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Posted on Jul 01, 2014


Incoming Club President, Jim Stephen’s message is if our Club and Rotary in general is to attract and retain new members, an appeal has to be made to the self-interest of the younger generation, many of whom are looking for contact with their elders who succeeded in their careers and are willing to pass on their knowledge and perhaps offer to be their mentor. Within our Club there is a wealth of experience and knowledge gained in the real world which could be very appealing to Gen X and Y who for all their outward show of knowing everything are not as cocksure as they seem.  The trick is to get young people in the door, show them “what’s in it for me” and encourage/steer them to tap into the body of knowledge and experience within the Club.
Jim would like to see every member bring a potential member every week that falls into this category and appeals to everyone to make a concerted effort to personally welcome them and introduce themselves. First impressions do count!
In PP Stephen Hinton’s absence in Africa the normal changeover dinner was put on hold. Once Stephen returns this will be revisited to recognise Stephen’s excellent two years as Club President. Also Pres Jim and PP Stephen will allocate members to the various committees.
Meet our new President Jim Stephen and Helena Ray Philp 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Philp on Sep 05, 2012

Dr Henry Oakeley

"Orchid Hunting in Peru"


Dr Henry Oakeley is in Australia for the 19th Australian Orchid Council (AOC) Conference and Show being held at the Burswood Entertainment Complex from the 11th to 16th September 2012.

He will be coming to Bunbury as the keynote speaker for a Combined Rotary Clubs of Bunbury Dinner event at the Koombana Bay Sailing Club on Monday 17th September 2012.

Posted by Ray Philp on Aug 19, 2012

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RDU in AUGUST Ray Philp 2012-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rod Downe on Jul 11, 2012

The official openining was held on the 8th June 2012 and Rotary was officially represented by President Glenys McDonald, Kevin and Annette Coote, Terry and Jennifer Coote, and Rod and Carol Downe (South Bunbury Club); and major sponsor of the charity home project John Hovey (Bunbury Club).

Young People in Nursing Homes - MS Project - "Treendale Gardens" Rod Downe 2012-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Philp on Jun 09, 2012



Even with the aid of Google Maps and Wikipedia, Loi Loi in Papua New Guinea is hard to find.

Five hours by boat from the bustling Port of Kimbe on the north coast, Loi Loi is a tiny community. The 90 odd-locals exist largely on subsistence farming, growing vegetables and farming pigs.

However the villagers of Loi Loi face a significant issue every year with no permanent water supply.

Loi Loi’s water comes from a small spring which dries up, putting incredible strain on the close community. Lack of water for sanitation means skin infections and ulcers are commonplace, issues compounded by the isolation.

Loi Loi’s plight came to the attention of South Bunbury Rotarian Terry Coote while bass fishing in remote West New Britain Province.

Posted on May 03, 2012
Rotarian Heather Reid (Sail into Life chair) making presentation to Sharon in appreciation of her excellent work. 

Rotary’s Sail into Life program in Bunbury celebrated a memorable 2011-12 season with a huge morning tea at the Koombana Bay Sailing Club on May 3.

Sail into Life attracted more participants than ever before, thanks to the dedication of Project Officer, Sharon Kavanagh. 

Sharon’s appointment was made possible due to grant funding from the City of Bunbury and with logistical support from Enable South West.  Sharon expanded Sail into Life to reach special education students, the MS Society, and Leukaemia Foundation amongst others.

Celebrating the Best Sailing Season Yet 2012-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Philp on Apr 04, 2012

l-r Mayor David Smith; Matt Granger; Ian Telfer (AG); Stephen Craddock; David Flanagan; Andrew Horan (CEO BCCI)and Steve Down (President BCCI)

Rotarian Rod Downe was very proud to see once again another successful combined Bunbury Rotary clubs networking event that he initiated with our first keynote speaker Julius Matthys (CEO BHP Worsley) in May 2009.  Since then there have been 5 events. This events keynote speaker David Flanagan (Managing Director of Atlas Iron), continued the high profile of the keynote speakers required to attract the local business community.

Another Successful Combined Bunbury Rotary Clubs Networking Event Ray Philp 2012-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rod Downe on Apr 01, 2012


Under the Stars at beautiful Paradise Farm on Wednesday evening 21 March the Rotary Club of South Bunbury came together to recognise two living Stars —Ray Philp and Marry Harris awarded Paul Harris Fellowships


In their presentations Roger Veen and Sandro Agrizzi had a common thread when they spoke of the popularity and quality of character of Ray and Murray in their contributions to Rotary and Community.

 In Murray’s response to Rotarians and Partners and special guests he spoke emotionally of the support of Helen and their family and friends and the role they played in his contribution.

