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 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
Nov 14, 2023 6:15 PM
Committee Meetings followed by Darryl Webb speaking about Sandakan & Borneo


"WEAR A HAT NIGHT"for Lift the Lid usual rules apply extra $5 bucks for wearing a hat and extra $10 bucks if you don't.

Speaker: Committee Meetings plus Darryl Webb presenting Sandakan & Borneo

Chairperson: President Gordon Schultz

Fellowship & Invocation: Roger Wickes

Reserve: Lorraine Baker

Sergeant: Jacquie Best

Nov 21, 2023 6:15 PM
Calperum Environmental Youth Camp
Nov 29, 2023 6:15 PM
Putt Putt Golf at Avoca Dell Wednesday Meeting Combined Event
Dec 05, 2023 6:15 PM
Annual General Meeting
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On Saturday morning Rotarian Darryl Webb and I and several other Rotarians attended the Remembrance Day Service at Sturt Reserve, where on behalf of our Club we lay a wreath to remember the people who served our country.
Our meeting at Murray Bridge High School last week was most entertaining, there are some very talented students at the school, and we thank MBHS for their hospitality and great meal.
With the festive season fast approaching many events are happening so keep an eye on the bulletin for all the updates. That’s about it for this week stay safe and I’ll see you all Tuesday night, be prepared for a longer meeting we are double booked.

Place of Courage Artwork Launch in Murray Bridge

PLEASE JOIN US, along with other community changemakers, as we officially launch our ‘Ripple’ site at Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge. The event will be held at the far end of Murray Cods Drive, between the Bunyip and Narooma wetlands, Murray Bridge.
Where: Murray Cods Drive, Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge
When: Friday, 24th November 2023
Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm
Please RSVP via the link above and please share with your networks.

A Community BBQ will be provided by the Mobilong Rotary Club and a lucky door prize offers the chance to win a number of prizes donated by local businesses.

Project Creative Courage

To coincide with the Murray Bridge Ripple launch Murray Bridge Highschool and Unity College students have created artworks responding to the question 'what does a loving community look like.' The students work can be viewed at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery after the launch.

EXHIBITION RUNS Nov 24, 2023 until Jan 28, 2024

EXHIBITION LAUNCH EVENT Sunday 10th December (Human Rights Day)

Music Award - MB High School

The Murray Bridge High School hosted the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge on Tuesday evening with the School Council in appreciation of the Rotary Music Bursary awarded this year to Year 10 Music Student Drew Bettcher. The Rotary Club has had a long association with the school in music donating $10,000 to building the Music Suite in the early 2000's, donating instruments, and tuition as part of a Music Bursary. Drew will be putting the $1000 received for the Bursary towards a laptop which will enable him to mix music programs to continue his music studies. It's part of the Club's Rotary Assisting Local Youth program. He entertained the audience along with fellow students Cooper Clark, Kiara Parkinson, Vocalists Relryl Pangpang, Siena Fountain Barr and supported by Music Teacher Blake Ascione. The Year 10's are taught by Jack Love. Coordinator Creative Design Choo Lee Long who has a portfolio of seven subjects to oversee including Music introduced the students.
Murray Bridge High School Principal Ruth Mussger thanked Rotary and explained the cultural significance of the space in the Sturt Building connecting with the River Murray and the Ngarindjerri Totems designed by the Year 9 Technical Studies students. Ruth has been reappointed MBHS principal till 2029 a well deserved appointment. Congratulations Ruth.
John Scarvelis


7th November

Draw Date
       Winning No.
Sold by
          Margaret Duell
Murray Bridge
          Peter Palachicky
Strath Darts Club
          Denise Menzies
Murray Bridge
M.B.Bowling Club
Near Moolooloo - Flinders Ranges

Mallee Emu-Wrens at Monarto Safari Park

The story below is copied from the Monarto Safari Park website and updates the work our Club carried out over a significant timeframe.
Activities included, field and habitat surveys, providing logistics and catering for field trips to Wyperfeld National Park and Murray Sunset, provided design and construction labour for the aviaries now used to house the Emu-Wrens plus we promoted the program across the Rotary District.
It is my intention to contact Manarto Safari Park to ascertain if there is a further role for our Club in this amazing program.
Robin LeGallez
"After 10 years in the making, ten endangered Mallee Emu-wrens have arrived at Monarto Safari Park, forming the first ever ex-situ population of the species and marking a major milestone for their conservation.

