Australian Rotarians participate in activities to improve the lives and living conditions of others and to promote international understanding and goodwill.
Rotary Clubs are active in supporting developing countries in our region in the fields of Health, Hunger, Education and other Humanitarian Aid programmes. RAWCS facilitates their work.
The projects Rotary supports fall into the following categories:
- Volunteers working to support aid programs
- Donating goods and services
- Disease control
- Financial support
Our International Service Director for 2016–2017 is Dennise Herrick. Please contact us for more information about our International Service projects.
Click here for Bill Gates 2014 Annual Letter – It makes for very interesting and inspiring reading.
Current International Service projects
Days for Girls International provides sustainable and effective feminine hygiene solutions to girls and women worldwide. Because no woman should go without. Days for Girls Ryde Area Team holds working bees on the second Friday and fourth Sunday of each month. If you're interested in joining us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more on the Days for Girls Ryde facebook Page
This project came to us via a RYLARIAN – a young Afghan refugee named Ali Yunespour – dedicated to improving education for boys and girls in the country of his birth. Read more
ShelterBox instantly respond to earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict by delivering boxes of aid. Each box supplies an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless. Read more
An Australian woman, originally from Guyra NSW, runs The School of St Jude in Tanzania with a lot of financial help from Australian Rotarians. Read more
Past International Service projects have included:
Wheelchairs for Lebanon
Teaching facilities in Papua New Guinea
Antibiotics donations to Samoa
Haiti FundraisingClick here for some information on where the funds went and the situation on the ground
Reports from previous International Service Directors:
Each year, at Club Changeover, the chairs of each avenue of service provide an annual report. These are published in the annual Changeover Program. Go to our downloads page, and you will find all available Changeover Reports listed.