Rotarian Action Groups
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.
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.
Related RI links
- Start a Project portal Find information on selecting a project.
- Project Resources portal Find information on implementing a project.
- ProjectLINK database Search for projects in need of assistance, or find examples of successfully completed projects.
- RI President's Resource Groups Find resources from Rotarian experts supporting the RI president's service emphases.
- Rotary Discussion Forums portal Discuss your project ideas with other Rotarians.
Related RI publications
- Global Networking Groups Directory
- Communities in Action: A Guide to Effective Service Projects
- Community Assessment Tools
Contact RI Staff:
Programs & Presidential Initiatives Section (PD210)