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 12.00pm 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
Apr 11, 2023 6:15 PM
Committee Meetings


Chairperson: President John Whimpress

Fellowship & Invocation: Simon Sickerdick

Reserve: Lyn Sickerdick

Sergeant: Lyn Sickerdick

Apr 18, 2023 6:15 PM
Australian Rotary Health
Apr 25, 2023
May 02, 2023 6:15 PM
The Smith Family
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What a great night last Tuesday with so many guests and our three new members Debbie, Lorraine and Lisa being welcomed into our club.
If you are thinking of travel in June, I would ask members to consider placing the change over dinner date into their calendars which will be held on the 24th June.
I would like to thank members who have committed to giving up their time to  show support and attend the Art Show. I believe this event could become a lot bigger if we go by the past years figures of artist presenting their works and by the attendance by the public.
Don’t forget we have the Ambrose golf day on 20th April, District Community Impact Expo 3rd June Bonython Hall, Adelaide Uni, Centenary Celebration Dinner on 3rd June at the National Wine Centre, skate park, Bunnings BBQ and the Monarto zoo. So you can see we still have a lot to do.
I would like to congratulate all members who have made the playgrounds and other items to Mongolia become such a huge success and we know this will be greatly appreciated when the container arrives at its destination.
I would also like to make mention of the Tailem Bend Music Hall, celebrating 40 years which will be on the Sunday 6th August to Saturday 12th August
Once again thank you to all for making last weeks meeting such a success.
Hope you all are having a great Easter with family and friends, but please take care if you are travelling on the roads.
Look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.

Murray Bridge 3500th Meeting

It was ALL happening at the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge's 3500th Dinner Meeting Celebration last night at the Murray Bridge Golf Club. Three new members were inducted into the Club Lisa Sherry, Lorraine Baker and Debbie Scerri. Two cakes were cut for the dinner desert. Guests included the Assistant District Governor Sheralie Judge and members from neighbouring Rotary Clubs Mobilong and Tailem Bend. Guest speakers were from the Department of Infrastructure and Transport led by Senior Project Manager Simon Brederick, local Kathryn Challenger Contract Manager and McMahon Project Manager Nathan Robinson. They led an interesting discussion about the current work being done on the Old Murray Bridge. The iconic Bridge is heritage listed, is being rust proofed and pier 26 is being rebuilt. Consultation has included the local Ngarrindjeri and some art work will be included into the finished product. The Bridge has a 600m span and from current surveys between 10 to 15,000 crossings occur on a daily basis linking East to West. Its now 144 years old. The project has taken into account of money being spent in our city and employment of local people where possible.
John Scarvelis

RI Convention - District EXPO
Centenary Celebration Dinner

The District has organised a Community Impact Expo to be held on 3rd June in Bonython Hall, North Terrace. The aim is to connect Rotarians and the community and showcase the impact we have as Rotarians across the state. During the afternoon there will be a series of keynote speakers who will highlight volunteering, diversity, equity and inclusion.
Following the Expo will be a celebration Dinner.
The dinner will highlight the achievements of Rotary over the last 100 years as we celebrate the centenary of Rotary in South Australia. I am taking bookings for the dinner and hope to have a table of 10.
The Rotary International Convention is being held in Melbourne May 27th to 31st. Its not too late to register and attend.
Please contact Robin for information about any of the above or to confirm your attendance at the dinner.

4th April

Draw Date
Winning No.
Sold by
Viki Clark
Strath Darts Club
E. & L. Nitschke
Wilcannia  NSW
K. Prosser
Caleb Willing
Murray Bridge

Breast Care Nursing Report

Annie Williams is a McGrath Breast Care Nurse working for Country Health Connect. On Tuesday night (28th March) she spoke to us of her professional career in nursing. Annie is currently working in the Murray Mallee region and until recently there has not been a service to clients suffering with lymphoedema.
This has meant that clients with lymphoedema or suspected lymphoedema need to travel to Adelaide for diagnosis and ongoing treatment. As there was a gap in the service, Annie has completed the Lymphoedema Therapist course. She now runs lymphoedema clinics for breast care clients, providing measurement, ordering and fitting of garments; Lymphoedema massage and education for self-care and self-massage. Local support for lymphoedema is necessary for trouble shooting and ongoing care as needed, providing a better service to our community. We do not have any private practitioners in our region to be able to refer to locally. Murray Bridge Country Health Connect are currently looking to commence a lymphoedema clinic in Murray Bridge for the local community, which will help all people with lymphoedema not just breast care clients.
Annie is looking for funding to purchase a SOZO machine for Murray Bridge. The SOZO helps to diagnose lymphoedema (pre-clinical) and assists in the ongoing management of clients with Lymphoedema.
Jim Cundy.

