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 08, 2022 6:15 PM
Committee Meetings


Chairperson: President John Whimpress

Fellowship & Invocation: Rob Walters

Reserve: Darryl Webb

Sergeant:  Philip Westover

Nov 15, 2022 6:15 PM
Nov 22, 2022 6:15 PM
Old Murray Bridge upgrade - Dept Infrastructure & Transport
Nov 29, 2022 6:15 PM
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     PRESIDENT'S ROUND UP 6th November

It is always a pleasure when we as a club can support one of our local youths. This week Rotarians Jenny A as Rotary and Jenny P as RALY presented $1000 to Olivia White, this years Murray Bridge High School music bursary. I am sure this will help Olivia further her music career.
I was also pleased with last Tuesday meeting at Head Space. I was somewhat surprised at what level of assistance Head Space provide in our community and there appears to an opening for our Club to offer further assistance in the future. Well done to Rotarian Lyn for organising this night.
Next Sunday is a busy time with five members travelling to Adelaide and assisted with the DIK working bee, calendar sales in the Marketplace and Skate Park BBQ. I am sure there will be stories to be told.
Looking at the Community agenda, I am pleased that we could have some more opportunities to help out at the Monarto Safari Park over the coming months.
A reminder that when you are organising your holidays for next year, please keep in mind the Swap Meet is to be held on Sunday 19th February and as you would have found out over the past years, we need all hands-on deck.  
See you all on Tuesday night.

Crack Shots Needed 16th November

A reminder that Mobilong would welcome members from the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge for a social eightball event, no skill required.
                We are meeting at the Eightball club (formerly the Italian Club) Lincoln Rd Murray Bridge
                As usual 6 for 6.30 pm Wednesday November 16th.
                Anyone is welcome.
                Mobilong will supply a barbecue and the Eightball members will open their bar.
                We hope to welcome some visitors!


What mental health is

Mental health is a state of wellbeing that enables you to deal with what life throws at you.

It is about feeling resilient, enjoying life and being able to connect with others.

Good mental health helps you:

  • cope with the normal stresses of life
  • be productive both at work and in your private life
  • relate well to other people
  • contribute to your community.

Why mental health matters

Almost half of all Australians adults – 7.3 million people – will face mental ill-health at some point. 

It can affect anyone at any stage of life, and can have a negative effect not just on your own life, but also on the people around you, your community and Australia as a whole.

People living with mental ill-health are at higher risk of:

  • having physical health issues
  • being unemployed
  • being homeless
  • being in prison.

The estimated cost of mental ill-health on Australia's economy is up to $220 billion each year.

We are working to build a better mental health system that improves the lives of people with, or at risk of, mental illness.

Mental health treatment and support

If you feel worried, anxious or depressed, seek help.

As a first step, seek online or phone support, or see your doctor.


Healthdirect provides quality, approved mental health information, advice and resources. These are tailored to the needs of different groups, including older Australians, children and young people, veterans and carers.

Healthdirect can also help you with information on:

  • various conditions and disorders
  • signs and symptoms
  • helpline numbers
  • where to get help
  • recovery
  • services in each state and territory.

Get help now

In an emergency, call 000.

Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere in Australia. If you need help now, call:

1st November Meeting Report

Mental Health was the focus of the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge visit to the new HEADSPACE facility in 10 Second St Murray Bridge. Headspace has introduced a new program of SELF REFERAL for young people suffering from anxiety and mental health issues to encourage early treatment and support. This avoids long waiting lists and encourages early intervention which is crucial. Headspace works with 12 to 25 year olds supporting them to prepare resumes and find work thru the Department of Social Services and access health and GP services. The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge contributed $10,000 towards Drug and alcohol programs in 2018. We have been a strong supporter of youth in this area since 2002 when we initiated a Drug Proofing Your Kids Program as part of the Rotary Assisting Local Youth programs and then supported the Council to develop Headspace from Federal Government funding. Suzanne Fuzzard is the qualified Mental Health Occupational Therapist who works in a managerial role for Headspace, supporting, supervising and providing Clinical Governance to the two Headspace sites under her leadership. She outlined the activities and has worked for the Murray Mallee GP Network and within the Headspace program for 10 years and has just been awarded a Churchill Fellowship. Rotarians wore hats for Mental Health and donated to the Rotary International Mental Health Foundation funds. Headspace is considered to be a leader in mental health programs in Australia.John Scarvelis

CALENDAR WINNERS 1st November 2022

             Winning No.
Sold by
       Michelle Moore
Victor Harbor
S. Cozens
       Brenton Nicholson
Woods Point
B. Nicholson
      Andrew Kerslake
Strath Darts Club

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
Nov 12, 2022
Skate Park BBQ
Nov 12, 2022 11:00 AM
Blakiston Car Rally
Wallis Cinema
Nov 13, 2022 10:00 AM
Calendar Sales at the Marketplace
Dec 03, 2022
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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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