RAWCS Southern Region

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

Next Eastern Region meeting

The next meeting will be held in the Blue Mountains on the weekend of 17-18 August 2019, hosted by D9685. Further details will be available closer to the event.

Future meetings

D9700 – 16-17 November 2019
D9710 – 22-23 February 2020
D9670 – 16-17 May 2020
D9675 – 15-16 August 2020
D9785 – 14-15 November 2020

HEERA – Health & Education Equipment Repurposing Activity

HEERA, which commenced 1 Jan 2019, is a 12 months trial for Donations in Kind (DIK) Eastern Region to be re-established with the aim of creating a business model, that is sustainable, self-funding and in accordance with RAWCS Policies & Procedures moving forward.

The object of HEERA is to enable Rotarians, the public and the corporate sector to deliver humanitarian aid and charitable support through its activities.

HEERA’s role is to provide humanitarian aid through the provision of our ‘end of life’ equipment. The focus is Health & Wellbeing, Education & Literacy and Vocational. The aid must be effective for the long term, sustainable, enhance people’s lives and give Rotarians and others satisfaction for their efforts. New features include on-line inventory and container registration. At the end of the trial a review will be undertaken and if it is deemed successful consideration will be given, in consultation with other regions, of expanding the model nationally.

HEERA Eastern Region Distribution Centre
Unit 4, 12-16 Anella Avenue, Castle Hill NSW 2154

Keith Roffey – Supervisor
email: [email protected]
mobile: +61 (0)419 046 688
mail: Health & Education Equipment Repurposing Activity (HEERA)
Rotary Australia World Community Service Limited
PO Box 3168, Parramatta NSW 2124


RAWCS Rover is the quarterly magazine of news and events for RAWCS Eastern Region.
Click HERE to download RAWCS Rover, May 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 Eastern Region Projects worldwide

District RAWCS Co-ordinators

D9650 Reg PIERCE 0417 472 723 [email protected]
D9670 Wolf STURMER 0409 157 089 [email protected]
D9675 Malcolm BROWN 0402 183 042 [email protected]
D9685 Jan PRYOR 0423 315 921 [email protected]
D9700 Chris FINKEL 0429 661 358 [email protected]
D9710 John MERCER 0474 792 217 [email protected]

Projects Supervisor  Sue O`Neill
Volunteers Supervisor David Waterhouse
Communications Supervisor Penny Vos

RAWCS Eastern Region Management Team

Co-ordinator PDG Adrian ROACH D9670 0412 191 888 [email protected]
Vice Co-ordinator
I P Co-ordinator
PP John ROBERSON D9700 0407 940 014 [email protected]
Secretary PP Brian GOLDSTRAW D9710 0417 409 755 [email protected]
Treasurer East Region Rtn Janis HARVEY D9675 0415 439 022 [email protected]
Projects Supervisor PP Sue O’NEILL D9685 0404 432 690 [email protected]
Volunteers Supervisor PP David WATERHOUSE D9685 0402 215 864 [email protected]
Newsletter Editor PP Sue O’NEILL D9685 0404 432 690 [email protected]
Project Reporting Supervisor PP John BENNETTS D9670 0407 724 095 [email protected]
RAB Supervisor PP Alan CHESWORTH D9700 0429 444 663 [email protected]
HEERA Supervisor PDG Keith ROFFEY D9685 0419 046 688 [email protected]
RAM Supervisor PP John MACPHERSON D9710 0409 122 141 [email protected]
ER Webmaster Rtn Joan REDMOND D9685 0481 322 176 [email protected]
D9650 Co-ordinator PP Reg PIERCE D9650 0417 472 723 [email protected]
D9670 Co-ordinator Rtn Wolf STURMER D9670 0409 157 089 [email protected]
D9675 Co-ordinator Rtn Malcolm BROWN D9675 0402 183 042 [email protected]
D9685 Co-ordinator Rtn Jan PRYOR D9685 0423 315 921 [email protected]
D9700 Co-ordinator PP Chris FINKEL D9700 0429 661 358 [email protected]
D9710 Co-ordinator PP John MERCER D9710 0474 792 217 [email protected]

Find out how you can get involved.

Annual General Meeting

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

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.

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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