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Membership Information

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Rotary Action Group assists Rotary clubs, districts and multi-districts in:

  • planning and implementing impactful and environmentally sustainable WASH projects
  • educating and building WASH awareness
  • building global and local WASH networks
  • inspiring sustainable living/action through WASH
  • supporting Rotary International’s WASH initiatives.

WASH RAG inspires and empowers the Rotary family with extensive expertise, networks, education, and best practices to help implement sustainable and impactful WASH projects.

It is not necessary to be a member of a Rotary or Rotaract club to join WASH RAG. All are welcome. Anyone who wants to share their expertise to make a positive difference can join our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Rotary Action Group. Only Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Rotary Peace Fellows can serve in leadership roles.

This Rotary Action Group operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not an agency of, or controlled by, Rotary International.


As a member of WASH RAG, you will play a vital role in this Rotary Action Group’s mission to promote sustainable WASH initiatives, build awareness, and inspire Rotary members, and their communities, and the institutions they lead to take action.

Through WASH RAG’s global online activities, you’ll connect with inspiring, effective people who are giving their heart, expertise and time to collaborate to understand WASH issues and to preserve and protect all life on our planet.

Your annual dues strengthen Rotary’s cause to implement critically needed WASH solutions through:

  • Building partnerships to leverage Rotary’s local and global impact.
  • Conferences and webinars, many recorded so Clubs can use them.
  • Task forces providing free technical assistance to Rotarians on specific solutions.
  • Website, newsletters, and social media posts providing news, access to up-to-date research, and project reports.

As a member you will:

  • Have access to international expertise and a network of Rotarians working on environmental solutions in your region.
  • Be able to submit your WASH Global Grants for review and recommendations by our Professional Services Team.
  • Engage with partners and create opportunities for collaborations to work on solutions for the environment.
  • Gain knowledge and expertise through training and learning opportunities, including meetings, webinars, training courses and events.
  • Share stories and learn about successful projects and best practices worldwide.
  • Develop your leadership potential, share your skills, collaborate, and gain recognition in your areas of passion and expertise by joining the WASH Professional Services Team, WASH Ambassadors, or another team.
  • Stay informed through WASH RAG informative newsletters about projects, initiatives, educational opportunities and upcoming events.
  • Access a robust and growing repository of resources for projects, best practices, and tool kits.
Annual Dues and Membership Levels

Your membership dues are the sole source of support for WASH RAG’s website and administration costs.  We are grateful for your support!

  • Rotaractor: USD $25/year
  • Supporter: USD $25/year
  • Contributor: USD $100/5-years

Please note: Annual Membership dues are for a 12-month period on a rolling basis. Multi-year membership rates provide the best deal. Renewals will be sent out via email (check your spam). If you are experiencing any issues, please contact us.

Membership Opportunities

WASH RAG Committees and Working Groups

Please consider volunteering on our Operations Team or one of our committees. This is a great way to contribute to WASH sustainability. We need all types of professional abilities and viewpoints. We value your participation!


Is your membership up for renewal? WASH RAG sends out emails prior to your renewal date (check your spam folder for our emails). Within this email there is a link to renew your membership. If you are experiencing any issues, please contact us.


Who is eligible to join WASH-RAG?

Anyone is eligible to be a member of WASH RAG. All are welcome and it is no longer necessary to be a member of a Rotary or Rotaract club to join WASH RAG. Membership is open to anyone who wants to make a positive difference can join our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Rotary Action Group. Only Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Rotary Peace Fellows can serve in leadership roles.

I thought I had already joined WASH-RAG.  Why do I need to register again?

Thank you to anyone who signed up as a charter and early member! Thanks to you, we were approved as a Rotary Action Group in 2007!

Annual dues enable us to support WASH-RAG’s administrative costs, including website maintenance, teleconferencing to support exchange between local and global groups, support staff and professional fees.

Can I benefit from WASH-RAG without being a member?

Yes, you can subscribe to our newsletter and view the resources, news and events pages.

What are the benefits of being a member of WASH-RAG?


  • Join WASH-RAG Ambassadors
  • Receive support on project development.
  • Global Grant review.
  • Ask for project advise based on Rotarians’ experience.
  • Share your expertise.
  • Contribute to local projects in a global forum.
  • Connect with fellow members in your area, through the iMembers database.

How can I get more involved with WASH RAG?

WASH-RAG is a volunteer driven organization. WASH-RAG’s administrative work is currently organized into eight committees: Administration/Governance, Marketing/Communications, Membership Development, Information Technology, WASH Ambassadors, Professional Services Team, Sponsorships and Partnerships, and World Water Summits each of which is headed by a chair. We welcome members with relevant skills and interest to contribute to these areas of our organization and to join a committee to support our work.