District Governor Wayne Milnes addresses Rotary Club of Bunbury-Leschenault

Helping hands: District governor Wayne Milnes, president Bridget Green, and assistant governor David Miles. Photo: Supplied.
Helping hands: District governor Wayne Milnes, president Bridget Green, and assistant governor David Miles. Photo: Supplied.

The Rotary Club of Bunbury-Leschenault held a special event for District Governor Wayne Milnes last month.

Mr Milnes addressed the club's members about their role in the community.

He also emphasised the importance of Rotary across Australia and the world.

In Western Australia alone, the community work of Rotary, when translated into dollars, runs into the millions.

In Bunbury, there are three clubs that carry out community projects as well as projects of national and international significance.

Three projects that involve two or more of the clubs are Give a Damn Give a Can, Rotary Sail Into Life, and the Science and Engineering Challenge.

All three campaigns contribute to various aspects of the Greater Bunbury region.

Last month, all three clubs chipped in for DonateLife Week 2019.

Led by the Organ and Tissue Authority, the campaign helps to increase the number of organ and tissue donors across Australia.

DonateLife Week also highlights the benefits that organ and tissue donations have on transplant recipients and their families.

The clubs are urging residents to join the Donor Register via donatelife.gov.au/

Rotary is the largest service organisation across the globe with more than 1.2 million members in over 33,000 clubs.

The organisation also has an advisory seat at the United Nations.

On a global scale, they have led the charge to eradicate polio and many other diseases.

Interested in joining the Rotary Club of Bunbury-Leschenault? Contact Ian Telfer on 0407 192 828.

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