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 seeking to help eliminate disability due to clubfoot. The RAG will help facilitate connections between trained healthcare professionals and local Rotary clubs to provide high quality clubfoot treatment.  The RAG will also assist with raising public awareness about clubfoot deformity to reduce the stigma associated with it.  RAG4CLUBFOOT’s founders are pediatric orthopedic surgeons that are highly experienced working directly with children with clubfoot.

Visit the group’s website for more information.

Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG)

The Environmental Sustainability RAG will assist Rotary clubs, districts and multi-districts in planning, implementing and evaluating service projects, building awareness, and inspiring action. These projects will promote environmental sustainability, awareness of climate change, and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate disruption. ESRAG will promote educational resources, initiate dialogue about environmental sustainability, and use best practices in models and assessments for both projects and daily choices.

Visit the group’s website for more information.

Mental Health
Rotarian Action Group on Mental Health Initiatives (RAGMHI)

The RAG on Mental Health Initiatives believes healthy citizens are the foundation of healthy communities and treating mentally ill individuals in a timely manner elevates wellness in the entire community. The RAG is committed to foster international leadership and fellowship in this service area and help the family of Rotary plan and undertake sustainable mental health programs.  The group is composed of experts who have a passion for designing solutions, creating awareness, and executing international programs to promote mental health and helping those with mental illness.

For more information or to join, contact Vice Chair Geetha Jayaram.

Rotarian Action Groups are autonomous, Rotarian-run groups composed of members passionate about a particular service area. RAGs help clubs and districts plan and implement high-impact projects. Membership is open to Rotarians, their family members, and all Rotary program participants and alumni.

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