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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Sep 28, 2021 6:15 PM
Murraylands Multi Cultural Network


Chairperson: John Whimpress

Fellowship & Invocation: Phil Westover

Reserve: John Whimpress

Oct 05, 2021 6:00 PM
Combined Service Clubs Annual Dinner
Oct 12, 2021
Committee Meetings
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The Murray Mallee Community Network based at the Tailem Bend Community Centre was another focus at the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge weekly dinner meeting on Tuesday evening. CEO Tammy Sheppard and Coordinator Sam Hicks presented the enormous work that this Non Government Organisation do for the Community through 6,2 full time staff and volunteers. They operate a medical transport service for over 65's and disadvantaged to Adelaide covering an area of over 33,000 square kilometers. They engage with the community in a range of classes offered each week, with social support and inclusion. They support over 3,000 clients in the Murraylands. They are grant funded.
Published by John Scarvelis
The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge was acknowledged by Bunnings and in particular Director Roxanne Rowland for her partnership building and organisational skills in convening BBQ's at the Murray Bridge store during the Covid period. The Bunnings management team Jack Milton and Darryl Bonham came to our meeting at the invitation of Simon Sickerdick to gain first hand knowledge of how Rotary works in the local and international community. They acknowledged Roxanne's work with a gift. Well done Roxanne.
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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.

From China to Murray Bridge: Migrants take a leap on Australian Citizenship Day

Jianling Huang is still more comfortable speaking Mandarin than English, but now she’s as Aussie as any of us.

She and her children, Ruohua and Suyi, were three of the seven new Australians who made their citizenship pledges in Murray Bridge on Friday, Australian Citizenship Day.

Don’t mistake them for newcomers, though – they have lived in the Murraylands for about six years.

Michael and Valanique Callaghan were in the same basket.

They came over from New Zealand about 14 years ago, but said they wanted to be able to have their say by voting in Australian elections

“It allows us to be included in the community,” Ms Callaghan said.

“It’s a good little community – a great place to raise kids, having done it with my five.”

The two other new Australians sworn in on the day were Marcus Myers, from the United States, and Ivy Tubigan, from the Phillippines.

Mayor Brenton Lewis encouraged each of them to get involved in the community, if they were not already, and contribute to celebrations such as the Murraylands Multicultural Yuntu-Walun Festival and All Culture Fest.

“A lot of our new settlers work in the food processing industry,” he said.

“We know how tough that is, how tough the hours are and the travel time ... but take the time to put into the community.

“Teach us about your culture, your customs – we want to hear that, we want to be richer – and take in some of what we've got to offer.”






"Safari 2021" - Report

The Rotary "Safari" held this last weekend was attended by 18 members, partners and friends.
Venue was the Riverbend Caravan Park at Renmark with many being ble to camp right on the river in beautiful surroundings.
It was great to have the company of Bronwyn and Andrew Heard from Mobilong along with Andrew and Bozena Mills. Andrew is a past member of our club. In addition, on Sunday afternoon our past president Graham & Judith Coventry were able to join us for happy hour and dinnner.
Each evening we gathered around the firepit on the river bank. One of the photos shows Ron's contribution to the fire.
Whilst there were no formal programme, many of us gathered for lunch at the Riverland Wine Centre at Lyrup for lunch. This was a recommendation from Simon and it did not dissapoint.
Saturday evening was again the firepit but with quizmaster Gordon conducting a fiercly competitive quiz. Happy hour tended to morph into dinner so there was plenty of food to bring home. Browyn prepared a fabulous jam roly poly to share with us all. Normally cooked over the coal, it was this time cooked over the gas. Well done Bronwyn. Thanks to Sue Frazer who provided a celebration cake for one of our members forthcoming birthday.
Sunday was a time for fellowship followed by a visit to the Woolshed Brewery for a relaxing time overlooking the river.
Happy Hours (plural) were a great time for members to interact and enjoy each others company with the consensus being "lets do it again next year".
Thanks to all who were part of the getaway, you made it a great event.

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 21st September 2021

1st  $100    No.894   K. Tynan   (Nairne )    (sold by M.B.Water Activities Club)   ch. no. 3995
2nd   $30    No.011    Phillis Jones    (M.B)    (sold by K. Prosser) 
3rd   $20   No. 098    Bianca Bucco   (Heathpool)    (sold by Bridge Patches & Quilters) 

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
Guess Who's Coming To Lunch
Various Homes
Oct 31, 2021 12:00 PM
Murray Bridge Christmas Pageant
Nov 20, 2021
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Darryl Webb
September 1
Ron Lehmann
September 18
Robin LeGallez
September 21
Leanne Walding
September 24
Don McLean
September 29
Spouse Birthdays
Wayne Rowland
September 13
Deanna Prosser
September 18
Jim Mason
Vicki Mason
September 13
Leanne Walding
Dean Walding
September 25
Join Date
Ian Elston
September 5, 2003
18 years
Peter Seals
September 23, 2014
7 years


Pizza House 2021

Murray Heating & Cooling

Longs Sand & Metal

Wallys Bottle Yard

Murray Bridge Racing Club 2021


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