Originally published on Sep 5, 2014

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we launch Rotaract Australia’s first major national project, Rotaractors Against Malaria, in partnership with Rotarians Against Malaria.

The mission of Rotarians Against Malaria is: The prevention of mortality, and a reduction in morbidity and social and economic loss caused by malaria through a progressive improvement and strengthening of local and national capabilities in malaria control. More information is available at www.ram.rawcs.com.au.

To get involved with Rotaractors Against Malaria, you and your club can raise vital funds to support the efforts and activities of Rotarians Against Malaria. This could be by running major events, donating money from BBQs or festivals by asking members to make donations or any other new and creative means that I haven’t thought of. You should have received your club’s personalised BPay number and other payment options to enable you to make donations to the fund, and a pamphlet on our project partner Rotarians Against Malaria.

Thanks to our sponsors at Westpac we are also able to offer a new award to the Rotaract club that best supports Rotaractors Against Malaria, which will be presented with the National Rotaract Awards this year. The Westpac Malaria Award will be awarded to the Rotaract Club in Australia that donates the most money to the project through the MDIO. This award includes a $1000 prize that can be used by the winning Rotaract Club towards any of their projects or donated back into the Malaria project. Donations made to Rotarians Against Malaria directly will not count – all donations must be made through the MDIO account in order to be counted for the award.

To help you track your club’s progress, the Rotaract Australia website www.rotaract.org.au will be regularly updated with the amount raised by each club as we receive donations.

Please get in touch with Grant ipchair@rotaract.org.au if you require further information or didn’t receive the email.

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