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Rotarian Action Groups provide assistance and support to Rotary clubs and districts in planning and implementing community development and humanitarian service projects
ROTARIAN ACTION GROUPS
Rotarian Action Groups provide assistance and support to Rotary clubs and districts in planning and implementing community development and humanitarian service projects. They are organized by committed Rotarians, Rotarians’ family members, and Rotaractors who have expertise and a passion for a particular type of service.
Examples of Rotarian Action Groups
Maternal and Child Health
Water and Sanitation
How Rotarian Action Groups Operate
Each group functions independently of Rotary International, with its own rules, dues requirements, and administrative structure.
Membership is open to Rotarians, Rotarian family members, and Rotaractors.
Rotarian Action Groups must adopt RI’s standard bylaws for Rotarian Action Groups and operate in accordance with Rotary policy.
Rotarian Action Groups regularly collaborate with clubs and districts on service projects in their area of specialty.
Rotarian Action Groups can assist clubs and districts in obtaining funding or other assistance for their service projects from prospective donors and partners.
Some Benefits of Rotarian Action Groups
They provide opportunities for Rotarians to engage in meaningful service in partnership with like-minded Rotarians outside of their own club, district, or country.
Partnering clubs and districts can benefit from the expertise and collaboration of Rotarians from all over the world who share their commitment to a particular area of service.
Rotarian Action Group projects have the potential to significantly enhance Rotary’s public image.
Please encourage the organizers of TRF-funded projects in your region to reach out to RAGs for assistance. RAGs can help with projects at all levels—from small startup initiatives to well-established, large scale programs—regardless of the type of grant or amount of funding that they qualify for through the Foundation.
For additional information on RAGs, please visit www.rotary.org/actiongroups, where you can find the following resources:
· Rotarian Action Groups Annual Report (Available in English only)
· A recording of the webinar “Work with Rotarian Action Groups to Maximize Your Service Projects” (Available in English and Spanish only)
If you have any questions about RAGs, please feel free to contact me.
Supervisor, Rotary Service Department
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