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

Devonport Bowls flyer

RAWCS Rotary Against Malaria – Annual Conference 2022

RAM Conference Flyer for Oct 2022

  xpressions of interest sought.    VACANCY-D9800 RAM Supervisor

RAWCS Annual Report 2021


RAWCS Rover is the quarterly magazine of news and events for RAWCS Southern Region.

RAWCS Rover June 2022  Rover 25 May 2021

RAWCS-SR-Rover-December-2020   Rover June 2020 to download June 2020

Rover Dec 2019   Rover July 2019 to download 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.  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.

RAWCS SR-Coordinators Report Feb 2022   RAWCS SR minutes Feb 2022   RAWCS SR RAM Report Feb 2022   RAWCS SR DCOP Report Feb 2022   D9810 RAWCS SR Storm News2   D9780 RAWCS SR report Feb 2022

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.

SR RAWCS DIK Report May 21 SR RAM Report 23 May 2021 SR RAWCS Drought Project SR WASH Report_May_2021 RAWCS D9800 Report 23 May 21 RAWCS D9830 Report 23 May 2021 RAWCS D9780 Report 23 May2021

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 anne_r_reid@hotmail.com

DG 9800 Dale Hoy Dale.Hoy@rotary9800.org

DG 9810 Daryl Moran djjamoran@gmail.com

DG 9820 Bill Degnan billdegnan@aussiebb.com.au

DG 9830 Heather Chong heatherchong.rotary@gmail.com

District Governor Elect 2021-22

9780        Kathy Rivett                        Kathy.rivett@rotary9780.org

9790        David Pearson                   dmcpherson2710@gmail.com

9800        Amanda Wendt                Amanda.Wendt@rotary9800.org

9810        Ken Miller                            hoodsandhounds1990@gmail.com

9820        Paul Mee                              paul.mee@rotary9820.org.au

9830        Bob Calvert                          calvertbob@outlook.com

District Governor Nominee as of 2021-22

9780        Ian McKay                             rotary@mckay.net.au

9790        Neta Kirby                            dgn@rotary9790.org.au

9800        Ron Payne                            Ron.Payne@rotary9800.org

9810        Ian Ballantine                       ian@rotarybmc.org.au

9820        Linda Humphries                 governornominee@rotary9820.org.au

9830        Mike Patten                         dgn@rotary9830.org.au

RAWCS SR Co-ordinators/Supervisors 2021-22


Vice COORDINATOR SR  PDG Mani Seneviratne  0409 123 292

SECRETARY SR  PP Virginia Turner  0414 245 815  vm.turner@bigpond.com

SR COMMITTEE  PP Gary Gunnell  0448 405 709

PROJECTS SUPERVISOR SR Lili Teichman  lili.t@optusnet.com.au

Deputy VOLUNTEERS SUPERVISOR SR  PP David Ronksley   0414 572 744

DROUGHT Program – Brad Quilliam  d9790   bradquilliam@gmail.com

ROTARIANS AGAINST MALARIA SR  PP Gloria Hargreaves  0419 140 090

WATER AND SANITATION SR   PP Ruth Carlos Martinez  0448 366 292



9780       Noel Howard 0439 311 053   noelrosehoward@gmail.com  district.chair9780@rawcs.org.au

9790       David Earl                             davide124@gmail.com   district.chair9790@rawcs.org.au

9800       Stuart McIntyre  0411 284 319  smcintyre000@gmail.com  district.chair9800@rawcs.org.au

9810       Alan Lunghusen                  alan@lunghusen.com   district.chair9810@rawcs.org.au

9820       Harry Zeigler 0419 526 326  ziega@bigpond.com   district.chair9820@rawcs.org.au

9820      Tyrrell McGeever                 tyrrellmcg@gmail.com   district.chair9820@rawcs.org.au

9830      Leigh Dyson 0401 007 035   lasdyson@tpg.com.au  district.chair9830@rawcs.org.au

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

RAM_National_2019 Conference    SR_RAM_Report_October_2019

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0 SASMES Flyer   Safe Medical Equipment Guide

Good Practice Guide for Donation of Medical Equipment

Donations in Kind

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.

Learn more about Donations in Kind

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.

Reeve Rogers

Reeve Rogers has cerebral palsy. There is more story. .

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

Timor Rotary Consortium Project PDF

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: susarla2008@gmail.com

Fresh-Food-for-Families  Link to PDF template for community action.

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_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.

More about the Rotary 7 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


Supporting the Environment – starting (2021)

RAWCS Annual Report 2020

RAWCS Annual Report 2021