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


Link For Next Meeting

Our next Rotary Meeting is this coming Tuesday evening beginning at 7pm.
Our Speaker will be Dr Melanie Bagg who will be speaking about the program "NYSF". NYSF is the National Youth Science Forum of which Rotary Australia is a founding partner.
Rotary Meeting 3359
Time: May 26, 2020 07:00 PM 
Meeting ID: 868 4319 9915
Should you need to join using the meeting ID, you will need a password. Please contact Robin for the password prior to the meeting.
Chair for the evening will be Jenny Phillips.
Should you have any queries relating to Zoom, please contact Robin or Sam.

Meeting Report 3357

Rotarian Jack Reddin at this weeks Rotary Zoom meeting reported an update on the Morphet Reserve planting at Woods Point. The Morphet family family farmed the area in 1839 and the 44 acrea Reserve came into being in 1945 after the Woods Point Station was wound up. Its virtually a sandhill now dominated by Native Pine Callitris preissi. Jack and Graham Lipp took an interest in the property from 1997, recieved a Bush for Life Grant, surveyed the area, conducted some vermin eradication, rabbits, foxes, feral cats and weed species then began revegetation with indigenous local species. The Jervois Primary school students became involved and former Jervois PS Principal Peter Phillips. Rural City of Murray Bridge enviromentalist Glen Dean also took an interest and MB Rotarians. 160 Native plant species have been documented as growing there. Recently 5 Murray Bridge Rotarians planted a further 300 plants to add to the understory of the area. Plants included Melaluca lanceolata,hakea, dodonea, acacia, and eucayptus foecunda red mallee. This rain has been very welcome.
Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians – 2018 Tournament –
John Hood Memorial Scholarship Recipent.
Club Members may recall that from funds raised at our 2018 AGFR Tournament, $5000 was donated to the John Hood Memorial Scholarship Fund.  This week I have received information regarding the recipient of the award.  The young greenkeeper is Jordan Phillips.  He has been accepted into Ohio State University and had completed all his applications, booked and paid for airfares only to be caught up in the Covid-19 Restrictions.  The following email from Jordan has been conveyed to us by Paul Grubb, Secretary of the AGFR.  Past President of the AGFR, Greg Armstrong, has been assisting Jordan with paperwork etc.
“Hi Greg i just thought i would give you an update on what’s happening with my trip.  
I applied for an exemption to the government to be able to leave Australia for work reasons and it has been approved and I fly out Wednesday the 20th May.  This scholarship was too good of an opportunity not to get over to the states and it has helped me massively with the flights tripling in price due to covid-19.
I will keep you posted on my progress over there and once again
Thank you to The Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians.
Jordan Phillips”
 Paul Grubb has confirmed that Jordan is the recipient of the Scholarship from our 2018 AGFR Tournament.  Jordan was in the top five graduates of Greenkeeping last year.  Paul is sure that Jordan will be a great ambassador for the AGFR. Even though it is two years since our AGFR event, it’s a good feeling to know that our efforts are still paying off.  I hope all Club members will join me in congratulating Jordan and wish him well for his 12 months in Ohio. 
Jenny Phillips
Chair, AGFR 2018 Tournament
Rotary Club of Murray Bridge

All at Rotary Club of Murray Bridge, I know this year continues to be extremely tough for so many of us. The far-reaching impact of COVID-19 means our pockets may be a little lighter but at St Jude’s, even the smallest donation can make the biggest difference. We need your help to raise crucial funds so we can continue supporting students, staff and the St Jude’s community while they’re at home and to help us prepare for when the school reopens.

You are already offering so much as a sponsor, thank you. However, this year, we need all the support we can get. If you can, please make a donation and spread the word among your friends. At this time, we especially need support so we can continue educating our primary students with more at-home study packs and essential learning resources for when the school reopens. Watch the video below and see the impact of your donation, reaching far beyond the classroom.

Schools in Tanzania have been closed until further notice. But, because of you, we have been able to provide each student with regular study packs so they can continue learning at home. Our Academic Manager tells me we received over 97% of primary school study packs back for marking, which I think most parents will agree, is a huge home-schooling effort! Students and their families have also received basic food and cleaning supplies with their family care package.


All at Rotary Club of Murray Bridge, because of you… this is possible.


You can help primary students, like Christopher, who, before attending St Jude’s, was enrolled in an under-resourced government school with only a handful of teachers for 1,000 pupils.


“I used to go to a government school. We did not have enough. At St Jude’s, I can take the school bus, I have books. My family sometimes receives gifts from my sponsors and they really help us. Mama and Baba (Dad) know I am safe at St Jude’s.”


