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GSE Combined Dinner Meeting

The Group Study Exchange team will be addressing our combined dinner meeting on 19th March.
All members throughout the Group 3 Clubs have been invited and it is imperative that you Purchase your ticket to this event ASAP.
The evening will be a great occasion to learn about our friends from District 6040, Missouri USA.
Cost of the evening is $40 per person and includes a two course meal.
Please expect this to be a later evening than normal.
 
Booking are available here 
 
Alternately speak to Robin LeGallez for assistance
GSE Intercity Meeting Robin LeGallez 2019-02-18 13:30:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation Meeting 12th February 2019

 
During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.
With your help the Rotary Foundation can make lives better in your community and around the world.
Rotary is a worldwide organisation that has the vision to focus upon 6 obvious basic human needs, providing sustained assistance to meet present and ongoing respite for our fellow community members caught up in a cycle of poverty.
Currently our district 9250 is looking after 2 brilliant young people who are preparing humanitarian projects through Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants.
Dr Victoria Cox is a medical graduate from the University Of Adelaide, and is now about to commence a Post Graduate Degree at the University Of Oxford. Victoria's field of study is health care delivery to low socioeconomic areas.
Also joining us is Natsumi Oda, a young Graduate student from Japan. Natsumi will commence a Post Graduate Degree and Flinders University and her Host Club in Australia is the Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay. Natsumi's field of study is a Master of Social Work and Education.
 

END POLIO NOW

Polio is a paralysing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. Polio is spread through an invasive virus which contains a piece of nucleic code capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect.
Polio is incurable but is completely vaccine preventable.
We have been near the end game for a number of years, but as longas one case of polio remains the virus is a significant threat.
For the first time in many years, 2019 has commenced for 1 month without any new cases of polio being reported.
There are now only three countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild polio virus - Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.
During the 1980's the world saw about 1000 cases of polio per day. During 2016 the world saw 37 polio cases for the whole year. This represents a 99.9% reduction.
 
Notes prepared and presented by Sam Cozens
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Paul Harris Fellow Nominations

During the month of February 2019, nominations are invited from Club members of persons within our Rotary Club or from the community who have given outstanding service to either our Club or the community.
 
Please provide in writing, an outline of why you consider this person is worthy of consideration for this Club honour.
Nominations will be considered by the Board and please note that there is no guarantee that any nomination will be accepted. All nominations will be treated with strict confidentiality.
Paul Harris Fellow Nominations Robin LeGallez 2019-02-01 13:30:00Z 0

Rotary Wine Sales

Following our successful wine labelling event, our Club is now able to offer the exceptional Lake Breeze 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
Wine Sales 2019 Robin LeGallez 2019-01-27 13:30:00Z 0

Great Shave Off

&

Trivia Night

The Murray Bridge Lawn Tennis Association & the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge invite you to the "Great Shave Off" on Saturday 16th February.
 
 
 
Great Shave Off Robin LeGallez 2019-01-18 13:30:00Z 0

Report on Meeting Number 3291

Wine Labelling a "Breeze"

The meeting of Tuesday 15th January was a great night with President David welcoming all and encouraged all to be part of the "Great Shave Off" by donating online and attending on the 16th February at the Lawn Tennis Clubrooms for a Trivia Night & be part of the "Great Shave Off".
 
Following the meeting we adjourned to Ian Elston's to label our latest Rotary Wine.
Teams of Rotarians and our guest Wharehoe Lissington were industrious and quickly labelled the wine and then had an opportunity to taste.
Tasters reported the wine to be exceptionally good value, drinking well now, ideal to fill a gap in the cellar or any gap in your home.
Sales on the evening were excellent with nearly one third of our wine already sold.
 
Call Ian ASAP to secure your wine before it all runs out. At $120 per dozen this is a winner!
 
 
 
  
 
Wine Labelling 2019 Robin LeGallez 2019-01-14 13:30:00Z 0

Rotary donates a portable medication infusion pump to Hospital.

