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 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
Dec 14, 2021 6:15 PM
Christmas Party


Chairperson: Robin LeGallez

Fellowship & Invocation: Jim Mason

Reserve: Don McLean

Dec 21, 2021 7:00 AM
Christmas Breakfast
Dec 28, 2021
No Meeting
Jan 04, 2022
No Meeting
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Covid 19 - Golf Club Directive

The Murray Bridge Golf Club now requires all people who enter to show evidence of having received at least one approved Covid 19 vaccination (subject to change).
To ensure all members have access to our general meetings, ZOOM will be available.
Each meeting will have the same login details.
Rotary Meeting
Time: Nov 30, 2021 06:00 PM Adelaide
        Every week on Tue, 7 occurrence(s)
        Nov 30, 2021 06:00 PM
        Dec 7, 2021 06:00 PM
        Jan 11, 2022 06:00 PM
        Jan 18, 2022 06:00 PM
        Jan 25, 2022 06:00 PM
        Feb 1, 2022 06:00 PM

Meeting ID: 840 8714 7586
Passcode: 623975
Contact Sam or Robin for more information.
Please ensure your microphone is set to mute when joining.


An awesome community promotion was achieved by the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge recently with Polio Ute (sponsored by Paradise Motors)
The Polio Ute was the centre of attention with the local community in the following events –
Visit to the Murray Bridge High School (Interact Club), Tyndale Christian School and Unity College
A presentation was made to students at the Murray Bridge School including Interact Club members by club Rotarians explaining the history of the Eradication Polio and the current status of Polio in Afghanistan/Pakistan. The Murray Bridge High School Interact Club assisted with a BBQ raising funds for the Rotary Foundation.
Bunnings Murray Bridge too added to the weekend activity with a BBQ.
And the Murray Bridge Christmas Parade and Festival at the Sturt Reserve Riverfront.
What a model to follow – congratulations to the Rotary Club of Murray for organising an incredible promotion for the Polio Ute Relay 2021/2022. And the wearing of the Red Polio Shirt - the End Polio brand. Well done to all.
Team Members: - Sissman, Schultz, Webb, Wickes, Willersdorf, Elston, O’Bryan, Phillips and Reddin
Projects done: - Fraser Park Rabbiting enclosure. (Walters, Schultz, Reddin)
                             Clean up at Rotarian Brenton Nicholson’s house/property x 2. (Phillips x 2, Cozens x 2, Reddin x 2, Prosser, Murray, Whitehead)
                            Foodbank continuing maintenance X 3. (Reddin, Legallez). 
                            River City Trailers BBQ. (Whitehead, Cozens x 2, Reddin).
                            Riding for the disabled painting job X3. Plus redesign/repaint RDA sign. (McClean, Schultz, Curtis, Webb, Prosser, Scarvelis, Reddin)
                            Foodbank freezers donation and acquisition. (Both Rotary Clubs and Nicholson)
                            Defibrillator register taken over by new Business Organisation (Webb, Walker)
                             Salvo’s connect meal roster (Prosser, Prosser, Prosser)
                            Hospital outside chair maintenance (Schultz)
                            Combined Service Clubs Dinner and raffle (Prosser, Scarvelis, Reddin)
                           Event Management support for the MBHS (donation to their mental health project approx. $240) (Rowland, Podgers x 2, Foster, Whitehead, Best, Wickes, Reddin)
                            BBQ for the MB Regatta    cooking only    raised $300 (Murrays x 2, Walker, McClean, Reddin)
                            Marathon Marshalls     supplied gratis (Webb, Prosser, Walters, Walker).
                            Triathlon Marshalls   Our Club supplied 9 and Mobilong found 11   Paid $20/hour
                            Vaccination Hub W/I W/O   support BBQ       approx. $700 each day (Webb, Blight, McClean, Sickerdicks x 2, Reddin)
                            Job Seeker event BBQ   cooking only, (Cundy, Walker, Reddin).
                              Brenton Nicholson’s donated freezer in Foodbank branded with donor sign. (Wickes)
                             Riding for the Disabled Sign update/repair.(Webb).
                             Repair to sand pit Fraser Park School   (Schultz, Webb.)
                            African Community day support. Asked for, received, and erected a marquee from Rotary (O’Bryan)
                                                            CONTINUING AND NEW PROJECTS          
