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
Nov 22, 2022 6:15 PM
Reflection of the 1956 Flood


Chairperson: Jenny Phillips

Fellowship & Invocation: Philip Westover

Reserve: Margaret Whitehead 

Sergeant:  Roger Wickes 

Nov 29, 2022 6:15 PM
Dec 06, 2022 6:15 PM
Dec 13, 2022 6:15 PM
Christmas Party
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     PRESIDENT'S ROUND UP 20th November

At last week’s board we approved for a local student to be part of the Youth Sailing Challenge “One and All” departing for Melbourne in 2023 at a cost of $1900 and this will depend on availability/ballot. We are also investigating supporting three students to attend the Santos Science Experience, which will be held 6-8th December. With both these commitments it again shows our clubs commitment to youth.
I would like to make members aware that in this issue of the Bulletin there is a survey regarding our Bulletin, and I would ask all of you to take a couple of minutes and fill this out.
Christmas is fast approaching so please make sure that if you have children attending our Christmas evening night that you inform Jenny of ages and gender for their gifts, and don’t forget the breakfast at John and Bev’s.
Don’t forget to keep your feet dry.

Christmas Gift List

Our Rotary Christmas meeting is to be held on December 13th at the Murray Bridge Golf Club.
Apparently Santa has lost his list of children eligible to receive a gift. He is hoping to fit us into his busy round of engagements.
If you are bringing a child who is 12 years old or younger, please advise our elf helper Jenny Phillips.
Jenny needs to know the childs age, gender and name.

(Rotary) Youth Art Prize 2022

The Youth Art Prize Awards were held last Sunday at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. A good crowd attended particularly a lot of young people and their friends and families. 128 Entries were on display and a record 721`votes were recorded in the Peoples Choice Award. Independent Judge Bernadette Klavins noted that the Youth Awards provides pathways for young people to become artists or work in the creative industries. Bernadette is an artist, arts worker, lecturer, and writer. She was impressed with and appreciated the openness, passion, and personal identity on show through the artists displaying their work in the exhibition. The Overall Winner received $1,000 in cash with Age Categories 12-14, 15-17, 18-20, 21-25, and the Peoples Choice Awards. 1st Place $400 cash, 2nd $100 of Art Materials Voucher and $100 Art Books Voucher, with 3rd $100 art materials voucher. The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge and Rotary Club of Mobilong contributed $1000 to the Award. Karen and Ruby Eckermann, Co-founders and Patrons of Murraylands Animal Welfare Watch presented the Best Compassionate Depiction of an Animal Prize of $150 cash.
John Scarvelis

Rotary Australia Repurposing Equipment

(RARE, Formerly DIK)
On Saturday 12th November, 5 Murray Bridge Rotarians and partners participated in the D9510 RAWCS/RARE Working Bee. Arriving just before 9-30am, we unloaded the items our club was donating - including bolts of fabrics, a walker (donated by Rotarian Peter Jarvis, Rotary Club of Berri) and over 40 A4 Size empty boxes (collected from MBHS). We registered and were set to a range of tasks including:
  • General yard maintenance - grubbing out tree roots preventing water run-away
  • Gutter cleaning of the buildings
  • Sorting medical equipment
  • Organising and cleaning furniture
  • Sorting and boxing books - over 20 of the empty boxes we delivered at 9-30 were filled by noon ready for overseas
  • Sorting and bagging of second hand toys
  • Working on Wheelchair Restoration (Rotary Club of Largs Bay)
  • Loading equipment into the next shipping container for next shipment out
  • General classification of goods to be stored
Those working outdoors were immediately re-assigned indoor tasks as soon as lightning struck and the rain appeared to set in for the afternoon. By noon, we were all invited to lunch - BBQ and a beautify array of homemade slices, cakes, brownies and muffins
Our club members received a large storage bag full of brand new toys to be donated to Foodbank for their Christmas Hampers
A great Rotary opportunity where members gave service, shared fellowship and enjoyed the day.

Meeting Report 15th November

Sometimes it is not such a bad thing to walk in the footsteps of others was the take home message for me from Rotarian Darryl Webb's presentation on the Kokoda Track. Thursday 21 July 2022 marked the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Kokoda campaign in New Guinea during the Second World War. The opening months of 1942 were perhaps the darkest days of the Second World War for Australia, with the seemingly unstoppable advance of Imperial Japanese forces across Asia and into the Pacific. It shocked the western world and the Kokoda Trail is one of the most iconic Australian campaigns of the war. Darryl reflected eighty years on its importance to honour those veterans and to highlight Australia's long connections with our Pacific neighbours. Bruce Kingsbury won a Victoria Cross in the Battle of Isurava in 1942 as part of the 2/14th and 39th Battalions displaying extraordinary valour. Local men who served included Clem Kuchell, Bob Channon, Major Willian Finlay, Raymond Egel and Jack Redden's father Jack. Darryl and some of his family walked the Kokoda trail in 2007 along with John Beauchamp.
John Scarvelis

ART SHOW  1st -23rd APRIL 2023

Connecting Settlement and Industry
CSCI Stakeholders Forum Nov 3rd 2022

Presentation by Rotarian John Scarvelis Chair Murraylands Multicultural Network MB Town Hall
The Murraylands Multicultural Network was launched at the Rotary Murraylands Multicultural Festival in 2006 after about 12 months of discussions between Rotary Club of MB President Elect John Scarvelis and CEO of the Migrant Resource Centre Eugenia Tsoulis regarding Festival Funding and considerable networking with funding sources and the industry. The Network has since become a model of introduction of new settlers to Regional Areas.


The CATE committee in association with Rotary Club of Regency Park is looking to carry out further renovation works at Calperum, in reworking the “Teachers Dorm” or Small Dorm plus the “Cooks” room adjacent the
commercial kitchen.
The work will entail: -
• Painting inside and outside the building – including walls and ceiling.
• Supply and installing floating floors in the lounge and 4 bedrooms.
• Supply and installing 5 ceiling fans. (We
already have a kind offer to install the fans)
Work is planned to be carried out (subject to the current flooding situation) in March 2023. This timing is to be confirmed.
We are looking for onsite support for this work and funds to pay for the materials – estimated approximately $4,000.
Donations can be forward to CATE bank account at – BBS 105-029 A/C 088 474 940
Please email me confirming your payment (Thanking you in advance).
If you are available to come and assist, please contact Jeff Cluse – jeffcluse@gmail.com - mobile 0417 573 696, Area 12 Area Governor – Member of Rotary Club of Regency Park.


CALENDAR WINNERS 15th November 2022

    Winning No.
Sold by
    Ruby Eckermann
Murray Bridge
G. O'Bryan
    Sarah Murray
L. Murray
    Jo  Hancock
Murray Bridge
K. Prosser

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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Upcoming Events
Calendar Sales at the Marketplace
Dec 03, 2022
Skate Park Rhyme, Grind & Climb BBQ
Jan 14, 2023
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Roxanne Rowland
November 21
Spouse Birthdays
Sue Frazer
November 3
Elizabeth Cozens
November 18
Kevin Prosser
Deanna Prosser
November 10
Don McLean
Mary McLean
November 11
Ian Elston
Barbara Elston
November 11
Ron Lehmann
Bronwyn Lehmann
November 18
Join Date
Sue Foster
November 15, 2016
6 years

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