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?

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Aug 17, 2021
Committee Meetings



Fellowship & Invocation: Lyn Sickerdick

Reserve: Simon Sickerdick

Aug 24, 2021
Aug 31, 2021
DG Jeff Neale
Sep 07, 2021
The name behind the badge
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I came away from this weeks Rotary Dinner meeting at the Murray Bridge Golf Club with confirmation of how teachers are so important in the lives of our young people. Guest speaker was former Jervois Primary School Principal Peter Phillips. He had over 30 years experience in schools in regional South Australia. Peter spent a year overseas in the UK in 2002 at the Whitehill Primary School Graves End in Kent near Rochester. He painted a picture of a brick building with an internal courtyard, no play equipment and 400 children. Classes were streamed for literacy and numeracy with a strict set curriculum for teachers to teach. There was an oval opposite the school but their seemed to be a barrier to its use. There were no allowances for differences within the students. He encouraged further discussion after his presentation which led to an interesting night with discussion on children with different learning issues and abilities, with curriculum development, and teacher delivery. Teaching history in schools today is an interesting topic which is very topical. The teaching profession certainly plays an important and often underrated role in our society. Education certainly needs to be very high on our list of priorities.
By John Scarvelis


Rotary through the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge and the Rotary Club of Mobilong is proud to be associated with such a model project as the Studio Purpose project in Murray Bridge. The project's purpose is to deliver a model to address youth at risk of homelessness issues which currently occur throughout Australia. Habitat for Humanity and ac Care are the key partners in the project along with the Rural City of Murray Bridge, Housing SA and a long list of private companies, service and church groups making a contribution. Its a community project. The first part of the project has been completed for $145,000 said executive director of Habitat for Humanity Ben Sarre well under budget due to the input of volunteers. Four separate units are the result enabling 4 clients to be safely housed, fully furnished, and supported to find their way in life. The next phase is equally important with ac Care being the service provider to support and coach the youth to full independence. ac Care CEO Shane Maddocks and project manager Thanuja Hiripitiyage now look forward to making the model work after which duplication of the model can further address the issue of homeless youth. Mayor Brenton Lewis and Adrian Pederick MP spoke of their support and pride in the project and community.
By John Scarvelis

New Look - Rotary "Safari"

image"Once Upon A Time" the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge held regular "Safaris". These were oportunities (for men) to travel across our state and enjoy fellowship in often remote locations.
As time and expectations have changed, the concept has been lost until now!
It has been suggested that we reinvent the original "Safari" concept into a more leisuely and comfortable experience within a few hours travelling of Murray Bridge.
Enter the new look "Rotary Safari"!
Suggested dates are Friday 17th till Sunday 19th September with those wishing to assist with the Rotary Health of The River Forum being able to stay on at either the Riverbend Caravan Park or Calperum Station.
A venue has been suggested by our Past President, Graham Coventry and is owned by a Renmark Rotarian, Brett Hein.
The Renmark Riverbend Caravan Park is adjacent to the Paringa Bridge and has a wide variety of accomodation options, walking trails and importantly a fire pit for communal gatherings. The river is fully stocked with fish simply waiting to be caught. There are numerous daily activities in the Riverland including the opportunity to visit Calperum Station.
September is popular with warmer weather being promised. Brett currently has available for the weekend, 4 x Deluxe Riverfront Cabins ($160 p/n for 2 people), 2 x Riverfront Cabins ($145 p/n for 2 people), Ensuite Cabins ($110 p/n for 2 people). There are plenty of powered caravan sites with 2 on the riverfront ($42 p/n for 2 people and others at $38 p/n). 
Brett has indicated that there may be an additional "Rotary Club" discount applicable once numbers are known.
We can make our bookings direct with the Park, but first I would like an indication of the number of members and friends who may wish to enjoy a lot of fun in September.
Check out the park here https://riverbendrenmark.com.au/ or download the attached park map.
Please respond via email to mhcool@lm.net.au and I will liaise with the park regarding your accomodation booking.
Pith helmets are welcome but not necessary for our Safari.
Robin LeGallez
Safari Guide


Nine Reasons to Join Rotary
1. Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.
2. Business Development: The second original reason for Rotary’s beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.
3. Personal Growth and Development: Membership in Rotary continues one’s growth and education in human relations and personal development.
4. Leadership Development: Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education. Leadership: - learning how to motivate, influence and lead leaders.
5. Citizenship in the Community: Membership in a Rotary club makes on a better community citizen. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.
6. Continuing Education: Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to keep one informed about what is going on in the community, nation, and world. Each meeting provides an opportunity to listen to different speakers and a variety of timely topics.
7. Fun: Rotary is fun, a lot of fun. Each meeting is fun. The club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. Serving others is fun.
8. Public Speaking Skills: Many individuals who joined Rotary were afraid to speak in public. Rotary develops confidence and skill in public communication and the opportunity to practice and perfect these skills.
9. Citizenship in the World: Every Rotarian wears a pin that says “Rotary International.” There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian is welcome – even encouraged – to attend any of the 33,000 clubs in over 200 nations and geographical regions. This means instant friends in both one’s own community and in the world community.
These nine reasons came from the Keizer Rotary Club in Keizer, Oregon

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 10th August 2021

1st   $100    No.157 Stihl Shop   (M. B )  (sponsor ch. no. 3977
2nd   $30     No.683   Allison Potter  (Strath.)   (sold by Strath. Darts Club) 
3rd    $20   No815   Dennis Fitzgerald      (Lobethal)    ( sold by Grandisons)

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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Upcoming Events
"Rotary Safari"
Sep 17, 2021 – Sep 19, 2021
Health of The River Forum
Sep 20, 2021 – Sep 24, 2021
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Christine Willersdorf
August 6
Brenton Lewis
August 22
Ron Jericho
August 22
Gordon Schultz
August 26
Spouse Birthdays
Jillian Reddin
August 1
Dianne Wickes
August 20
Alicia Walker
August 24
Jack Reddin
Jillian Reddin
August 18
Jenny Phillips
Peter Phillips
August 24
Join Date
Brenton Lewis
August 1, 1978
43 years
Rob Smyth
August 10, 2010
11 years
Christine Willersdorf
August 19, 2014
7 years
Roxanne Rowland
August 19, 2014
7 years


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