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 28, 2023 6:15 PM
McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nursing


Chairperson: Jim Cundy

Fellowship & Invocation: Roxanne Rowland

Reserve: Jenny Phillips

Sergeant: John Scarvelis

Apr 04, 2023 6:15 PM
3500th Meeting Old Murray Bridge Upgrade
Apr 11, 2023 6:15 PM
Committee Meetings
Apr 18, 2023 6:15 PM
Australian Rotary Health
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Rotary Updates

The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge very successfully cooked breakfast and lunch for the Annual Australian Citroen Car Rally at Johnstone Park in Murray Bridge today. It was the 54th National Rally with a gathering of Citroens from all over Australia from the 1920's through to current models. Many Rotarian volunteers pitched in to serve the large crowd in perfect autumn weather which the crowd appreciated. A huge thanks to the many Rotarians who participated. The everpopular Motorkhana continued after lunch at the Murray Bridge Showgrounds ; an event where old and new Citroens ran through tight clover leaf and slalom courses, against the clock, to see who was the best driver/car combination at Cit-in for 2023. Happy St Patrick's Day ! John Scarvelis
Editors Note -  The Citroen Club made a donation in excess of $4000 to our charity for the day, FoodBank. This was announced to staff during the week. WELL DONE
Rotarians Jill and Jack Reddin spoke about their trip to Mongolia for two weeks at the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge on Tuesday night. Jill's son Troy had worked in Mongolia as a mining engineer and motivated the visit. The other motivation was the Mongolian Rotary Playground project which Jack has so doggedly progressed with the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge and the Rotary Club of Mobilong. Mongolia is a country of 3.2 million people with 6 months of freezing winter and 6 weeks of Summer Jack said. They met nomads and townsfolk. Genghis Khan was a dominant factor in their history. They connected with the Rotary Club of Gerege who will be in partnership with us in the Playground project. Jill was most impressed with the scenery, the forests, and the lakes. They went right to the edge of the Gobi Desert. Mongolia boarders China and Russia. We look forward to progressing the Playground project and associated materials to utilise the opportunity to completely fill the container which is currently stored and being packed. Another Rotary project highlighting Rotarians as people of Action turning an idea into reality. John Scarvelis.

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

EXPO 2023 - Celebration Dinner - 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 Bonython Hall 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. Individual registration or tables of 10 are encouraged. 
If you would like to be a "Table Captain" please contact Robin LeGallez.

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

21st March

Draw Date
        Winning No.    
Sold by
     Cecily Graetz
Murray Bridge
     Dianne Skea
Southport  Qld
     George Rowland
Murray Bridge
Am I Fierce & Scary?


Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

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.

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 PEP23
Walkers Arm Hotel
Apr 01, 2023
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
District Assembly
St Michaels College
Apr 02, 2023
Rotary Art Show Opening
Murray bridge Regional Gallery
Apr 02, 2023 2:00 PM
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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