Most people have probably heard of Rotary before, but unless they've been a member of a Rotary Club, they may not know exactly what a Rotary Club does or how they could get involved.
Each Rotary club undertakes different kinds of projects but here in Kalamunda, these are the types of projects that we've been involved in.
Every December the Club along with our Rotaractors and the local Soropitimists club collect food for Foodbank. You might have seen us set up outside the local shopping centre throughout the area, where we are privileged to experience the generosity of local residents to this important cause.
Over the last 2 years we have collected over 3 tonnes of food for this amazing organisation. 
FoodBank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation, working with 2,950 charities around the country to get food and groceries to those who could use a hand every year. They are also the largest supporter of School Breakfast Programs in Australia, regularly supplying to 2,890 schools nationally.
The Club has a long-standing relationship with the Kalamunda men’s Shed, starting with an initial sponsorship of $40,000 in 2008 to help start the organization.
In 2018 we provided further we contributed $30,000 of seed funding to facilitate an application to Lotterywest for the construction of a new facility.
The application was successful in securing $298,000 of funding, with building works completed in February 2020.
In 2018 the Club provided the seed money for the Perth Observatory to apply for a successful Lotterywest Community grant totalling $237,000.
The grant enabled development of an ambitious collaborative project focusing on indigenous astronomy. This included the creation of Worl Wangkiny to celebrate 60,000 years of Noongar celestial storytelling, captured in an artwork painted onto the inner walls of a large part-constructed telescope dome.
The market has been running since 2000 and is entirely run and staffed by Rotary Kalamunda.
All proceeds from the market go to charitable causes.  Since their inception, the market has generated in excess of $2,000,000 which has gone back to the local community.
There are always opportunities for new members to get involved depending on their availability and skills.

The small Island of Lembongan in Bali was devastated by Covid, with its 2 main sources of income, Tourism and seaweed farming, heavily impacted.

Rotary Kalamunda is developing a program to provide financial support to local entrepreneurs to support the local delivery of services and products on the Island, promote local economic development and community wellbeing and provide a sustainable pathway for poverty alleviation and rebuild of family business. 


The Rotary Club of Kalamunda assisted the City’s grant application to Lotterywest with a contribution of $75,000 towards the transformation of the iconic Stirk Park.

As a result of the Club’s support, the City was successful in attracting $1.715 million grant funding for a major upgrade of the park’s playground.

Since its inception, Kalamunda Rotary has made a difference to people's lives in many ways, but our proudest achievements have been the opportunities we've been able to offer the motivated young people in our community.
Exchange Students
Rotary Youth Exchange Australia provides an opportunity of a lifetime for Australian high school students to live and study abroad. 
We have sponsored many students in the Rotary exchange program both inward and outward bound. This experience changes young people’s lives and helps shape their future. 
This program offers students the opportunity to spend up to 12 months living and studying in a foreign country, learning about themselves and the culture of their host families.
We also offer many local opportunities for growth through other Rotary sponsored programs as outlined below:
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organised by Rotary clubs and districts where leadership skills are developed while having fun and making connections with other like minded young people. 
RYLEAP - (Rotary Leader Extension Advanced Program)
An intensive program for people serious about learning cutting edge leadership skills.  Participants will walk away with a heightened sense of self-empowerment and a clear pathway to achieving their goals by undertaking a 3 month mapped out action plan. Participants completing the RYLEAP program receive a Certificate 1 in Leadership.  RYLEAP will help take participants' leadership to the next level and will be a powerful tool in building their career.ere
National Youth Science Forum
The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is a not-for-profit organisation that runs a number of residential programs to encourage young people in their passion for science. 
The program’s vision and purpose is to inspire young Australians to value science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and recognise its importance in our communities.e
Encouragement Awards
The annual Encouragement Awards are offered to a Year 6 student from each Primary School in the City of Kalamunda with the award presented at the end of school year graduation.
The award acknowledges the student who has  put a great deal of effort into their schoolwork and displays a good attitude, despite facing academic challenges. This award is seen as a reward for persistence.