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 RAWCS Eastern Region meeting and AGM
Sat 1 & Sun 2 September 2018 – Holt, ACT

Posted: 2018-05-30

We head off to the ACT for our next quarterly meeting and Annual General Meeting (Sun. morning) at Raiders Belconnen, Hardwick Cres, Holt ACT 2615, on  Sat 1 & Sun 2 September 2018, hosted by District D9710. Further information will be posted closer to the event.

Future meeting: Sat 27 & Sun 28 Oct – Dubbo, hosted by District D9670

Parkes ER meeting round-up

Posted: 2018-05-30

We had a very successful weekend of networking at the quarterly RAWCS Eastern Region meeting in Parkes on Sat 26 & Sun 27 May at Parkes Golf Club, hosted by District 9700.

Following an official welcome to Parkes from the Mayor, Cr Ken Keith, we began the afternoon training session with a presentation by Lucy Hobgood-Brown (pictured) on the logistics involved in delivering donated supplies into Central Africa.  Alan Chesworth, ER RABS Chair introduced William Cullen who gave a heartwarming account of the positive impact receiving a RABS grant (for extensive dental work due to damage caused through domestic violence) has had on his life. This was followed by a presentation on a RAWCS project that delivered and installed computers in cyclone torn Fiji

Our guest speaker at the Saturday dinner was Emmanuel Musoni (pictured) Chairman, Great Lakes Agency for Peace and Development (GLAPD). He shared insights on the challenges and opportunities of regional resettlement of refugees from Rwanda, D.R. of Congo, Uganda, Burundi and Kenya. Read Emmanuel’s story on Page 7 of the May edition of RAWCS Rover

The evening concluded with the announcement of the winners of six $1000 Pink Umbrella Grants which were presented to the Project Managers.

On Sunday, a hearty breakfast, prepared and served by RC of Parkes set us up for the morning session of discussions, ‘have your say’, and the management meeting. Thanks go to RAWCS Region D9700 Chair PP Chris Finkel and the RC of Parkes for an inspiring weekend.

RAWCS Rover … read the latest news

RAWCS Rover May 2018RAWCS Rover is the quarterly magazine of news and events for RAWCS Eastern Region. Click the image to download the latest issue RAWCS Rover May 2018






Donations in Kind

Donations in Kind Eastern Region has premises at Castle Hill. Goods may only be delivered to the Castle Hill site BY APPOINTMENT. Goods must not be left outside the building at any time. For information on types of goods being accepted, please refer to the Suitable and Unsuitable Goods V2.

To make an appointment to deliver goods to DIK Castle Hill please contact:
Miriam Jacka 0450 110 336 or Janis Harvey 02 9869 2974
Site Address: Unit 4, 12-14 Anella Avenue, Castle Hill.
Click HERE to download directions

Register a project online

Click HERE to 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 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 as shown below.

Pink Umbrella Foundation Grants

RAWCS ER has many outstanding projects and committed volunteers participating in the delivery of humanitarian aid. One way to recognise the great contribution made by clubs in our 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 ER at each quarterly meeting.


RAWCS Eastern Region 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 Glen WRAN 0421 614 799 [email protected]

Projects Registration Coordinator Sue O`Neill

RAWCS Eastern Region Management Team 2017-18

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]
Project Volunteer Manager PP Lloyd CHATFIELD D9675 0419 250 976 [email protected]
Deputy Project Volunteer Manager PP David WATERHOUSE D9685 0402 215 864 [email protected]
Project Registration Coordinator,
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]
DIK Coordinator PP Miriam JACKA D9685 0450 110 336 [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 PDG Glenn WRAN D9710 0421 614 799 [email protected]