District Chair International Service

Jenny Foster
Rotary Melbourne Passport Club
 
 
 
 
International Service is one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of Club activity. International service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding through a range of projects. The most successful and sustainable Rotary service projects tend to fall within one of Rotary’s Six Areas:
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development
  • Supporting the Environment
 

MULTI-DISTRICT PROGRAMS

ROTARY AUSTRALIA WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE (RAWCS)

RAWCS has established the Rotary Australia Overseas Air Fund (RAOAF) to assist Rotary Clubs and Rotary Districts in Australia to respond to needs of their sustainable projects in overseas countries. Tax deductibility is allowable for gifts to aid activities in those countries declared as ‘developing’ by the Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade.

District 9800 Coordinator:   Lili Teichman (Glen Eira)  

https://rawcs.org.au

WATER AND SANITATION (WASH)

Focuses 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. When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.

Contact:  Ruth Carlos-Martinez

 

DONATIONS IN KIND (DIK)

Medical equipment, education supplies & other items that are of no further use in Australia, can be valuable in developing countries. Donations In Kind provides the means by which they can be collected, stored and delivered to where they can be used.

More information can be found here: www.rotarydik.org

 

ROTARIANS AGAINST MALARIA (RAM)

RAM is dedicated to the fight against malaria, one of the major health threats in the world today. The primary focus is the distribution of insecticide-treated nets to vulnerable populations in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Timor Leste & Vanuatu. RAM works in conjunction with the Ministry of Health authorities in each country and complements the work of other malaria organisations, most notably the Global Fund.

http://ram.rawcs.com.au

 

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. Rotary Clubs and Rotarians are invited to financially support the patients when they arrive in Victoria.

Contact:  Betty Kitchener AM (Flemington/Kensington)

https://www.romac.org.au

 

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.
Contact:   Leon Lewi (Keilor)