ROTARIAN ACTION GROUPS

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ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP

The Alzheimer’s / Dementia Rotarian Action Group (ADRAG) supports its vision by supporting Rotary and Rotaract clubs and districts as they plan and execute meaningful projects and programs centered on Alzheimer’s and dementia.    This support will take many forms including the education of 1.2 million Rotarians and Rotary leaders on the latest scientific research in the fight to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and about the disease’s devastating impact on communities and families.  ADRAG will also promote Rotary and Rotaract projects that work within Rotary International’s Disease Prevention and Treatment Area of Focus among the communities Rotary serves in over 200 countries around the world.

ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP FOR BLINDNESS PREVENTION

ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP FOR BLINDNESS PREVENTIONOur mission is to bring together, in fellowship and service, those Rotarians who have an active interest in the prevention of blindness and the promotion of eye health and vision worldwide.  To provide both a platform and a forum to discuss ideas and develop appropriate cooperative programs to further our shared goals.

To promote international understanding and peace through our common purpose and efforts.

This Action Group is an outgrowth of the former Avoidable Blindness Task Force, the Fellowship of Eye Care Professionals, and the Eye Care Fellowship of Rotarians.  All Rotarians interested in preventing blindness and improving eye health are invited to become members of this official Rotary Action Group.

ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP AGAINST CHILD SLAVERY

  • Create awareness: Tell Rotarians and the wider public that millions of children are held captive for commercial gain.
  • Take action: Support, work with and and promote anti-slavery bodies and activities worldwide with programmes, campaigns and projects that help to protect children from slavery and its consequences.

ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP OF DENTAL VOLUNTEERSROTARIAN ACTION GROUP OF DENTAL VOLUNTEERS

- Bring together, in fellowship and service, those Rotarians who have an active interest in
dentistry and the promotion of dental care worldwide
- To provide both a platform and a forum to discuss ideas and develop appropriate cooperative
programs to further our shared goals
- To promote international understanding and peace through our common purpose and efforts

ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP FOR DIABETES

The purpose is to publicize to the Rotary world our concerns as to the spreading epidemic
of this worldwide disease and how our Rotary Districts/Clubs can mobilize to provide
another service to help mankind through a strong commitment to the education, identification,
and treatment of diabetes, especially among children in developing countries.

ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES

Our purpose is to mobilize Rotarians and provide global awareness and focused ACTION in the continuing struggle to preserve and protect endangered species. Our efforts will start with a particular focus on the rhinos, elephants and mountain gorillas in Africa, where poaching is a danger not only to these rare animals, but to the economic survival of the indigenous people who rely on eco-tourism for their livelihood.

ROTARIANS FOR FAMILY HEALTH & AIDS PREVENTION

 

Vision

Saving and improving
5 million lives by 2020.

Mission

To save and improve the lives of children and families who lack access to preventive health care and education.

FOOD PLANT SOLUTIONS ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP

Delivering self-sustaining solutions to hunger, malnutrition and food security in countries throughout the developing world. The project focuses on empowering people through a better understanding of the value of their own local food resources that are well adapted and thrive naturally with minimal inputs. Easily incorporated into existing projects.

HEALTH EDUCATION AND WELLNESS ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP

We promote and support health fairs worldwide to include health education, training projects, and programs.

 We provide support and are involved in health fairs and health education projects in many countries.  Past projects include the United States, Russia, Mexico, Fiji, Mongolia, China, South Africa, Myanmar, Kenya, Zambia and Nicaragua. 


ROTARIANS FOR HEARING ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP

To increase awareness of the extent of hearing loss around the world and to be a resource for sustainable solutions. There are 360 million children and adults with hearing loss worldwide and the causes are a mixture where much could be medically remedied or avoided. Two thirds live in developing countries. Many could be given the gift of sound with hearing aids, cochlear implants or surgery but there is a shortage of all resoureces in the chain.  Only about 10 million hearing aids are manufactured every year with costs varying greatly between countries and with varying quality. More often than not good hearing aids are beyond the reach of people who need them. Sustaining these hearing aids with supplies of batteries and appropriate ear pieces is another challenge. 

To provide affordable hearing aids by partnering with appropriate foundations who supply them, creating projects using affordable solar powered hearing aids and other afforable hearing aids. To support hearing aid banks worldwide by collecting used hearing aids to refurbish and donate to  children and adults with hearing loss who cannot afford them. To reduce the extent and impact of hearing loss through Rotary Future Vision goals of Disease Prevention and Treatment by supporting Primary Ear Care Programs and antenatal care and education, especially in developing countries. Many cases of hearing loss are preventable or treatable. For example, as little as $1 a day for antibiotics is needed to treat persistent ear infections. Ear infections from poor water, poor sanitation and poor hygiene  are so rampant that hearing loss in some communities in the developing world is considered normal loss. To teach the importance of hearing health care to avoid future hearing loss.

ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP FOR THE ALLEVIATION OF HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION

Purpose

An association of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses, and Rotaractors supporting projects and activities designed to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in our communities and nations including feeding of the hungry and malnourished among us.

Objective

Our objective is to create a strong and effective network of Rotarians and friends who are working to end hunger and malnutrition in all corners of our world.