The Mallee Emu-wren is one of Australia’s smallest birds, with adults weighing a tiny four to six grams! They are listed as endangered by the IUCN Red List. In August 2023, a team of staff from Zoos SA and Zoos Victoria, and independent ecologists travelled to Victoria’s Mallee country to collect ten birds and create a small ex-situ population at Monarto Safari Park. Zoos SA’s Conservation Ecologist, Claire Hartvigsen-Power, has been driving this project and says it is a monumental milestone after years of hard work.

“Bringing Mallee Emu-wren to Monarto Safari Park will allow us to study the birds and build a valuable knowledge base to support the conservation of the species.

“Over the next few years, we aim to maintain a population of these birds in captivity, developing skills and expertise to assist on-ground conservationists and land-managers to quickly intervene if the wild population is under an emergency threat.” Claire says studying the birds at Monarto Safari Park will also shine a light on the Mallee Emu-wren’s biology, with limited research currently available due to the endangered status and cryptic nature of the species. “Having expert knowledge about the Mallee Emu-wren could be the difference in whether the species survives the next Victorian bushfire,” finished Claire. In the public eye, conservation work is recognised at the pinnacle of a project, with programs earning their moment in the spotlight for a new birth or wild release. But it’s the years of tireless work behind the scenes that the community doesn’t see which makes this conservation success story so special. For Zoos SA, the Mallee Emu-wren conservation story starts in 2013. A series of bushfires during 2013 and 2014 saw the local extinction of Mallee Emu-wren in South Australia, reducing wild populations to three national parks in north-west Victoria. A single catastrophic bushfire at the site of one of these remaining populations could push this species very close to extinction. The loss of the South Australian population sparked an emergency response to develop recovery techniques to respond to such a critical situation, with collaboration between Zoos SA, Zoos Victoria, threatened Mallee bird experts and State and Federal Government. In 2013 Zoos SA committed to developing a knowledge base on how to best care for Mallee Emu-wren in captivity at Monarto Safari Park. Good research is crucial in conservation because for endangered animals, there are rarely second chances. In 2015 we took our first major step, undertaking husbandry trials with the closely related Rufous-crowned Emu-wrens to test the feasibility of bringing Mallee-emu Wren to a specially designed aviary at Monarto Safari Park. Assistant Curator of Natives and Primates at Monarto Safari Park, Tom Hurley, helped coordinate these trials. “Through our work with the Rufous-crowned Emu-wrens we’ve built a valuable knowledge base on best practice husbandry techniques. “This helped Zoos SA support partner organisations to move Mallee Emu-wrens from Victoria home to South Australia in 2018,” said Tom.<\ Five years later, we’re now making the next moves to safeguard the species and extend research through the first ex-situ Mallee Emu-wren research project at Monarto Safari Park. This important research will shape how we approach the conservation of Mallee Emu-wren both in captivity or the wild in years to come. As a conservation charity, Zoos SA is proud to be having a real impact on saving the Mallee Emu-wren from extinction. Each time the public visit, they are supporting us in our mission to save species from extinction."
November 2023 is Foundation Month and a time to reflect on the Good Woork performed by our very own Foundation.
Traditionally our Club contributes to the Foundation on an annual basis during the final months of our Rotary year but we are urged to make contributions at any time.
Centurions are people who make an annual contribution of at least $100. If you wish more information in relation to this or any other form of donation to the Rotary Foundation, please contact Robin LeGallez.
Visit https://www.rotaryfoundationaustralia.org.au/ for additional information.

Mobilong Meetings

Recent discussions with Mobiong President Sally has resuled in both Clubs sharing their upcoming speaker list to update members
15th NOVEMBERKai Martin + Tim Law                             Domestic Violence               RSL
22nd NOVEMBERSeun Akande & Bolaji  Akinbo          Our journey from Nigeria to M/BridgeRSL
29th NOVEMBERVOCATIONAL                                           Putt putt golf  with M/Bridge Rotary @ Avoca Dell 
2nd DECEMBER                                                                      Christmas Dinner   ?
13th DECEMBEREmily Hudson    Reserved for potental speaker from Council = Van health rules  2b confirmedRSL
20th DECEMBER                                                                     Speaker unlikelyRSL
If you are wishing to attend, please ensure you book in.

Where are the Defibrillators?

The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge in conjunction with Heart of the Nation are seeking to create a complete list of defibrillators or AED's in the Murray Bridge area and add them to the phone app to ensure immediate access is available should the need arise.
If you know of an AED can you please contact Darryl Webb 0409 621 469 and he will ensure the details are entered onto the phone app.
Visit this website for more details and links to the phone app https://www.heartofthenation.com.au/hotn-app 
Do it now as the life it saves could be yours.

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
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
7 years

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