Welcome to Our Club
Please refer to the notice below re current meetings
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?

Important Notice
Regular meetings will recommence on 15th February at the Murray Bridge Golf Club.
Please make apologies as per the normal method. Normal meeting time will return.
The Golf Club has revoked the vaccinated visitors mandate and are now welcoming us back. All staff are fully vaccinated.

Speakers - Click at Bottom For Duties
Mar 01, 2022 6:15 PM
Robert Burns & Henry Lawson – Soulmates?


Chairperson: Jenny Phillips

Fellowship & Invocation: Peter Seals

Reserve: Lyn Sickerdick

Mar 08, 2022 6:15 PM
Mar 15, 2022 6:15 PM
Mar 22, 2022 6:15 PM
Who am I? (The name behind the badge)
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Place the Art Show in your diary


The Swap Meet Ode

By Jacquie Best
Rotary hosted a Swap Meet in Feb
Selling burgers & sausage & bacon & egg.
Wimpy had organised the start to be early
And had set up the site extremely securely.
The team opened gates & let everyone in
And made sure lots of money was put in the tin.
The cooks turned on gas so cooking could start
The bacon, sausage & onions, a real work of art.
The salad and bread were ready to sell
And Roger was set to put sales in the till.
The smell of the food wafted out in the air
And brought people in droves to see what was there.
Was it onion with that or sausage without,
Steak with the lot, oh sorry forgot
That you didn’t want egg & a roll and not bread.
And so it kept going so busy we fed
With crowds lining up it just would not end.
Roxanne made her burgers quick as a flash,
But Malcolm and lettuce continued to clash.
He’d put it on top & it’d fall on the bench,
Then the wind would come through & he’d get rather tense.
Just put on the lid and hope for the best
That the customer didn’t care what order he’d sent.
Now Jim had control of cooking the eggs,
So many were used shells spilled round his legs.
Darryl had tongs in his hand ready to fill
The orders with purpose and obvious skill
Sue would sanitise with a cloth in her hand
Wiping & cleaning keeping everything grand.
So we continued serving like well-oiled machines
Selling & cooking, serving customers in streams.
So thanks to you all, you’ve served Rotary with pride.
The money will add to the balance you’ll find,
To pay for the projects that this year will bring,
Helping others that Rotary has proven it’s King.

Rotary Club of Esperance welcomes first female member


Corrina Rawlinson never planned on becoming a trailblazer.

The Esperance resident wanted to join Rotary to help her community, particularly with youth mental health.

But when she told the idea to her dad Scott Mackie, who has a long association with the organisation, he had some surprising news. 

The Rotary Club of Esperance, which turns 60 this year, had never had a female member.

The town's other club — The Rotary Club of Esperance Bay — had plenty and invited her to join.

'Men only' until 1989

Rotary International was a "men only" organisation until 1989 when its constitution was changed after a US Supreme Court decision in 1987

Rod Taylor, the current president of the Rotary Club of Esperance, said although no woman had tried to join in the 33 years since, many wives and partners helped out as "Rotary Anns", a role where they supported the club but were not members.

Mr Taylor said they were happy to receive Ms Rawlinson's application, which was then put to a vote of their 33 members. 

"Everyone is so keen now and the stimulation within the club is fantastic."

He said until recently most of the members were men in their 70s, but he said younger people were another demographic also starting to join.

"Word is spreading that we're a good fun club and we invest strongly in the Esperance community," he said.

Pat Schraven,  a current district governor of Rotary International, came to Esperance to see Ms Rawlinson officially sworn in last night.

She said while it could raise some concerns that no woman had sought to join the club in decades gone by, she believed it was more important that inclusivity was a priority going forward. 

She said there was one other all-male club in her area — The Rotary Club of Boulder, in WA's Goldfields. 

The ABC has contacted the club for comment.

Ms Schraven also said some clubs were all-female, which she said she also encouraged to diversify. 

She said although there was a lower percentage of women at some Rotary clubs, she had always found them a welcoming place. 

"The fellowship, the friendship and the opportunity to still be able to give back to the community has been great," she said.

Solomons Project


The project in the Solomons is chugging along, despite the disruptions caused by the pandemic, riots and political unrest. Fortunately, Dalousu community where the project is being implemented is free of covid. Situated on the island of Malaita no one from that community were involved in the riots.

The boat is being used to transport people from Dalousu to Auki for various things – visits to hospital, shops, and markets and also to take their fishing catch to market. See photos attached – red boat is the one which was purchased.

 Information provided by  Trevor McQuirk of the Unley Rotary Club.

Dear All at Rotary Club of Murray Bridge,

It is 2022, and we are excited to welcome Anania to Form 2 and Dorcas into Standard 7 at St Jude’s this year. Please find their annual photos attached.

It is always exciting starting a new academic year. We are sure that Anania and Dorcas are prepared to face the new challenges ahead and excel in their studies with the help of our dedicated academic staff.  We wish Dorcas and all our Standard 7 students all the best in their preparation to sit for the National Examination at the end of the year.  As always, we look forward to keeping you up to date with their progress throughout the year.
We have also attached an updated version of the Sponsorship handbook for your reference.

On behalf of Anania, Dorcas, and everybody here at St Jude’s, we want to wish you an excellent 2022 and thank you very much for your ongoing support.

Kind regards,
Valentina Mboya
Sponsor Relations Team 

CALENDAR WINNERS 22nd February 2022

$100 831Jess HillMt BarkerR. Walters
$30 742Joshua ShepherdMurray BridgeJ. Scarvellis
$20 659Debbie NorthcottMurray BridgeAnglican Church

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.



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Upcoming Events
Community Living Australia BBQ
Murray Bridge Golf Club
Mar 04, 2022
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Guess Who's Coming to Lunch
Mar 06, 2022
Multi Cultural Festival
Mar 20, 2022
Salvos Connect Meals
Apr 07, 2022
Skate Park BBQ
Apr 16, 2022
Ambrose Golf Tournament
Murray Bridge Golf Club
Apr 21, 2022 9:00 AM
Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show
Apr 23, 2022 – May 15, 2022
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jenny Alexander-Walters
February 2
Philip Westover
February 8
Peter Seals
February 13
Julieanne Sissman
February 15
Malcolm Blight
February 23
Ian Elston
February 26
Spouse Birthdays
Jenny Alexander-Walters
February 2
Kathy Webb
February 15
Rob Smyth
Jan Smyth
February 1
Robin LeGallez
Rhonda LeGallez
February 2
Stephen Walker
Alicia Walker
February 3
Join Date
Robin LeGallez
February 1, 1992
30 years
Jenny Alexander-Walters
February 3, 2009
13 years
Robert Walters
February 3, 2009
13 years
Margaret Whitehead
February 17, 2004
18 years


Pizza House 2021

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Longs Sand & Metal

Wallys Bottle Yard

Murray Bridge Racing Club 2021


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