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

Upcoming Meetings
Dec 08, 2020 6:00 PM
Club Christmas Party at Golf Club - No BYO drinks or nibbles


Chairperson: Sue Foster

Fellowship & Invocation: 


Dec 15, 2020 6:15 PM
Rotaract in our location
Dec 22, 2020 7:00 AM
Club Christmas Breakfast at Murray Bridge Golf Club
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AGM Reports

RALY overview
All things in 2020 have been affected by COVID-19 and certainly that is the case with RALY opportunities.
Interact at the Murray Bridge High School was suspended.
The Monarto Leadership Experience (in place of Calperum) which was due to be held in May was also cancelled.
One for All Youth Sailing Challenge – we were unable to attract a local candidate mostly due to the interruptions with their education and wanting to focus on their studies.  Many Rotarian did enjoy the Twilight Cruise recently.
Agreed to sponsor and male and female student from Murray Bridge HS for $1000 each to attend the National Youth Science Forum programme.  Only the young male student has accepted and will be attending.
Support to Hannah Catherine Productions – Bumming With Jane
Support to Studio with a Purpose project – Homeless Youth Accommodation – District Grant of $3000 – thank to Lyn Sickerdick and Rotary Clubs of Murray Bridge and Mobilong are both contributing $1500 each.
Moving into 2021.
Pooch Parade – one day fundraising event – March 2021 – innovation of David Price
Monarto Leadership Experience – May 2021
Investigating RALY embroidered T Shirts – Leslie Murray
RYPEN – Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment – April 2021 – Belair – Adelaide Hills
Resumption of Interact at Murray Bridge HS
RYLA – Application open September.
ConocoPhillips Science Experience – usually December
Thanks to all RALY Members for their contribution.
Christine Willersdorf
Calendar Report
2021 Calendar Report
All the Calendar advertising was sold, however at a reduced COVID rate. The Calendar was printed ahead of time, and a total of 900 printed. With the restrictions and shutdowns, the sales to date are disappointing and we are only at the breakeven point at this stage.
Still we remain hopeful, and there is a stall at the Marketplace on Sat 5th.
Jim Cundy

Rotary Youth Art Exhibition

Murray Bridge High School girl Sienna Montgomery-Pitaway wins the $1,000 Overall Rotary Youth Art Prize for 2020. The Rotary Youth Art Prize Exhibition was extended a week till Sunday 29th November when the Prizes were presented at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Due to Covid, only Rotarians from Murray Bridge and Mobilong including their families along with prize winners who had been announced a week earlier and sponsors were able to attend. Even with this relative smaller crowd there was a buzz in the room and a sense of excitement on announcement of the winners. Judge Lauren Mustillo from Arts SA made some outstanding insights into her selections prior to each award being made. She said that the Rotary Art Prize exhibition was the biggest Youth Art Prize in South Australia and spent over a day making her choices. There were 90 entrants with 149 entries from 16 schools, colleges and tertiary institutions filling the three rooms of the Gallery. Another feature was the range of media exhibited including sculpture, ceramics, metal work, digital 3D, Water Colour, Acrylic on canvas and on paper, photography, digital print, pencil, charcoal, air brush, graphite, clay, ink, lino print, barb wire, copper and wood, epoxy resin, paper origami and papier-mache. The Judge said the art from these young artists provided links to a range of personal and world issues, social change, and reflected on a changing world with a scale of options and opportunities. The presentations were made by Rotary Club of Murray Bridge President Simon Sickerdick who elaborated on Rotary’s youth programs and Rotary Club of Mobilong President Bronwyn Heard focusing on the importance of art to the community. This is now the fourth year of the Rotary Youth Art Prize at the Gallery having grown from 32 entries. The Station and the Rural City of Murray Bridge, along with the Regional Gallery and the two Rotary Clubs form a formidable partnership in bringing the exhibition together.
Gallery Director Fulvia Mantelli thanked Wendy Gaborit of Housing SA also for their contribution to sponsorship this year. The categories were Age 12-15, 16-18, 19-25, Overall Winner and People’s Choice Award with Runners up in all the categories . The Overall Winner Sienna Montgomery-Pittaway with Eye Candy mixed media on canvas received $1000 in cash with the Runner Up Kade Smith Adelaide Oval Replica, Minecraft digital videowork received $300 plus $100 Art Supplies. Other winners were Age 12-15 Valentina Plisko the faceless children in detention, brick barbed wire and fishing line $300 and Runner up Grace Lawler, Beauty of it coloured pencils on card paper $100art supplies voucher, Aged 16-18 winner Lachlan Bald, Self Portrait, digital print pen on paper $300 and Runner up Indygo Kidd Subtle, on charcoal and graphite on paper $100 Art Supplies voucher, Age 19-25 Eve Denner I Can Feel it Calling Me medium format negative print photograph and Runner Up Kristal Matthews We Are Warriors acrylic on canvas, $100 art supplies. Finally the People’s Choice Award was announced at the presentations and was won by Jazmin Bella Carr with The Wise One, acylic on Canvas received $300 and Runner Up Lily Dunbar with Dead Tired, acrylic on canvas received $100 art supplies.
Total Prize Pool to the value of $3,000 was distributed to the winners and contributes to the motivation to participate, along with the opportunity to hang the work in a professional Gallery. The total prize winners was reported on our Rotary web page via facebook and several articles in the print media MV Standard and on murraybridgenews.substack.com Peri Strathearn’s local news page on facebook. Rotary has supported the Arts in Murray Bridge since the 1980’s, led by Andrew Hay with many Rotarian and partners contributors, and has achieved its aim of it becoming accepted by the main-steam community but still has an important role to play in its continued promotion and support. The Rural City has the infrastructure in place for this to be successful. This Youth Project adds to this on a long term basis and provides a career path for young artists and students wishing to explore the arts in their learning process. Art in a community indicates a level of maturity. It’s an amazing, and exciting form of expression.

Volunteers for Salvo's

Six of us Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge served dinner at the Salvos tonight. It was our turn in this project supported by the service clubs in Murray Bridge. We served minestroni soup, curry, sausages, chicken, rice and salad. The social connections made there were just as important as the meal. Thirty three meals were provided. Mary does a wonderful job getting the meals together. The Salvos do a great job providing this service.

Important dates for the Upcoming Months

Tuesday the 22nd of December will be pre-Christmas breakfast at the Murray Bridge Golf Club beginning at 7am.
No meeting  December 29th.
No meeting January 5th.
Rotary meetings resume at the Golf Club on January 12th
January 19th, Committee meetings at the Golf Club
January 26th Australia Day, no meeting
January 27th Board meeting by Zoom

CALENDAR WINNERS 1st December 2020

1st    $ 100       No. 409             Brenton Nicholson (M.B. )                  (sold by  B. Nicholson)   - ch. no. 3868
2nd    $30        No.  455            D. & C. Bridges   (Tailem Bend)              (sold byJ. Reddin) 
3rd    $ 20        No   796           Simon True     (Mc Laren Flat )               (sold by Strath  Woodshed) 
David Price will have a table set up each Tuesday meeting for to receive money & slips from members. If you can put a notice in the Bulletin in this regard, advising that payment can be cash, cheque or EFTPOS, that would be most appreciated.

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
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December 12
Lesley Murray
December 14
Jim Cundy
December 16
Simon Sickerdick
December 16
Spouse Birthdays
Sabine Jericho
December 12
Kathy Lewis
December 16
Simon Sickerdick
December 16
Steve Murray
December 29
Jim Cundy
Maria Cundy
December 20
Jenny Alexander-Walters
Rob Walters
December 23
Robert Walters
Jenny Alexander-Walters
December 23
Join Date
John Scarvelis
December 1, 1985
35 years
Malcolm Blight
December 1, 1975
45 years
Kevin Prosser
December 23, 1980
40 years
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