We are in the process of forming a new Rotary e-club that is focussed on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The e-club will provide the fellowship of a community of professionals with a common interest in WASH issues.
This initiative has the support of WASRAG, the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group. All our speakers will tend to be WASH relevant. They will often be world-leading thinkers and researchers or highly field-experienced.
Our e-club’s projects will also reflect this WASH emphasis. Click here for more information about projects.
If you would like to know more about the new club please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
What is Rotary? We are 1.2 million neighbours, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.
What is WASH? WASH stands for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
Water: 663 million people do not use an improved drinking water source, most of whom are poor and live in rural areas. Even some ‘improved’ drinking water sources may not always be free of contaminants and may not provide a reliable supply of water throughout the year.
Sanitation: 2.4 billion people still lack an improved sanitation facility, and among them almost 950 million people still practise open defecation.
Hygiene: Of the range of hygiene behaviours considered important for health, hand washing with soap is a top priority in all settings.
At least 3000 children die every day from diarrheal diseases – an avoidable consequence of poor water, sanitation and hygiene.
What is an e-club?
E-club meetings are hosted on a unique website, in our case this will be www.rotarywasheclub.org . The official meeting time is considered to be when the webmaster or club secretary posts material for weekly discussion, but members may access the site at their convenience at any point during the week. E-club members discuss the item and any other club business through a chatroom feature or other means. To respect the privacy of e-club members, some meeting content or member data is protected from public view.
As all Rotary clubs do, Rotary e-clubs meet weekly, perform service projects in local and international communities, support The Rotary Foundation, and enjoy fellowship among members. And the keys to their effectiveness are also the same: service-minded members, opportunities for fellowship, and strong leadership.