Together, We Read: LITRAG and Save the Children partner to support our youngest learners

By Carolyn Johnson, Chair of the Literacy Rotary Action Group One of my best memories as a young mom is reading books with my son when he was a newborn and as he grew through being a toddler, little boy, and into to his early school years. Together, through books, we visited so many places … More Together, We Read: LITRAG and Save the Children partner to support our youngest learners

Saving lives through blood drives

By Jean-Claude Brocart, Rotary-Club Toulouse-Ovalie, District 1700, France, President of Rotary Action Group for Blood Donation (RAGBD) Did you know that each blood donation can save up to three lives? The different components of blood – red cells, plasma and platelets – can be donated to three different recipients. Rotary members in France wanted to … More Saving lives through blood drives

Supporting the environment, an opportunity for each of us

By Kazi Amdadul Hoque, founding member of the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG), co-leader of ESRAG’s South Asia Regional Chapter and Karen D. Kendrick-Hands, Director of Projects for ESRAG            The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: Supporting the Environment. Rotary members … More Supporting the environment, an opportunity for each of us

6 ways to take action during Vocational Service Month

Vocational Service calls on us to empower others by using our unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others acquire or refine skills and advance their professional opportunities. By bringing together people from diverse professions and backgrounds, Rotary recognizes the importance of all skills and occupations. A vibrant Rotary club reflects the … More 6 ways to take action during Vocational Service Month

Rotary International Convention breakout sessions can enhance service projects

If you’re joining us at the 2016 Rotary International Convention, 28 May-1 June, plan to participate in a variety of service-related breakout sessions. You’ll have a chance to learn from program experts, explore service opportunities, build new friendships, and connect with prospective project partners. Sessions will be held in the afternoons, 30 May-1 June. Service-oriented … More Rotary International Convention breakout sessions can enhance service projects

New Rotarian Action Groups to assist with Rotary projects

The RI Board of Directors recently recognized three new Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs). Each of these RAGs has a unique area of expertise and is available to provide any support that Rotarians may seek regarding their areas of specialty: Clubfoot RAG4CLUBFOOT (Rotarian Action Group) RAG4CLUBFOOT will act as a project facilitator for Rotary clubs and districts … More New Rotarian Action Groups to assist with Rotary projects

Three new Rotarian Action Groups to assist with Rotary projects

The RI Board of Directors recently recognized three new Rotarian Action Groups. Each of these RAGs  have a unique area of expertise and is available to provide any support that Rotarians may seek regarding their areas of specialty: Disaster Assistance Disaster Network of Assistance Rotarian Action Group (DNA RAG) DNA RAG will develop an interactive … More Three new Rotarian Action Groups to assist with Rotary projects

Why should you know about Rotarian Action Groups?

By Zuhal Sharp, RI Programs staff Although they have existed for nearly ten years, Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) are still not widely known throughout Rotary. RAGs exist to help clubs and districts design and implement effective projects, and indeed, the projects guided by these groups are changing lives around the world. You may have heard … More Why should you know about Rotarian Action Groups?