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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 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
Oct 12, 2021
Committee Meetings


Chairperson: Sue Foster

Fellowship & Invocation: Margaret Whitehead

Reserve: Roger Wickes

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Tuesday 7th October was the date of the Murray Bridge Combined Service Clubs Dinner held at the Murray Bridge RSL Club. Host Club was the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge with MC Jack Reddin. In a departure from previous events, each club presented a single page report on their year's activities which was collated for each attendee to take home. Support for this event was evident due to the large attendance. In excess of 90 people attended from local service clubs Kiwanis, Murray Bridge City Lions, Lions Club of Murray Bridge, Soroptimist Int, Inner Wheel Club of Mobilong, Rotary Club of Mobilong and Rotary Club of Murray Bridge. Our guest speaker was Peter Clark, a director of Monarto Safari Park. Peter outlined the scope of work being undertaken at Monarto with the new visitors centre to be located off Rocky Gully Road, the new hotel and the jewel, Wild Africa. It is anticipated the new additions will be ready next year. Whilst most similar parks are Govt funded/owned, Monarto and Adelaide Zoo are actually owned by the members. This innovation at Monarto will bring up to 250,000 visitors to the Safari Park annually. Bob England thanked Peter and we were then treated to a musical feast from the Vanuatu Singers. With a wide repertoire this group of singers finished the evening with style.


The Rotary Foundation Australia, supporting local communities in the far northwest of South Australia.
Pukatja is an extremely remote indigenous community in South Australia. It experiences kidney disease at a rate fifteen times higher than the national average.
With the nearest treatment facility about 1,000km away, dialysis entails relocation, far away from the patient’s support network of family and community – a devastating blow, especially for someone already suffering the trauma of serious illness.
Delivering treatment closer to home results in dramatically better health outcomes, reduced economic and community impacts and reduced need for ancillary services, such as social workers and interpreters.
The Rotary Club of Waikerie, along with numerous Clubs and Districts, from Australia and the USA, funded the A$200,000 purchase of the medical equipment to set up a dialysis facility in the far northwest of the state. They partnered with the WDNWPT Aboriginal Community. The Rotary Foundation provided A$70,000 in Global Grant funding.
Thank you to the Rotary Foundation Australia for providing this wonderful piece.


How do Rotary Clubs fund local community and international projects?
The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and culture exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions. Since the Foundation was formed more than 100 years ago, over $4 billion has been spent on life changing sustainable projects.
Rotary members contribute their skills, expertise, and resources to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. From providing clean water, education to children, improving hygiene and sanitation, environmental - recycling bottles and plastic, to promoting peace worldwide, sustainable farming methods, Rotary Foundation grants bring service ideas to life. There are many clubs in District 9510 who are involved in international and local projects.
By donating, Rotary Foundation transforms your gift into projects that change lives e.g.
- 60c, a child can be protected from polio.
- $50 can provide clean water to help waterborne illness
- $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.
Two District 9510 Rotary Foundation fund raising projects that will come to life in the coming weeks are
Polio Ute – raising funds for the on-going vaccination program for children with World Polio day – Sunday 24th October. The Polio Mazda Ute (sponsored by Paradise Mazda) will be in Rundle Mall on Friday/Saturday 22/23rd October - look for the Red Polio shirts.
Rotary Foundation Christmas Puddings and Fruit cake will be available to purchase from the Rotary Club of Seaford – more information via www.rotaryseaford.org.au. This is a project where $2 per unit sold (Fruit cake and steamed pudding) and $1 per unit (baked puddings) is donated to the Rotary Foundation.

Celebrate Hat Day on
World Mental Health Day!

Australian Rotary Health celebrates Hat Day every year on World Mental Health Day (October 10).

You can help us Lift the Lid on Mental Illness by helping to raise awareness and funds for vital mental health research anytime during October, which is also Mental Health Month.

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.

CALENDAR WINNERS 5th October 2021

1st   $100   No.249  Ian Johnson  (Eden Valley)   (Sold by M.B.Pistol Club)    ch. no. 4001
2nd   $30  No.207    Fiona Goldsworthy    (Eliz. Downs)      (sold by J. Alexander-Walters) 
3rd  $20    No.049    Stephen Bryan   (Blackwood)    (sold by  K. Prosser) 

End Polio Now

In 1985 Rotary launched PolioPlus to immunize every child in the world against polio. Working with our partners and members of the global health community, together we will end polio.
Through the science of vaccines, Rotary & partners have saved nearly 19 million children from becoming paralyzed by polio. Learn more about our work to End Polio Now and how you can get involved: https://on.rotary.org/3eqtrrr

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years, and we’ve made incredible progress in the fight to rid the world of it forever.

As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've helped to reduced polio cases by more than 99.9 percent.

It’s crucial to eradicate polio from the last two countries where it remains endemic and to keep other countries polio-free.

If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

What is polio?

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.



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