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
Please Note
All meetings at the Golf Club are currently suspended

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Zoom Meetings to Replace Regular Meetings

Upcoming Meetings
Jun 02, 2020 7:00 PM
Jun 09, 2020
Club Assembly
Jun 16, 2020 7:00 PM
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Link For Next Meeting

Our next Rotary Meeting is this coming Tuesday evening beginning at 7pm.
Our Speaker will be one of three options and at the time of writing we are awaiting final confirmation. One of these is a well known overseas  exchange student!!!
Rotary Meeting 3360
Time: Jun 2, 2020 07:00 PM Adelaide
Should you have any queries relating to Zoom, please contact Robin or Sam.
If you missed last weeks meeting and sadly only 21 of our members were present of the 47 who joined, the presentation by Dr Melanie Bagg is available from our website or by clicking this link.  https://vimeo.com/423482485
Do yourself a favour and watch the video!


Dr Melanie Bagg was our inspirational speaker for the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge Zoom meeting this week. Melanie is CEO of NYSF National Youth Science Forum of which Rotary is a founding partner. I can't decide which part of her presentation was the most inspirational, her success as a local, her academic achievements as a Medical Scientist, or her work communicating & promoting science, technology, engineering and maths STEM. The Zoom meeting attracted Murray Bridge High School INTERACT members, coordinator teacher Daniel Clft, parents and Rotarians. Melanie attended Murray Bridge High School, participated in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment as a younger person. At year 9 a MBHS lab assistant encouraged her to become invoved in the Olphant Science Awards and she has never looked back. Now based in Canberra as NYSF CEO she anticipates 600 students will register for the 2021 NYSF with 47% of paticipants from rural and remote areas. Rotary contributes with displays, hosting students, publicity, student selection, governance, planning and feedback. The are a range of courses at different levels available. Check out the website nysf.edu.au. The photos include Melanie with austronaunt Andy Thomas, Dr Karl, Professor Brian Cox and Science Alive part of her media work. She was very proud of her school and the friendships she made there.

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Wins UNESCO prize

He might be one of Australia's most well-known (and loved) scientists and now the winner of a United Nations award for science communication, but Dr Karl Kruszelnicki doesn't consider himself that brainy.

"One thing that gives me a great advantage is that I'm not particularly smart, my IQ is only about 110, which is in there with two thirds of the population between 115 and 85," Dr Karl says.

"That means for me to be able to understand something, I've really got to go into it, but then I understand it."

All that time spent delving into science has not only helped generations Australians better understand the world around (and inside) them, it's seen Dr Karl awarded the 2019 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularisation of Science in Budapest this week.

Dr Karl is the first Australian to win the prize, which he received in recognition of his "longstanding commitment to fire up people's curiosity for science and share his passion for the subject".

Previous winners include Arthur C Clarke, David Suzuki and Sir David Attenborough.

He's worked as a taxi driver, car mechanic, band roadie, labourer, physicist, engineer, medical doctor and T-shirt manufacturer, but he's most well-known for sharing his love of science.

For almost 40 years, Dr Karl has been communicating the complexities of science (and nature, health, the environment, technology, mathematics...) to people of all ages through his books and other writing, via his appearances on television and radio, and since 1995 as the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney.

He prides himself on being able to explain in minutes concepts or ideas that take him hours to research and understand.

So how did this "not particularly smart" "good storyteller" go on to become the loud-shirt-wearing, beloved know-it-all he is today?

Dr Karl was about two-years-old when he and his parents came to Australia from Sweden in the early 1950s.

The family were initially sent to the migrant camp in Bonegilla in Victoria.

His Polish parents, Rina and Ludwik, both Holocaust survivors, found the move a challenge.

"The weird thing was, my father (for back then) was incredibly highly educated; he had a master's degree which was very rare," Dr Karl said.

"For many years here they took no account of any knowledge, education, training, or specific skills that you might have so he started work as a labourer.

"It was a bit of a waste, but at least no-one was shooting at them so that was good."

A few years later they moved north to Wollongong, just south of Sydney.

As a young boy, Dr Karl spent hours in the local library.

"I started reading at a fairly early age, because that was the way to get by. I was sort of a wog kid being bullied in the middle of all these Irish Catholic kids."

