RAWCS Eastern Region covers Rotary Districts 9650, 9670, 9675, 9685, 9700, 9710 spanning 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.


RAWCS Rover is the quarterly magazine of RAWCS Eastern Region
Download RAWCS Rover May 2017

Next Meeting – Belmont – May 2017

The next RAWCS Eastern Region Meeting will be held on Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 May 2017 at Belmont 16’s, The Parade, Belmont NSW, hosted by District 9670.
Download flyer
Download Belmont accomodation

At each Eastern Region meeting Pink Umbrella Foundation offers $1,000 grants to six projects registered with RAWCS Eastern Region.
Download PU grant application Belmont

Future meetings

Aug 2017 – hosted by D9675 in Kiama
Nov 2017 – hosted by D9685 at The Entrance

Donations in Kind needs your help

Donations in Kind is moving from our warehouse at Minchinbury to new premises at Castle Hill at the end of 2017 and are calling on Eastern Region Rotary Clubs to come and join us for a working bee to sort through stock. Download the roster for more 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

District 9650 Don McLeod  |  District 9670 Brian Coffey | District 9675 Lloyd Chatfield
District 9685 | Jan Pryor | District 9700 Chris Finkel | District 9710 Brian Goldstraw
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 – Jan 2016 | Project Registration Form –  Jan 2016 (Word format)

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)

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. Programs operate in Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
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)

DIK (Donations in Kind)
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. If you wish to donate equipment, ship a container, or volunteer at a working bee, please contact:
DIK Coordinator PP Miriam Jacka  |  tel: 0450 110 336  | email: Miriam Jacka
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.

PU Grant Reports

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

Eastern Region Executive Committee

Chairman John Roberson
Secretary Ted Lewis
Treasurer Janis Harvey
Assistant Treasurer Ron Marcus
Immediate Past Chairman Harry Durey
Other Directors
Vice Chairman Brian Goldstraw
Assistant Secretary Ron Marcus
Project Volunteers Coordinator Lloyd Chatfield
Project Registration Coordinator Sue O`Neill
Project Report Coordinator John Glass
RABS Project Coordinator Alan Chesworth
DIK Coordinator Miriam Jacka
RAM Coordinator David Pearson
RAWCS Rover Editor Sue O`Neill
Training Coordinator Position vacant
Promotions Coordinator Sue O`Neill
Webmaster Joan Redmond

District Chairs

District 9650
Don McLeod
District 9670
Brian Coffey
District 9675
Lloyd Chatfield
District 9685
Jan Pryor
District 9700
Chris Finkel
District 9710
Brian Goldstraw