SW Apex club is top in Australia

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
APEX Regional Communicator Allen Hingston and Bunbury President Mark Hearn.
Camera IconAPEX Regional Communicator Allen Hingston and Bunbury President Mark Hearn. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

A Bunbury community group has been rewarded for its valuable work after being named the best in the country.

Apex Club of Bunbury Koombana won the Best Club Award at the 2017 Apex National Convention in Queensland earlier this month.

President Mark Hearn said the award was a major coup for the group of volunteers and the first in the club’s 82-year history.

“It’s a big deal for us, especially when we were a very, very small club a couple years ago,” Mr Hearn said.

“We also have to compete with the big clubs over in New South Wales and Queensland, so it’s a pretty big deal.”

Organising events such as this year’s APEX Bunbury Sleep Out along with the tireless work of volunteers has contributed to the club’s success, according to Mr Hearn.

“We’re very thankful for the contribution our volunteers have made, we wouldn’t have won this without their passion and dedication,” he said.

“We, as a small club of just 16, completed 1100 hours of community service in the financial year.

“We also helped reignite the passion for community service.”

The group was also recognised for its social media presence and having the best website.

With a long list of activities planned in the coming months, Mr Hearn said its volunteers had no plans to slow down.

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