District Chair International Service

Bob Glinderman (Heather)
Rotary Club of Melbourne
 
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International Service is one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of Club activity. Issues such as literacy, hunger, malaria, disease and access to clean water affect us all. Through International Service, Rotarians are leading the way in needy communities to find slutions to these global concerns.
 

ROTARY AUSTRALIA WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE (RAWCS)

RAWCS is a Multi District umbrella of Rotary in Australia which can assist and support Rotary Clubs in their International Service endeavours. This is where you go for advice and guidance on project design, planning and implementation as well as fundraising, tax deductibility and advice on developing shared project with other Clubs and Districts.
Contact: PDG Jim Studebaker (North Balwyn) 0413 304 864

WATER AND SANITATION (WASH)

Water and Sanitation means life. Focus on projects that integrate water, sanitation and hygiene with education on water conservation, contamination and water harvesting. To ensure sustainability, we partner with communities and local authorities to build wells, reservoirs, dams, storage tanks, bio sand filtration, pipelines, pumps, toilets and cluster water stations.
Technologies vary greatly but are sourced to suit local conditions.
Contacts:
 
Water-    Ruth Carlos Martinez (Melbourne) 
                                 Trevor Nink (Melbourne)  or  Greg Vero ( Canterbury)
Sanitation-              Cecily Neil (Central Melbourne)
 

DONATIONS IN KIND (DIK)

Goods and products that are no further use in Australia can be valuable in developing countries. DIK provides the means by which they can be collected, stored and delivered to where they can be needed. While medical and educational goods are the main focus - a wide range of reusable goods are there for your choosing. An annual Open Day is the best way to see the store and this will be held on Saturday 23rd March 2019.
Contact: Laurie Fisher (West Footscray) ;
                Bob Glindemann (Melbourne) 

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS & VOLUNTEERS SUPPORT.

International Service projects require a wide range of knowledge and advice including
  • Project identification, planning, development and implementation.
  • Assistance to identify other Clubs for project collaboration
  • Project and volunteer registration with RAWCS National
Contact: Vijay Susarla (Camberwell) 

ROTARIANS AGAINST MALARIA (RAM)

RAM is dedicated to the fight against malaria, one of the major health threats in the world today.
Contact: Bill Oakley (North Balwyn)

ROTARY OCEANIA MEDICAL AID FOR CHILDREN (ROMAC)

ROMAC brings children from underdeveloped countries to Australia for life changing medical procedures.  ROMAC receives significant support from the medical profession. Clubs and Rotarians are invited to financially support the patients when they arrive in Victoria.
Contact: Alan Samuel (Glen Eira) 
 

INTERPLAST AUSTRALIA

A joint venture between D9800 and Royal Australian College of Surgeons, this project sends volunteer teams of surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses to provide plastic and reconstructive medical procedures throughout the Asia Pacific. Financial support is sought to assist.
Contact: Leon Lewi (Keilor) 
 

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS

There are more than 50 Rotary Fellowships operating with interests including recreational, vocational and medical reflected at International level.
Contact: Leon Lewi (Keilor) 
 

ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE

This reciprocal program advances international understanding and peace through personal contact across borders while developing Inter-District and Inter-Club relationships that lead to fellowship and service projects.
Contact: Jeanette Lynch (Keilor) 

SEVEN WOMEN

Seven Women commenced in 2007as a reaction to the plight of disabled and disadvantaged women in Kathmandu. Over 3000 women have now been taught numeracy, literacy and handcraft skills and their products are sold overseas to provide much needed income for them. A cooking School has also been established.
Contact: Stephanie Woollard (Melbourne) 

WORLD OF DIFFERENCE (WOD)

World of Difference provides tours where volunteers work in and donate to several schools and villages, together with a range of cultural and tourism activities. The focus has been Cambodia and exposes participants to the opportunities for Rotary projects in developing countries
Contact: Rob Hines (Central Melbourne) 

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE

International House is a residence for overseas and Australian tertiary students associated with University of Melbourne. Clubs are encouraged to become involved with students through home hosting, job finding and financial contributions to the Sir Angus Mitchell Library.
Contact: Murray Verso (Williamstown) 
 

ROTARY AUSTRALIA BENEVOLENT SOCIETY (RABS)

 RABS is an initiative to help individuals or communities suffering stress, poverty, sickness, disability, misfortune or helplessness. It is a local program  focussing on local needs rather than international but qualifies for ATO tax deductibility being aligned with RAWCS
Contact: Austen Burleigh (Melbourne)