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Introducing the RotaryGlobalRun4Water, a fundraiser for Rotary, Rotaract and Interact clubs planned for the week of September 30th, 2012 with the goal or raising awareness and funds for clean water and sanitation. We hope you are inspired to join us. Sign up and learn more at

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  1. 1. RotaryGlobalRun4WaterProposal to Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Clubs
  2. 2. What is the GlobalRun4Water• A Global Rotary Fundraiser – Clubs around the world adopting the same fundraiser, for the same cause, on the same day.• Participants raise funds – Rotarians and other participants Endorsed by seek sponsors from family, more than 50 friends, network relations, Districts & local businesses across the world
  3. 3. Rotarians & CommunityRun/Walk 5k, 10k or more to Raise Awareness & Funds for Water Projects Organized by Rotary, Rotaract orInteract clubs across the world in their local city’s and towns
  4. 4. September 30th, 2012• One global event in the last week of Sept. – Rotary clubs are virtually connected to each other in common cause, message and timing• Other global dates to follow – March 22nd, 2013; May, 2013• Each club can organize what/when they want – It is not a requirement to follow the model exactly. Each club and situation can be different.
  5. 5. Mission Statement• To bring water to the world’s poorest – Provide clean drinking water & sanitation as a means to lift people out of poverty & improve health, education and economic well being.• To raise the exposure of Rotary WASH =WAter, Sanitation & – Help position TRF as a key WASH player. Hygiene• Match donor clubs with host Rotary Partners – Define/realize sustainable MG/GG projects.• To help donor clubs raise funds for projects – Easy to get involved in; lucrative fundraiser
  6. 6. Some Endorsements
  7. 7. Proposal: Make water your club theme for 2012-2013We encourage clubs to:• Raise water awareness – problems & solutions – how Rotary clubs work for water• Support a water project – Wasrag, others• Organize a fundraising event – Rotary GlobalRun4Water
  8. 8. Participating clubs as of May 2012
  9. 9. Why Water?• 750 mln without an improved water source• 3000 mln do not always have safe water• 2,3 billion people without adequate sanitation“Ensuring safe drinking water is the single mosteffective action to reduce poverty” UN University2008Investing in water is very efficient.Benefits of Household water treatment 5 to 60 times theinvestment Source: WHO 2008
  10. 10. Start with WaterStart Runing andWalking for Water
  11. 11. Why Water First?Condition for alldevelopment Disease and Health Education Literacy Infant mortality WAter, Sanitation & Women’s equality Hygiene Hunger (known as WASH) Poverty Econ. development Conflict resolution
  12. 12. Peace through ServiceWater theme supports• Future Vision• RI’s theme “peace through service” “Many of today’s conflicts around the world are being fuelled by water shortages… Increasingly, fights are erupting over such basic human needs as water and arable land. Ban Ki-moon, February, 2008
  13. 13. Rotary Future Vision• 2013 begins the international roll-out of the new strategy for RI and TRF – Areas of Focus – Global Grants• Goals – Focus efforts to increase global impact – Simplify global & district grant processes – Increase district & club ownership of goals – Enhance Rotary’s public image
  14. 14. 6 Key Areas of FocusPeace and conflict prevention/resolutionDisease prevention and treatmentWater and sanitationMaternal and child healthBasic education and literacyEconomic and communitydevelopment
  15. 15. “Peace through Service Starts with Water” Disease preventionService Hunger & Poverty Education & LiteracyWater Peace Maternal & Child Health Econ. development Conflict resolution
  16. 16. Rotary water projects bringing peace around the world: Country Projects India 212 Indonesia 35 Philippines 50 Thailand 38 Other 90 Country ProjectsCountry Projects Burkina Faso 5Bolivia 12 Cameroun 9Dom. Rep. 17 Ghana 25Ecuador 32 Kenya 55Guatemala 25 Malawi 10Haiti 27 Nigeria 21Honduras 51 South Africa 27Mexico 55 Tanzania 15Nicaragua 11 Uganda 58Peru 18 Zambia 29Other 57 Other 100
  17. 17. Types of Rotary Water Projects• Drilling of boreholes, installing pumps• Rainwater harvesting, water storage• Household filters and purification• Hygiene education
  18. 18. Types of Rotary Water Projects• Building latrines and toilet blocks• Irrigation and food security• Pipelines/distribution systems• Training the local private sector in production, maintenance, marketing,..
  19. 19. Reasons for clubs to join• Support Future Vision, Water and WASRAG – Raise money and awareness for water projects, – In line with Future vision; endorsed by WASRAG• Easy to organize – Easiest way for a club to participate in Water. – Piggyback on experiences of other clubs• Alignment between Avenues of Service – Fits with New Generations (youth), Community service and International service
  20. 20. Benefits to clubs• Fundraising • Membership recruitment – Raise up to $15,000 – Indirectly leads to new – Matching grants will members MORE than double this • Manageable amount for approved – 1 RC can organize or several projects (depending on cooperating clubs. your district contribution) – Fits commission structure &• Publicity Rotary year – Generates media • Fun and rewarding attention, promotes club
  21. 21. Steps to organize (1)• Generate club support for Water – Inspire club to adopt water theme – Gain backing from entire club• Registration – Register on the website• Download the support guide – Available on the website – Contains everything you need to get organized & make your event a success.
  22. 22. Steps to organize (2)• Form a committee – Establish committee of 4-6 Rotarians to manage event organization. – Delegate roles and actions – Allocate tasks, plan track progress• Participant Recruitment & Fundraising – Send invitations – Based on standard templates & examples from experienced clubs
  23. 23. Steps to organize (3)• Seek sponsors – To cover costs, provide needed items for the event• Project selection: Multiple project options – Choose from approved (Rotary) projects – Team up with other clubs for larger water projects – Submit your own Rotary project for approval
  24. 24. Convinced, or want to know more? Visit: www.rotaryglobalrun4water.orgContact us to learn more and to get involved