Editor’s Note: This “DID YOU KNOW???” article is designed to help you discover and learn about the rich Rotary International life that happens outside of our individual clubs’ walls.  
As a final note, I (Todd Restel – District Governor 2024-25) do plan to talk specifically on two of Rotary’s areas of focus: 1- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and 2 – Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution during my club visits.  If I don’t have a visit scheduled with your club, please reach out to me.
Rotary has dozens of Rotary Action Groups (“RAGs”) which serve as specialized networks within the Rotary International framework, bringing together Rotarians who share a common passion for specific causes. RAGs collaborate to design and implement impactful projects, fostering positive change within communities around the world. Guided by Rotary’s values, RAGs empower Rotarians to make a difference in areas such as healthcare, education, environment, and more.
A list of RAGS by Rotary’s areas of focus are notated below.  The following hyperlink will take you directly to the RAGs FAQ section of the website, which contains individual links to each RAG:
Rotary Action Groups by area of focus
Peacebuilding and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Peace
  • Refugees
  • Slavery Prevention
Disease prevention and treatment
  • Addiction Prevention
  • Alzheimer's/Dementia
  • Blindness Prevention
  • Blood, Tissue, and Organ Donation
  • Diabetes
  • Family Health/AIDS Prevention
  • Health Education and Wellness
  • Hearing
  • Hepatitis Eradication
  • Malaria
  • Mental Health Initiatives
  • Multiple Sclerosis
Water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Menstrual Health and Hygiene
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Maternal and child health
  • Clubfoot
  • Reproductive Maternal and Child Health
Basic education and literacy
  • Basic Education and Literacy
Community economic development
  • Community Economic Development
  • Disaster Assistance
  • Endangered Species
  • Environmental Sustainability
Action groups that work in more than one area of focus
  • Food Plant Solutions
My hope is that you feel energized and inspired enough to research and join one of the RAGs.
Todd Restel
District Governor 6250