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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
May 14, 2019
Students reflections on their weekend

Meeting: 3308

May 21, 2019
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Meeting Report 3307

Murray Bridge Rotarian Ian Elston whose business Cutting Edge Engineering in Murray Bridge produces the Oscillot Panel TM for fences to stop cats getting in or out of your yard spoke about his product development and production. The original idea was from Paul Vock who took the idea to China for a manufacture quotation which proved to be expensive and complicated. Ian became involved, re- engineered the product, and now produces 3,500 units per month for Stratco as a revolutionary cat containment system and also potentially effective for possums. Ian now produces the product in Murray Bridge and after 10 years it has found markets in Canada, USA and Europe. President David Altmann also elaborated on its trial use on Kangaroo Island by the Council as a wild feral cat control and management system. They have built a 2 meter high fence across the Dudley Peninsular at the narrow point to test the idea. Cats both domestic and feral do a lot of damage to wildlife if allowed to roam.

Celebrating 30 yrs of Women in Rotary

Celebrating Women in Rotary for 30 years an important milestone and the contributions women have made in service to this wonderful world wide organisation with champagne and a toast at the Murray Bridge Golf Club on Tuesday. The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge is indeed a welcoming place for Women who share the ideals of Rotary service, leadership, networking, vocational skills, business, and enterprise. CHEERS !.

Rotary World News

Ending Polio

This has been a tough week for Rotary and polio has also had many challenges.
Pakistan in the last two weeks has seen four polio workers killed, the federal health minister sacked, the head of the federal polio emergency operating center replaced and a propaganda campaign against the program that involved fake illnesses to fake polio vaccines that led to a hysteria that led 10s of thousands of children to needlessly go to hospitals. As the week's NID was wrapping up, the follow up quality assessments and other activities were suspended due to concern about worker safety and the general instability especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). Much of this may be in the context of local elections that are due to occur next month and which always lead to troublemakers trying to show that the current government is incompetent.
Aziz has spent much of the week in Peshawar and along the border with Afghanistan. He has met with key officials, with families of the slain and has inaugurated expanded facilities on the border at Torkham to accommodate all age vaccinations. I spoke to him an hour ago and he continues to do all that is humanly possible to help address the many situations that are ongoing.
There are conflicting reports in the media regarding a decision to suspend the NID related activities. I encourage you to google Pakistan polio and to read some of the news accounts.
There are also two new polio cases in the lab in Pakistan which will be in the official count next week. We had three new cases in Afghanistan last week which are in the official count. Thus we have gone from 9 to 12 officially with two more now known.
The next rounds are not due until after Ramadan which gives us a couple of months to regroup and strategize.
I always like to also mention some positive points but it is difficult. We did have one important environmental site this week evolve from positive to no evidence of polio. Second, Dr. Tedros will announce shortly a new polio leader in the EMRO region to replace Chris Maher who is retiring. The person he will announce has been a great leader in polio eradication who has longstanding appreciation for Rotary's role.
Afghanistan also is at a bad point this week. The Taliban shut down all immunizations in their area of control. They had earlier banned house to house and now have evolved to all immunizations. Tremendous effort is now underway to reverse this action.
All is good in the AFRO region with no new wild polio cases. We do have some vaccine derived cases and they are being addressed.
So my message to Rotarians this week is to emphasize our long term progress, to highlight African progress, to indicate that we have some current challenges in Pakistan and Afghanistan which are being addressed by our Rotary leaders there and to indicate that support is needed to bring us over the finish line.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Best regards,
Michael K. McGovern

Letter from New Zealand


Australia's Biggest Morning Tea


Green Sheet

Currently our Green Sheet only is seen by those who are actually at our meetings and sometimes it does not get to all tables.
In an effort to enable ALL MEMBERS TO BECOME ENGAGED, the Volunteer Module within ClubRunner has been activated.
All members will have recently received an email generated from within ClubRunner inviting you to volunteer for the upcoming Murray Bridge High School Catering. Once you click the sign up button you will be asked to select either or both of the time slots available.
This system is working well in other Clubs and enables ALL ROTARIANS to contribute to the projects of their Club.
Please give it a try and provide feedback next meeting.
Robin LeGallez
Vocational Director

Calendar Winners 7th May 2019

1st Prize $100 - No.476 Ben Daly, sold by Jack Reddin
2nd Prize $30 - No.213 Brittany Dix, sold by L.Murray
3rd Prize $20 - No.037 Rodney Hawksworth, sold by MB Lions

Apologies Meeting 3306

Brenton LewisJim Mason                                                        David Price
Wayne JacksonDavid Mellen                                                   Steve Walker
Michael BagshawBrenton Nicholson                                         Bruce Frazer
Heather MuirheadGary Wilson                                                     Ian Elston
Christine WillersdorfGordon Schultz                                               Sue Foster
Ian ColemanPeter Seals                                                      Phil Westover
Darryl WebbRob Smyth                                                       Jenny A.Walters
Ron LehmannJenny Phillips

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

  What's happening on our Facebook page
John Scarvelis has been posting up a storm with some great content including details of the upcoming Multicultural Network 2018 End of Year Celebration.
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Put These Events in your Diaries
Murray Bridge Rotary Club Changeover Dinner
Jun 22, 2019 6:00 PM
Ambrose Golf Tournament
Murray Bridge Golf Club
Oct 17, 2019 8:00 AM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Glenn OBryan
May 8
Samuel Cozens
May 18
Spouse Birthdays
Mary McLean
May 18
Marg Jackson
May 23
Dean Walding
May 24
Merilyn Schultz
May 25
Roxanne Rowland
Wayne Rowland
May 8
Roger Wickes
Dianne Wickes
May 25
David Mellen
Robin Wilson
May 27
Join Date
Brenton Nicholson
May 1, 2001
18 years
Darryl Webb
May 1, 1988
31 years
Jerry Wilson
May 1, 1992
27 years
Jim Mason
May 1, 1986
33 years
Philip Westover
May 1, 1988
31 years
David Price
May 14, 2013
6 years
Gordon Schultz
May 20, 1997
22 years
Glenn OBryan
May 21, 2013
6 years
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