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
Apr 23, 2024 6:00 PM
RYLA & Rotaract


Topic: RYLA & Rotaract

VENUE: Bridgeport Hotel      

Speaker: Caitlin Lennon & Lara Holdsworth

Chairperson: Lyn Sickerdick

Fellowship & Invocation: Sam Cozens

Reserve: Jim Cundy

Sergeant: Roger Wicks

Apr 30, 2024 6:00 PM
May 07, 2024 6:00 PM
APOPO Humanitarian Demining in Cambodia
May 14, 2024 6:00 PM
Committee Meetings
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Upcoming Events
Bunnings BBQ
Apr 21, 2024
Rotary Art Show
Apr 27, 2024 - May 19, 2024
Bunnings BBQ
May 11, 2024
Collection of Unsold Art Works
May 20, 2024
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Aged Care & Carers Expo
Murray Bridge Town Hall
May 30, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guess Who's Coming to Lunch
Jun 02, 2024 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Cen. Australia Standard Time (UTC+09:30)
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Congratulations to Jenny Phillips and her committee for another very successful golf day. To every member who helped on the day thanks for your participation, and to Phil Westover and his partner for winning first prize in their class.
The BBQ has been running hot with Thursday at the golf day, Friday at the High School, and Sunday at Bunnings.
We wish Bev and John Scarvelis, Sue and Phil Westover safe travel as they enjoy holidays overseas and look forward to their return.
The shelter bags have arrived, with Jim Cundy collecting them at the end of the month.
A few reminders, the Rotary Art Show begins on 27th April with the official opening Sunday 5th May, please put your name down for Guess Who’s Coming to Lunch on Sunday 2nd June see Robin LeGallez. Fencing is again happening this Monday at Monarto Safari Park, let Rob Walter know if coming, and the list goes on.
Finally, if anyone would like to join me on Thursday morning at Sturt Reserve for the Anzac Day service, please feel free, it starts at 5.30am.
 See you all Tuesday night.
Cheers Gordon.

Something To Think About

At our recent District Conference, keynote speaker Michael Crossland provided some important messages for all to consider.
Should you find these messages helpful, please contact Michael for more information
Michael was our first speaker and received a standing ovation at the conclusion of his address
Topic  was "The Power of Perpective".
Thanks to Caitlin Lennon for taking the time to record and share.

-          Step out of your shoes and look at life in someone elses

-          Adverstiy doesn’t define you, how you dela with it does

-          Your value does not decrease based on ones inability to see your worth

-          Why would I accept criticism from someone I wouldn’t take advice from

-          The one who values us the most is the one who looks back at us in the mirror

-          Do something today that your future self will be proud of

-          People don’t say what others mean to them until its too late – if you do they would think your dying, lost your job or drunk

-          Success is waking up in the morning and knowing how many people you can help

-          Give without remembering and receive without forgetting

-          If its important you will find a way – if its not you will find an excuse

-          When you change the way ou look at things, the thinkgs you look at change

-          Your head needs to be where your body is

-          The life you complain about is onl y a dream for others

-          Quality of life isn’t the number fo days you have but what you fill those days with

-          Your as young as you will ever be now

-          Don’t compare your cards to others – be grateful you have cards.


Trachoma Update

Trachoma is a preventable disease of the eyes caused by infection with the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. It causes loss of vision and blindness in severe cases. The disease is present in over 40 countries where 1.9 million people have their vision damaged by infection. Australia is the only developed country in which it occurs. Trachoma occurs in dusty areas with overcrowded housing where personal and community hygiene are difficult to maintain. Rotarian Margaret Whitehead was a Clinical Nurse Consultant in Murray Bridge Child and Youth Health for about 20 years. During that time she was often seconded to different areas, one of them Cooper Pedy where she saw one of her first cases of Trachoma in a young child. She did clinics in Oodnadatta, Marla, Mindabie, and APY Lands. She also travelled with RFDS. A single dose of an antibiotic Azithromycin is the recomended treatment for all people with active trachoma but prevention measures are the real answer. John Scarvelis

Guess Who's Coming To Lunch?


The popular "Guess Who's Coming To Lunch" event is back for 2024.
All it needs is your participation!
The concept is that we have a number of Luncheon Hosts who cater for six additional guests.
Twist is that you wont know who's coming until the guests arrive.
The hosts will provide at least a two course meal with guests supplying their own refreshments.
Hosts do not pay but each attendee will contribute $35 as a fundraiser for our DG's Partner Program.
If required some reimbursement may be available to hosts to help offset costs.
To make this work we need the following.
Hosts willing to cater for 8 people (including themselves)
Guests willing to enjoy a meal, conversation and have fun
When will this happen?
Set aside Sunday 2nd June and be prepared to arrive at your hosts home at 12 midday.
Please contact Robin LeGallez to indicate your availability as a Host or Guest.


16th April

Draw Date
        Winning No.
Sold by
           Jane Intini
Murray Bridge
          Tanya Baker
           Margret Lewis
L. Baker

Golf Hits New High!

