RAWCS Southern Region

RAWCS Southern Region links Rotary Districts 9780, 9790, 9800, 9810, 9820 and 9830 spanning across the states of Victoria, Tasmania and Mt Gambier region South Australia.

Southern Region AGM & Information day.

The AGM and the quarterly meeting for the Rotary year 2018-19 incorporating all Victorian and Tasmanian Rotary Districts will be held at Ciloms Airport Lodge, 398 Melrose Drive, Tullamarine, Vic 3043.

All Rotarians are invited to attend this significant occasion, which will be of particular interest to Club Presidents, together with District and Club International and RAWCS Chairs, as the program will provide interesting and important information for sourcing, planning, and financing an International project

WHEN: 9.30pm – 3.30pm 18th August, 2019
WHERE: Ciloms Airport Lodge, 398 Melrose Drive, Tullamarine, Vic 3043.
TIME: 9.00 for 9.30 am

RAM Annual Conference 2019

NOTE: Pre-Conference Workshops – two information workshops on the Sat. morning (24th Aug)

Speaker topics include:– global malaria statistics; malaria in pregnancy and the malaria vaccine PlasProtecT® research. Find out about civil societies’ roles in malaria elimination. Learn about the malaria elimination needs and achievements in our partner countries: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Timor Leste and West Timor.

As well as hearing invited speakers on the Sunday morning, the Conference Program will include RAM’s General Meeting which will give you an opportunity to contribute to RAM’s annual plan for minimising the impact of malaria in our neighbouring countries. This Meeting also includes orientation for new Regional Coordinators and District Chairs.

Online registration.    A more detailed flyer includes registration fees, accommodation details and the Conference Program is now open on the RAM website.


Registration closes on August 12th

Rotary District Governors 2019-20

DG 9780 Rosanne Kava 0427 509 349 [email protected]

DG 9790 Brian Peters 0407 528 118 [email protected]

DG 9800 Grant Hocking 0429 802 722 [email protected]

DG 9810 Shia Smart 0429 039 369 [email protected]

DG 9820 Adrian Froggatt 0400 074 342 afroggatt[email protected]

DG 9830 Michael Cooke 0418 122 814 [email protected]

RAWCS SR Co-ordinators/Supervisors

COORDINATOR SR  PDG Ken Moore  0418 144 034

DEPUTY COORDINATOR SR  PP Garry Gunnel  0448 405 709

IMMEDIATE PAST COORDINATOR  PDG Mani Seneviratne  0409 123 292

SECRETARY SR  PP Virginia Turner  0414 245 815

TREASURER SR  PP Damian Harman  0412 945 878

PROJECTS SUPERVISOR SR  PP Vijay Susarla  0410 619 323


ROTARIANS AGAINST MALARIA SR  PP Gloria Hargreaves  0419 140 090




9780 Noel Howard 0439 311 053  [email protected]

9790 PDG Mani Seneviratne 0409 123 292  [email protected]

9800 PP Vijay Susarla 0410 619 323  [email protected]

9810 Peter Brock  [email protected]


9830 Leigh Dyson 0401 007 035  [email protected]


RAWCS Rover is the quarterly magazine of news and events for RAWCS Southern Region.
Click Rover July 2019 to download RAWCS SR Rover, July 2019

Register a project

Click HERE to register a project

RAWCS projects must be sponsored by an Australian Rotary Club or District and, where possible, endorsed/partnered with a Rotary Club overseas. The 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 Regional Projects Supervisor or your District RAWCS Co-ordinator.

RAWCS Southern Region Projects worldwide


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Example Projects from RAWCS Southern Region

Quezon, Chile – Delivery of Hospital Beds

hopsital_beds_for_chileIn the overcrowded Quezon Medical Centre, mothers were delivering babies with their feet hanging off a bed onto a chair.

In Recovery, a mother and new baby often had to share a bed alongside another mother and baby, in a hospital with 250 beds but often in excess of 400 patients!

The Rotary Club of Prahran worked with the team at DIK to source, pack and ship a container load of hospital beds and medical equipment to Lucena City, Quezon, Philippines.

Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Lucena Central received the shipment, arranged delivery and handled the unpacking and assembly. This joint effort has significantly improved maternal health and patient care

The donated goods aided in the refurbishment of the Rotary Hall, Quezon Memorial Centre and the Progressive medical mission operated by the Rotarians of Lucena Central.

Computer Training Centre in Timor Leste

The Gateway Rotaract Club equipped a Computer Training Centre for the people of Balibar, Timor Leste

Donations in Kind, were able to supply the educational equipment that Teachers and Students need.east_timor_classroom

Improving Education in Morobe Province

png_school png_schoolWith assistance from Donations in Kind, local schools and organizations, Rotary Club of Essendon shipped 21,089 books to Morobe Schools in Papua New Guinea.


Donations in Kind





Donations in Kind

Rotary Donations In Kind is a major recycler of Medical Equipment and Educational Supplies

  • We live in a rich country were we can afford to upgrade equipment before it is worn out. This material is used to improve patient care and education worldwide
  • Improving education is one of the most effective ways to provide young people in developing countries with a better chance in life.
  • We gather the usable material that schools no longer require and equip schools in developing countries
  • Could your school help?

Learn more about Donations in Kind

More about the Rotary 6 Avenues of Focus

mother child iconSaving Mothers and Children

7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, we improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children.

health iconFighting Disease

More than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. We aim to improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in underdeveloped areas. We educate and mobilize communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases.

literacySupporting Education

Sixty-seven million children worldwide have no access to education and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

water iconWater and Sanitation

peace iconPeace and Conflict Resolution

economic iconEconomic and Community Development