Garry Collins was a founding member of BUMS Inc. He was also a member of the original Performing BUMS whose performance fees were used to purchase AV equipment for the Society.

As the Society’s first Treasurer, Garry was responsible for incorporating the Society 2009-2011. He was also the bank account administrator until November 2015, and Gigmeister for 2014-2015.

During his time on the management committee, Garry also arranged concerts and workshops by visiting ukulele artists; developed the set of three BUMS Inc songbooks for use at jams; helped establish the Northside jam; formed the instrumental ukulele group, Brisbane Uketet; and ran beginner lessons at Coorparoo and Northside jams.