                              Rotary sign at the stop lights. Continuing issue of Council acknowledging the part played by our Club and allowing us some advertising in recognition of what we have done in the past. Webb has found the information and is now in the process of tackling the relevant Council employee (Martin Smallridge) (Sadie Podger, Webb)
                               Rotary branding around the town. Community Committee resolved that we look at placing generic Rotary signs in appropriate places around the town. O’Bryan to liase with Mobilong and present a sign design and proposed locations to our Committee. 2 meetings set for next Wednesday and Thursday (O’Bryan to liase with Jillian Reddin (Mobilong) and Best and Reddin).
                                Skate Park BBQ. Paul Ankerson and Aiden from Council have responded with dates on Jan 15th, Feb 12th, and one date in April (16th), all Saturdays in 2022. Will contact us closer to the date. (Willersdorf)
                                 Swap Meet February 20th, 2022 (Whimpress)
                                 Salvo’s Connect Meals. Roster has been organised for the next 4 months or so. (Prosser)
                                 Ambrose Golf Day   Set for the Thursday 21st of April 2022  Rotary members include: Jenny Phillips (Chair), Rob Walters, Roger Wickes, Sam Cozens, Robin LeGallez and Kevin Prosser.  John Whimpress will organise the catering. Same format as 2021 inc. breakfast and lunch. Cost about the same. Flyer developed and sent to previous contestants this week. 66 players registered for our 2021 Golf Day and we hope to attract around 90 players for our 2022 event.
                                 Magpie and Owl street Reserve Development. Waiting to see what cherries might be offered to our Club to pick. None so far, awaiting developments (Reddin).
                                 Blinds for Foodbank. Grant application successful ($1873) to be matched by our Club. Blinds ordered and will be fitted either late November of first week of December guaranteed (Wickes managing this project. Carpet Court Quote for blinds was $3745).
                                 Music for the elderly with dementia Julieanne following up with the RC of St Peters who have done something similar. We will investigate the equipment used, how it was downloaded, and the benefits, and finally obtain a guest speaker on the subject with a view to promulgating the idea here in MB. Julieanne will also visit local hospices and OFH to assess need. (Sissman)
                                 Club contact with past members having health issues. Our Committee supported the idea of contacting Marg Whitehead to see if she could ascertain if Rosemary MacCulloch needs help of any kind that our Club could assist with. Marg has been in touch with Rosemary and so far is ok (Peter in Flinders while they look for a bed in a dementia unit in Adelaide). Marg will touch base again tomorrow (15/11) (Schultz).
                                  Murray Bridge Council looking for Xmas pageant helpers (8 people between 1330 and 1730 In the Sturt Reserve area ( Nathan Gates, Reddin) Unable to assist as no volunteers
                                  MB Special School looking to reconnect with RC of MB with a range of projects including a donation. Julieanne following up with Karen Meddle from the School to better assess what cherries we might pick. Meeting arranged and photos to be taken to better allow us to assess what we can manage. Sissman
                                  Switzer Memorial Rose garden at TAFE. One of our members noticed that this garden, which bounds Swanport road was derelict, and thought our Committee might take an interest in a resurrection being Xmas and all. She was asked to explore the interest of TAFE and report back, as a result of which some repairs and maintenance of the dripper system will be carried out and some rose bushes will be donated next season. Watering has commenced. (Phillips).
                                     Rosewall Stroke Foundation. We were asked to support this function with tables, cutlery etc  for a fundraiser after a 100 km ride to Langhorne’s Creek and back, which we did. They raised $1500. (Reddin)
                                      The Bunyip’s 50th Birthday celebration. Ros Kruger sent a generic email to all the Service Clubs asking for food support for this event on Sat. 29th of January, in which the Council are intent on turning this into a fun evening with a few official events at 5 pm followed by fun and food from 6 to 8. Both Rotary Clubs replied with alacrity putting their hand up for donuts (Mobilong), and a BBQ (MB), which was accepted, and we were assured that no directly competing foodstuffs would be encouraged. They wouldn’t mind if we dressed up a bit and the naming of our menu offerings might reflect the fun of the day. (Reddin)                                                  
The Board needs to discuss a need for a marketeer in the Club, and the need to provide better access for pedestrians and cyclists for the bridge off Bridge street. (Reddin on both counts).  
Preamble to Community Report for AGM
Dear Rotarians,
Please find attached my report on the first 6 months of a team of Rotarians known collectively as the Community Committee of the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge. Read and enjoy.
I have also attached 2 reports from Kevin Prosser the first in part because it loosely falls within our gambit, and the other because he asked me. Well done Kevin.
Each project has been encouraged to be “owned” by one of our committee and occasionally by someone outside the team. In fact if you look at the names of our “owners” in parenthesis at the end of each project you will find a variety of people many of whom are not even part of our Community Team, and just occasionally not even part of our Club. And this is only right and proper for the Team are the wheels and our Club is the oil and together we have the machinery to make things happen under the Rotary Banner. Thus far the Committee has worked well together and I suspect have enjoyed the experience of being a part of a well oiled machine, bringing service to the District and roubles to the Club’s vaults. We have started and/or completed more than 3 dozen projects and we are on track to complete around 50 by the end of the Rotary year, that is around 1 a week. This could not have happened if the people who have “owned” and helped did not want to and also because they subsequently enjoyed the experience. So well done Team, and well done Club.
Cheers jack r
Report 30/11/2021 on The Connect Meals with the Salvation Army
The combined Service clubs under the guidance of the Rotary club of Murray Bridge are currently in the third year of providing a meal for the less fortunate members of our community twice a month. 
The first year 5 service clubs funded and provided members for serving etc at the two meals per month, with several months closed due to the Covid virus.
Total meals served           963
Total meals packaged     280
The second year again 5 clubs were involved with several nights cancelled
Total meals served          668
Total meals packaged     265
The current year we have 4 clubs funding and providing members and with limited funding the program is at this stage only going to run untill end of March 2021
Total meals to date         363
Total meals packaged     76
Capt Tim will be leaving Murray Bridge in December to take up a position at Port Adelaide, he is to be replaced by Renae Phillips who has just completed her training.
Hylton from the Murray Bridge lions club and myself will be having a meeting with her on December the 16th to discuss the ongoing Connect Meals.
Kevin Prosser.
Report 30/11/2021 on Mobility Scooter Flags fitting project.
The project was started in January 2013 and has now resulted in 210 flags being fitted to mobility scooters here in Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend and Mannum.
This project has for many years been receiving funding from the RAA under their funding for road safety projects. We may not qualify now as they have set a limit of a minimum of $500 to be spent in each year.
We do have support locally for discount on the purchase of the flags by Brooks Cycle and for steel tubing to make the brackets, which are then welded, to suit the various makes of Scooters.
The number of Flags being fitted is slowing down as we have caught up on the back log and now it is with new clients and fitting replacement flags.
Still a good project as it is very helpful for the riders provides extra degree of safety for them. It also brings attention to them and their family of Murray Bridge Rotarys involvement in the local community.
Kevin prosser


$100659        Robert GrivellStrathalbynStrath. Darts Club
$30         542            Jac WilliamsMobilongJ. Whimpress
$20413       Dale NewmanMurray BridgeJ. Reddin


Market Day in the Murray Bridge Marketplace today with lots of craft and community stalls adding to the atmosphere. This included Rotary Club of Murray Bridge members selling their Calender for next year. Its part of a weekly prize of $100 first prize, $30 for second and $20 for third. Cost $20 with proceeds going to local clubs and projects.
Thanks to all our local sponsors please support them.
By John Scarvelis

Object of Rotary

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December 1, 1985
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December 23, 1980
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