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
Jan 28, 2020 6:00 PM
Correctional Services Visit


Chairperson: Robin LeGallez

Fellowship & Invocation: John Whimpress

Reserve: Margaret Whitehead

Feb 04, 2020 6:00 PM
Rotary Foundation
Feb 11, 2020 6:00 PM
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Meeting Report 3340

The Murray Rive Study Hub

The Murray River STUDY HUB was the main topic at the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge meeting on Tuesday evening. Program Manager Vanessa Leigh and Student Advisor Shaun Harris from Regional Development Australia spoke about the new facility at the TAFE Campuses in Murray Bridge and Berri to support tertiary study with on line courses available to University, TAFE, and Vet courses. Foundation entry courses are also available to university undergraduates or to Masters or PhD courses. Currently these are on line and plan to become a mix of online and lectures by video link pending on demand. Support and advice is available on site in an open learning environment. It also caters for full time or part time students and will be freely available. Migrant and Refugee educational assistance is also available.The RDA's role is to address barriers in regional development, teritarry education, address leakage of the young to the major cities and the associated costs for regional families. Rotary has a role in indpendant evaluation of General Assistance or Industry Specific Scholarship programs. 65 students are currently using the study hub across the Region. "Come and have a chat soon and make your dreams come true" was Vanessa's invitation to students.

Mallee Emu Wren


There’s no pretending the devastation the Australian bushfires have caused to our ecosystems can be remedied overnight. But while the thought of losing so many animals is heart-breaking, there are still causes for hope left. ✨
In 2014, wildfires ripped through mallee scrub habitat housing the last-known population of Mallee Emu-wrens in South Australia, completely wiping them out. We, alongside a team of scientists and ecologists in the Threatened Mallee Bird Conservation Action Plan Implementation Team, worked quickly to establish a recovery plan for the tiny bird species. Using translocated birds from a Victorian population, we trialled the introduction of a recovery population in protected Ngarkat Conservation Park that was thankfully unaffected by the most recent fires. We’ve also built a breeding facility at Monarto Safari Park and are working with a substitute wren species to understand the husbandry needs of these birds in captivity, to look at establishing an insurance population of the species as a potential conservation tool. 🙌
As a conservation charity that exists to save species like the Mallee Emu-wren from extinction, we're so proud to be able to offer our animal husbandry expertise to assist in the recovery of some pretty awesome native species. 🐾
Find out more about our vital conservation work here: https://www.zoossa.com.au/conservation/

📸 Photo credit: Tom Hunt

Not to mention the work the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge has done in build and designing the cages to house the birds. In addition the field support in surveys and monitoring. A great team effort with a lot of hours and variety of skills invested. The project is a classic model in practical rejuvination of a particularly vulnerable species after a major fire event and subsequent loss of habitat.


Murray Bridge Skate Park Event

The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge supported the Murray Bridge Skate Park Event at the Sturt Reserve Riverfront hosted by the Rural City of Murray Bridge. We cooked over 460 hamburgers with the lot, chicken and salad in Vietnamese rolls, a variety of fruit and bottled water for the large crowd. The Station had rappers, there was a climbing tower, laser games in the rage cage, mini golf, street art, and the skate park to entertain. The program was part of the Rural City of Murray Bridge Summer series of events for youth and families on the Sturt Reserve Riverfront. It was a free event.
HAVE you registered?
HAVE you booked your accommodation?
Sandor Motel, Mildura  0499 901 382
HAVE you advised Trevor 0408 813 250 or
Phil 0417 827 848
DON'T miss out!

Rotary Australia Relief Fund

Please pray for Australia and Please spread this message. Our rotary brothers from Australia need our help.
Rotary Australia district governors have established a central fund into which all autralians can donate to support the victim of the bush fires ravaging the country.
A link to the fund can be found on the main page of (RAWCS) website- (Rotary Australia World Community Service) website: https://rawcs.org.au Those wishing to
donate internationally through Rotary please use this :
International donations can be made via bank transfer:
Commonwealth Bank
Rotary Australia Relief Fund
BSB: 067105
Account: 10519888
Reference: 68/2019-20
Mintu Ibrahim
Country Coordinator
Rotary: World's Greatest Meal to Help End Polio
photos courtesy of Leanne Walding Photography

Calendar Winners 7th January

1st    $100          312        Damien Brown,  (MB)                             sold by W Jackson
2nd    $30             796        Simon True,    McLaren Flat,           sold by John True
3rd      $ 20            170       Graham Peake  (Murray Bridge)        sold by D Price

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
John Scarvelis
January 28
Spouse Birthdays
Beverley Curtis
January 8
Peter Phillips
January 25
Rhonda LeGallez
January 27
Samuel Cozens
Elizabeth Cozens
January 5
Trevor Curtis
Beverley Curtis
January 8
Lesley Murray
Steve Murray
January 12
Garry Wilson
Dotti Wilson
January 15
Peter Seals
Suzann Seals
January 16
Darryl Webb
Kathy Webb
January 20
Join Date
Ron Lehmann
January 1, 1982
38 years
Don McLean
January 4, 2005
15 years
Lesley Murray
January 31, 2016
4 years
Lyn Sickerdick
January 31, 2016
4 years
Simon Sickerdick
January 31, 2016
4 years
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