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?


By arrangement with Robin or Sam, ZOOM IS AVAILABLE

Speakers - Click at Bottom For Duties
May 25, 2021 6:15 PM
The Art of the Hospitality Industry


Chairperson: Jenny Phillips

Fellowship & Invocation: Jim Mason

Reserve: Don McLean

Jun 01, 2021 6:15 PM
Club Assembly
Jun 08, 2021 6:15 PM
Bridgeport Hotel - Check it out!
Jun 15, 2021 5:15 PM
Foodbank Visit – pre Dinner Meeting then RAWCS Drought Relief Program
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Meeting Report

Kelly Kuhn has involvement with Rotary in both the GSE Program where she travelled to Mexico in 2005, and prior to that in the Rotary Youth Leadership program in Mylor in her teenage years. She then became involved in the Interact Program at the Murray Bridge High School. This progression is ideal in reaching out to the community, gaining experience and then giving back to the community. Kelly's incredible background has seen her go from growing up on a wheat and sheep farm at Perponda, to travelling the world for work through her state government marketing roles. Her corporate experience ranges in the fields of tourism, conservation, events, health, transport and government sectors. Kelly holds an Advanced Diploma of Business in Tourism, and she is well connected in the industry for South Australian travel experiences.

New Life for Play Equipment

This week saw the start of a new Rotary Club of Murray Bridge Project. Eight Rotarians have been dismantling the Long Island Playground which the Council is replacing with a new one. The bits are being numbered, pulled apart, and wrapped in preparation for shipment overseas possibly to the Philippines in a Donations in Kind Rotary International project led by the Rotary Club of Mt Barker. Rotarians Simon Sickerdick, Gordon Schultz, Daryl Webb, John Scarvelis, Sam Cozens, Lyn Sickerdick, Sue Foster, and Lesley Murray have completed their side of the task and the playground is now in storage ready to be put into a container. Mount Barker are also in the same process. Rotary in action serving the local and international community.

Youth Homelessness in the Murraylands get a Helping Hand


BankSA Foundation have donated $67,000 to Habitat for Humanity and the Sammy D Foundation


Close to 200 young people are homeless or at risk of being homeless in the Murraylands region each day.

Recognising the increased needs of at-risk youth, BankSA Foundation have granted more than $67,000 to Habitat for Humanity and the Sammy D Foundation which are both focused on helping young people in need.

$25,000 was also donated to ac.care's Studio Purpose project.

Ac.care Murrayland's homelessness service manager, Thanuja Hiripitiyage said rising rental prices are a factor in young people struggling to find stability.

"Sadly, the shortage of available emergency and public housing, together with rising prices for private rentals, have left many youths priced out of affordable housing," Ms Hiripitiyage said.

"This has left some young people couch surfing, staying with friends or family, but not having any stability or security from which to build a better future.

"Purpose built accommodation, together with the support provided by ac.care and our Studio Purpose project, will provide a vital new option in Murray Bridge to accommodate young people and help them develop independence."

BankSA Foundation chairman, David Firth, said the grants would help provide support services for young people at a critical time in their lives.

"Young people can be particularly vulnerable when faced with challenges, and over the past year many have struggled to cope as the way we live has changed," Mr Firth said.

"BankSA Foundation recognises that young people need support in both the school environment and when living in the community, particularly with higher youth unemployment rates against a backdrop of unpredictability and change.

"If we can help by providing funding for much-needed services, it can create clearer pathways and brighter futures.

"By supporting projects such as Habitat for Humanity's Studio Purpose, we'll also see a flow-on effect in the Murraylands community through increased work for trades, the purchase of building materials and overall community participation from volunteers donating time to help."

Executive director for Habitat for Humanity, Ben Sarre said the split donation from the Bank SA Foundation will help the charity immensely.

"We received $25,000 and we'll be using those funds directly in the construction phase of Studio Purpose," Sarre said.

"We're a charity, but also a licensed builder. Our role is to manage the upfront refurbishment of the units, which has been an unfunded part of the project.

"In order to make sure we can pay for the construction phase we use fundraising.

"There's materials, trade labour, and local contractors that we're engaged in, so that is where the $25,000 Bank SA Foundation donation will go toward."

If there is any young person struggling at the moment, there is help for you in the Murraylands.

"Our doors are always open to all country South Australians who may find themselves in a vulnerable situation and need assistance," Ms Hiripitiyage said.

"We provide homelessness, emergency relief, financial counselling and other services to assist and services tailored specifically to the needs of young people.

"Anyone can visit our office at 29 Bridge Street to speak to our welcoming staff or call us on 1300 ACCARE (1300 222 273)."


1st $100   Helen Thomas sold by Phil Westover
2nd $30    Graham Coulter sold by Don McLean
3rd $20    James Hammond sold by Strath Darts

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Upcoming Events
2021 Rotary Changeover
Jun 26, 2021
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MurrayBridge Rotary Art Show
Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
Jul 17, 2021 10:00 AM –
Aug 15, 2021 4:00 PM
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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
Join Date
Brenton Nicholson
May 1, 2001
20 years
Darryl Webb
May 1, 1988
33 years
Jim Mason
May 1, 1986
35 years
Philip Westover
May 1, 1988
33 years
David Price
May 14, 2013
8 years
Gordon Schultz
May 20, 1997
24 years
Glenn OBryan
May 21, 2013
8 years


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