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Action groups presentation (English)

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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. They are organized by …

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.


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  • 1. Rotarian Action Groups “In service there is happiness.” -Rotary Founder Paul Harris
  • 2. What Are Rotarian Action Groups?Rotarian Action Groups provideassistance and support to Rotary clubsand districts in planning andimplementing community developmentand humanitarian service projects. Theyare organized by committed Rotarians,Rotarians’ family members, andRotaractors who have expertise and apassion for a particular type of service.
  • 3. How Rotarian Action Groups Operate Each Rotarian Action Group is officially recognized by the RI Board of Directors, but functions independently of Rotary International, with its own rules, dues requirements, and administrative structure. Membership is open to Rotarians, spouses of Rotarians, and Rotaractors. Rotarian Action Groups regularly collaborate with clubs and districts on service projects in their area of specialty. Rotarian Action Groups must adopt RI’s standard bylaws for Rotarian Action Groups and operate in accordance with Rotary policy. Rotarian Action Groups can assist clubs and districts in obtaining funding or other assistance for their service projects.
  • 4. Why work with Rotarian Action Groups? Rotarian Action Groups 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 Groups help attract and retain members who are motivated by involvement in service.
  • 5. Current Rotarian Action GroupsAs of 1 July 2011, there are 15 Rotarian ActionGroups addressing the following areas of service:• AIDS • Hunger and Malnutrition• Blindness Prevention • Literacy• Blood Donation • Malaria• Dental Volunteers • Microcredit• Diabetes • Multiple Sclerosis• Health Fairs • Polio Survivors• Food Plant Solutions • Population and Development • Water and Sanitation
  • 6. Examples of Rotarian Action Groups AIDS Blood Donation Population & MS Awareness Dental Volunteers Development
  • 7. Rotarian Action Groups at theInternational Convention Rotarian Action Groups use the International Convention as an opportunity to plan meetings, informational workshops, and other activities for attending members and prospective members from around the world. Rotarian Action Group exhibits make up a vital part of the House of Friendship, and groups use this opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments, plan for the future, and recruit new members.
  • 8. How to Join a Rotarian Action Group Contact a group that interests you directly using contact information found at www.rotary.org/actiongroups. If a group for your interests does not currently exist, contact RI staff at actiongroups@rotary.org for information on how to start a new group.
  • 9. Contact RI StaffRotary InternationalPrograms & Presidential Initiatives SectionPhone: 1-847-866-3244Fax: 1-847-556-2182E-mail: actiongroups@rotary.orgRotary International1560 Sherman AvenueEvanston, IL 60201-3698USA