RAWCS Eastern Region

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

Next Eastern Region meeting

The May 2019 meeting was originally advertised as being held in the Blue Mountains. Please note the change of venue below.

D9650 will host the next Eastern Region meeting in Taree on 18-19 May 2019 at Club Taree, 121 Wingham Road, Taree, NSW.

Click the link below to download the flyer and notice of meeting
Program information
Notice of Meeting

Book online for Saturday Dinner

Click the link below to register ONLINE for Saturday dinner
RSVP by Monday 13 May 2019
Book for Saturday dinner

Future meetings

D9685 – 17-18 August 2019
D9700 – 16-17 November 2019
D9710 – 22-23 February 2020
D9670 – 16-17 May 2020
D9675 – 15-16 August 2020
D9785 – 14-15 November 2020

Cover photo: Divine Mercy Primary School, Buwampa, Uganda
Project: 24/2011-12 Education, Health and Community

HEERA – Health & Education Equipment Repurposing Activity

– Fit for purpose – Fit for the future

HEERA, which commenced 1 Jan 2019, is a 12 months trial for Donations in Kind (DIK) Eastern Region to be re-established with the aim of creating a business model, that is sustainable, self-funding and in accordance with RAWCS Policies & Procedures moving forward.

The object of HEERA is to enable Rotarians, the public and the corporate sector to deliver humanitarian aid and charitable support through its activities.

HEERA’s role is to provide humanitarian aid through the provision of our ‘end of life’ equipment. The focus is Health & Wellbeing, Education & Literacy and Vocational. The aid must be effective for the long term, sustainable, enhance people’s lives and give Rotarians and others satisfaction for their efforts. New features include on-line inventory and container registration. At the end of the trial a review will be undertaken and if it is deemed successful consideration will be given, in consultation with other regions, of expanding the model nationally.

HEERA Eastern Region Distribution Centre is located at:
Unit 4, 12-16 Anella Avenue, Castle Hill NSW 2154.

For more information on HEERA please contact:
KEITH ROFFEY – Supervisor
Health & Education Equipment Repurposing Activity (HEERA)
Rotary Australia World Community Service Limited
PO Box 3168, Parramatta NSW 2124
e: [email protected] m: +61 (0)419 046 688


RAWCS Rover is the quarterly magazine of news and events for RAWCS Eastern Region.

Click HERE to download the latest issue of RAWCS Rover, May 2019

Register a project online

Click HERE to Register a Project

RAWCS projects must be sponsored by an Australian Rotary Club or District and wherever possible endorsed/partnered with a Rotary Club overseas. The only exception is RABS projects that are local and are sponsored/administered by the same Rotary Club/District. If your Club is registering an international project and needs help, please contact the Projects Registration Coordinator or your District Chair.

RAWCS ER District Chairs

D9650 Reg PIERCE 0417 472 723 [email protected]
D9670 Wolf STURMER 0409 157 089 [email protected]
D9675 Malcolm BROWN 0402 183 042 [email protected]
D9685 Jan PRYOR 0423 315 921 [email protected]
D9700 Chris FINKEL 0429 661 358 [email protected]
D9710 John MERCER 0474 792 217 [email protected]

Projects Manager    Sue O`Neill
Volunteers Manager   David Waterhouse

RAWCS ER Management Team

Chairman PDG Adrian ROACH D9670 0412 191 888 [email protected]
Vice Chairman,
Immediate Past Chairman
PP John ROBERSON D9700 0407 940 014 [email protected]
Secretary PP Brian GOLDSTRAW D9710 0417 409 755 [email protected]
Treasurer East Region Rtn Janis HARVEY D9675 0415 439 022 [email protected]
Projects Manager PP Sue O’NEILL D9685 0404 432 690 [email protected]
Volunteers Manager PP David WATERHOUSE D9685 0402 215 864 [email protected]
Newsletter Editor PP Sue O’NEILL D9685 0404 432 690 [email protected]
Project Reporting Coordinator PP John BENNETTS D9670 0407 724 095 [email protected]
RAB Coordinator PP Alan CHESWORTH D9700 0429 444 663 [email protected]
HEERA Coordinator PDG Keith ROFFEY D9685 0419 046 688 [email protected]
RAM Coordinator PP John MACPHERSON D9710 0409 122 141 [email protected]
ER Webmaster Rtn Joan REDMOND D9685 0481 322 176 [email protected]
D9650 Representative PP Reg PIERCE D9650 0417 472 723 [email protected]
D9670 Representative Rtn Wolf STURMER D9670 0409 157 089 [email protected]
D9675 Representative Rtn Malcolm BROWN D9675 0402 183 042 [email protected]
D9685 Representative Rtn Jan PRYOR D9685 0423 315 921 [email protected]
D9700 Representative PP Chris FINKEL D9700 0429 661 358 [email protected]
D9710 Representative PP John MERCER D9710 0474 792 217 [email protected]