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
Oct 25, 2022 6:15 PM
Packaging Blister packs and One & All presentation


Chairperson: Simon Sickerdick

Fellowship & Invocation: Simon Sickerdick

Reserve: Julieanne Sissman

Sergeant:  Rob Walters

Nov 01, 2022 6:15 PM
Mental Health Wear a Hat Night
Nov 08, 2022 6:15 PM
Committee Meetings
Nov 15, 2022 6:15 PM
Nov 22, 2022 6:15 PM
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     PRESIDENT'S ROUND UP 22nd October

Welcome back to John and Bev after their long trip to WA and I am sure they will have many stories to tell us after being away for all those months.
As I was absent last week, I have heard that the solar farm was well worth the visit and was attended by a large number of our membership, however it was unfortunate that some members were not aware of the mealtime change.
On that subject I spoke to the golf club on Thursday re our booking/apology system. If you are ringing the golf club, please press 2 when asked as this goes to the bar. The golf club needs to notified by 12 midday if you are going to be an apology.
We have received an invitation to join the Mobilong Club for an eight-ball competition on the 16th November 6-6.30 at the old Italian Club. This would be a chance for all to get to know the Mobilong members so please give this some of your time.
Also, the Blakiston Club has offered to host Area 10 social function, being a Scavenger Hunt on the 13th November.
I would like all members to be aware that the Rotary Art Show is desperately looking for new committee members as there is at least three members retiring from this committee, so I ask any member to please consider becoming part of this group.
Look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday night.

Solar Farm Visit 18th October

The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge had a great vocational visit on 18th October to Redmud Green Energy Solar Farm just out of Murray Bridge on the Jervois Road. Hayden Yates manages the operations and his brother Mark formed the YES Group (Yates Electrical Services) which was rebranded three years ago to REDMUD who now employ 50 people to operate their solar farms. Hayden spoke about their farms around Australia and "the future of farming" in the context of Green Energy. The Farm on Jervois road now has a Tesla Battery with a 1.3Mw storage capacity. The farm area is leased from a local farmer on a 30 year lease. The farm has 8,500 panels each 2m high on sun tracking East to West mechanisms. Redmud are financed by Australian Super Funds with over $70 Million invested on over 100 Australian farms and more to come. South Australia is very advanced with more % of variable renewable generation than anywhere else in the world. Modelling determines relationships between the number of panels, storage capacity, market price, sunlight and interconnector requirements. The batteries are currently made in Nevada USA, the inverters in Italy and NZ and the Solar Panel modules and parts primarily in China. There is a major opportunity for Australia to invest in manufacturing and further development. Today, the energy feeds into a the daytime grid, In the near future, it could top up a battery and then discharge at night. In years to come, it might power an electrolyser on site to create green hydrogen for use elsewhere. There is still a huge amount of generation needing to be built. Reports from AEMO the Australian Energy Market Operator and CSIRO have confirmed that renewable technologies like solar and wind even when coupled with the cost of storage are now the cheapest form of generating electricity in Australia, and will dominate the global energy mix in decades to come.

Rotary Getaway Weekend

Last weekend a group of Rotarians & partners travelled to Mt Compass Caravan Park for a "Getaway".
Arriving Friday afternoon it was time to get the fire lit and settle in to solve the "problems of the world".
Saturday was a time to have a relaxing morning and then gather at the Mt Compass Range Restaurant for an exceptional meal. If you are looking for a great meal in the Fleurieu, we strongly recomment the Range Restaurant. As we did not manage to fix the world's problems on Friday, the fire pit was again the focal point for more solutions. a little red wine seemed to help us to reach a consensus.
Sunday morning was a communal breakfast of pancakes in the camp kitchen with us saying farewell to Roxanne & Wayne plus Margaret & Brian who had to head home. Others spent the day exploring local attrations such as the Goolwa Markets (run by Rotary Club of Encounter Bay) & Hectors on the Wharf, abseiling at the Bluff and a walk through Kuitpo Forest to Cox Scrub.
The weather was very kind to us with sunny days on Saturday, Sunday & Monday morning. Evenings were chilly but the warmth of the fire was appreciated by all.
Let's do it again next year was the final consensus!

CALENDAR WINNERS 18th October 2022

Kerrie Carter
Murray Bridge
R.C. of Mobilong
Goran Yakas
Murray Bridge
R.C. of Mobilong
Amy Wynne
Murray 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

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September 13
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September 25
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