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Rotarian Action Groups conduct hands-on, international service projects that advance the Object of Rotary. They're organized by committed Rotarians, Rotarian spouses, and Rotaractors who have expertise and a passion for a particular type of service.

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, spouses of Rotarians, and Rotaractors.
  • Each group must maintain at least 100 members representing at least 10 countries and three Rotary zones.
  • Rotarian Action Groups must adopt RI's standard bylaws for Rotarian Action Groups and operate in accordance with Rotary policy.
  • Rotarian Action Groups are expected to facilitate communication among their members and maintain regular communication with RI.

Some Benefits of 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.
  • Rotarian Action Groups' size and internationality enables their service projects to benefit from the expertise and collaboration of Rotarians from all over the world.
  • Rotarian Action Group projects have the potential to significantly enhance Rotary's public image.

Join a Rotarian Action Group

Interested in a particular Rotarian Action Group? Click on the topic to visit the group's Web site, or use the e-mail address provided to contact the group's designated contact officer.

AIDS marion@rffa.org
Blindness Prevention kendtuck@aol.com
Blood Donation president@ourblooddrive.org
Dental Volunteers fihnd@arvig.net
Diabetes cwayneedwards@embarqmail.com
Disaster Relief eberhard@uwo.ca
Health Fairs will@wfiles.us
Hearing Regeneration gwpankey@comcast.net
Hunger and Malnutrition barbfeder@gmail.com
Malaria brian@stoyel.co.uk
Microcredit steve@propertytaxes.com
Mine Action sandy@intelysis.com
Multiple Sclerosis taurins3@vegas.com.au
Polio Survivors and Associates annlee001@yahoo.com
Population Growth & Sustainable Development rifpd@aol.com
Water and Sanitation ron.denham@atkearney.com


Start a New Rotarian Action Group

If your service interest isn't represented by an existing group and you're interested in taking the initiative to organize a new prospective group, contact RI staff to learn how you can promote your idea.

The criteria for receiving official RI recognition are rigorous because Rotarian Action Groups are expected to carry out effective, sustainable, and responsible international service projects. RI staff will be able to advise you on preparing an application for consideration by the RI Board of Directors. Applications are eligible for review at three Board meetings throughout the Rotary year.

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Contact RI Staff:
Programs & Presidential Initiatives Section (PD210)
Fax: 1-847-556-2182
E-mail: actiongroups@rotary.org