Russell Green is an inspirational Rotarian with a passion. The footer on his email says, “If your ‘Everest’ is out there waiting to be climbed, then do it now while you can.”

Russell green and Peter Snowden

Russell Green (drinking) and Peter Snowden will tackle the Murray River from Renmark to the mouth.

On October 14, he will set off with his longtime paddling partner, Peter Sowden, of the Rotary Club of Walkerville, on a 600km paddle down the River Murray from Renmark to the Murray Mouth.

“The trip will take at least a month, particularly due to a lack of flow in the river – and the age of the paddlers!” Russell quips.

Russell is Secretary and President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Regency Park. He is also coordinator of Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery in South Australia and is endeavouring to raise funds to provide a refuge for those freed from slavery.

murray river morning

The boys will wake to many beautiful mornings like this on the Murray River expedition.

The ‘big paddle’ is a fundraiser in support of a women and girls refuge in Kalimpong, North East Bengal, close to the border with Nepal, Bhutan and China. The project provides a shelter for young trafficked women and girls in the area.

Rotarians Action Group Against Slavery logo

The project is being managed by the Rotary Club of Dunbar in Scotland and the Rotary Club of Kalimpong in Bengal. A Vocational Training Centre, “Phase 1” has been completed and the fundraising is now for “Phase 2” – the Women’s Crisis Centre.

Russell Green in Rotary Fitness gear

Russell Green in training

This expedition is being supported by the Rotary Club of Regency Park, making this a truly international collaboration.

If you are able to make a donation to this worthwhile cause, please donate online to:

Rotary Club Regency Park. BSB 105011. A/c 112998740

Daily progress reports will be on the club’s Facebook page.

Itinerary

If you’d like to meet Russell and Peter, here is their planned itinerary:

DAY DATE DAY KM/DAY Km To Go NIGHT TIME CAMPSITE ROTARY CLUB
SUN 14TH OCT 568 RIVER BEND       85955131 RENMARK
MON 15TH OCT 1 15 553 RUMPAGUNYA CREEK
TUES 16TH OCT 2 15 538 LYRUP BERRI
WED 17TH OCT 3 18 520 SAND BAR
THUR 18TH OCT 4 27 493 THIELS SAND BAR LOXTON
FRID 19TH OCT 5 15 478 PYAP REACH
SAT 20TH OCT 6 15 463 NEW RESIDENCE
SUN 21ST OCT 7 20 443 BRUNO BAY
MON 22ND OCT 8 NIL 443 BRUNO BAY    LAY DAY
TUES 23RD 9 25 418 OLD PARCOOLA
WED 24TH OCT 10 14 404 GRAVEL HEAP
THUR 25TH OCT 11 16 388 HART REACH WAIKERIE
FRID 26TH OCT 12 19 369 TAYLORVILLE
SAT 27TH OCT 13 25 344 HOGWASH
SUN 28TH OCT 14 20 324 BRYANTS CREEK
MON 29TH OCT 15 14 310 SCOTT CREEK
TUES 30TH OCT 16 21 289 DONALD FLAT LAGOON
WED 31ST OCT 17 19 270 CASTLES LANDING
THUR 1ST NOV 18 10 260 260 KM MARK
FRID 2ND NOV 19 26 234 BIG BEND
SAT 3RD NOV 20 29 206 WALKER FLAT
SUN 4TH NOV 21 19 186 BOW HILL
MON 5TH NOV 22 18 168 YOUNG HUSBAND
TUES 6TH NOV 23 18 150 MANNUM
WED 7TH NOV 24 NIL 150 MANNUM  LAY DAY
THUR 8TH NOV 25 16 134 POMPOOTA
FRID 9TH NOV 26 16 118 GLEN LOSSIE MURRAY BRIDGE
SAT 10TH NOV 27 24 94 WESTBROOK CABINS MOBILONG
SUN 11TH NOV 28 6 88 TAILEM BEND TAILEM BEND
MON 12TH NOV 29 12 76 WELLINGTON
TUES 13TH NOV 30 25 CLAYTON GOOLWA
WED 14TH NOV 31 25 0 THE MOUTH

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