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and Hygiene!
WASH-RAG News – February 2022

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People of WASH Photography Contest
The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Rotary Action Group (WASH RAG) is creating a digital library of photographs and videos. It is available to all Rotarians to promote WASH projects on social media, websites, flyers, and other promotional materials.  

We want pictures and videos that capture Rotarians working on water, sanitation and/or hygiene projects. For example, we are looking for people building washrooms, constructing dams, and children washing their hands. While important, we do not want ribbon cuttings or check presentations.  
(There will be an Amateur and
Professional category)  
First $300  
Second $150  
Third $ 75 
(There will be an Amateur and
 Professional category)  
First $600  
Second $300  
Third $150  
This is an annual competition. Submissions are due by April 30 of each year and the winners will be announced at the WASH RAG Annual General Meeting, on 18th June 2022 

To make a submission to the competition, please send an email to  

Rules and Guidelines 
† The competition is open to all Rotarians and members of the Family of Rotary (Rotaractors, Community Corp, family members, etc.).  † Photographs and videos could be taken recently or in the past, but only submitted once to the People of WASH competition.  † Photographs will be highlighted on the WASH RAG Facebook page and added to the WASH RAG "People of WASH" photo album on the WASH-RAG.org website. † Photographs or videos must be submitted by April 30, 2022 to be eligible for the current year's competition. Submissions after April 30 will be eligible for the following year's competition.

Please send by email to PeopleofWASH@wasrag.org † Photographs and videos are recommended to include the current Rotary logo. † Submitters need to provide their name, Rotary Club, a brief description of the photograph, and their email address.  † Submitters consent to have their photograph or video used on social media, print material, and websites by WASH RAG and/or other Rotary groups.  † Photographs are encouraged to have a photo credit, but not required. WASH RAG will add a photo credit if photographs are submitted without a credit.  † Videos should indicate credits. WASH RAG will not add any credits if the video is submitted without credits.  † Winners will be notified by email. WASH RAG will work with the winners to determine the best way to provide their winnings.  
Disclaimer  By submitting a photograph or video, you grant WASRAG and other Rotary clubs the rights to use, print, publish, reproduce, distribute, edit, and display your photograph or video in whole or in part. You agree that WASRAG and other  Rotary clubs can use your photograph or video for the purpose of promoting water, sanitation, and hygiene initiatives. 

2021 First Place
Rotary Club of Bogota Santa Barbara, Colombia

Please enjoy this message of hope for truly sustainable WASH changes from our first-place 2021 People of WASH Contest Winner.

"I have been working on providing clean water and improved sanitation in Kenya since 2012. This is about our work there."

Are you Working for WASH?
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 www.wash-rag.org or forward this newsletter!
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 the button below:  
Click the documents above to download!

Print out our FAQ PDF to hand out!

You can become a WASH Advocate or WASH Ambassador in your community! Thank you for sharing our mission!
Don't miss Dr. Tunji and many more spotlight speakers to be announced soon! Purchase your tickets online today. The event will be Virtual and In-person!

World Water Summit 14 explores the role of water, sanitation and hygiene in stopping the transmission of infectious disease, including Polio.
What are our WASH WARRIORS doing?
Jocotenango EFTC GG 2010488 WASH
Project Update
Happy New Year!!  Feliz Año 2.022! 
It has been a long haul. However, I am happy to announce our Water/Sanitation/Hygiene (WASH) project in Jocotenango, Sacatepequez, Guatemala is “casi” (almost) complete!!  

Dedication:  Almost 500 students returned to class on alternating days in January. Some 250 were there for the dedication of the Water System. A commemorative plaque will be mounted on the exterior wall of the new EFTC "Tank House”. Tentatively, the dedication is set for noon, February 15th, and will be live-streamed to the Rotary Club of Guatemala Sur, along with a video montage of construction.

Mil Gracias a Todos:   A thousand thanks to everyone who helped over the past three years.  None of this would be possible without you. 

Agradezco siempre, always grateful, 
Rosemary Takacs, CPA/CPIM
WASH Ambassador District 6970
Peace Corps Paraguay 88-90/Guatemala 15-16
Retired Sr. Auditor, JEA- Municipal Electric/Water/Sanitation Utility
Rotary Club of Jacksonville-Oceanside
(Feb 6, 2022 WASH-RAG edited for length)

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How do you Serve to Change Lives?
The WASH Rotary Action Group thanks its devoted Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Advocates!

YOU make a difference for people all over the world.

Is your club or organization doing something we should know about?

Email us details of your project at info@wasrag.org
Calendar of Events

22 Mar 2022 - WORLD WATER DAY

3 June 2022 - WORLD WATER SUMMIT 14

Submit your stories, videos, and pictures for upcoming Newsletters to us at info@wasrag.org.
The WASH Rotary Action Group is pleased to consider partnerships with any corporate supporter. Due to the unique attributes of water sources and water provision, acceptance of corporate support does not imply an endorsement of any particular water technology. Rotarians, Rotary Clubs, and Rotary partners must evaluate any technology to determine if it is the best solution for the conditions where the program will be implemented. The WASH Rotary Action Group can provide guidance about where different technologies work best, but Rotarians and Rotary clubs must make the final decision about how to implement their programs. Email us about your ongoing or finished project at info@wasrag.org.

This Rotary Action Group is RI-recognized and operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not an agency of, or controlled by, Rotary International. To learn more please contact the WASH Rotary Action Group by email at infor@wasrag.org Thank you.