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.
COVID-19 Update – notice 23 May 2022
RAWCS remains operational in accordance with Government directives. Covid19 restrictions for Australian overseas volunteer teams are removed. Applications relating to assisting and fund raising projects can be accepted within an approval process to suit various state and country parameters.
RAWCS SR AGM & Information Day – 20th August 2022
Tasmania D9830 Bowls Day – 27-28th August 2022
RAWCS Rotary Against Malaria – Annual Conference 2022
xpressions of interest sought. VACANCY-D9800 RAM Supervisor
RAWCS Rover is the quarterly magazine of news and events for RAWCS Southern Region.
3 short videos
The three short videos (3-4 mins), are available for viewing via a cloud link or for downloading. The files are approx. 20 Mb. Please go to main RAWCS.org.au website menu for the link to these videos.
RAWCS introduction : RABS introduction : RAM introduction. https://rawcs.org.au/rotarians-against-malaria-2/
Southern Region Meeting schedule – contact Virginia Secretary for details.
May 2022 quarterly reports.
RAWCS SR-Coordinators report 22.05.2022 RAWCS SR Comms report May 2022 RAWCS SR DCOP Report May 2022 RAWCS SR DIK Inc Report May 2022 RAWCS SR Projects report May 2022 RAWCS SR RAM Report May 2022 RAWCS SR WASH report_May 2022 D9790 RAWCS SR report May22 D9800 RAWCS SR report May 2022 d9800-environment-news May2022 D9810 RAWCS SR report May 2022 D9830 RAWCS SR report May 2022
Feb 2022 quarterly reports.
Nov 2021 AGM reports.
[please contact Secretary Virginia for these reports]
Aug 2021 AGM & quarterly reports.
SR RAWCS Coordinators Report 22.08.2021 SR RAWCS DIK Report Aug 21 SR RAWCS Drought Program Aug 2021 SR RAWCS Projects Report Aug 2021 SR RAWCS RAM Report Aug 2021 SR RAWCS WASH_Aug 21 2021 RAWCS D9780 Report Aug 2021 RAWCS D7790 report Aug21 RAWCS D9830 Leigh DG News Aug 2021
May 2021 quarterly reports.
Nov 2020 quarterly reports.
SR RAWCS Coordinators Report 22Nov20 SR RAWCS DIK Report Nov 20 SR RAWCS Projects Report Nov 2020 SR RAWCS RAM Report Nov 22 2020 DIK Regional coordinators meet 8 Nov 2020 D9800 RAWCS Quarterly Report Nov 2020 D9810 RAWCS SR report Nov 2020 D9830 RAWCS SR Report Novr 2020 D9780 RAWCS_RAM Quarterly Report Nov 2020 D9790 RAWCS Quarterly report Nov 2020
August 2020 AGM & quarterly reports.
D9780 RAWCS quarterly Aug 2020 D9790 RAWCS quarterly Aug 2020 D9810 RAWCS quarterly Aug 2020 D9830 RAWCS quarterly Aug 2020 D9780 RAWCS AGM Aug 2020 SR RAWCS Coordinator’s Report SR RAWCS Projects Supervisor Report Aug 2020 SR RAWCS RAM Report 2019-20 SR RAWCS AGM minutes Aug 2019 SR RAWCS Water Sanitation Hygiene Aug 2020 SR RAWCS AGM agenda 9th Aug 2020 SR RAWCS AGM minutes Aug 2019
Rotary District Governors 2021-22
DG 9780 John Clue John.Clue@rotary9780.org
DG 9790 Anne Reid email@example.com
DG 9800 Dale Hoy Dale.Hoy@rotary9800.org
DG 9810 Daryl Moran firstname.lastname@example.org
DG 9820 Bill Degnan email@example.com
DG 9830 Heather Chong firstname.lastname@example.org
District Governor Elect 2021-22
9780 Kathy Rivett Kathy.email@example.com
9790 David Pearson firstname.lastname@example.org
9800 Amanda Wendt Amanda.Wendt@rotary9800.org
9810 Ken Miller email@example.com
9820 Paul Mee firstname.lastname@example.org
9830 Bob Calvert email@example.com
District Governor Nominee as of 2021-22
9780 Ian McKay firstname.lastname@example.org
9790 Neta Kirby email@example.com
9800 Ron Payne Ron.Payne@rotary9800.org
9810 Ian Ballantine firstname.lastname@example.org
9820 Linda Humphries email@example.com
9830 Mike Patten firstname.lastname@example.org
RAWCS SR Co-ordinators/Supervisors 2021-22
COORDINATOR SR . . . . . TBA
Vice COORDINATOR SR PDG Mani Seneviratne 0409 123 292
SR COMMITTEE PP Gary Gunnell 0448 405 709
Deputy VOLUNTEERS SUPERVISOR SR PP David Ronksley 0414 572 744
DROUGHT Program – Brad Quilliam d9790 email@example.com
ROTARIANS AGAINST MALARIA SR PP Gloria Hargreaves 0419 140 090
WATER AND SANITATION SR PP Ruth Carlos Martinez 0448 366 292
REGIONAL COMMUNICATION SUPERVISOR SR . . . . TBA
DISTRICT RAWCS CHAIRS 2021-22
RAWCS & RNZCWS -zone 8
RAWCS and RNZWCS have established a working group which meets regularly to further develop a cooperative approach to supporting Rotary humanitarian projects in the Zone 8 region. The organisations are committed to working collaboratively, sharing information and expertise to further the object of Rotary.
