Club Stories
The Rotary Clubs of Mobilong, Murray Bridge & Tailem Bend came together to assist the
Wellington Hall Community to purchase and install an AED which has now been installed near the office of the local
caravan park at Wellington. Pictured at the handover TB President Phil, Bob from Wellington Hall,
Mobilong President Sally, MB Community Director Jim and Mobilong Community Director Bronwyn.
 

Christine Wright
 
 
Jane Intini 
 
Our new members bring to our Club unique and diverse skills, and above all, a strong commitment to help raise funds
to help our Communities here and abroad.
 
 
Mobolaji Akinbo & Seun Akande 

                                                
RC of St Peter’s - with Chair John George & Secretary & PE Wendy Gaborit (& P DG, P President RC of   Mobilong) 
Give a substantial donation to Vision of Islands. 
 
 


 
Ski for Life 2024
 
The Rotary Club of Mobilong have over the last 11 years cooked and served Egg and Bacon sandwiches to the participants and officials participating in the 3-day event where teams water ski from Murray Bridge to Renmark along the beautiful Murray River covering 455+ kms.
 
Along the way teams raise funds and promote Emotional Well-being and raise the awareness of Suicide Prevention.
 
Over the years we have watched this event grow and this year there was 410 people registered to participate.
 
With the challenge of having to cook and serve 430 egg and bacon sandwiches in an hour and a half we asked the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge for their assistance. We sincerely thank them for the 4 members who assisted to cook all the eggs on their BBQ trailer whilst Mobilong members cooked the bacon, a great team effort to serve the breakfast.
 
This is an annual event that we are always happy to support and is now one of our annual community activities.
 
We thank Randell from Drakes Murray Bridge for organising to get the bread donated as well as providing a large box of apples.
 
We look forward to continuing this wonderful community partnership.
 
 

 
On Saturday 25 November Murray Bridge and Mobilong Clubs participated in the Walk for Respect in Adelaide city, and carried the same banner. Rotary has a proud history of leading the way with social issues. With banners from many sponsors and Clubs, and placards citing examples of Domestic Violence and Coercive Control, 1,000 Rotarians, Sponsors and other passionate advocates walked peacefully side by side down King William St to the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Gardens where we heard powerful speeches from our DG Craig Dowling, Minister Katrine Hilyard, and 5 others, some of whom spontaneously asked to speak. It was a moving and confronting experience and we now wait for a Royal Commission into Domestic and Family Violence and the promised legislation making Coercive Control a crime.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Last night we had the pleasure of inducting 2 new members into our Club.
Seun Akande & his wife Mobolaji Akinbo became the newest members of Rotary International.
They attended our meeting with their 3 young children and a few friends to witness this special occasion.
Seun & Mobolaji were also our guest speakers, giving us a presentation on their journey from Nigeria 🇳🇬 to Murray Bridge 🇦🇺
They spoke of their home country struggles, what inspired them to move, why they chose Australia/Murray Bridge & the challenges they faced once they arrived.
But after many years in MB, they now have good jobs, many friends and are proud to call Murray Bridge home.
We welcome them both and their children into the Rotary Club of Mobilong
 
 

 
The local Place of Courage event (Friday 24 November), had to be moved at short notice from Sturt Reserve to the Railway station due to the threat of thunderstorms and inclement weather. This, however, did not detract from the significance of the gathering, nor numbers attending. There were 180 present to hear testimonies from several speakers and a call for action from MC Linda Martin and Cr Karen Eckermann who are each involved in bringing this social disease to our attention. Mobilong, Murray Bridge and Tailem Bend Rotary Clubs, together with Council, sponsored the local DV groups (see a photo of the banner) and we cooked a BBQ funded by Council and provided free to all who attended.
 
 
 
 

Nov 24, 2023 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Murray Cods Drive
Sturt Reserve
Murray Bridge SA
 
Free
 
 

Place of Courage, Ripples Across SA is a state-wide initiative led by Spirit of Woman which has been brought to Murray Bridge by the Murray Bridge Collaboration on Violence Against Women and Children (MBCVAWC), with the support of The Rural City of Murray Bridge and a community grant. Following 18 months of hard work, a commemorative artwork by CHEB Art has now has been installed along with a bench near the end of Murray Cods Drive on the riverfront at Sturt Reserve. The official launch will take place 11am Friday 24 November 2023, at Murray Cods Drive, Sturt Reserve and will include a Ngarrindjeri Smoking Ceremony, live music, guest speakers and free Community BBQ.

 


 
SHELTER BAG PROJECT: assisting the Homeless
A combined project between Mobilong & Murray Bridge Rotory Clubs 
 

 
RYLA Graduation Dinner
 
 
22 Graduates
 

 
(Young Rotarians) abseiling to raise funds for Metal Health
 
Photos by Bob Gloyn Photography

Veloo Foundation           
 
The container filled with much-needed donations, including stationery, blankets, toys, books, and playgrounds, has finally arrived all the way from Australia to our community this past Saturday. The Interacts from the Rotary Club of Gerege kindly assisted us in unloading and organizing these donations.
These essential items are crucial for children to thrive, grow, and learn, whether it be at the kindergartens, summer camp, or even a kindergarten in Zavkhan province, where basic resources were scarce.
We are so grateful to the Rotarians of Rotary Club of Murray Bridge, Mobilong Rotary Inc, and Kidman Park Rotary Club. Your contributions are making a significant difference in the lives of Mongolian children.
 
 

 
Well done to Cian Yakas who recently was judged the overall winner of the 2023 MB Youth Art Show.
Cian’s work impressed the judges and was awarded $1000 for his winning entry called “Six of Spades”
He also came 3rd in the 18 - 20 year old category with his entry called “Star Gaze”

 
 
 
‘Unveiling of our donut caravan’ which was attended by most of our members and with special guest Andrew Baltensperger our Deputy Mayor helping us to celebrate this occasion. We are very grateful to the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge for giving us a caravan they had no further use for, and to the Murray Bridge Council for providing some of the funds needed to re-furbish it.

 
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