The purpose of this communication is to advise that Rotary Australia World Community Service Limited (RAWCS) remains operational however in accordance with Government directives:

  • All interstate and overseas travel has been ceased until further notice;
  • All face-to-face meetings have been cancelled until further notice;
  • All Donations In Kind operations are suspended and warehouses are closed from COB 28 March 2020 for all deliveries and sorting until further notice. Where there is a request to access donated materials (typically health and medical supplies required by government) these will be dealt with on a case by case basis with each warehouse manager.

The current environment will significantly impact RAWCS projects and the activities of Rotary Clubs for the foreseeable future. RAWCS is reviewing its budget with a view to containing costs to essential expenditure only.

Your communities need Rotary now more than ever so please take this opportunity to consider those in need in your community. RAWCS supports people of action.

Stay safe and do what you can for others.

John McLaren
Chairman, Rotary Australia World Community Service Limited