This the club’s longest running project, and involves collecting cans and non-perishables from homes across Bunbury and donating them to three key local charities. The appeal has run for the past 25 years – in that time an estimated 500,000 items have been collected and distributed to those in need.
 
Get involved: Members are encouraged to join in collecting on the first Sunday morning in May. There are also opportunities to join the project committee, helping with  publicity and planning.
 
More info: For more information visit the Give Damn, Give a Can Project page or visit the Facebook page.
 
 

 
 
This project brings the fun of sailing to people with disabilities and their carers.  Held at the spectacular Koombana Bay Sailing Club during the sailing season, this program uses specially designed dinghies which are safe and fun.  All three Rotary clubs in Bunbury support and participate in this program.
Get involved: Volunteers are essential for this program, especially as “skippers” on the dinghies, and in setting up and packing up boats.  Sailing happens every second Saturday morning, and also at times during the week.
 
Club contact: John Bridgham
 

 
 
This popular program gives young leaders an opportunity to develop essential skills such as public speaking, teamwork and communication. Held over 3 days, it includes workshops, presentations from key community leaders and a Gala dinner on the Saturday night.
Get involved: Members are encouraged to attend the Gala Dinner and support participants. There are also opportunities to help out on the committee and mentor former young achievers who coordinate the event.
 
Club contact: Leanne O'Shea
 

 
 
This is a volunteer group which helps primary school students improve their reading skills. After just two years there are now over 100 community volunteers who spend one hour a week listening to students read in more than ten primary schools in the Greater Bunbury area. Members of our Rotary Club helped set up HU4K and serve on its Board; other members serve as reading volunteers.
Get involved: Participate as a reading volunteer or get involved with the promotion of HU4K
 
Club Contact: Stephen Foster
 

 
Rotary runs BowelScan in May every year. Simple sample kits are made available at participating pharmacies to help West Australians get into the habit of repeating the test annually. Bowel cancer is Australia’s #1 internal cancer, killing more than 4,000 men and women every year. Bowel cancer is very curable if you catch it early.
 
Coordinator: Ian Pigott

 
Chef's Long Table Lunch FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
 This community night is organised by the club as an opportunity to provide free family entertainment. It is held under a big marquee on the foreshore on a Friday night before the Chefs Long Table Lunch event. Last year about 500 people dragged their deck chairs and bean bags along to enjoy a great night of entertainment. This event raises some money for the club.
Get involved: Members are encouraged to help out with our sausage sizzle, popcorn stand and raffle on the night. There are also opportunities to join the Movie Night organising committee, helping with publicity and planning.
 
Coordinator: Matt Granger
 

 
Club Doctors
Involves a group of Rotarians from different walks of life, but all with considerable experience of committee work with Community groups. We give advice to community groups on a range of matters (there being no other organisation in the SW which provides this service) including financial, constitutional, employment, committee and management issues. After 8 years we have helped more than 100 groups on more than 400 assignments.
Get involved: If you have experience working with community groups or have particular expertise, why not join our team and take on assignments as you feel able?
 
Coordinator: Stephen Foster