The WASH Rotary Action Group Ambassadors are a corps of knowledgeable members who provide support and promotion of the WASH goals of WASH Rotary Action Group and The Rotary Foundation.    Among other things, they may help fellow Rotarians in the following ways: 
  1. Provide speakers for club meetings and other events.
  2. Share information/needs assessment data with others to enhance the quality, relevance and sustainability of projects undertaken in their region.
  3. Provide local Rotarians with access to professionals worldwide who may address their district's need for expert advice in areas such as technology, sustainability, monitoring and evaluation, etc.
  4. Liaise between their district and others to create partnerships that will facilitate project development and enhance funding opportunities.
If you need help with or information about a WASH project you can contact the ambassador in your district and in the international district in which you are interested.  They are there to help.  Current ambassadors are listed on the right, and may be contacted by email by clicking their names.  While it is a volunteer position, it holds great responsibility as well as the potential to make a significant contribution toward achieving universal access to clean water, hygiene education and improved sanitation.
If you are interested in being appointed as a WASH Rotary Action Group Ambassador, please complete the WASH-RAG Ambassador Application. The following information will be asked.
  • Contact details
  • Name of your Rotary club
  • Rotary District number
  • District in which you wish to serve as Ambassador
  • Brief summary of your goals and objectives if you are appointed as an Ambassador
  • What you would do to achieve these goals
  • What languages you are fluent in.  Could you help translate WASH-RAG communications from English into the primary language of the Rotarians in your Ambassadorial area?
By this means, you will communicate to us your interest and the region (e.g. district, country) for which you could act as an Ambassador.  If you have questions, you may direct them to the Ambassador Project Manager at infowasrag@rogers.com 


The WASH Rotary Action Group Ambassadors Corps was initiated in 2016 and is comprised of volunteers chosen by the Operations Team of WASH Rotary Action Group to represent our interests and objectives in defined regions of the Rotary World.  Ambassadors are selected based upon their ability to work within their region as a liaison between their local Rotary Clubs, district leadership and our organization.  They facilitate the development of human and technical capacity of Rotary Clubs and Districts for the delivery of sustainable WASH interventions . They also seek to increase the membership of the organization as active members which are vital for the continued growth of sustainable WASH programs throughout the Rotary World.  


Ambassadors, as volunteers members of WASH Rotary Action Group and have a passion of WASH programs.  They maintain a five year membership in WASH Rotary Action Group.   They must be able to communicate easily and be respected by Rotarians within their District.


Ambassadors are charged with promoting effective and sustainable Rotary water, sanitation and hygiene projects in their regions.  To this end they may engage in the following activities as well as others relevant to the goals of the corps.
  • Encourage and facilitate WASH Rotary Action Group memberships
  • Develop and promote a “Speakers’ Bureau” to provide speakers for club meetings and district events.
  • Encourage local activities within their region that will promote the objectives of WASH Rotary Action Group and WASH  initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain liaisons with municipal authorities, NGOs and other partners to support local clubs in developing sustainable projects through partnerships with these entities.
  • Act as a conduit between WASH Rotary Action Group and their local clubs to provide the most current information about Rotary WASH related initiatives and objectives, e.g. posting articles in their district and club newsletters and alerting local Rotarians to upcoming Rotary webinars.
  • Encourage resources within their region to engage in various Rotary and WASH Rotary Action Group pursuits, e.g. sustainable water, sanitation and behavior change initiatives.
  • Disseminate information/needs assessment data about their region to others in Rotary in the effort to enhance the quality, relevance and sustainability of projects undertaken in their region.
  • Identify individual Rotarians in their region that may support Rotary and WASH Rotary Action Group initiatives, in activities such as grant development, project review, school certification application scoring, project enhancement activities, etc.
  • Reporting Responsibilities
Ambassadors are required to submit an annual activity report in May of each year for presentation at the Annual General Meeting held during the Rotary International Convention.


Ambassadors serve for one three year term and can be reappointed for another 3 year term.


