We had 21 members in attendance (91%) and welcomed guest speaker Dr Richard Lugg.
 
Exchange Student
Our Exchange student has returned and is currently in isolation.  We can ring her, and we could possibly give her a food parcel.
 
Rotaract Quiz Night
The Rotaract Quiz Night is this Friday, 24 October, at the Lesmurdie Club, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm start.  Tables of 6, $80 per table.  We should support our Rotaractors, preferably by getting tables together.  If we can’t attend, the Rotaractors would love to receive a donation - $$, or maybe wine.  All proceeds go to End Polio Now.
 
Jonathan
There was a raffle t the October market which was run by the Rotaractors.  They sold tickets and took donations at their table.  A total of $750 was raised which is going to Australian Rotary Health.
 
President Kaye
Our next meeting will be a sundowner at the Tap House, starting at 6.00 pm.  It is a Partners’ Night.  The food is $20 per head, and we pay online.  We purchase our own drinks.  Please let Kaye know if you are attending.
 
Ric
The Men’s Shed has invited us to have a stall at their Open Day on Saturday 14 November.  Members agreed that we should have one – details of how we man it to be sorted out closer to the event.
 
Aboriginal Scholarship
The club is voting to decide whether we continue the Aboriginal Medical student scholarship.  About half the club has voted so far with all in favour so far.  Please vote if you haven’t already done so.
 
Raffle
Franziska won the raffle which was wine this week, the wine is to go to the Rotaract Quiz Night as price.
 

 
Guest Speaker - RAWCS [Rotary Australia World Community Service]
 
Paul introduced Dr Richard Lugg to speak on Rotary Australia World Community Service or RAWCS as it is known.  Richard is a doctor and public health official who has looked at the connection between water and health.  He is very well qualified and was a recipient of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship many years ago.  Paul has been a Rotarian for 15 years.
 
Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd. (RAWCS) was formed to enable Australian Rotarians, Rotary Districts and Rotary Clubs to assist disadvantaged communities and individuals through humanitarian aid projects.
 
RAWCS has a financial infrastructure system that facilitates fundraising for projects that deliver humanitarian aid and charitable support in Australia and overseas. Projects are registered through Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund (RAOAF), Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) incorporating Rotary Australia Compassionate Grants (RACG), Rotary Australia Relief Fund (RARF), Donations in Kind (DIK) and Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM).
 
Rischard made the point that RAWCS is not Foundation, but is still tax exempt.  They have an excellent website which is well worth looking at: https://rawcs.org.au/
 
The last 3 years have seen donations generating around 30 million dollars per year.  Significantly the service fee is 2.75% so 97.75% of funds raised goes to the people in need – well ahead of many other charitable organisations.
 
Paul thanked Richard for his interesting and informative talk.