Will you be there on June 3rd?
WASH-RAG News – May 2022

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World Water Summit 14
June 3, 2022
Join us in Houston Texas USA or purchase a virtual ticket to watch live from your own home!
WWS14 explores the role of water, sanitation, and hygiene
in stopping the transmission of infectious disease,
including Polio.

Register now for WASH-RAG's hybrid event - scheduled for time zones around the world, and in person in Houston.

Opening panel!
The opening panel discussion, moderated by Brian Hall, will focus on Rotary's progress with polio eradication - a waterborne disease - and feature Rotary polio warriors.

Learn about Rotary's progress eliminating polio, and how grants for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs contribute to reducing the spread of disease.
2016-17 Rotary President John F. Germ
John F. Germ has participated in several National Immunization days (NIDS) in India and Nigeria starting in 2003. Currently he serves as Vice Chair of IPPC, Chair of the Countdown to History Committee, a member of the U.S. Advocacy Committee (working to secure funding for polio from the U.S. Government), and working with the BMGF for funding for polio eradication. He was chair of the $200 million campaign and chair of the annual $50 million campaign.
Carol Pandak, Director, PolioPlus, Rotary Int'l
Carol directs all aspects of Rotary's polio eradication campaign - advocacy, financial oversight, grants, volunteer engagement, communications - to name a few.
Her work has taken her all over the world where she has monitored polio immunization campaigns, assessed Rotary’s and partner activities at the country-level, and participated in high-level technical and stakeholder meetings.

Mike McGovern, Past RI Director, Chair RI PolioPlus Committee
Mike has served since 2014 as the volunteer chair of RI's PolioPlus Committee providing strategic direction to Rotary's polio eradication program. He also represents Rotary on the Polio Strategy Committee of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. This role includes working with Rotary leaders around the world and Rotary staff in raising over $100 million each year and in advocating to governments and others to contribute additional sufficient funds to end polio.
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 or Cadres!

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.

For more information click the button below:  
The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers is a group of Rotarians who volunteer to use their professional skills and technical expertise in Rotary’s areas of focus or financial auditing to advise Rotarians who are planning and working on Rotary Foundation grant projects. The Cadre is composed of more than 700 members from 75 countries who speak more than 80 languages.

Quick Tip: Print out our FAQ PDF to hand out at your next club social!

Thank you for sharing our mission!
Support WASH-RAG on June 7th, 2022
Join other WASH-RAG members and the BREW fellowship for BBQ, and delicious local Craft Beer!

Do good in the world by supporting WASH-RAG and clean water!

Your $99 Ticket includes:
  • Roundtrip transportation to Buffalo Bayou Brewery
  • 2 Craft Beer Pints
  • BBQ dinner with all the fixins
  • Commemorative Glass
  • Cowboy gear
  • Ride the Mechanical Bull
  • Photos with famous Longhorn Steer
  • Option Trail ride (via walking) to other nearby breweries
  • Donation to Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Rotary Action Group (WASH-RAG)
What are our WASH WARRIORS doing?
Behind the WWS14
Meet the 2022 WASH Operations Team  
Since 2007, WASH-RAG has facilitated many hundreds of projects – helping clubs find partners, ensuring sustainability, stressing the importance of a needs-driven approach, and developing best practices. We encourage a holistic, integrated approach in which water is not the end in itself, but is rather the means to a better life and livelihood in the community.

While the Operations Team works hard to support the world-class World Water Summit 14, Chaired by Julia Phelps, we are also busy with our Annual Photo competition, interviewing candidates for a new Operations Team member, and hosting an Ambassador training workshop!

We hope you'll join us on June 3rd virtually or in-person!

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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
3 June 2022 - WORLD WATER SUMMIT 14


22-23 March 2023 - UN 2023 WATER CONFERENCE
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.