An annual meeting of Ambassadors is held at the International Convention, at which time Ambassadors take the opportunity to meet and share their experiences with their peers and WASH Rotary Action Group leadership.
The following ambassadors are available to provide help and information.  If there is no ambassador for the area in which you are interested, check back later as the number is  constantly increasing.
James Onions
1145  England
Peter Staermose
1470  Denmark
Bent Michael Nielsen
1480  Denmark
Lucien Moreau
1660  France
Axel Schoepa
1880, Liepzig, Germany
1920, Austria
Dilip Mirchandani
2130,  Belgium
Wido Dorigo
2150   Belgium
Juan Suarez Gonzales
2201  Arucas, Spain
Fevzi Tavus
2440, Turkey
2490  Israel, Romania, Poland, Hungary
Jesus Maria Martelo
2490        Spain
3011   India
Brijesh Dayal Mathur
3012   Delhi, India
Mahesh Mokalkar
3030, India
Ratneshwar Kashyap
3050 India
Ramesh Agrawal
3054 Rajasthan, India
Nigam Chaudhari
3054  Maharashtra, India
3150  Zone 456a India
B.K. Prasad
3190  Bangalore
Rama Krishnan
3201  India
Dimuthu Daluwatte
3220  Sri Lanka
3230  India
Jogesh Gambhir
3250        India
S.N. Srikanth
3232   Chennai, India
Kundleshwar Panigrahi
3261  Raipur, India
Ashok Bihari Mohapatra
3262  Odisho, India
Sajid Pervaiz
3272  Pakistan
Nurul Kabir
3281 Bangladesh
Aman Ullah Bahar
3282, Bangladesh
Edgarkis Crisostomo
4060  Dominican Republic
Jose Garcia
4140  Guadalajara, MX
Marcos Calvert
4170  Mexico
Jane Mirandette
4240  Nicaragua
Jorge Aufranc
4250  Guatemala
Camilo Alfonso Buitrago Castro
4281    Columbia
Jorge Gutierrez
4400, Quito, Equador
5020, Washington State, USA
5020  Pacific NW, USA
9980  New Zealand
Richard Chinn
5150, California, USA
Michael Barrington
5160  California, USA
Peter Lattey   
5280       California, USA
Wajih Malki
5320    California, USA
Chris Wiorek
5450  Denver, CO USA
Dale Gray
5495  Arizona, USA
John Nonnemaker
5710   MO, USA
Isis Mejias
5890  Texas, USA
Dale Snyder
5950  Minnesota, USA
Patty Hall
5960  Minnesota, USA
Dr. Sunil Prakash
6012  India
Steve Leonard
6220  Wisconsin, USA
Henry St.Maurice
6250  Wisconsin, USA
Gary Sobotta
6380  Michigan, USA
Ron Arkell
6400  Ontario, Canada
Narayan Murarka
6440  Illinois, USA
Prakasam Tata
6450  Illinois, USA
Woody Collins
6560  Indiana, USA
Bob Ruehl
6600  Ohio, USA
Rosemary Calhoon Takacs
6970  Florida, USA
6990  Florida, USA
Neil Van Dine
7020   Haiti
Aldo Villanovich
7080  Canada
John Boot
7090, Ontario, Canada
Jonathan Naugle
7410  Pennsylvania, USA
Chuck Martz
7450      Pennsylvania
7680  North Carolina, USA
Scott Rossi
7710  North Carolina, USA
Christopher Forster
9101  Sierra Leone
Illo Adam
9102  Niger
Eric DeFor
9102  Ghana
H. Dorothe Gounon
9102, Benin
Mohammed Dan-Hassan
9125  Nigeria
Anayo Onwukwe
9142  Nigeria
9210  Zambi
Moses Musiitwa
9211, Uganda
Deurence Onyango
9212  Kenya
David Grant
9400   South Africia
9600,  Queensland, Australia
Mark Balla
9810, Australia
Warwick Pleass
9920  Oceania
Bruce Lindsey
9980  eClubs