International Programs

The following committees encourage programs which foster international understanding and goodwill.

Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS LTD)
RAWCS Ltd coordinates the activities of Rotary’s various Community Service programs. The Central Region (9500/9520) is one of five in Australia. Clubs are encouraged to support RAWCS by giving donations of time and/or goods or financial support. “Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund” donations are tax deductible. 

Central Region Committee     Refer
     PDG Jerry Casburn (Chair) Unley (9520)
     Terry George (Secretary) Port Adelaide (9500)
+ Chairs of the following RAWCS Committees.

Donations in Kind (DIK)
A joint 9500/9520 program working from the warehouse in Salisbury, where donated goods are stored. With volunteer help, goods are packaged and shipped internationally. DIK does not initiate, but helps coordinate projects between clubs.
     David Cockshell (Coordinator) Gawler Light (9500)
     Derek Burcham  Munno Para (9500)
     Joan Tingey Gawler Light (9500)
     Christopher Moore
Woodville (9500)
     Gordon Brice Onkaparinga
     Norm O'Flaherty
     Vicki De Wit
Morialta Friend
     Tony Rutten Noarlunga 

Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM)
Coordinates major bed netting and education programs in PNG and the Solomon Islands. It establishes village research facilities and malarial control programs. 
     Roshni Thattengat (Chair) Prospect (9500)
     Milton Lewis
     PDG Peter Thomas
Barossa Valley (9500)
     Chris Hughes

Safe Water Saves Lives (SWSL)/Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group (WASRAG)
Aim to supply potable water to communities in developing countries, by planning systems of water catchment, storage and reticulation.
     Bryan Harris             (Chair) Adelaide (9500)
     Robert Koehne Stirling
     Gordon Wilkinson Hyde Park
     Bryan Harris Adelaide  (9500)
     John Banfield Adelaide South (9500)
     Malcolm Langmaid Coromandel Valley 

Project Volunteers
Coordinate teams of volunteers to work on humanitarian aid projects overseas, especially in health, education and water supply. Formerly known as FAIM. 
     Les Burgemeister (Coordinator) Loxton
     Joe Geue Mt Barker
     John Lawler
Barosaa Valley (9500)
    Malcolm Langmaid Coromandel Valley

Central Region Promotion (CRP)
Promotes the activities of the RAWCS Central Region committees to clubs in districts 9520 and 9500.
     Jim Silvestri (Chair) Campbelltown

Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS)

Assisting Rotary Clubs and Rotary Districts to respond to the needs within their own communities while gaining tax deductibility for donations made to these projects.

 Ro Forgan (Chair)
 PDG Russell Green
D9500 Representative
 Chandra Sluggett
D9520 Representative