Australian Rotary Health is about improving life for ALL Australians through Mental Health Research, Education and Awarness. It invests millions each year and is one of the largest independant funders of mental health within Australia. It provides funding towards research grants, fellowships, and PhD scholarships focused on finding preventative and curative solutions for mental illness. From 2023 the funding will narrow to the mental health of children from 0 to 12 Years of age. Funding also goes to scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as indigenous health students. This morning 72 participated in breakfast cooked by the Rotarians then the 9am shotgun start at the picturesque Murray Bridge Golf Course, a full complement for an Ambrose competition. Lunch commenced at 12noon and was followed by prizes and acknowlegments for the various winners. The real winner was Australian Rotary Health and the community for further funding to contribute to solving one of the world largest current issues, mental health. John Scarvelis

Mother's Day Gifts

Support Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation
Visit the website to buy.


Dear Rotarians and Rotaractors,
Our sincere thanks to you, one of the more than 200 people who signed up to attend the Zone 8 Regional Council Membership Team’s first ever webinar on Sunday 7 April.
We are grateful to everyone who took time out of their weekend to learn about the Membership Team’s bold new strategy to grow Rotary and Rotaract in Zone 8.
During the webinar, over 60 people expressed their interest in joining one of the Membership teams on the Regional Council. It’s amazing to see that so many Rotarians and Rotaractors are passionate about membership and are willing to contribute their time and expertise to helping Rotary thrive.
You can view a recording of the webinar session via the following link: https://vimeo.com/933533191/4b5a089507.
The Membership Team is currently reviewing all of the questions submitted during the webinar so they can give you the best answers possible. Common queries will be addressed in a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that will soon be uploaded to the Membership page on the Creating Tomorrow website. If you asked a more specific question that requires a personalised response, someone from the Membership Team will reach out to you soon via email.
Please find below links to the resources referenced during the webinar:
  • View the Regional Council Membership Team here
  • Access the Membership Team’s contact details here
  • Apply to be part of the Regional Council Membership Team here
  • Apply to become a Membership Specialist here
If you have any further questions following on from the webinar, please reach out to Club Transformation Captain Mark Huddleston or New Club Start Up Captain Michael Buckeridge and they’ll be more than happy to help you!

What Is A Paul Harris Fellow?

Recently you received an email asking for nominations for PHF's, but what/who is a Paul Harris Fellow (Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary).
Your Club Service Committee was tasked to provide information for new and old members alike.
Often the word "Award" is used in relation to a PHF being presented however it is not an award per se. 
Essentially a PHF is presented as a RECOGNITION of an amount of $US1,000 being donated to the Rotary Foundation.
Why do we do this?
To answer this question it is important to understand a little about "The Rotary Foundation"
Our Foundation exists to support projects that progress positive action in one or more of the 7 areas of focus. A PHF is a token of thanks for promoting the purposes of Rotary.
Our Rotary Club makes donations to the Foundation throughout the year and earns "credits" for these donations.
A Paul Harris Fellow is a way to recognise a contribution that supports the work of The Foundation.
Within our Rotary Club some outstanding performance by a member or community person, which promotes the work of the Foundation through our Club Projects or other endeavours, can be recognised by giving a PHF.
Board can at any time consider and make decisions about nominations for people to receive a PHF, based upon the worthiness as judged by Board members.
In this instance the source of the $US1,000 to be released to do good work, comes from the credit our Club builds up through our Annual Contribution to The Foundation.
An equally positive means of acquiring a PHF is for a member to make a monetary donation directly to The Foundation of $US1,000.00 which can be
recognised with a PHF.
Once an initial PHF has been presented, additional donations of $US1,000 can add a sapphire. Up to five sapphires can be added to a pin after which each additional $US1,000 adds a ruby to the pin.
To answer the original request, if there is someone you believe has been an outstanding leader or has managed a major project or has been instrumental in bringing positve change in our community then please advise the Board of your nomination. Ideally this person should have been active in one of the Seven Areas of Focus of Rotary International. You will be required to provide some background as to the reason for your nomination. The person does not need to be a Rotarian.

Fellowship is gold!

Dinner at the Bridgeport with members of Adelaide Rotary
Last Saturday night at the yearly Adelaide Rotary Presidents weekend- out members enjoyed an interclub dinner at the Bridgeport Hotel with fellow Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge. We were privileged to have as our guest speaker Peter Clark who is the Director of Monarto Safari Park. What an amazing life story Peter has.
Thank you to the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge for a great evening, and for hosting us in your wonderful city.
A visit to Monarto Safari Park was also on the agenda during the day, and on Sunday a cruise on the Murray River - Captain Proud Cruise.
Thanks President Cam and members of the Rotary Club of Adelaide. It truely was a great time of fellowship - Robin LeGallez

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.

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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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sue Foster
April 4
Lyn Sickerdick
April 14
Roger Wickes
April 24
Margaret Whitehead
April 29
Spouse Birthdays
Barbara Elston
April 13
Lyn Sickerdick
April 14
Sue Westover
April 24
Gary Frazer
Sue Frazer
April 3
Lisa Foster
David Foster
April 22
Lyn Sickerdick
Simon Sickerdick
April 26
Simon Sickerdick
Lyn Sickerdick
April 26
Join Date
Samuel Cozens
April 2, 2002
22 years
Debbie Scerri
April 4, 2023
1 year
Lisa Foster
April 4, 2023
1 year
Lorraine Baker
April 4, 2023
1 year
Jenny Phillips
April 9, 2001
23 years
Julieanne Sissman
April 27, 2021
3 years

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