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 Dec 2020
RAWCS remains operational however in accordance with Government directives. The current environment may significantly impact RAWCS projects and the activities of Rotary Clubs for the foreseeable future.
Covid19 restriction may mean overseas volunteer teams are suspended. However applications relating to assisting and fund raising projects can be accepted within an approval process to suit various state and country parameters.
RAWCS Rover is the quarterly magazine of news and events for RAWCS Southern Region. [PDF will download to computer for viewing ]
Rover June 2020 to download RAWCS SR Rover, June 2020
Rover Dec 2019 to download RAWCS SR Rover, December 2019
Rover July 2019 to download RAWCS SR Rover, July 2019
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.
RAWCS introduction : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1prWWnnistvBm8crRPKbVAZoN-kzid7nC/view?usp=drivesdk
RAM introduction. https://rawcs.org.au/rotarians-against-malaria-2/ If you go to the RAM website you may view via Utube or download the 45Mb file.
Southern Region Meeting schedule
17th Jan 2021, 22nd Nov 2020, 9th August 2020
Nov 2020 quarterly reports.
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August 2020 quarterly reports.
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Rotary District Governors 2020-21
DG 9780 Phil Beasley email@example.com
DG 9790 Bruce Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org
DG 9800 Philip Archer Philip.Archer@rotary.com
DG 9810 Alma Reynolds email@example.com
DG 9820 Mark Humphries firstname.lastname@example.org
DG 9830 Michael Plunkett email@example.com
RAWCS SR Co-ordinators/Supervisors
COORDINATOR SR PDG Ken Moore 0418 144 034
Vice COORDINATOR SR PDG Mani Seneviratne 0409 123 292
SECRETARY SR PP Virginia Turner 0414 245 815
TREASURER SR TBA
SR COMMITTEE PP Gary Gunnell 0448 405 709
Deputy VOLUNTEERS SUPERVISOR SR PP David Ronksley 0414 572 744
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 PP Ian Esmore 0427 481 077
DISTRICT RAWCS CHAIRS
9780 Noel Howard 0439 311 053 firstname.lastname@example.org
9790 PDG Mani Seneviratne 0409 123 292 email@example.com
9810 Tony Stokes 0419 577 886 firstname.lastname@example.org
9820 Harry Zeigler 0419 526 326 email@example.com
9830 Leigh Dyson 0401 007 035 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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Rotary Against Malaria
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Rotary Donations In Kind is a major recycler 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
[Link opens new tab and Downloads PDF] RACG Rogers Family Support
Example Projects from RAWCS Southern Region
Construction and Installation – Baguia Sub-district, Timor Leste
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: email@example.com
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
Southern Region AGM & Information day.
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: To Be advised, 2021
WHERE: Ciloms Airport Lodge, 398 Melrose Drive, Tullamarine, Vic 3043.
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
Supporting the Environment – starting (2021)
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