International service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding through various projects.  It comprises several Sub-Committees driving humanitarian service projects, including Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS), medical and emergency aid and goodwill programs. To make it easier for clubs to engage in international service, D9815 has established a District Resource Network (DRN).
The DRN connects clubs with resources that can help them improve the quality and effectiveness of their service projects. Experts are grouped according to The Rotary Foundation’s 6 Areas of Focus and Project Planning and Grants Process experts;–which clubs can consult to improve a project or grant application.
Through the DRN, Clubs can obtain advice on:
  • Project planning, design and implementation
  • Aligning a project or grant with Rotary’s areas of focus
  • Grants processes
  • Community assessments
  • Finding project partners;–clubs and cooperating organisations
  • Securing funding
  • Incorporating sustainability
  • Incorporating measurement and evaluation benchmarks
  • Project publicity.
Clubs are encouraged to contact the Areas of Focus Team Leaders below or the DRN Coordinator to obtain expert advice, contacts and any other project assistance.
John Maddock (PP Box Hill Central)—Basic Education & Literacy Expert group. More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen communities' capacity to support primary education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. The BEL group works with the State Department of Education and Training to Support Vulnerable and educationally Disadvantaged Adult Learners.
Soula Ganiatsas (PP Manningham) – Fighting Disease Expert Group. We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. We improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas; in our local communities within Australia.
Contact to be advised – Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene. Advice to ensure projects support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day. Advice to ensure projects don’t just build wells and walk away but share expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure projects succeed in the long term.
Pat Armstrong (Doncaster)  - Protecting the Environment
Leaders for the other 3 Areas of Focus [Economic and Community DevelopmentPromoting Peace, and Saving Mothers and Children] will be appointed soon.  In the meantime, contact the DRN Coordinator. 
DRN coordination/support team: District  Resource Network Coordinator, (Tony Stokes)