Rotary Club of Adelaide Zoom meeting

At least 4 members from the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge attended this Lunch Zoom meeting of the Rotary Club of Adelaide yesterday. Special guest was Sir Peter Cosgrove who spoke about Leadership in Challenging Times. He was down to earth and we were lucky to be able to take advantage of his vast experiences.He illustrated his talk with four case studies and question time was very informative.Thought you may be interested in the video link bellow of the meeting. I found it inspiring and also enjoyed the chat room seesion afterwards with Adelaide members.
The D9510 Conference Committee wishes to announce that the inaugural D9510 Conference will be held from the afternoon of Friday 16th April 2021 to 12:30pm Sunday 18th April 2021 in Bendigo.
The Conference Committee headed up by Rotarian Arthur Manser from the Rotary Club of St Peters is promising to deliver a dynamic line up of interesting speakers and entertainment that we know you will enjoy and provide many opportunities for fellowship.
After 42 years apart, our two Districts are re-joining on 1st July. Fittingly, our theme for the inaugural 9510 Conference is Moving Forward Together.
Registrations will be open in the new Rotary year once our Districts’ ClubRunner databases have been merged into one. Until then we suggest you secure your plans to join us in Bendigo.
To make the Conference a great success we welcome any offers of advertising sponsorship or in kind contributions from your business networks.
Please do not hesitate to contact Conference Chair, Arthur Manser amanser@bigpond.net.au  or myself if you wish to discuss.
The latest conference details will be updated on the new D9510 website and we are hoping by April 2021 our conference will be free of COVID restrictions.
Best Regards,
David Jones
District Governor Elect 9510 (2020-21)
Rotary Club of Mitcham
Mobile: 0427 026 887

Calendar Winners 5th Of May

 1st    $100                   No. 649             Mark Dougall  (M.B.)                           ( sold by Mobilong Rotary Club)
2nd    $30                      No. 836          Len Linke  (M.B.)                               ( sold by Grandisons)
3rd      $ 20                     No 639          Mark Scott                                        (sold by Mobilong Rotary Club)  

Rotary on Zoom

MURRAY BRIDGE IS ZOOMING. With our 5th Rotary Club of Murray Bridge ZOOM club meeting this week we have taken nearly all of our members with us in participation. In addition we have significant welcomed guests who are also participating. Alumini are particularly welcome especially past exchange students, RYLA, RYPEN, ROTORACT, INTERACT and past members partners.

- Where there is darkness, Rotary shares light.

- Where there is loneliness, Rotary shares love.

- Where there is illiteracy, Rotary shares education.

- Where there is ignorance, Rotary shares knowledge.

- Where there are problems, Rotary shares solutions.

- Where there are unearthed talents, Rotary shares opportunities.

- Where there are needs, Rotary shares new horizons of living.

- Where there is a tear, Rotary shares smiles.

- Where there is pain, Rotary shares the agony.

- Where there are failures, Rotary shares success supplements.

- Where there are orphans, Rotary shares the family.

- Where there are elders, Rotary shares time.

- Where there is childhood, Rotary shares values of life.

- Where there is youth, Rotary shares the ladder of leadership.

- Where there is unemployment, Rotary shares career choices.

- Where there is lack of awareness, Rotary shares vocational training.

- Where there is despair, Rotary shares hope.

- Where there is depression, Rotary shares inspiration.

- Where there is weakness, Rotary shares strength.

- When there is chaos, Rotary shares harmony.

- Where there is illness, Rotary shares curing.

- Where there are disabilities, Rotary shares ability.

- Where there are contingencies, Rotary shares might.

- Where there is poverty, Rotary shares ways to wealth.

- Where there is nothing, Rotary shares something.

- Where there is everything,
Rotary sources it and shares it with those who have nothing.



Rotary Wine Sales

What a great opportunity to sample our famous red wine. If you are needing a top up, email Ian and arrange remote collection.
Perhaps there is a red lining to the COVID-19 cloud!
The latest wine has now been labelled and is selling fast!
Our Club is able to offer the exceptional Lake Breeze 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon for the unbelievably low investment of $120 per dozen.
To purchase simply pay in advance via EFTPOS or cash at a regular meeting and then arrange collection with Rotarian Ian Elston

Murray Bridge Rotarians

People of Action

Whilst we are not meeting as a group, we can still be a valuable part of the community.
There has been a new menu item added to our website www.murraybridgerotary.org.au which allows our members to post their thoughts of the ways we as a Club can still function and provide service to our community.
Simply visit our site and click on the menu item "Members Page", login and leave a comment. If you dont know your login, please contact Robin on 0408813295 for assistance.
Please ensure you continue to communicate with each other during these difficult times.

Protocol Reminder

Just a couple of Protocol reminders -
If you are unable to attend a meeting please contact the Murray Bridge Golf Club before 1pm on 85311388.
If it is last minute please still contact the Golf Club and also contact either Gordon 85324563 or Gary 0418813474.
If your going to be away for any length of time please let either Gordon or Gary know plus Jenny Alexander-Walters.
When asking questions of a guest speaker, please stand and direct your question via the Chair

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May 24
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May 25
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Wayne Rowland
May 8
Roger Wickes
Dianne Wickes
May 25
Join Date
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May 1, 2001
19 years
Darryl Webb
May 1, 1988
32 years
Jerry Wilson
May 1, 1992
28 years
Jim Mason
May 1, 1986
34 years
Philip Westover
May 1, 1988
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May 14, 2013
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May 20, 1997
23 years
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May 21, 2013
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