Procedures have been established to register projects for each World Community Service in the jurisdiction of the other agency to enable tax deductable donations to be received and applied. RNZWCS established an appeal project in New Zealand to fund Bushfire recovery in Australia and RAWCS has registered the Emergency Response Kits (ERKs) project to support disaster victims in the Pacific through RNZWCS.
Malaria Awareness Day 2023 – RAWCS RAM
World Malaria Day, which takes place on 25 April each year, is an internationally recognized day, highlighting the global efforts to control malaria and celebrating the gains that have been made. In Australia, Malaria Awareness Day is observed on 30 April each year, in conjunction with World Malaria Day on 25 April.
Rotary Against Malaria
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Rotary Donations In Kind is a major recycle of Medical Equipment and Educational Supplies
You can be a partner in a great project by sponsoring items. Helping to fund a container is one of the easiest and most cost-effective International Projects for your Rotary club. You may choose to support the Total Shipment or the National Referral Hospital, the Dental Clinic or Wheelchairs for Kids or a specific item.
RACG Rotary Australia Compassionate Grants. Pip and Dick SMITH donate again.
Two and a half years ago, Dick and Pip Smith donated $1million to the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) and this funded a new approach for Rotary Clubs across Australia to become more involved in assisting those in their local communities who were doing it tough through no fault of their own.
The assistance was in the form of grants and Clubs needed to, as a minimum, match the amount of each grant. So Dick and Pip’s $1million dollars were more than doubled in delivering help.
104 projects were approved with grants of up to $15,000 coming from this fund.
One special rotary project worked with the Variety Club and Diabetes Australia to provide disadvantaged children with Insulin Pumps and other projects worked with the Farming Community to provide Drought Relief support.
Some of these projects have since developed into ongoing programs, but it was thanks to the initial grants that they got off the ground. The number of people benefiting from our Compassionate Grants is in the hundreds but when we consider those who gain help by knowing that someone else cares is probably in the thousands. Thank you Pip and Dick
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Example Projects from RAWCS Southern Region
32 Water Tanks and 4 Toilet buildings & WASH Training
2017 – 2020 Global Grant Number: GG 1868328 RAWCS registration: 54-2017-2018
Final report conclusion
The need for clean water and sanitation in this mountainous area of Timor Leste is very great and it is with pride and pleasure that we advise of the completion of this programme and the full expenditure of its AUD $139,150 Budget, which comprised donations of totalling $72,000 from the six Rotary Clubs in this Consortium, a 9800 District Grant of $10,000 a Global Grant from The Rotary Foundation of $48,681, donations through RAWCS of $2,733 and personal donations of $5,736 from private individuals.
Four (4) Team Visits were made to the region by Rotarians and other volunteers during the course of the project and copies of their four (4) individual reports are enclosed at the end of this Final Report.
It is very pleasing to note that construction of the last 3 Toilet Buildings was carried out completely by locals, using materials and local skilled/semi-skilled labour paid for by the Consortium. This work involved digging stone and concrete lined effluent Pits, laying concrete Toilet floors with inset squat toilets and building concrete block walls and Colorbond roofs.
The Water Tanks were installed on stone and concrete tank stands and fed with clean water from either nearby springs or from gutter and downpipe systems installed on nearby school roofs with the majority of this work at the end of the project being carried out entirely by locals.
“WASH” Training was originally provided by the Dili based Timor Foundation but they were not able to provide on-site training in the more remote hill villages and this work ended up being provided by a local doctor from the Baguia community Health Centre which worked well.
Vijay Susarla Project Manger E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Improving Education in Morobe Province
More about the Rotary 7 Avenues of Focus
Saving 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.
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.
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 and Sanitation
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Economic and Community Development