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
Mar 21, 2023 6:15 PM
Mongolian Playground Update


Chairperson: Jack Reddin

Fellowship & Invocation: Lesley Murray

Reserve: Jenny Phillips

Sergeant: Kevin Prosser

Mar 28, 2023 6:15 PM
McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nursing
Apr 04, 2023 6:15 PM
3500th Meeting Old Murray Bridge Upgrade
Apr 11, 2023 6:15 PM
Committee Meetings
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As you would be aware, this weekend has been a busy one. Thanks to Jim for organising the Citroen car club breakfast and lunch at the Imperial football oval on Saturday. During and after, many of the participants made an effort to come over and thank Rotary for delivering great meals. I would like to mention a big thank you to Debbie Scerri for taking time to join us to see how we operate as a Rotary team.
It is also pleasing to hear that Robin  is back home after his stay at the Calvary and I am sure he will be appreciative of the peace and quite of home life again.
Just a reminder at this weeks Board we will looking at PHF, so if you have someone in mind please email our Secretary Jenny.
See you Tuesday night.
(see the story below "What is a Paul Harris Fellow")

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

International Womens Day Report

In attending the International Women's Day Breakfast hosted by Rotary at Veale Gardens Lesley and I were inspired by the Guest Speaker - Dr Melanie Bagg, GAICD, CEO of National Youth Science Forum and alumni of Murray Bridge High School. To be appointed as the CEO of NYSF, Melanie was chosen in a competitive selection process from a strong field of candidates. NYSF is delighted to have a person of her calibre as the CEO and the first woman to be at the helm.  Melanie chose to speak on "Cracking the Code: Innovation for a Gender Equal Future" and while her current work is in the STEM sector, the evidence presented applies to a much wider audience, regardless of gender, age, language or cultural background, socioeconomic status, childcare responsibilities, or living in the city or regional and remote locations.

When concluding her presentation, Melanie challenged all Rotarians present to be leaders in connecting and encouraging all young women to consider diverse futures, including those career paths that have not been invented yet. She reminded us of her leadership journey which included Rotary programs like RYLA, RYPEN and NYSF and thanked Rotary for being supportive of her journey to a more Gender Equal Future. 

Roxanne Rowland

Service Clubs Assoc. of SA Awards

On Sunday 26 February 2023 at the Glenelg Golf Club the Service Clubs Association of SA held its Premier's Community Service Awards and what an amazing array of great projects being done by so many wonderful service clubs in South Australia. Truly making a difference in your communities.

It was very moving seeing so many humble volunteers accepting an individual award or an award on behalf of their team. Congratulations to all the service clubs and individuals listed below who received an award under the different categories. Please check out the clubs involved socials and websites for more information on the many wonderful projects listed below.

This is an edited list, reflecting the awards appropriate to our local area (Robin)
Rotary Club of Prospect – Domestic Violence and Homelessness Support – Awarded 1st
Rotary Club of Murray Bridge – Music 4 Dementia – Awarded 2nd
Rotary Club of Regency Park, Rotary Club of Prospect and Rotary Club of Walkerville
Calperum Station – Awarded 1st
Rotary Club of Mobilong and Rotary Club of Murray Bridge – Recycle project – Awarded 2nd
Soroptomist International Murray Bridge – International Women’s Day Modern Slavery Exposed – Awarded 1st
Caravan Safety Awareness project – Awarded 2nd
Rotary Club of Murray Bridge – Gamze Bakan
Congratulations to all the receivers of these amazing awards for some great projects and acknowledgement of some amazing individuals doing some amazing things in their communities to make a difference in South Australia.
Congratulations to all the Service Clubs Association of SA (SCASA) Committee members and everyone involved with making these awards and acknowledgement event happen.

14th March

Draw DateValue    Winning No.       WinnerLocationSold by 
14.3.23100777      Trevor PevicMurray BridgeMurray Bridge Bowling Club 
 30140       Tony Pasin MPMurray BridgeSPONSOR 
 20689       Wayne ThorleyJervoisRotary 
Am I Fierce & Scary?

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.

Doncha love what people do for Rotary?

Y’know Warren puts his hand up for a container and his supplier gives him a huge discount, AND has it accredited at the same time because it’s for Rotary, and Warren picks it up and delivers.
Then a bloke puts his hand up and says he will pay for the container, because it is for Rotary and the Mongolian kids “on the heap”.
Then a bloke who was staying with us for a few days put his hand in his pocket and dragged out $200 to spend on the kids and add to the container.
Then the Salvos offered their shop and a shed as a drop off point for stuff for the kids because it is for Rotary.
Then a bloke (Stewart Heard) comes out of the woodwork when he heard (sorry couldn’t resist it) about the project and offers 7 lockers (on Miriam’s list), his dad delivers them to the Men’s Shed, who have kindly offered to cut them in half and make good so that we can send 14 small lockers for the kids, and they will do this for nothing because it is for Rotary and “the kids”. The aforementioned dad then said he will pick them up when ready and deliver to the “Donations In Kind” Rotary Shed.
Then a lady heard about what we are doing and brought around 5 garbags full of blankets pillows and clothing, not all suitable for “the kids” (not on the list), but I’m sure you get the drift.
If that don’t warm the cockles I dunno wot will!! Brilliant.
cheers jakal

Conference 2023 - Convention 2023

This year the Rotary International Convention is being held in melbourne from 26th - 31st May.
If you are keen to attend, please contact Robin LeGallez
Our annual District Conference to be somewhat different this year.
On 3rd June an EXPO will be held at Adelaide University where we are invited to showcase projects, learn for other partnerships and listen to speakers.
this is a one day only Expo and will be free to all attendees.
Saturday evening is a celebration of the establishment of Rotary in SA, 100 years ago. The dinner will be held in the National Wine Centre.
For more information please contact Robin LeGallez


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
District PETS
Walkers Arm Hotel
Apr 01, 2023
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
District Assembly
St Michaels College
Apr 02, 2023
Ambrose Golf Tournament
Apr 20, 2023
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Whimpress
March 16
Gary Frazer
March 21
Spouse Birthdays
Beverley Scarvelis
March 13
Gordon Schultz
Merilyn Schultz
March 4
Philip Westover
Sue Westover
March 4
John Scarvelis
Beverley Scarvelis
March 9
Malcolm Blight
Jan Blight
March 9
Join Date
Ron Jericho
March 14, 1978
45 years

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