Member Profile: Rotary District 5450

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.The mission of Rotary District 5450 Water Task Force is to encourage and support the 58 clubs in our District to assist Rotary Clubs in other countries in developing, funding and completing clean water projects. Funds are raised by clubs within the District through various fund-raising activities, private donations, applying for grants and partnerships with schools, churches and businesses. These funds are matched by District and the Rotary International Foundation. 100% of all funds go to support projects. Administrative expenses are borne by member donations to the Rotary Foundation.

Our goal is to explore ways in which organizations such as the PEER Group, Blue Planet Run, Global Run and Rotary can work togther to alleviate the world's water and sanitiation problems.

Date Founded 2006-11-23
Primary Focus Drinking Water - Community
Secondary Focus Drinking Water - Schools
History of Water Projects
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Projects vary in size from shallow wells in India , bio-sand filters in Central America to providing multiple water and sanitation stations for the Kibera Slum in Nairobi. Projects vary in costs from a hundreds of dollars to $350,000. District 5450 has ungoing projects in Kenya, Thailand, India, Nicauragua, Peru, Equador, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Tanzania, Uganda, Cambodia and other countries. We work with the local community, NGO's, Water for People, Engineers Without Borders and local water engineers to implement projects.

Organization Background

Rotary is a service organization of founded in 1905. It is comprised of over 30,000 clubs and 1.25 million members. Clubs engage in local and international service projects involving health, education, water, sanitation, poverty and humanitarian relief. There is a strong education component which includes student and professional exchange programs.


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Last Updated: 12 Jul, 2019 (about 5 years ago)

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