Welcome to Our Club
The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge meets at the Bridgeport Hotel
2 Bridge St, Murray Bridge on Tuesday evenings

Fellowship from 6.00pm with meeting starting at 6.15pm.

Apologies or guests to be notified to Jacquie Best by 12pm Monday
0409 377 343

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
Jul 09, 2024 6:00 PM
Committee Meetings


Topic: Committee Meetings 

VENUE: Bridgeport Hotel      


Chairperson: President Jenny Alexander-Walters

Fellowship & Invocation: Kevin Prosser

Reserve: Jack Reddin

Sergeant: Philip Westover

Jul 16, 2024 6:00 PM
APOPO Humanitarian Demining in Cambodia
Jul 23, 2024 6:00 PM
Club Assembly
Jul 30, 2024 6:00 PM
Sticky MOJO Vocational Visit
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Upcoming Events
Bunnings BBQ
Jul 13, 2024
Bunnings BBQ
Aug 18, 2024
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I wish to begin with a big thank you to all who helped make the Changeover Dinner a success.

Judging by the talking and laughter volumes, people were enjoying themselves.

My first week as President has been busy. You will all have received a copy of the Committees and additional duties.  If anyone wants to change positions or committees - please let me know.  It is important that you are comfortable with what duties etc. have been allotted to you.

This week I an a good number of Rotarians and former Rotarians gathered together with Peter MacCulloch’s family and friends for a farewell.  Malcolm Blight read the Eulogy;  I gave a short history of Peter’s life in Rotary, with a PowerPoint put together by Robin LeGallez running behind me;  the Rotary Men’s Choir led the singing.  I must say I learned a lot about Peter, his interests and what he had done in his life - a life lived well. The final hymn “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord” led by the Rotary Men’s choir was amazing.  The singing of the chorus lifted the roof of the Uniting Church. What a send off for Peter!

Our first meeting for the Rotary year is Committee meetings and I will be looking forward to getting the Committee reports and getting down to making “Rotary Magic”.

Lerwin Mural Update

All good things come to those who wait, so I thankyou for your patience and things ARE moving.

The students have completed their paintings which have recently  been relocated to Lerwin and mounted in  place this week.  I have attached photos for you to see. Thanks must go to Kylie/Matt and her Year 10 students. This work is outstanding as you can see and all must be complimented on their efforts.

                A plaque(draft below) is being proposed subject to your responses.    Please make comments or alterations as you see fit.

                                                                “COUNTRY LIFE”

The Murals are the results of a project coordinated and financed by the Combined Services Clubs of Murray Bridge

Inner Wheel of Mobilong

Kiwanis Club of Murray Bridge

Lions Club of Murray Bridge

Lions Club of Murray Bridge City

Rotary Club of Murray Bridge

Rotary Club of Mobilong

Soroptomists Club of Murray Bridge

The Murals were designed, drafted and painted by the 2024 Year 10 Art students

The CSC are extremely grateful for the sponsorship provided from Crowies Paints and Bridge Building Supplies for their support with Paints and Materials


Irene Fenart

20 years ago, at the age of 14, I made one of the most influential decisions of my life - becoming a youth exchange student with the hashtag#RotaryClub and moving to hashtag#Australia.

This decision had a butterfly effect on my life and I am forever grateful for the opportunity. 🦋🙏🏼

I want to thank my parents for supporting me in this journey of growth and self-discovery. I also want to express my heartfelt gratitude to my wonderful host families in Australia, who took me in and cared for me as their own.

This experience not only allowed me to immerse myself in a new culture and way of life, learn a new language but it also shaped me into the person I am today.

Thank you to everyone who played a part in this unforgettable chapter of my life.

