RAWCS Eastern Region linking Rotary Districts 9650, 9670, 9675, 9685, 9700, 9710 which spans across much of NSW and the ACT

Of the 428 RAWCS projects nationally, 161 projects are in Eastern Region, which includes 149 Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund (RAOAF) projects and 12 Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) projects.

Notice of Quarterly and Annual General Meeting
Kiama – August 2017

Posted: 2017-07-10
The next RAWCS Eastern Region Meeting and Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 August 2017 at Kiama Leagues Club, 109 Terralong St, Kiama NSW 2533
Download Notice of Meeting – Kiama – August 2017
Download Flyer Eastern Region RAWCS Weekend D9675 – 5 & 6 August 2017

At each Eastern Region meeting Pink Umbrella Foundation offers $1,000 grants to six projects registered with RAWCS Eastern Region.
Download Kiama Pink Umbrella Grant Application 19 PU grant app Kiama

Future meetings

18 and 19 November 2017 – The Entrance, NSW
Hosted by District 9685 | Contact: Jan Pryor
Then D9650, D9700 and D9710


RAWCS Rover is the quarterly magazine of RAWCS Eastern Region
Download the latest issue 14 August RAWCS Rover WB

Read the latest Projects reports


DIK is moving to Castle Hill

Join a working bee

Donations in Kind is moving from Minchinbury to new premises at Castle Hill at the end of 2017 and are calling on Eastern Region Rotary Clubs to join us for a working bee to sort through stock. Download the roster for information on how you can help.
Download DIK Working Bees 2017

Register a project

All RAWCS projects must be sponsored by an Australian Rotary Club or District and wherever possible endorsed/partnered with a Rotary Club or District overseas. The only exception are RABS projects that are local and are sponsored/administered by the same Rotary Club/District.

If your Club is considering an international project, please contact the Projects Registration Coordinator or your District Chair. The Projects Registration Coordinator will advise you on the process of lodging a RAWCS application. The District Chairs can put you in touch with clubs in your District who have undertaken similar projects in the past, or who may be interested in partnering with you in your project.
Projects Registration Coordinator Sue O`Neill

RAWCS Eastern District Chairs

D9650 Greg MORAN ([email protected])
D9670 Brian COFFEY ([email protected])
D9675 Malcolm BROWN ([email protected])
D9685 Jan PRYOR ([email protected])
D9700 Chris FINKEL ([email protected])
D9710 Glen WRAN ([email protected])


View Project Managers Manual

Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund (RAOAF)
RAOAF provides sustainable development aid in developing countries as identified by the Department of Foreign Affairs or short term relief for disasters.
Project Criteria RAOAF – Jan 2016
Project Registration Form – Mar 2017

Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS)
RABS is a Public Benevolent Fund to register projects within Australia to enable a Rotary Club or District to provide assistance to people in need within their local or wider community.
Project Criteria RABS – Jan 2016
Project Registration Form – Jan 2016 | Project Registration Form – Jan 2016 (Word format)

Rotary Australia Compassionate Grants (RACG)
Project Criteria RACG –  April 2017

Rotarians against Malaria (RAM)
RAM works to achieve the prevention and reduction of the mosquito borne disease, Malaria, the reduction of social and economic loss caused by Malaria and progressive strengthening of local capabilities in Malaria control.
Contact David Pearson RAM Eastern Region Coordinator

Developed Country Disaster Fund (DCDF)
DCDF is a Public Benevolent Fund to respond with cash donations to disasters that occur in developed countries.
New Project DCDF Criteria and Registration Form (coming soon)

Donations in Kind (DIK)
DIK provides humanitarian aid through provision of donated goods.The goods are warehoused, sorted and packed into sea containers to be shipped to offshore projects.
DIK Coordinator PP Miriam Jacka  |  tel: 0450 110 336
DIK Warehouse: 2-6 Colyton Rd. Minchinbury (adjacent to McDonalds Restaurant)
Suitable and Unsuitable Goods  –  Mar  2016
Container Despatch Application – Jul  2016
Recommendation for Consigning Containers – General  –  Feb 2016
Check List for Consignment of Containers – General  – Jul 2016

Pink Umbrella Foundation Grants

RAWCS Eastern Region has many outstanding projects and many committed volunteers participating in the delivery of humanitarian aid. One way to recognise the great contribution made by clubs in RAWCS Eastern Region is through the Pink Umbrella Foundation Grant Program. To help promote RAWCS to the wider Rotary network Pink Umbrella Foundation offers $1,000 grants to six projects registered with RAWCS Eastern Region at every quarterly Eastern Region meeting.
Download Kiama Pink Umbrella Grant Application 19 PU grant app Kiama

PU Grant Reports

PU grant report 17 Feb 2017 Canberra WEB
PU grant report 16 Nov 2016 Orange

Eastern Region Executive Committee

Chairman – PDG Adrian Roach
Deputy Chair –  Yet to be filled
Secretary – Brian Goldstraw
Treasurer – Janis Harvey
Immediate Past Chairman – John Roberson
Assistant Secretary – Ron Marcus
Project Registration Co-Ordinator – Sue O’Neill
Volunteer Coordinator – Lloyd Chatfield
Deputy Volunteer Coordinator – David Waterhouse
Project Report Coordinator – Yet to be filled
Benevolent Society Coordinator – Alan Chesworth
Donations in Kind – Miriam Jacka
RAM Chair – John Macpherson
RAWCS Rover and Promotion – Sue O’Neill
Training Officer – John Roberson
Webmaster – Joan Redmond

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