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
Feb 20, 2024 6:15 PM
Vision of Islands



VENUE: Bridgeport Hotel


Chairperson: Roxanne Rowland

Fellowship & Invocation: Lisa Foster

Reserve: Sue Foster

Sergeant: Margaret Whitehead

Feb 27, 2024 6:15 PM
Mallee Hall of Fame
Mar 05, 2024 6:15 PM
Update on Monarto Safari Park
Mar 09, 2024 6:00 PM
RC Murray Bridge 70th Birthday
Mar 12, 2024
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Our meeting at the Bridgeport went reasonably well for our first night. There were a few teething problems however we will get better as time goes by. Any feed back is most welcome.
John Scarvelis and I where on hand for the delivery of Rotary’s donation of four washing machines to Habitat for Humanity houses on Tuesday morning where we were met by Skye Wilson from AC Care who gave us a guided tour of the new facilities. The design was most impressive having been a double unit, now four units, a lot of time and effort has gone into rebuilding. Skye also assured us that the washing machines were very much appreciated and thanked the Rotary Club for our very kind donation.
 A big thank you to everyone who helped with the Swap Meet. Im sure we will hear more about it Tuesday night.
Please don’t forget to RSVP for our 70th Birthday, 75% of members have not replied yet. Please help us out, we need to let the Bridgeport Hotel know numbers by Monday the 26th of February.
See you Tuesday night.

Swap Meet 2024

The Rotary Swap Meet at the Murray Bridge Showgrounds Eastside was an absolute cracker event today. The crowd of over 1600 paying entrants ate 50 dozen eggs 40kg of bacon 15kg of sausages plus hamburgers, iced coffees and drinks on a near perfect day. Lots of goods including antiques, classic cars / motor bikes complete with spare parts, fishing nets, plants, paintings and much more. Led by Rotarian John Whimpress it was a whole of club and supporters effort with gates open to the public at 6am and didn't letup till after midday. We were divided into three shifts with gate entrance duties, cooks, and front of house a well oiled machine with over 20 swap meets under our belt. Many sellers from around the State and across the border set up and stayed overnight to get their preferred positions. Thanks for your support. There must be a few sheds around that received a clean out too!
Proceeds will go to local and international Rotary Projects of the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge. John Scarvelis

Another RARE Opportunity

Meet Yuliana, a 6 year old student with achondroplasia (dwarfism). Yuliana attends a local Primary School and a wheelchair would be useful for her to be able to travel from the classroom to the oval for sports activities, or to be able to go on class excursions locally or further afield.
Family members had spent time trying to locate a wheelchair that was not overly expensive, but had not been able to find anything that not only met their budget, but more importantly was small enough to meet Yuliana's needs. Her Aunt put a message on one of the local Facebook help pages and the post was viewed by a Rotarian.
Making contact with the family, outlined the situation and described the need. A phone call or two with RARE (Rotary Australia Repurposing Equipment) committee members and I was able to visit the warehouse and select, what I believed,  a chair that would meet Yuliana's needs from the vast array of wheelchairs in storage.
Yuliana was so excited to have her own chair, that she would take to school on the first day of the term. Mum and extended family members were also appreciative of the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge in responding to their need. Story Roxanne Rowland

Regionalisation Community Groups

As part of the regionalisation of Rotary in Zone 8, our current group structure of 7 Clubs and an Area Governor is to change.
The new structure will begin on 1st July 2024.
Our group of clubs is to be expanded and will include the following clubs:
Group 7
Barossa Valley
Barossa District
Gawler Light
Mount Barker
Blakiston Nairne
Murray Bridge
Tailem Bend
The position of Area Governor is to be replaced by a Community Leader. This will be an elected role unlike the current AG role. All Clubs have been invited to provide a nominee and once nominations close, Clubs will vote to select their leader.
This change is going to allow our Club to be exposed to a greater diversity of ideas and is one of the most noticeable for our members as we move into regionalisation trial

Have you booked your tickets?

9th March at the Bridgeport Hotel
Check your email from President Gordon and book now
RSVP is required to Jenny Phillips

Trip Of A Lifetime!

Hamlin Fistula Foundation
Excitement is building as our March Hamlin Ethiopian Adventurers are about to embark on their trip of a lifetime in just under 4 weeks’ time! 
Everyone is so excited to see firsthand the life-changing work of Dr Catherine Hamlin and to see the direct impact of their support on women with devastating childbirth injuries.
With just a few places left on our next Adventure in November, don’t miss your chance to do something extraordinary.
Hamlin Adventurers begin with an insider’s tour of Hamlin’s iconic Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, where the staff share their stories and provide an insight into their work.
The highlight for many Adventurers is meeting some of the brave and beautiful fistula patients, whose resilience is truly inspiring to them and everyone at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia who work so hard to help them recover from their injuries.
Other stops include the Hamlin College of Midwives, where Adventurers meet teachers and midwifery students and Desta Mender rehabilitation centre, where patients with complex and long-term fistula injuries continue to heal and learn new skills. 
Of course, there is ample time to enjoy the cultural and scenic highlights of southern Ethiopia, including the traditional lifestyles of various tribal groups in the Omo Valley and spectacular Ethiopian scenery and wildlife at Mago National Park. 
Plus much, much more…
Secure your place and register for the trip of a lifetime to Ethiopia

Create your fundraising page and ask friends and family to donate

Trip of a lifetime
Pack your bags and set off on your AMAZING Ethiopian Adventure!
As an Adventurer, the vital funds you raise support the life-changing work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, which makes a positive impact on women and their communities.
This trip will have a profound impact on you and the brave fistula patients you meet. 
I hope you will join us in November! Register your place today or learn more at visitethiopia.hamlin.org.au.

SOZO Donation

Rotarians Julieanne Sissman and Jim Cundy from the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge, attended a morning tea at Country Health Connect in Murray Bridge as thanks to the many community groups that contributed to the purchase of a SOZO machine for the Murraylands. Julieanne and Jim are pictured here with Annie Williams a McGrath Breast Care Nurse and the SOZO machine. The SOZO machine is the gold standard in measurement to diagnose women in the early stages of Lymphedema. Detecting early changes in the lymphatic system means that we can provide treatment earlier. Lymphedema can be a distressing side effect of breast cancer. Jim Cundy John Scarvelis


13th February

Draw Date
     Winning No.             
Sold by 
        Lyndal Wallis
Murray Bridge
R. Smyth
       H. & C. Beauchamp
Murray Bridge
K. Prosser
       Nick Ouj
Murray Bridge
I Elston
Near Moolooloo - Flinders Ranges

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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Upcoming Events
Swap Meet
Feb 18, 2024
5:00 am - 3:30 pm
Murray Bridge Swap Meet 2024
Murray Bridge Showgrounds
Feb 18, 2024
6:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ski For Life Catering
Mar 08, 2024
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Club 70th Birthday Celebration
Bridgeport Hotel
Mar 09, 2024
District Conference 2024
The Precinct
Mar 15, 2024 5:00 pm -
Mar 17, 2024 12:00 pm
Multicultural Festival Catering
Mar 24, 2024
Bunnings BBQ
Mar 31, 2024
Delivery of Art Works to Gallery
Apr 16, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ambrose Golf Tournament 2024
MB Golf Course
Apr 18, 2024
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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
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
32 years
Jenny Alexander-Walters
February 3, 2009
15 years
Robert Walters
February 3, 2009
15 years
Margaret Whitehead
February 17, 2004
20 years

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