Now, with access to a quality education, even at home, and an abundance of primary school resources like books, laptops, safe transport and science labs, Christopher has an opportunity to achieve his dream of becoming a doctor. All of this would not be possible without generous donations and sponsorships.


Your support matters now more than ever, ensuring the brightest future for St Jude’s students, even through the darkest of times.



Calendar Winners 5th Of May

1st    $100                   No. 190             Barbara Mach  (M.B.)                           ( sold by Rotary)
2nd    $30                      No. 354          Lee Lyons (M.B.)                               ( sold by Anglican Church)
3rd      $ 20                     No 126          M.B. Racing Club                               (Sponsor) 

Rotary Masks for Covid-19


Rotary on Zoom

MURRAY BRIDGE IS ZOOMING. With our 5th Rotary Club of Murray Bridge ZOOM club meeting this week we have taken nearly all of our members with us in participation. In addition we have significant welcomed guests who are also participating. Alumini are particularly welcome especially past exchange students, RYLA, RYPEN, ROTORACT, INTERACT and past members partners.

- Where there is darkness, Rotary shares light.

- Where there is loneliness, Rotary shares love.

- Where there is illiteracy, Rotary shares education.

- Where there is ignorance, Rotary shares knowledge.

- Where there are problems, Rotary shares solutions.

- Where there are unearthed talents, Rotary shares opportunities.

- Where there are needs, Rotary shares new horizons of living.

- Where there is a tear, Rotary shares smiles.

- Where there is pain, Rotary shares the agony.

- Where there are failures, Rotary shares success supplements.

- Where there are orphans, Rotary shares the family.

- Where there are elders, Rotary shares time.

- Where there is childhood, Rotary shares values of life.

- Where there is youth, Rotary shares the ladder of leadership.

- Where there is unemployment, Rotary shares career choices.

- Where there is lack of awareness, Rotary shares vocational training.

- Where there is despair, Rotary shares hope.

- Where there is depression, Rotary shares inspiration.

- Where there is weakness, Rotary shares strength.

- When there is chaos, Rotary shares harmony.

- Where there is illness, Rotary shares curing.

- Where there are disabilities, Rotary shares ability.

- Where there are contingencies, Rotary shares might.

- Where there is poverty, Rotary shares ways to wealth.

- Where there is nothing, Rotary shares something.

- Where there is everything,
Rotary sources it and shares it with those who have nothing.



Rotary Wine Sales

What a great opportunity to sample our famous red wine. If you are needing a top up, email Ian and arrange remote collection.
Perhaps there is a red lining to the COVID-19 cloud!
The latest wine has now been labelled and is selling fast!
Our Club is able to offer the exceptional Lake Breeze 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon for the unbelievably low investment of $120 per dozen.
To purchase simply pay in advance via EFTPOS or cash at a regular meeting and then arrange collection with Rotarian Ian Elston

Murray Bridge Rotarians

People of Action

Whilst we are not meeting as a group, we can still be a valuable part of the community.
There has been a new menu item added to our website www.murraybridgerotary.org.au which allows our members to post their thoughts of the ways we as a Club can still function and provide service to our community.
Simply visit our site and click on the menu item "Members Page", login and leave a comment. If you dont know your login, please contact Robin on 0408813295 for assistance.
Please ensure you continue to communicate with each other during these difficult times.

Protocol Reminder

Just a couple of Protocol reminders -
If you are unable to attend a meeting please contact the Murray Bridge Golf Club before 1pm on 85311388.
If it is last minute please still contact the Golf Club and also contact either Gordon 85324563 or Gary 0418813474.
If your going to be away for any length of time please let either Gordon or Gary know plus Jenny Alexander-Walters.
When asking questions of a guest speaker, please stand and direct your question via the Chair

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Upcoming Meetings
May 19, 2020 7:00 PM
Morphett Reserve, Woods Point


Chairperson: Sue Foster

This will be a Zoom Meeting

May 26, 2020 7:00 PM
National Youth Science Forum
Jun 09, 2020
Club Assembly
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Murray Bridge Changeover Dinner 2020
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Glenn OBryan
May 8
Samuel Cozens
May 18
Spouse Birthdays
Mary McLean
May 18
Marg Jackson
May 23
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
19 years
Darryl Webb
May 1, 1988
32 years
Jerry Wilson
May 1, 1992
28 years
Jim Mason
May 1, 1986
34 years
Philip Westover
May 1, 1988
32 years
David Price
May 14, 2013
7 years
Gordon Schultz
May 20, 1997
23 years
Glenn OBryan
May 21, 2013
7 years
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