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
May 02, 2023 6:15 PM
The Smith Family


Chairperson: Simon Sickerdick

Fellowship & Invocation: Margaret Whitehead

Reserve: Roger Wicks

Sergeant: Jacquie Best

May 09, 2023 6:15 PM
Committee Meetings
May 16, 2023 6:15 PM
Landscape SA (after the flood)
May 23, 2023 6:15 PM
MBHS Agriculture Program
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I was honoured to have the task of laying the wreath at this year’s ANZAC dawn service. I thought the attendance was well above what the RSL would have expected and the gathering at the RSL was also well attended.
I would like to thank Jenny and her team for making the Ambrose golf day such a huge success. To all the members who helped during the day also deserves a big thank you. When I was talking to the many participants, they all were happy the day was organised, and many will be back next year. As always, I am sure the organising committee will be looking at making next year’s event a greater event.
I would like to bring to your attention that the applications for RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is now open. This is available to a person of the age of 18-25 years and will be held on 23rd-29 September with a cost of $985 per participant. If you have any thought of who would fit these criteria, please let us know.
I would also like to congratulate Lisa and Dave on their big day last weekend. 

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.

Ambrose Golf & Lift The Lid

Lifting the Lid on Mental Health was the focus and financial recipient of the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge Golf Day held on 20th April. Mental Health is an important program for Rotary Clubs with research being the main resulting action and in particular the 0 to 12 age year group. The course was in fantastic condition and the weather perfect for the 88 starters in the ambrose competition starting at 8am. Rotarian Jenny Phillips reports that a quick tally of volunteer hours by Rotarians and partners notched up 104 hours of work yesterday to put on the event. The day started with a cooked breakfast with lunch after midday followed by drinks and fellowship. There were lots of prizes and winners adding to the enjoyment of the day. Prize Winners included Peter Young Nearest to the Pin 11th hole, Don Cohrane 4th' Naga P Murton & B McDonald, 1st Best Nett Score M McDonagh & J Charters, 2nd Nett Score Past DG David Jones, & J Charters, A Grade !st Best Nett Score J Morgan & Greg Lannan, 2nd A Purdie & R Maynard, B Grade 1st G Purdie & R Maynard, 2nd D Maloney & T Turner, C Grade 1st P Cameron & Phil Westover 2nd D Moegan & D Stanes, Longest Drive 8th hole M Howard, T Kite Ladies !st Best Nett Score D Decelis & W O'Connor 2nd R Teadsdale & E Peach, Longest Drive 8th Hole W O'Connor. A special Thanks to all the sponsors including Drakes MB, Golf Pro Steve, MIS Insurance, Monarto Safari Park, Development Answers, Rural City of Murray Bridge, Bridgeport Hotel, Mario McDonagh Breathalyser, Bunnings and Bleasdale Wines, MB Golf Club and Nutrimedics. John Scarvelis.
Australian Rotary Health is a major program of Rotary Clubs in Australia that provides funding for research in areas that do not readily attract funding. Some 33million $ has been allocated since the program commenced in 1981, all of which was spent in Australia. In 2023 $1,905,842 has been allocated to Research, Scholarships, Education, and Awareness. The main focus is on Mental Health research of 0 to 12 year olds for up to 3 years per project. Other areas funded include Mental Health of young Australians, Post Doctoral Fellowships, Indigenous Health Scholarships, Rural Medical Scholarships, PhD Scholarships, and Rural Nursing Scholarships. Rotarian John Campbell from the Adelaide Light Club is Chair of the Program in District 9510 and was our after dinner speaker last night at the Murray Bridge Golf Club. The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge has been a strong supporter of the program and had donated $46,000 to the program over the years with $4,500 over the past two years. Nina Hartman who works at the Meninge Hospital is a recipient of the Indigenous Health Scholarship and will be graduating next year. The Rotary Club of Murray Bridge Golf Tournament tomorrow in Murray Bridge has a full number of golfers participating and the proceeds will be going to Australian Rotary Health. Rotary's Lift the Lid Promotion highlights the number of Australians that are affected by this disease. One in five directly affected with over 80% of the population affected indirectly. The highest proportion is in the birth to 12 year old group. John Scarvelis

ShelterBox Update

I am writing to you to thank your Club for your recent generous donation to ShelterBox.  It is the kindness and thoughtfulness of people like you who help us do our job in bringing some hope and returning dignity to many others around the world who have lost their homes and most possessions through disaster or conflict.
As you know ShelterBox is Rotary’s partner in disaster relief, a position we’ve held proudly for the last 11 years.  This partnership has enabled us to be first responders, working with Rotary and our in country partner agencies, assisting those deprived of their homes by natural and man-made disasters.  In my capacity as Chair of ShelterBox Australia I have the honour to oversight the operations of our organisation here in Australia, and to participate in collaboration with our other Affiliate ShelterBox organisations around the globe. I see first hand the work of our operations centre in the UK, and the deployments of our volunteers when a response is required. I also see the partnership with Rotary in action with many Rotarians in affected countries assisting in the delivery and distribution of our aid.
We continue to respond with distributions in both Türkiye and Syria post the recent earthquake, while also continuing our work in Ukraine, Pakistan, and Yemen.
On behalf of ShelterBox and on behalf of the recipients who will benefit from your donation, I offer my heartfelt thanks. We look forward to your continued support as part of our global ShelterBox family.
Yours Sincerely
Robert Walliser
ShelterBox Australia

18th - 25th April

Draw Date
Winning No.
Sold by
Chq No.
Alyssa King
Strath Darts Club
Mark Graetz
Murray Bridge
R.C. of Mobilong
Max & Trish Woodman
Daw Park
R. Lehmann
Draw Date
Winning No.
Sold by
Chq No.
Lisa Johns
Murray Bridge
D. Webb
David Wards
Steve & Dee King
Croydon Park

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
District Showcase - Expo
Bonython Hall, Adelaide Uni
Jun 03, 2023
Murray Bridge Rotary Changeover Dinner
Bridgeport Hotel
Jun 24, 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
Lisa Foster
David Foster
April 22
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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