AllKids Update

Hi Sam
It was wonderful to read the updated sponsor reports from Sarun.
I am sure your club members will enjoy reading them and feel the pride experienced by providing these kids with the opportunity of an education.  I note that both Narak and Thida are coming along well with their Entry Level English and Sreyka has completed Level 6.
Without AllKids and Rotary Club of Murray Bridge's support, these kids may never have had the opportunity to realise their dreams.  I hope Narak is a successful footballer!  He will make a lot of money if so.
Sreyka and Thida both aspire to undertake further studies and with the club's ongoing support, I am sure they will achieve these goals.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
On behalf of everyone at AllKids, especially Narak, Sreyka and Thida and their families, I thank everyone for the ongoing support.
We currently have a young girl from Cambodia studying in Adelaide and I am exploring the possibility of her being able to address clubs to share her educational journey and the value of sponsor support.
Please reach out to me if you feel this is something your club might be interested in.
Kind regards
Keryn Bache
AllKids Sponsorship Coordinator

Teen Mental Health Update

Subject: Eastern Fleurieu School- teen Mental Health First Aid course

Dear Gordon and Vivienne, 
I am writing to thank both the Murray Bridge and Strathalbyn Rotary Clubs for providing our school the opportunity to complete the Teen Mental Health First Aid training course this term. Our Year 9 students found it a highly beneficial experience and took away some valuable learnings from the course. We could not have achieved this without your generous support. 
As a thank you, we would like to invite you into our school next term for a morning tea. We will send more information out early next term regarding this. 
Once again, thank you very much for your support. 
Curtis Perrey                                                                           
The Rite Journey Coordinator
Health & Physical Education and Research Project Teacher
Eastern Fleurieu R-12 School

Bread Tags For Wheelchairs

One of our recycling projects is the collection of bread tags.
The story below was published on Facebook and demonstrates the difference we can make.
We have now collected 13 tonnes of bread tags for recycling. That's more than the weight of two African elephant bulls!
This photo was taken at Addo, an elephant reserve in the Eastern Cape in South Africa, close to where we have provided some of our wheelchairs.
Can't believe we have shifted a couple of elephants over the last 5 years!


The We Care - Cally Campout was a great success with Rotarians showing what volunteering is all about. Support for the event was amazing with a large community contingent attending on an extremely cold evening.
Our members lifted to the need to support others and the teams working to provide food to the attendees never failed to deliver. The serving teams worked tirelessly as the numbers seemed to be never ending but they delivered without complaint. Those cooking continued to keep the bain marie full.
It was a lesson to us all as to the generosity of our business community and in particular Australian Portable Camps who ensured the evening was a success.
APC's support ensured that attendees were able to enjoy a free evening of fun, food and keep warm around the numerous fire troughs whilst enjoying the musical entertainment.
Well done to all Rotarians and Australian Portable Camps as this event epitomises the concept of helping others.
I was proud to be associated with the teams at Callington.

Cochlear Information from June Meeting

Our recent dinner speaker was Carolyn Kilpatrick who spoke about her journey as a hearing impaired person.
For the first 21 years of life was undiagnosed and found education difficult. Once diagnosed and learing to lip read, Carolyn has become an achiever.
Eventually she became a candidate for a Cochlear Implant and this was life changeing. The implant connects directly to the brain and provides crystal clear sound. In recent times Carolyn has been fitted with a second implant and now hears in "stereo".
The Australian invention now provides help for people across the world.
Chair Malcolm Blight opened the meeting to questions which were many and varied.
Carolyn is an active Lions Member and will soon assume the role of District Governor

Recycling Hub


The image below is the design of a recycling hub to be located in the Murray Bridge Library.
There are numerous slots and our Club will be responsible for maintaining the Blister Pack, Soft Drink Bottle Lids and Ring Pulls.
Please do not circulate information or image this as it has not been fully approved


2nd July

Draw Date
          Winning No.
Sold by
        Dennis Garehouse
Strath. darts Club
       A. & C. Nicholls
Murray Bridge
R. Jericho
       Ken Wells
Murray Bridge
G. Frazer

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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John Scarvelis has been posting up a storm with some great content.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jack Reddin
July 19
Spouse Birthdays
Jan Blight
July 3
Maria Cundy
July 4
Join Date
Jack Reddin
July 1, 1995
29 years
Lyn Sickerdick
July 21, 2015
9 years
Simon Sickerdick
July 21, 2015
9 years
Roger Wickes
July 26, 2016
8 years

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