Murray Bridge park renamed to honour our Rotarians

Rotary Jubilee Park: Rotary Club of Mobilong past presidents Claude Minge and Dale Manson at the site in Murray Bridge which will know be known as Rotary Jubilee Park to honour the hard work of Rotary members.
Rotary Jubilee Park: Rotary Club of Mobilong past presidents Claude Minge and Dale Manson at the site in Murray Bridge which will know be known as Rotary Jubilee Park to honour the hard work of Rotary members.

Jubilee Park will be renamed in honour of hard-working volunteers' efforts at the Murray Bridge site.

The park had been referred to as Rotary Jubilee Park, but it is believed an administrative error by the Rural City of Murray Bridge meant 'Rotary' was never officially part of the name.

The council requested community feedback on whether to go back to the original name, or to rename it Jubilee Rotary Park.

At the council meeting on Monday, September 14, the council considered submissions received regarding the name change.

A council report stated including 'Rotary' in the name would honour the ongoing community support provided to the park since 1986 by Rotarians through the Murray Bridge Rotary Club and Mobilong Rotary Club.

With only one of 28 submissions saying the name change was not necessary, elected members unanimously decided to return 'Rotary' to the park's name.

A plaque will be erected at Rotary Jubilee Park to acknowledge the clubs' continued service to the district.

Rotary Club of Mobilong president Bronwyn Heard and Rotary Club of Murray Bridge president Simon Sickerdick agreed it should be renamed Rotary Jubilee Park.

"Our club looks forward to continuing our partnership with the Rural City of Murray Bridge and seeing the completion of this particular project in the near future," Ms Heard wrote.

Rotary Club of Mobilong past president Dale Manson said it would recognise the contribution of the clubs.

"Inclusion of the Rotary name in the park will provide 'emotional ownership' by the service club members and encourage a greater level of financial support by community organisations in the future," he wrote.

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