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

The Four-Way Test

 1.  Is it the TRUTH?
 2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?
 4.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Upcoming Meetings
Mar 05, 2019
Member Appreciations - Celebrate our recent Honorary Members

Meeting: 3298

Mar 12, 2019
Shipping medical equipment from the old RAH to Uganda
Mar 19, 2019
(3300th Meeting) GSE team from D6040 Missouri will present to Group 3 clubs
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Report on Meeting 3297

Attack of the Killer Turtles

Last Tuesday our guest speaker was Claudia Santori who was introduced by Rotarian Jan Colwell. Cladia spoke to our club last year and has returned to our district to conduct further research into the status of River Murray turtles.
There are three type of turtles found in the River Murray, Broad Shell Turtles which are carnivorous, Long Neck Turtles which are also carnivorous and Short Neck Turtles which are omnivorous.
Throughout the world 61%of the 356 species are considered threatened. In Australia 50% of the 25 species are threatened.
Turtles are under threat from numerous areas including, foxes, carp, road kill, low river flows and drought.
Ways of providing solutions to their plight include invasive species management, nest protection, fences, artificial islands. Also being implemented are incubating and hatching in captivity.
there are many questions still unanswered in relation to turtles including, where do they go, how far do they travel and the affects of captivity.
Claudia's research has been attempting to find answers to these and other questions.
So far she has determined the following in the Murraylands area.
Hatchlings travel a lot moving up to 800m in a day, favoured habitat includes muddy vegetated protected areas and captive turtles are likely to be predated.
Claudia concluded that the "Headstarting" process can be successful provided the hatchlings are released immediately. The decline of turtles is significant and need urgent action. Without turtles are waterways will become polluted as they are scavengers.
Chair Jan then thanked Claudia for again providing a most enlightening talk.

GSE Dinner

Our Club meeting scheduled for 19th March is an Intercity meeting and all members, partners and friends are invited to attend. Members from across all of the Group 3 Clubs are attending to hear from our Group Study Exchange guests from Missouri USA.
Pre booking is essential and to secure your seats please visit the TryBooking site via the link below. Cost is $40 for a two course dinner with some wines supplied. this will be a later meeting than normal.
Bookings close on 13th March. All meals will be prebooked so it is imperative you take action to prevent an unexpected charge.
Book by clicking this link www.trybooking.com/469141

Rotary Wine Sales

Following our successful wine labelling event, our Club is now able to offer the exceptional Lake Breeze 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


Magdalina Graduation

Dear All at Rotary Club of Murray Bridge

We are just months away from Magdalina’s Form 6 graduation from The School of St Jude and the completion of her Secondary academic scholarship.

The Form 6 Graduation will be happening on Saturday of 25th May 2019 at our secondary school Usa River campus just outside Arusha.

With less than 2% of students in Tanzania completing their secondary education, we invite you to join us in recognising this incredible achievement and what it symbolises for both Magdalina and her family. 

At present, our Form 6 students are getting ready for their coming final examinations; a challenge that Magdalina has been able to embrace because of your generosity and dedication towards her education.

If you’d like to wish Magdalina congratulation, please feel free to reply to this email before Monday 20th May and we will pass on your congratulations and best wishes. 

If you are joining us for the graduation event, we look forward to welcoming you to St Jude’s in May.

Even when our Form 6 students have been very busy preparing for the National Examinations, we made sure to capture a few final shots of them in their St Jude’s uniform. Attached is a photo of Magdalina in the final days as a secondary student at St Jude’s.

Best wishes,

The School of St Jude
We're just around the corner!
Hi all
Get ready Adelaide, Godwin and I are coming your way! Be sure to get along and see us at the main event happening in your area - it's free but tickets are almost gone!
I’m especially excited this year because I'm travelling with an exceptional St Jude’s graduate who I can’t wait for you to meet. Godwin is an aspiring electrical engineer who has overcome so much in his journey out of poverty and will soon be on his way to university.
He'll be sharing with you his inspiring story and showing you firsthand the impact you are making here in Tanzania! Read more about Godwin's story.
Visit our website by clicking HERE
Please help us to spread the word, tell your friends to come along too so they can learn about St Jude’s and what we're achieving.
We can't wait to see you!
Gemma and Godwin
Fighting poverty through education
P.O Box 11875, Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa
Phone: + 255 755 106 058 or +255 686 049 142

Apologies from Last Meeting

Michael BagshawWayne Jackson
Brenton LewisDavid Mellen
Heather MuirheadChristine Willersdorf
Garry WilsonPeter Seals
Jim MasonStephen Walker
Roger WickesMalcolm Blight
Trevor CurtisIan Elston
Ron JerichoMarg Whitehead
Jack Reddin 
Guest - Jan SmythMake Up- Phil Westover
Speaker - Claudia Santori 

  What's happening on our Facebook page
John Scarvelis has been posting up a storm with some great content including details of the upcoming Multicultural Network 2018 End of Year Celebration.
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Put These Events in your Diaries
MurrayBridge Rotary Art Show
Mar 22, 2019 6:00 PM –
Apr 07, 2019 4:00 PM
Rotary District 9520 Conference 2019
Broken Hill Civic Centre
Apr 05, 2019 – Apr 07, 2019
MBHS Lunch Catering
Apr 29, 2019
Murray Bridge Rotary Club Changeover Dinner
Jun 22, 2019 6:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David Altmann
March 3
Jerry Wilson
March 8
John Whimpress
March 16
Gary Frazer
March 21
Jan Colwell
March 29
Spouse Birthdays
Sue Frazer
March 11
Beverley Scarvelis
March 13
Gordon Schultz
Merilyn Schultz
March 4
Philip Westover
Sue Westover
March 4
Jerry Wilson
Kerry Wilson
March 5
John Scarvelis
Beverley Scarvelis
March 9
Malcolm Blight
Jan Blight
March 9
Michael Bagshaw
Kirsty Bagshaw
March 10
Heather Muirhead
Duncan Muirhead
March 13
Bruce Frazer
Ruth Frazer
March 19
Join Date
Trevor Curtis
March 4, 1997
22 years
Ron Jericho
March 14, 1978
41 years
Jan Colwell
March 15, 2016
3 years
David Altmann
March 24, 2009
10 years
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