 Ray, as humble as ever, in an interview talked about his wife Val and what Rotary meant to him - and the friendship and fellowship he enjoys so much.


PHF Presentations at President's Barbecue Rod Downe 2012-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Philp on Mar 03, 2012
Today's Sail Into Life is one of the many activities happening in Bunbury this Labour Day long weekend as part of the Aqua Spectacular Festival..

As usual there was a great turn-out of exited people of all ages and ability who enjoy having a sail.


Rotary Sail Into Life - Aqua Spectacular Weekend Ray Philp 2012-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Philp on Feb 11, 2012
This year's children's Fair co-ordinator Peter Hill and his committee have been hard at work preparing for this years event. 

The Fair is held at Forrest Park Blair Street Bunbury and opens at 9.30am on Sunday 19th February until 1.30pm. 

All of the attractions from last year including the very popular Jo Bolton and his "Suitcase Circus" will ensure another great family fun day event that wont put a strain on the family budget.  The entry to the event is free and there are plenty of free things to do and see including the Suitcase Circus, trailer rides, Incredible Creatures animal nursery, the Goat Lady with Lilli Pilli and Clancy The Clown.
28th Annual Children's Fair Ray Philp 2012-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Philp on Aug 19, 2011

At Wednesday night's dinner meeting Kevin Coote presented the annual cheque to South West Institute of Technology (SWIT) representatives John Barnes and Fiona Blackmore.
The John Coote Memorial Trades Award was established from one third of the profits raised from the sale of the South Bunbury Rotary Charity Home at Treendale. The interest earned from the account is used to
fund the award.
The award was established to recognise John’s 30 years of service in the motor trades industry from 1937 to 1967. John Coote's experience in the motor trades included light motor vehicles to heavy duty tractors, trucks and farm machinery.
The award also further recognises John's contribution to the Bunbury community as a Charter Member of the South Bunbury Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow and Freemason.
The aim of the award is to distribute funds gained from an interest bearing deposit for the betterment of the mechanical motor trades industry in the South West Region of Western Australia.

The John Coote Memorial Motor Trades Award Ray Philp 2011-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Philp on Aug 19, 2011

You can now search for a Rotary club with RI's free iPhone app. In the Apple app store it's called the Rotary Club Locator from Rotary International. The app is also availble for Android phones.

New free Rotary Club Locator iPhone app available Ray Philp 2011-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Philp on Aug 04, 2011

by Jeffrey Kitt Bunbury Mail


FUNDING for the new playground in the Children's ward at the Bunbury Regional Hospital has been raised through efforts by the Rotary Club of South Bunbury. 

Rotary playground upgrade Ray Philp 2011-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Our newest PHF....Mrs Leonie Kershaw, founder of the Chef's Long Table Lunch Ray Philp 2011-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
The Sail into Life season for 10/11 concluded on Sunday Roger Veen 2011-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ray Philp on Apr 05, 2011
See how Rotary’s new video public service announcement, “This Close,” was created in this behind-the-scenes footage. Shot on location in California, USA, the 60-second spot aims to raise awareness of Rotary’s 25-year fight against polio
Go behind the scenes of ‘This Close’ Ray Philp 2011-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
Susan Competes in Be Active Access Dinghy Championships 2011 Ray Philp 2011-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Gillingham on Mar 10, 2011

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

Welcome to our new website! John Gillingham 2011-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ben Andrew

Within the harsh environment of the slums of Kibera in Kenya, Tenderfeet Education Center brings to orphaned and disadvantaged children the three things they need to prepare for a better life – food, education and hope!

Tenderfeet is a grassroots organization administered by local woman, Mama Margaret Nyabuto, a courageous woman who has served children in the slums for 20 years.

Margaret is convinced that long-term holistic projects that care for the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of the residents – especially the children – is the best hope for the slums.

A child lucky enough to go to Tenderfeet will get the foundations of a good education, two meals a day, and enough love to give them courage and determination for their future.

With your support and donations even more children in the slums can have hope for their future, and dignity in their lives.

Craig Garrett speaks on his journey with Tenderfeet Ben Andrew 0
Posted by Ben Andrew
RC South Bunbury to welcome home Paralympian Brad Scott after a Successful haul in the 2012 Paralympic games in London. Brad is a middle distance runner and he won a bronze in the mens 800m T37 and followed it up with a Silver in the 1500m T37. Brad was born with Cerebral Palsy but that has never stopped him. Currently Studying and Working in the ACT brad has a Scholarship from the AIS and works as a personal trainer. The former Roofer loves a game of poker and wont say no to a Round of Golf

Brad will be Speaking to the Club on Wednesday the 3rd of October at the Rose Hotel
South Bunbury to welcome home local Paralympian Ben Andrew 0