L to R David Altmann, Sharon Harrison, Kate Treloar, Kaye Hand, Natalie Rainsford, Vanessa Drummond and Sam Cozens.
The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge donates a CADD-Solis Infusion Pump to the Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. Director of Nursing, Sharon Harrison accepts this smart pump from Rotary President David Altmann.
These smart infusion pumps are programmed to safely deliver medication to patients in hospital, home care, and alternative care facilities. A key feature of this pump is that it allows the patient mobility while providing reliable, accurate medication delivery. Patient mobility has been shown to decrease recovery time, improved clinical outcomes, and reduction in length of hospital stays.
Donations from local service clubs, and citizens help to maintain a very high level of patient care in our community hospital.
Story from Sam Cozens
 
Cadd-Solis Infusion Pump Robin LeGallez 2019-01-13 13:30:00Z 0
Swap Meet 2019 Robin LeGallez 2019-01-13 13:30:00Z 0

Remembrance Day 2018 - 100th Anniversary

An article from Sam Cozens to Helen Peake as a member of the MBHS Staff
Thank you on behalf of Elizabeth and myself, for the opportunity to share with the students of Murray Bridge High School, both at the impressive Remembrance ceremony at the School on Friday morning, and today at the “March across the Murray River” with the School Band and all the Year 9 students, to another impressive ceremony at the RSL headquarters today.
The speakers at both events had very significant messages that related directly to the present and future responsibility of the students themselves, for their role in keeping the ongoing message alive when the present generation has passed on.
Chris Tilley with his “hats story” had the students intrigued, and I am certain they understood that it was a message for them. The relation between the often awful role of military persons in preserving our way of life, was well stated and I believe understood by the students.
This morning Bob Channon did very well with his recall of some very pertinent history of Murray Bridge itself during the period of World War II.
I found RSL President David Laing’s address to the students this morning particularly moving. David involved the students in a very personal review of the changing need for our country to be involved in armed conflict with others, the ongoing effect of the involvement in such conflict, both for the warriors themselves and for a wide spectrum of people in the community.
David particularly stressed the responsibility for successive generations to remember the awful cost of war, to remember the reasons for the sacrifice of individuals, and to actively seek ways to ensure that such conflicts should be strenuously avoided in the future.
 
Congratulations Helen on your role in making the 100th Anniversary of Remembrance of WWI a special occasion for our local community, and for the opportunity for our community service organisation to be a part of this remembrance observance.
I would be remiss if I do not remark upon the respectful behaviour displayed by our local Year 9 students this morning, and for the whole school assembly last Friday. This directly reflects the quality of what is occurring at our local school through the teaching staff.
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ANNUAL MURRAYLANDS ROTARY BUSINESS DINNER

DATE - 13th November 2018

WHERE - Murray Bridge Club

TIME - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

BE ENLIGHTENED by our special guest Australian journalist and television presenter, Pip Courtney, best known for her work as a reporter and host of the ABC series Landline. An expert panel of local business owners/operators will join our guest speaker sharing motivating stories of their challenges and successes. 

Network, enjoy good food and wine, and be inspired! 

TICKET INCLUDES - Drink on arrival, 2 course meal, self service tea and coffee (all other drinks at own cost)

Ticket cost is $35

PLACES ARE LIMITED PLEASE BOOK ASAP

RDA Rotary Business Dinner 2018 Robin LeGallez 2018-11-05 13:30:00Z 0
Your chance to secure these important books
See Jim Mason NOW
Book Relaunch Robin LeGallez 2018-09-11 14:30:00Z 0
2017 Students receiving their certificates

Going Bush 2018

Going Bush With Rotary is happening again these coming September school holidays.
Your support is urgently required to ensure students such as these receive a mentored break that has the potential to change their lives.
Contact RALY Director Lyn with your donation which can be paid via EFTPOS at the next meeting.
Going Bush 2018 Robin LeGallez 2018-09-03 14:30:00Z 0

