By Celia Giay, Past RI Vice President; Chair, 2019-20 Networking and Service Groups Committee
Through subject-matter expertise, resources, and connections they provide to clubs and districts, Rotary Action Groups increase Rotary’s service impact and reach around the world. Action Groups also offer members and participants opportunities to get involved in service beyond their local community, make professional and personal connections globally, and enhance overall Rotary experience.
Did you know?
|Rotary Action Groups supported 1,642 projects (club, district, multi-district projects combined) in 2018-19.|
|Action Groups raised $890,000 USD for Rotarian-lead projects in 2018-19.|
|Not only Rotarians but Rotaractors and Peace Fellows can serve in leadership roles and start new Action Groups.|
|1 in 3 Action Groups are chaired by a woman.|
|16% of global grant projects seek partners through a Rotary Action Group.|
|37% of Rotary Action Group participants are prospective Rotary members (individuals who submitted a membership inquiry to RI within the past 6 months).|
Join the RI-sponsored breakout session Rotary Action Groups Elevate Rotary’s Impact and Reach on Tuesday, 21 July at 11:00 CDT to learn more about what opportunities Action Groups can offer you as an individual who wants to make a positive impact locally and globally and who wants to make personal and professional connections beyond your local community and even beyond your country. If you have a club or district role and you are looking to engage your members and/or increase your club’s/district’s service impact, this breakout session is for you. Join us on Tuesday! Register here.