Posted by District Governor, Jeff Reed

Greetings!  TriCon 2018 Wisconsin (our all-Wisconsin Rotary District Conference) is only two months away.  The deadline for reserving hotel rooms at The Wilderness at conference rates is April 3.  If you have not yet registered, do it NOW at .  If you have a noteworthy club service project – register for an exhibit in the House of Friendship.

Trees - don’t forget about them.  Spring is arriving soon.  District Tree Project coordinator Brian Monroe (Mequon Thiensville Sunrise Rotary) can help with questions, or contact your Urban Forester at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Remember, our goal is at least 1 tree planted for every District 6270 Rotarian.  Let’s plant trees
Water and Sanitation- What is the Problem and How Can Rotarians Help?
What is the problem?
According to the United Nations:
·         Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. Drought afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition.  By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water.
·         Water scarcity affects more than 40 per cent of the global population and is projected to rise.
·         2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets or latrines.
·         Each day, nearly 1,000 children die due to preventable water and sanitation-related diarrheal diseases.

We Want to Help!

WASRAG has assembled a group of professionals to assist Rotary Clubs with their WASH projects. The team have experience in needs assessment, planning, grant preparation, implementation and WASH training. Members of the Professional Resources Team are from many countries, experienced in working in developing countries and are fluent in a number of languages.

If you need help with a project send an email to:  For more details visit

$500 for WASH Projects

The WASRAG Board has established a WASRAG Fund to encourage Rotary clubs to undertake water and sanitation projects that are sustainable and well designed.

Before a Club submits their Global Grant application to The Rotary Foundation they should send it to the WASRAG Fund review board at WASRAG experts in water and sanitation programs will review the application and make suggestions to improve the quality of the project. Once the suggestions are incorporated into the final application, WASRAG will contribute $500 towards the project.


$500 Additional for WinS Projects

The world is fortunate to have Rotary Clubs like Box Hill Central, District 9810, in Australia that are so committed to giving every child the right to an education by providing clean water and sanitation to schools. The "We Can't Wait" NGO that was established by Mark Balla, with the support of the Box Hill Central Club, has agreed to support any WASH in Schools (WinS) project with $500 if it is approved by the WASRAG Fund review committee. That is $1,000 towards your water, sanitation and hygiene project in schools. Get planning. 


Send your Global Grant application to to apply for both WASRAG Fund and We Can't Wait grants.