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

The Four-Way Test

 1.  Is it the TRUTH?
 2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?
 4.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Upcoming Meetings
Dec 03, 2019 6:00 PM
Club Annual General Meeting


Chairperson: Simon Sickerdick

Fellowship & Invocation: Roxanne Rowland

Reserve: John Scarvelis

Dec 10, 2019
Club Christmas Party - Murray Bridge Lawn Tennis Club
Dec 17, 2019 6:30 AM
Club Breakfast at John Scarvelis 64a Mitchell Avenue
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Meeting Report 3336

Housing Victims of Domestic Violence and Crisis Accommodation was the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge project for discussion at Tuesdays Dinner Meeting with Val Braendler from DAVINA. This stands for Domestic Violence is Never Acceptable. Rotary has been supporting this project with Care Bags for about 4 years. Val is concerned that there is not enough accommodation available in Murray Bridge and is asking for support from the private housing sector with an overarching system of regulation. The accommodation provides time for the family to stabilize and deal with the issues.They also need to be close to their support networks.

Murray River Study Hub

Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge had a vocational visit to the new Murray River Study Hub on Tuesday afternoon at 4pm in Murray Bridge at the TAFE site.This has been in the making for about 15 years and is finally coming to fruition where students can enrol in University Courses and work on line. The operation depends on the number of students enrolled for each subject as to how it can be delivered.Students can work individually or in groups dependant on enrollments. Rural City of MB CEO Michael Sedgmen outlined the planning and process so far, Anna Horsmann and Program Manager Vanessa Leigh outlined some of the detail of the courses and infrastructure available. Rotary has been supportive throughout the process. The project provides opportunity for White and Blue collar jobs in our community for Engineers, Business managers, Accountants, and trades people in the anticpated expansion of the Muraylands and Riverland in for example gov depts,local gov, Thomas Foods, Big River Pork, the Mushroom Farm etc. Shaun Harris from the RDA Murraylands and Riverland is on hand to support and help students through the process. Rotarians Jenny Phillips,Rob Walters, John Scarvelis, Peter Seals, Darryl Webb, Jan Cowell, Jenny Alexander Walters, Sam Cozens participated and there was a healthy discussion.

Young Artist Exhibition

Young Artists are currently displaying their work at the Murray Bridge Regional Art Gallery.The two Rotary Clubs of Murray Bridge are puting up $1000 in prize money to encourage young artisans to display their work in a professional setting. Aged between 12-25 years they have been invited to enter 2D or 3D visual artworks and be in the running to win one of 5 cash prizes. Entries have been recieved from Murray Bridge High School, Unity College Murray Bridge, Mannum Community College, Murray Bridge Independant Learning Centre, Heathfield High School, Parkside Primary School, Eastern Fleurieu School, Concordia College Highgate, Tyndale Christian School Murray Bridge, Westbourne Park Primary School, Swinburne Online University, Mt Barker High+AC Arts, and University of SA. Many of the works are available for sale. The Gallery is open Tues to Sat 10am-4pm Sun 11am-4pm. The exhibition closes Sun 1st Dec with Prize Announcements and Light Lunch from 12noon till 2pm. This year's judge is Joanna Kitto, Associate Curator, Samstag Museum of Art University of South Australia. The work is of very high quality and highlights the potential of the young artisans in South Australia. Supported by the Rural City of Murray Bridge, The Station, and the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Please enquire at the front desk if you wish to purchase a work.

Rotarians in Cambodia

Relaxing this week-end after busy 10 days of teaching English and visiting Rotary projects in Cambodia. Beautiful Thank You ceremony at the school and the school supplies we donated. Elderly music teacher overwhelmed with new drumsticks and speaker. Amazing markets and food. Sunrise over Angkor Wat this morning. Temples are so beautiful and peaceful ...until the bus loads of tourists arrive.
We visited a poor area around Kork Chork Pagoda today. Very thankful to Chheang Sopheak along with the village ‘chief’ who is a wise and respected woman, for their advice on which families would most benefit from having a Water well or Sand filter. We met a family that had recently lost a child in a road accident on her way to school. Another where the mother has been burnt severely with boiling water thrown by her husband. Heartbreaking stories.

Calendar Winners 26th November

1st  prize.   $100     No  187         Leslie Obst (M.B.)                                     (Sold by M.B. United Lodge)  
2nd prize     $30      No.  388        Christopher Schwarzer     (M.B.)               (Sold by D. McLean) 
3rd  prize     $20      No   470        Garry Nitschke                                        ( Sold by K. Prosser)

Rotary Wine Sales

Current wine stock is getting low but good news, we have now secured another pallet of the same vintage! Our Club is able to offer the exceptional Lake Breeze 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon for the unbelievably low investment of $120 per dozen.
To purchase simply pay in advance via EFTPOS or cash at a regular meeting and then arrange collection with Rotarian Ian Elston

Protocol Reminder

Just a couple of Protocol reminders -
If you are unable to attend a meeting please contact the Murray Bridge Golf Club before 1pm on 85311388.
If it is last minute please still contact the Golf Club and also contact either Gordon 85324563 or Gary 0418813474.
If your going to be away for any length of time please let either Gordon or Gary know plus Jenny Alexander-Walters.

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
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December 12
Lesley Murray
December 14
Jim Cundy
December 16
Simon Sickerdick
December 16
Spouse Birthdays
Sabine Jericho
December 12
Kathy Lewis
December 16
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December 16
Steve Murray
December 29
Jim Cundy
Maria Cundy
December 20
Jennifer Alexander-Walters
Rob Walters
December 23
Robert Walters
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December 23
Join Date
John Scarvelis
December 1, 1985
34 years
Malcolm Blight
December 1, 1975
44 years
Bruce Frazer
December 23, 1963
56 years
Kevin Prosser
December 23, 1980
39 years
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