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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 12.00pm 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
Jul 11, 2023 6:15 PM
Committee Meetings


Chairperson: President Gordon Schultz

Fellowship & Invocation: Darryl Webb

Reserve: Philip Westover

Sergeant: John Whimpress

Jul 18, 2023 6:15 PM
Monarto Zoo Conservation & Projects
Jul 25, 2023 6:15 PM
Club Assembly
Aug 01, 2023 6:15 PM
District Governor Visit
Aug 08, 2023 6:15 PM
Committee Meetings
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One down 51 to go.
Our guest speakers last week where outstanding with Mikayla sharing her story about her autism truly amazing.
Merilyn and I along with a few other members attended the Mobilong changeover on Saturday night at the Bridgeport Hotel to share in the induction of Sally Willoughby a good night had by all with a guest appearance by Sam Cozens with the Mobilong band.
You should have all received an email about the upcoming District Conference at Loxton in March next year if you would like to attend, I would suggest that you book your accommodation very soon as rooms are limited. I would urge all members to attend they are a great way to learn more about Rotary, especially for new members.
At this stage the Loxton Hotel has been reserved for Rotary accommodation only. To book, call the Loxton Hotel directly to reserve a room. Bookings are unable to be done online for the weekend.
See you all Tuesday night.

Mens Kitchen?

The information below was received by me and I thought "could this be an idea for Murray Bridge"?
Perhaps a committee could investigate.
Robin LeGallez
Hi all,
I’m Bill Winslow of the Rotary Club of St Peters and the Community Chair for our Club this year.  We have started working on a Men’s Kitchen to help older guys learn to cook as well as giving them some social connections. I would be most appreciative if you could forward this email to your club President for distribution to your Community Committee or equivalent. We are in the process of recruiting men who’d like to participate and would appreciate your help on this. Any of your members who’d like to help with this project are welcome to contact me.  We’ve been granted free access to the Payneham Community Centre kitchen for this purpose and have already engaged a qualified chef to run the demonstrations. 
Bill Winslow
Tel: 0419 039 376
To set up a Men’s Kitchen for men in their 50 to 60 plus primarily from our LGA. (According to data from Mens Health and Lifestyle information.there is a definite need for older men to have an opportunity to pick up cooking skills in a friendly, informal social environment.)
1a To teach basic cooking, shopping and food handling skills for personal use to a small group of a maximum of 10 men.
1b. To provide the opportunity for participants to make new friendships and interests. (Lifestyle changes in this age group have seen that many men, as usually the major wage earner, have had little involvement in making a meal. And many men over 60, who might now be without a partner, are lonely and have few opportunities to make new friendships.
1c To operate the kitchen as a pilot project over 10 months of the year with one session per month.
1c To open to any interested man within the age group who is able to pay for the sessions ($40 annual membership plus $20 a session.)
1d. Possibly financially support any interested person unable to pay. (The management group would consider options.)

Shelterbag Promo

The article below arrived in my inbox and reminded me of a project our Club has explored. Maybe a good time to review.
More info is in the second page

4th July Meeting

Rotarian Jacquie Best introduced Early Childhood Trained teacher Leonie Davey and her daughter Mikayla to the Rotarians at the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge Rotary Meeting in the Golf Club this week. Leonie and Mikayla chose an interview format for their presentation on Autism to illustrate the challenges and progression within the community. Mikayla 22, attended Cabra College in Year 12 and works at the Library of the Adelaide City Council. Autism varies between individuals, is genetic, difficult to diagnose, and requires support and understanding from family and the surrounding community. Leonie showed a video explaining some of the differences, neurotypical and neurodivergent in individuals with autism and attached symptoms. One in seven of our population are neurodivergent. Many are assessed as being gifted, they often struggle to make friends, can suffer a feelings of frustration, sometimes lack comprehension and often school is not a supportive place. Their presentation showed thoughtfulness, vulnerability, courage, and passion. They make a great presentation team and hope to increase public awareness and inclusion. Their presentation was from their two different perspectives. Mikayla has a Certificate 3 in Auslan and puts together displays on the topic for the Adelaide City Council where she has a paid job and contributes to policy development. She is an avid reader as part of her mindfulness strategies and is a talented artist. They received a special standing ovation from the very appreciative audience.
Rotarian John Scarvelis

Music For Dementia

Past Murray Bridge resident and Club member, Chris Jarvis attended out changeover dinner at the Bridgeport Hotel. Past President Murray Jarvis and Chris now live in Cairns in an effort to support Murray's ongoing health issues. Murray now suffers from advancing dementia and it was suggested that Chris take a pair of our "Music For Dementia" headsets back to Cairns for Murray to experience.
The image below shows the success of this worthwhile project.
Our best wishes to Murray and Chris.

Conference 2024 Location Announced

Today at the District Changeover luncheon we welcomed Craig Dowling as the 2023-24 District Governor for District 9510.
Craig and wife Kiki also announced Loxton as the location for our 2024 District Conference. We all received an email today from Craig with Conference details.
Now is the time to consider attending and most importantly reserve accomodation and beat the rush.

4th July

Draw Date
Winning No.
Sold by
   M & J Humphrey
K Prosser
   Dianne McMahon
Murray Bridge
J Phillips. Best
   Greg Walters
R Walters

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Message from the Chair

ROMAC ChairAs you can see in this newsletter, ROMAC is now well and truly back in operation after the Covid hiatus.

We are currently supporting the treatment of seven children across New Zealand and Australia and almost everything is progressing very well. Unfortunately this business is very high risk so, very occasionally, things don’t turn out as hoped.

A recent example was a 5-month-old boy born with a growth in his stomach that started grow rapidly. After accepting the child as a ROMAC patient and organising his treatment at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, delays outside our control, obtaining his passport and consequently, a visa, saw him die before he could leave his country. This sort of outcome is extremely disappointing and upsetting for the family and also, for our ROMAC volunteers who have been organising departure, hosting and treatment.

On a brighter note, it was great to see so many people visit our ROMAC Information Booth at the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne. Many thanks to Maggie Alexander for designing and producing the display and to Minh Nguyen for setting it up and organising the roster of ROMAC volunteers who serviced the Booth, whom we also thank. Many of our ROMAC supporters from across Zone 8 have visited our Booth as well as many International visitors, who wish they had a similar Rotary program in their countries.

Other interesting visitors to our Booth included past ROMAC Chair Brendan Porter and some of our partners from the Rotary Clubs in our patients' home countries who provide incredible support with all the pre-departures requirements. One such visitor was Lawrence Fatiaki, President-Elect from the Rotary Club of Honiara. Lawrence expressed his commitment to ROMAC and to supporting our long-time and outstanding ROMAC champion in RC Honiara, PDG Wayne Morris.
As our Rotary year comes to an end, one last plea for donations from any Clubs that might find they have a surplus of funds for the year. Please support us to continue to help children in such need.

Yours in Rotary

Ian D'Arcy Walsh

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Drakes Tags

Our Club has received another "gift card" from Dakes in the amount of $125.00 through their Community Dollars programme. Thank you to all members who have shopped at Drakes and registered their barcode. Please keep on doing this as it helps pay for groceries bought for bbqs etc. Any members who havn't a Drakes tag please see me. The tags are not just for members, you can give them to friends and family. You can use them at any Drakes store in South Australia.
Jenny Alexander-Walters

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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John Scarvelis has been posting up a storm with some great content.
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jack Reddin
July 19
Spouse Birthdays
Jan Blight
July 3
Maria Cundy
July 4
Join Date
Jack Reddin
July 1, 1995
28 years
Roger Wickes
July 26, 2016
7 years

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