District 9455 Info Update
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Rotary’s Give a Feed campaign is ramping up, now the ABC Gives WA Radiothon “Purple Plates for Christmas” with Foodbank WA has concluded.  Please continue to share our Give a Feed hamper campaign actively in December so those in need have a food hamper this festive season. 
Escalating Flood Crisis
RAWCS is responding to the unfolding, escalating flood crisis by maintaining our National Flood Appeal through the Rotary Australia Relief Fund (RARF) and by opening Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) projects specific to each flood affected area (these areas could grow as flood waters move downstream).
Funds raised to date have been directed through local Rotary Clubs to providing $500 Rotary Relief Vouchers to those whose homes are uninhabitable and require immediate assistance. This is the preferred option of RAWCS and is the most appropriate use of donated funds in assisting the flood affected communities.
  • RAWCS is seeking the support of Districts & local Rotary Clubs to assist in the distribution of these relief vouchers within the affected communities.
  • To provide the full benefit to these floods affected communities RAWCS is seeking financial donations from Rotary Districts, Clubs, individuals, businesses and public to support these projects using the RAWCS website project search and donate directly to the individual project using the on-line donation link https://rawcs.org.au/disasters/
RAWCS flood projects  
  • Project No: 47 2021-22 National Floods Appeal (Rotary Australia Relief Fund RARF)
To raise funding to provide financial assistance to all communities in the impacted flood affected areas. Donations to this project are tax deductible. Distribution of these funds is not to specific regions.
  • Project No: 32 2022-23 Central West New South Wales communities flood relief funds distribution (Rotary Australia Benevolent Society RABS)
To distribute donated funds to people affected by the floods in Central West New South Wales communities. Donations to this project are tax deductible and are for distribution specifically to the Central West New South Wales region.
  • Project No: 31 2022-23 Victoria and Border communities flood relief fund distribution (RABS)
To distribute donated funds to people affected by the floods in Victoria and Border communities. Donations to this project are tax deductible and are for distribution specifically to the Victoria and border communities.
  • Project No: 54 2021-22 NSW - Queensland Flood Relief Fund Distribution  (RABS)
To distribute donated funds to people affected by the floods in New South Wales and Queensland. Predominately for the Northern NSW flood affected regions.
Hank de Smit PDG
District Chair 9455
The PolioPlus Society is a program that began in Oregon, USA in 2012 and is now being used successfully by Districts in North America, Brazil and The Philippines.
What is the PolioPlus Society?
To increase sustainable giving, the PolioPlus Society (PPS) encourages Rotarians to commit to a minimum of $US100 per year to the PolioPlus Fund until polio is eradicated from the face of the earth. Society members receive a special PPS pin and a certificate.
The original District, D.5110, that came up with the concept currently has 800 Rotarians signed up as members of the PolioPlus Society. That means that they can count on those PPS members giving a minimum of $80,000 annually, until the virus is gone! Worldwide there are now around 5000 members.
Click here for an overview
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Click here for a commitment form
Contact District 9455 PolioPlus Society Chair, 
Paul Gianatti, paulg@pacflex.com.au if you have any queries.
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