Rotary to Receive UN Association’s Humanitarian Award


  • The profile of water and sanitation in Rotary International will receive a tremendous boost on October 25th.  On that day the United Nations Association of New York will honor RI and The Rotary Foundation with its 2007 Humanitarian Award, in recognition of Rotary’s significant efforts to provide safe water and sanitation and its commitment to sustainable development worldwide.
  •  “In the years since RI has started focusing on water as one of its annual service emphases….. We’ve learned just how much can be accomplished with relatively little, how a single small water project, perhaps a pump or a filter, can change the life of a community,” says RI president Wilf Wilkinson.  “However, our work has also included participation in many other major water projects.”
  • The award is presented annually in observance of United Nations Day (October 24).  This year’s award ceremony will focus on the global water crisis.  Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to the UN Secretary-General, will serve as Honorary Chair of the event.
    Proceeds from the dinner will benefit organizations and enterprises working to alleviate water-related problems around the world.
  • This message comes to you from WASRAG (the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group).  While under the general auspices of Rotary International, this group operates independently of RI and receives no funding from it. 
  • s is so often the case with Rotary, all the members of WASRAG are volunteers and we need funds to help run the day-to-day operations of the Group.  Please help us by logging on to, clicking on “Sign Up” and becoming either a Charter Member ($100) or an Annual Member ($25 per year).

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