th September 2021

1st  $100  No. 308  Maureen Klau  (M. B.)   (sold by Meals on Wheels) ch. no. 3989
2nd  $30  No.  682   Lauren Hollitt   (Strathalbyn)  (sold by Strath. Darts Club) 
3rd  $20   No   681  David Gagnon   (Para Vista)  (sold by Strath. Darts Club) 

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.



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Upcoming Events
Rotary Safari
Sep 17, 2021 1:00 PM –
Sep 19, 2021 10:00 PM
Guess Who's Coming to Lunch
Oct 31, 2021 12:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Darryl Webb
September 1
Ron Lehmann
September 18
Robin LeGallez
September 21
Leanne Walding
September 24
Don McLean
September 29
Spouse Birthdays
Wayne Rowland
September 13
Deanna Prosser
September 18
Jim Mason
Vicki Mason
September 13
Leanne Walding
Dean Walding
September 25
Join Date
Ian Elston
September 5, 2003
18 years
Peter Seals
September 23, 2014
7 years


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