LITERACY ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP


LitRAG’s mission is three-fold:

  1. To increase general awareness of the severity of illiteracy throughout the world; its effects on the quality of the lives of individuals, families, communities and nations from generation to generation.
  2. To raise awareness among Rotarians, Rotary Clubs and Rotary Districts of ways in which they can help reduce the extent and impact of illiteracy throughout the world, and
  3. To help Rotarians, Rotary Districts and The Rotary Foundation to increase the scale and effectiveness of their participation in the alleviation of illiteracy, thereby supporting the pursuits of the Object of Rotary

ROTARIANS ELIMINATING MALARIA: A ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP

 The ultimate goal is to eliminate malaria from the face of the earth. The intermediate goal is to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality in each country quickly and efficiently through provision of goods, education and other interventions that lower malaria, thus to set the stage for rapid dissemination of the eventual malaria vaccine.     
    
The purpose of the fellowship is to acquaint Rotarians, groups of Rotarians, Rotaractors and spouses interested in the malaria problem with one another to promote and increase control of malaria.  In addition, the Rotarians Eliminating Malaria a Rotarian Action Group (hereafter REMaRAG) promotes fellowship, understanding and acquaintance of Rotarians & Rotaractors worldwide with the larger world of individuals, groups, governments and institutions who share a common interest in malaria control. Finally, REMaRAG seeks to enhance the effectiveness of models for delivering aid to survival efforts.   
History REMaRAG builds on the relationships, reputation and infrastructure created for the PolioPlus campaigns, known now as The Rotary Model, being used to control vaccinable diseases worldwide.   Speakers Do you want someone to visit your club, district or other event then click here to find out if there is a speaker in your area - 

ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP FOR MICROFINANCE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS

  1. Promote MS Awareness
  2. Encourage Rotarians and MS Societies to work together.
  3. Where there is a an MS Society there is a Rotary Club. MS Societies exist in 41 countries. The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation can provide contacts.
  4. Rotarians to contact nearest MS Society and work together to identify and develop a suitable project. Implement project and and publicize your success to improve RAGMSA profile.
  5. Identify a suitable MS Research Project to help prevent and find a cure for MS. This can be done by contacting your nearest MS Society or University.
  6. Assist fundraising for facilities to help People with Multiple Sclerosis(PwMS) manage their daily routine. This can be done by improving accomodation and facilitate care.

ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP FOR PEACE

ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP FOR PEACE

The worldwide interest in building a Rotarian peace coalition is significant and always growing. The need for a vehicle to provide centralized resources to Rotarians to plan and implement large-scale, community development and humanitarian service projects in the areas of war prevention, peacebuilding, peacekeeping and peacemaking is apparent. And the international peace system is continually strengthening. The time is right for further Rotarian leadership and involvement on peace issues.

Globally, every community has work to do in advancing world understanding, tolerance, empathy, goodwill and peace. Join our results-focused network to gain powerful ideas, in-depth knowledge and direct means for action that align with the Rotary mission and strategic plan. Together, we can be a major factor wherever policies affecting peace are being discussed and made.

Our Commitment

The Rotarian Action Group for Peace will is committed to providing the tools for our members to pursue and act on their passion for peace. We offer resources that provide knowledge, ideas, networks and support for advancing world peace and understanding.

ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP FOR POLIO SURVIVORS AND ASSOCIATES

POLIO SURVIVORS AND ASSOCIATESSupport in any way possible, the Rotary PolioPlus program to eradicate polio throughout the world
To form associations with individuals, organizations and institutions already engaged in assisting polio survivors
To engage Rotarians in a world-wide project to collect the personal stories of polio as it affected individuals and communities
To assure that the history and heritage of the personal contribution by Rotarians to the eradication of polio is understood by the public and is properly displayed, promoted and maintained

ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP FOR POPULATION GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

In November 2005, the Rotary International Board renewed for the third time the three year Memorandum of Cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to work together on population based projects.

The World Bank Says: 2.8 billion people live in poverty on less than US $2 per day 800 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition More than 1 1/2 billion people do not have adequate safe water and proper sanitation.

Rotary is now addressing these and other tragedies related to overpopulation and unsustainable development. In the last several years, over 100 Matching Grants and larger 3-H projects have been completed that address this challenge.

ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP HEALTHY PREGNANCIES/HEALTHY CHILDREN

The Rotarian Action Group Healthy Pregnancies / Healthy Children provides information, expertise and encouragement to Rotarians and Clubs/Districts to stimulate them to participate in achieving the 4th and 5th UN Millennium Development Goal to reduce significantly child mortality (under the age of five) and maternal mortality.

RAG Healthy Pregnancies / Healthy Children offers a broad range of activities and projects in the field of at least two Areas of Focus: 'Maternal & Child Health' and 'Disease Prevention & Treatment'. In particular RAG Healthy Pregnancies / Healthy Children focuses on prevention during the period before pregnancy.


WATER AND SANITATION ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP

The Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action group was formed in 2007 as a group of Rotarians, recognized by Rotary International, focused on water & sanitation work.

Rotarians are uniquely qualified to deliver sustainable solutions. They understand the culture and values of the local communities to which they belong. They are attuned to political considerations and can pinpoint problems before they become hurdles.

The world is discovering that effective programs take 3 to 5 years to be sustainable – local community engagement and appropriate technologies are keys to success. Solutions need to consider complex realities: geography, geology, climate, local culture for example. Ensuring a project is based on best practices isn’t easy, requiring skills often not readily available to Rotary Clubs.

Wasrag was created to provide the know-how, consistency and credibility essential to success over the long term. This has come together in a program called “Start with Water”.


THE FOLLOWING ROTARIAN ACTION GROUPS CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE A WEBSITE - CLICK ON THE TITLE OF THIS PAGE TO ACCESS THE ROTARY INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

  • DISASTER NETWORK OF ASSISTANCE ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP
  • GLOBAL NETWORK FOR BLOOD DONATION, A ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP