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
Dec 06, 2022 6:15 PM


Chairperson: Gordon Schultz

Fellowship & Invocation: Margaret Whitehead

Reserve: Jacquie Best

Sergeant:  Samuel Cozens

Dec 13, 2022 6:15 PM
Christmas Party
Dec 20, 2022 7:00 AM
Christmas Breakfast @ 64A Mitchell Ave Murray Bridge
Dec 27, 2022
Christmas Break
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     PRESIDENT'S ROUND UP 4th December

As we reach the halfway mark for the year, I look forward to Tuesdays AGM and hear from our Directors as they inform all of us the great achievements we have had so far and what may be installed from them for the remainder of the year. And at this time of the year Rotary business quietens down considerably so I have very little to talk about this week.
I would like members to be aware of the Mobilong Rotary Club’s Christmas party to be held on the Saturday 17th December. RSVP are required by the 12th December by contacting Sharon on 0408808229.
I have attached a letter from past member Phil Rosewall thanking our club for supporting him in his endeavour to raise funds for stroke victims.
It has taken along time to say this, but stay cool and see you all Tuesday.
Group Friendship Exchange – Proposal - to USA & Canada 2023 or 2024
Expressions of interest
Group Friendship Exchange (GFE) – Mid 2023 or 2024 – North West USA/ South West Canada
Our District (9510) has received an enquiry from District 5080 (North West USA and Southern West
Canada) regarding a possible Group Fellowship Exchange to USA/Can in Mid next year 2023 or in 2024.
A Rotary group from USA visited South Australia in 2019 (Hosted by RC Adelaide and RC Regency Park) have now offered a return trip to US/Can next year or 2024. 
Expressions of Interest are being sought by 20 December 2022 from any Rotary member in district (9510) who may be interested in a GFE to US/Canada in mid 2023 or 2024.
I am aware that you all received an email regarding this, but please keep it in mind and try and book in for one of these sessions.
With time zones and work schedules in mind, we will host three different sessions for you:
  • 7.00pm AEDT
  • 6.00pm AEDT
Dear Supporter, 
We are no stranger to emergency food relief, the bushfires that ravaged the state in 2019/20, COVID and now the looming flood crisis that has been declared as a major emergency in the Riverland by the South Australian Government. In response to this, Foodbank has been appointed as the primary provider of food relief for impacted Riverland communities.
As a supporter or volunteer for Foodbank SA, I wanted to give you an update on what we are doing in relation to the flood crisis.
Foodbank's role & response
In line with our mission, our number one priority is to ensure that we provide immediate food relief where it's needed the most
Our Foodbank Riverland Operation based in Berri is in the heart of the Riverland. We have commenced distribution of additional emergency food and water supplies to Riverland communities from Berri and our Murraylands operation located in Murray Bridge. This support will be made available to individuals and families impacted by the floods including via Emergency Relief Centres being established by Housing SA.
Our Foodbank RAA Mobile Food Hub will continue to deliver food relief to Riverland communities, including Berri, Renmark, Waikerie, Loxton and Barmera to ensure no one goes without.
Foodbank Riverland Flood Appeal
Our regional communities are 33% more likely to experience food insecurity and they have faced so many challenges in the last few years: fires, pandemic, fruit fly and now floods. We know our Riverland communities will be hit hard, with homes and businesses destroyed and families left homeless before Christmas.
We have already seen an increase in locals requiring our Mobile Hub food service as power outages and floods put already struggling individuals and families at risk.
For those that would like to support, Foodbank SA will be accepting donations of food and funds to support our food relief activities in the Riverland. Funds will cover the cost of food, water, and freight to those hardest hit in the coming weeks and months ahead.  
100% of your donation will be used to get food and water to those who need it the most in the Riverland. For every $1 donated to Foodbank, we can purchase $6 worth of food thanks to our relationship with food retailers and manufacturers.
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Thank you for being such a vital part of our emergency response team. I will continue to keep you updated on Foodbank’s response as the situation unfolds, and how you can continue to stand with us to assist South Australians affected by this flood crisis.
For more information, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly via email or at 08 8351 1136.
Best regards,
Greg Pattinson
Foodbank SA CEO
Donations of $2 and over are tax-deductible in Australia. A tax receipt will be sent to the address on your donation form. Personal information is collected to process donations, issue tax receipts and send updates about Foodbank SA’s work. Foodbank SA's privacy policy is available at www.foodbanksa.org.au/privacy-policy/. If you wish to opt out of updates from us, please contact them at reception@foodbanksa.org.au. Foodbank SA works with many vulnerable people. They change their personal details and use models in photographs to protect their identity and respect their dignity. All donations are directed to where the need is greatest. Thank you. Foodbank SA ABN 70 673 398 230.
Foodbank South Australia 
377A Cross Rd

