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WWS 15 - It All Starts With WASH!  May 26, 2023 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM UTC+10:00  

Everything starts with WASH! From education to disease prevention to peace, water, sanitation, and hygiene are requirements. Join us to be inspired and learn about all things WASH!  PLEASE NOTE - YOU MUST LOG IN TO RECEIVE MEMBER PRICING! Simply click LOGIN at the top right of this page. If you've forgotten your password, you can request it via a link.

Convention registration until July 31, 2022 - Members $125, non-members $150

Early Bird Registration from August 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 - Members $150, non-members $175

Registration January 1, 2023 onwards  - Members $175, non-members $200

(Non-member registration includes a one year membership in the WASH Rotary Action Group)

Do you know a WASH Rotaractor? Calling Rotaractors - we have an opening on the Operations Team of the WASH Rotary Action Group! While their skills are diverse, our Operations Team members are united by a passionate commitment to providing safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to those who don’t have access to these basic human rights. Forward this newsletter to anyone you know would be interested!
Do you like hearing about Water, Sanitation and Hygiene? Then please like us on Facebook & Instagram! You can learn about upcoming events, interact with other WASH-RAG members, and watch exclusive videos like our own video, "John's WASH-RAG Story." Join the People of WASH! Follow us on Facebook!          Follow us on Instagram    #PEOPLEOFWASH            WASH WARRIORS ##WW

Looking for a Water Project?:   The WASH Rotary Action Group Project Page continues to grow with a variety of projects from around the globe. The project list provides Rotary members with a place to obtain expert advice and obtain financial support from other clubs for major project grants. Future newsletters will include a featured project and a few additional projects from the WASH Rotary Action Group Project page.

Go to the WASH Rotary Action Group Stories page to see their interesting collection of videos on handwashing from some American Sitcoms, some clever songs on handwashing, examples on tweets you can make, graphics you can use, and resources if you want to get serious.

E-Club of WASH - Online MeetingsOver the past year, Rotarians have become familiar with Zoom meetings. The E-Club of WASH has been meeting virtually using Zoom for a number of years. They have members from around the world with a common interest in water, sanitation, and hygiene. Due to meetings being held virtually they have the advantage of being able to have exceptional WASH-related speakers. Rotarians are welcome to visit or join. Visit their meeting Zoom Schedule.

Building WASH Partnerships that Work! As Rotarians scale up WASH programs, what can we learn from the United Nations and other partnerships?  Why do some partnerships produce results and others fizzle, wasting time, money and resources?  How should we: choose the right partner, select the right project, learn to work with others, develop a shared vision - towards SDG-6, agree on the right role for Rotary clubs and Rotarians,  develop the best relationship with governments and local authorities,  assemble a team that builds on mutual strengths,  reconcile money issues, and Most important - what can we learn from mistakes - ours and others?

Our Members Asked?  - WASHRAG is extremely fortunate to count many dedicated and knowledgeable Rotarians on its team. Which is good - as our membership has lots of questions about the best technology to use on projects, how best to assess local needs, and best practices for sustainable projects.  We would like to start a new feature in the newsletter, where you ask the questions and we get answers from our experts and the readers. We will provide the input in a future newsletter. Send your email to and indicate QUESTION in the title

The Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Rotarian Action Group is a group of Rotarians whose purpose is to support Rotary clubs to effectively plan, finance, implement, monitor and evaluate water, sanitation, and hygiene programs, where they are most needed in a collaborative, cost-effective, timely, and sustainable manner, true to the principles of Rotary International. WASH RAG operates in accordance with Rotary International policy but is not an agency of, or controlled by, Rotary International. 

To submit stories and pictures our Newsletter, please email: to the attention of WASH RAG newsletter editors Ian Rumbles and Terri Black.

We love hearing about your projects and are delighted to relay these great opportunities for Rotarians to get involved in WASH projects! When posting your projects on the website, please remember to include the name of your Rotary club and District number. 

You Can Introduce Your Club to WASH-RAG (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene): It’s easy to become a WASH Advocate by becoming a presenter at your next club meeting, District meeting, or Zone! You can present WASH in your community!  Did you know you don't have to be a Rotarian to join WASH-RAG?  Your environmentally minded friends, water-conscious community members, and the general public can join us too! Tell them to check us out at or forward this newsletter!

OR  become an Ambassador!   The WASH Rotary Action Group Ambassadors are a corps of knowledgeable members who provide support and promotion of the WASH goals of WASH Rotary Action Group and The Rotary Foundation. Find or become an Ambassador!  The WASH Rotary Action Group Ambassadors are a corps of knowledgeable members who provide support and promotion of the WASH goals of WASH Rotary Action Group and The Rotary Foundation.  To apply, click here:

Download the 2022 WASH Rotary Action Group Powerpoint Presentation right here

Download the Frequently Asked Questions right here