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
Jul 04, 2023 6:15 PM
Autism & Mikayla’s Journey


Chairperson: Jacquie Best

Fellowship & Invocation: Lyn Sickerdick

Reserve: Simon Sickerdick

Sergeant: Robert Walters

Jul 11, 2023 6:15 PM
Committee Meetings
Jul 18, 2023 6:15 PM
Monarto Zoo Conservation & Projects
Jul 25, 2023 6:15 PM
Club Assembly
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Well now that the dust has settled and the lights turned off, reality sets in and the year begins.
I look forward to the year ahead and working with the club and members.
Firstly, let me congratulate our award winners, Jenny, Merilyn, Jim, John, and Kevin. I know they don’t do it for the recognition, however, is one way the club appreciates the time and effort you put in to make a difference to people and the club, thank you.
Merilyn and I attended the Blakiston Nairne Changeover at Mount Barker on Wednesday night for now President, Dr Michael Moran, ex dentist in Murray Bridge.
It was interesting to see the difference in changeover meetings, a good night where I won the raffle.
Once again, let me thank everyone for making the Changeover night successful, and a night I’ll remember.
See you all Tuesday night, Gordon.

Music For Dementia

Past Murray Bridge resident and Club member, Chris Jarvis attended out changeover dinner at the Bridgeport Hotel. Past President Murray Jarvis and Chris now live in Cairns in an effort to support Murray's ongoing health issues. Murray now suffers from advancing dementia and it was suggested that Chris take a pair of our "Music For Dementia" headsets back to Cairns for Murray to experience.
The image below shows the success of this worthwhile project.
Our best wishes to Murray and Chris.

Conference 2024 Location Announced

Today at the District Changeover luncheon we welcomed Craig Dowling as the 2023-24 District Governor for District 9510.
Craig and wife Kiki also announced Loxton as the location for our 2024 District Conference. We all received an email today from Craig with Conference details.
Now is the time to consider attending and most importantly reserve accomodation and beat the rush.

Changeover Dinner 2023

The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge held its changeover night at the fabulous new Bridgeport Hotel with lots of fun whilst getting down to the business of reports, various toasts to RI and Rotary partners and President John Whimpress inducting new 2023/4 President Gordon Schultz. MC Phil Westover expertly kept the proceedings moving. Gordon presented his new Board members and outlined some plans for the coming year. Flowers were presented to Secretary Jenny Alexander Walters the retiring Secretary, and new secretary Julieanne Sissman welcomed along with Vice President Jim Mason to help continue to guide the ship. Many friends and past Rotarians helped enjoy the night including Chris Jarvis coming from Queensland. Rotarian John Scarvelis

20th & 27th June

Draw Date
Winning No.
Sold by
  Pam Hissy
Murray Bridge
P. Seals
   Ian Pithers
Murray Bridge
J. Best
   Ray Symes
Murray Bridge
R.C. of Mobilong
Draw Date
      Winning No.
Sold by
   Cottage Box Chocolates
Murray Bridge
     Ash Lawrence
Molyullah  Vict.
Strath Darts Club
     Kath Lord
Murray Bridge

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Message from the Chair

ROMAC ChairAs you can see in this newsletter, ROMAC is now well and truly back in operation after the Covid hiatus.

We are currently supporting the treatment of seven children across New Zealand and Australia and almost everything is progressing very well. Unfortunately this business is very high risk so, very occasionally, things don’t turn out as hoped.

A recent example was a 5-month-old boy born with a growth in his stomach that started grow rapidly. After accepting the child as a ROMAC patient and organising his treatment at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, delays outside our control, obtaining his passport and consequently, a visa, saw him die before he could leave his country. This sort of outcome is extremely disappointing and upsetting for the family and also, for our ROMAC volunteers who have been organising departure, hosting and treatment.

On a brighter note, it was great to see so many people visit our ROMAC Information Booth at the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne. Many thanks to Maggie Alexander for designing and producing the display and to Minh Nguyen for setting it up and organising the roster of ROMAC volunteers who serviced the Booth, whom we also thank. Many of our ROMAC supporters from across Zone 8 have visited our Booth as well as many International visitors, who wish they had a similar Rotary program in their countries.

Other interesting visitors to our Booth included past ROMAC Chair Brendan Porter and some of our partners from the Rotary Clubs in our patients' home countries who provide incredible support with all the pre-departures requirements. One such visitor was Lawrence Fatiaki, President-Elect from the Rotary Club of Honiara. Lawrence expressed his commitment to ROMAC and to supporting our long-time and outstanding ROMAC champion in RC Honiara, PDG Wayne Morris.
As our Rotary year comes to an end, one last plea for donations from any Clubs that might find they have a surplus of funds for the year. Please support us to continue to help children in such need.

Yours in Rotary

Ian D'Arcy Walsh

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Drakes Tags

Our Club has received another "gift card" from Dakes in the amount of $125.00 through their Community Dollars programme. Thank you to all members who have shopped at Drakes and registered their barcode. Please keep on doing this as it helps pay for groceries bought for bbqs etc. Any members who havn't a Drakes tag please see me. The tags are not just for members, you can give them to friends and family. You can use them at any Drakes store in South Australia.
Jenny Alexander-Walters

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
Jack Reddin
July 19
Spouse Birthdays
Jan Blight
July 3
Maria Cundy
July 4
Join Date
Jack Reddin
July 1, 1995
28 years
Roger Wickes
July 26, 2016
7 years

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