Mongolian Playground Next Steps

Synopsis: After agreeing to support a project to deliver 6 playgrounds and other essential materials to a childminding/kindergarten containing 500 plus kids under the age of 5 who are from impoverished families in Ulaanbaatar, the two Rotary Clubs in Murray Bridge set to work. Now read on.
Mobilong and Murray Bridge Rotary put it about that we needed an A4 sheet list of materials to put into a container purchased to transport the playgrounds. Rotarians, MB Businesses and Joe Public responded marvellously to the point that we took at least 3 ute loads of materials gifted to the project down to be packed.
On the 1st of April, at 8 am, 14 hardy souls turned up at the DIK shed to pack the playgrounds which Rotarians had carefully checked out and placed around the container a day or two previously. Jill, Joy and Rob set up an outside kitchen, and the rest (Stewart, Andrew, Simon, Jack, Warren, Roxanne, Wayne, Helen, Sharon, Sam, Elizabeth, Rob) set to work in an orderly fashion and packed that container in 3.5 hours. Some of the boys just packed away (Stewart’s skill “I have packed 200 containers” coming to the fore), boys and girls found nooks and crannies to stow stuff in before it was packed away, and boxes and boxes just seemed to vanish during the morning. Come midday, job done!!
What was extraordinary was the harmony mixed with good natured chiacking, where a dozen Rotarians from 3 Clubs (did I mention the help we received from Kidman Park Rotary?) beavered away in a manner where people stepped in without being directed, or who stopped what they were doing to assist where they could see a bottle neck evolving. In my experience it is rare for such a diverse group of this size to work in such an industrious and productive way.
And the food! Enough to feed a small army as is the country way, many thanks to Jill, Joy, Elizabeth, Bronwyn, and Roxanne, oodles of cakes, biscuits etc for morning tea and a BBQ courtesy of the Reddin’s Baby BBQ.
And then when we found we had more room in the container, the  Rotary people from the Donations In Kind shed quickly found 148 doonas they had tucked away somewhere plus boxes and boxes of books,  and bags and bags of soft toys and games! In they went.        Doncha just love being a Rotarian?

Ugandan Orphanage

Dear Rotary,
Last year I spent time in Ruhija, South-West Uganda. There I met a woman called Happy, who is Vice-Chairwoman of the local community and Director of an Orphanage School, which provides food and accommodation for all its students. I also spent time with the Batwa people, who live on the outskirts of Ruhija after being forcibly removed from the nearby forest when it was turned into a national park 30 or so years ago. For my birthday this year (today), I am doing a fundraiser for the orphanage and the Batwa people. Having communicated with Happy, the funds for the orphanage would go towards school supplies, food, clothes, and mattresses. When there I was struck that 3 kids needed to share the same bed, on hard metal frames with mattresses that were almost completely fallen apart. We shared lunch together, and the 30 or 40 children shared between them what would be lunch for one or two people in Australia. I have never met children so eager to learn, but quality food and sleep are important for learning so helping with this would help the children’s education.

School of St Jude Update

Greetings from The School of St Jude.

At the beginning of the year, our students came together one afternoon and wrote letters to the sponsors who support their scholarships.
It’s always a happy and beautiful moment seeing our students sit quietly, write and decorate letters thanking you for your support and letting you know how their holiday was, what they expect this year and the new clubs, sports or subjects they will be doing this year.
Kindly find attached letters from the students whose academic scholarship you support. We hope you will enjoy reading them.
All at Rotary Club of Murray Bridge, thank you for your continued support of the academic scholarships, and for joining a hand in educating the future leaders of Tanzania.
If you wish to reply to any of the letters, please feel free to respond via this email address, and we will be happy to pass it on for you.

Kind regards,
Grace Mahenge
Sponsor Relations
The School of St Jude
PO Box 11875, Arusha, Tanzania


Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Drakes Tags

Our Club has received another "gift card" from Dakes in the amount of $125.00 through their Community Dollars programme. Thank you to all members who have shopped at Drakes and registered their barcode. Please keep on doing this as it helps pay for groceries bought for bbqs etc. Any members who havn't a Drakes tag please see me. The tags are not just for members, you can give them to friends and family. You can use them at any Drakes store in South Australia.
Jenny Alexander-Walters

Food Business Notification Number
Rural City Of Murray Bridge

Trading Business Name: Rotary Club of Murray Bridge
Food Business Notification Number: RCMB118
This business is now notified with the Rural City of Murray Bridge. If there are any changes to the food business notification details, such as a change in address or ownership, please ensure Council is notified with the appropriate form.
While Council has a responsibility for the administration of the Food Act 2001 to ensure compliance with standards and food safety requirements, we consider our primary role is to provide support. We can provide advice and guidance on all Food Standards Code matters.

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.


Rotary Work Shirts

Darryl Webb has arranged with Grandisons to supply Bisley Rotary work shirts in various configurations.
Please visit Grandisons and select your shirt which will then be embroided with our Club logo.
Pay for the shirt and retain your receipt.
Upon presentation of the receipt to Sam Cozens, you will be reimbursed $20 as a subsidy

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Upcoming Events
Rotary Art Show
Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
Apr 01, 2023 - Apr 23, 2023
Ambrose Golf Tournament
Apr 20, 2023
District Showcase - Expo
Bonython Hall, Adelaide Uni
Jun 03, 2023
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Sue Foster
April 4
Lyn Sickerdick
April 14
Roger Wickes
April 24
Margaret Whitehead
April 29
Spouse Birthdays
Barbara Elston
April 13
Lyn Sickerdick
April 14
Sue Westover
April 24
Gary Frazer
Sue Frazer
April 3
Lyn Sickerdick
Simon Sickerdick
April 26
Simon Sickerdick
Lyn Sickerdick
April 26
Join Date
Samuel Cozens
April 2, 2002
21 years
Jenny Phillips
April 9, 2001
22 years
Julieanne Sissman
April 27, 2021
2 years

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