At ShelterBox, we believe that shelter is a basic human right.


To mark World Human Rights Day and promote shelter as a human right, we'll be holding our annual Giving Day on Friday 9th.

With over 100 million people made homeless by disaster and conflict, we will continue to raise awareness of the issue with our #ShelterIsAHumanRight campaign.

Right now, ShelterBox is busy in Pakistan, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Syria, Yemen and the Lake Chad Basin, where hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their homes.

Below, long-term ShelterBox supporter and friend, Stephen Fry, introduces a film is based on an exclusive poem by Ukrainian poet, Serhiy Zhadan which asks a simple question with a tangle of answers. What would you take?
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You don't have to wait until 9th Dec to make a difference. Now, more than ever, shelter saves lives; we need your support.
All the best
PS. If you you have already donated, please accept my sincere thanks.
Mike Greenslade
ShelterBox Australia CEO
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Meeting Report 29th November

Caitlin Shervill our Rylarian for 2022 blew into our Rotary Meeting this week as a breath of fresh air. RYLA is a Rotary Youth Leadership Program for 18 to 25 year olds and Caitlin came to our diner meeting with her partner Sam to tell us of her experience in September. She is a law graduate working with local law firm TindallGaskBently Lawyers since 2021 and lives in Murray Bridge. Topics covered included leadership styles, public speaking, conflict resolution, communication, mindfullness, action versus thinking, entepreneurship, passions, resilience, emotional intelligence, first impressions, building relationships, and stress management. She enjoyed the experience and has indicated she has nominated to be a mentor for RYLA 2023. The piano she is seen playing was one that the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge funded for Jesse Budel as a Rotary Music Bursary awardee some years ago as part of our Rotary Assisting Local Youth Program. Jesse has now completed his Doctorate in Music from Adelaide University and acted as a mentor for RYLA in September. Caitlin has now joined the Adelaide University Rotoract Club. The threads of Rotary in our community sometimes invisible but never the less present.
John Scarvelis


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.

CALENDAR WINNERS 29th November 2022

Ray Morris
Murray Bridge
M. Blight
Brian Carter
Murray Bridge
L. Walding
Leanne Matz
Sheidow Park
L. Sickerdick
Thorny Devil on the track between Uluru and Mulga Park

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.

Food Business Notification Number
Rural City Of Murray Bridge

Trading Business Name: Rotary Club of Murray Bridge
Food Business Notification Number: RCMB118
This business is now notified with the Rural City of Murray Bridge. If there are any changes to the food business notification details, such as a change in address or ownership, please ensure Council is notified with the appropriate form.
While Council has a responsibility for the administration of the Food Act 2001 to ensure compliance with standards and food safety requirements, we consider our primary role is to provide support. We can provide advice and guidance on all Food Standards Code matters.

ART SHOW  1st -23rd APRIL 2023


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
Skate Park Rhyme, Grind & Climb BBQ
Jan 14, 2023
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skate Park Twilight BBQ
Feb 04, 2023
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Rob Smyth
December 12
Lesley Murray
December 14
Jim Cundy
December 16
Simon Sickerdick
December 16
Spouse Birthdays
Sabine Jericho
December 12
Kathy Lewis
December 16
Simon Sickerdick
December 16
Steve Murray
December 29
Jim Cundy
Maria Cundy
December 20
Jenny Alexander-Walters
Rob Walters
December 23
Robert Walters
Jenny Alexander-Walters
December 23
Join Date
John Scarvelis
December 1, 1985
37 years
Malcolm Blight
December 1, 1975
47 years
Kevin Prosser
December 23, 1980
42 years

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