Mallee Emu Wren Translocation

Male Mallee Emu Wren – Weight approximately 6 grams – Photos by tom Hunt
 
During 2014 wildfires swept across Ngarkat Conservation Park in SA, devastating the park and much of the wildlife.
In particular, the already threatened Mallee Emu Wren became extinct in SA. These birds are particularly susceptible due to their preferred habitat (spinifex) needing to be many years old and to be quite expansive. After the fire the habitat was destroyed. Since then the spinifex has begun to regenerate to the point where it is now able to support the wrens.


Enter the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge. In conjunction with the Federal Government, several universities, BirdLife Australia, Zoos SA,  Zoos Victoria and the cooperation of government agencies across two states we have been part off a project to translocate emu wrens from the some parts of Victoria back into the Ngarkat park.
Murray Bridge Rotary has been involved with research and identification of suitable habit in Wyperfeld National Park in Victoria and then some months ago in Hattah-Kulkyne / Murray Sunset, wrens were collected and transported to a new home in Ngarkat.
At the time of you reading this my club is again in Murray Sunset / Hattah providing support for the translocation of another forty birds. In addition to members of the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge, we have been supported by the Rotary Club of Hallett Cove and community members from Adelaide & Strathalbyn.
The first translocation has been highly successful and a high percentage on the birds still being sighted in Ngarkat.
We look forward to continuing our support of this great environmental project.
MEW Translocation Robin LeGallez 2018-09-02 14:30:00Z 0
Last weeks meeting was chaired by Robin LeGallez and our guest speaker was Luke Ireland.
 
Luke spoke of the translocation project and the important role played by Rotary. 
 
 
 
Mallee Emu Wren Report Robin LeGallez 2018-07-30 14:30:00Z 0

Jim Cundy shared his latest COOL Adventure. 

This time to it was to SVALBARD and GREENLAND.
A journey he shared with his wife Maria.
 
Icebergs Ittoqqortoormiit Longyearbyen Myggbukta Polar Bears Polar Ice Cap Scoresby Sund Sirus Patrol Spitsbergen Svalbard glaciers
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First Speaker of the 2018-2019 Rotary Year
 
Chairman for the night Rotarian John Whimpress, introduced Mr Graham Hallandal
whose topic was "The Final Leg of the Lavender Federation Trail"
 
Graham is a local identity who was an active part of the business community in the area for many years and has been the recipient of a "Paul Harris Fellow" and a "4 Avenues of Service" Award through the Rotary Club of Mobilong. He is also a longstanding volunteer at Monarto Zoo and was named "2017 Citizen of the Year" at the Murray Bridge Australia day awards.
 
Graham is a founding members of SARTI, The South Australian Recreation Trails Inc. Which is the Non-Profit Volunteer organisation that manages and has coordinate the completion of the "Lavender Federation Trail"
 
 
Final Leg of The Federation Trail Stephen Walker 2018-07-14 14:30:00Z 0

Rotary Club Celebrates

The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge celebrated the previous Rotary year on 30th June at the Bridgeport Hotel.
Outgoing President Stephen Walker inspired those present with his insightful comments and then inducted David Altmann as the President for 2018-2019.
 
Over 100 Rotarians, family & friends celebrated with David & Stephen as the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge awarded a Paul Harris Fellows to Ian Elston & a PFH Sapphire to Jenny Phillips.
Rotarians Jim Mason, Ron Jericho & Peter MacCulloch received certificates acknowledging their long and valued service.
A toast to Rotary International was proposed by Jenny Phillips and was responded to by District Governor Bob Cooper, Lesley Murray was part of a double act as she proposed a toast to partners followed by a response from partner Steve Murray.
Changeover Dinner Robin LeGallez 2018-07-02 14:30:00Z 0
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