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Committees and Working Groups

Many Ways to Participate in ESRAG!

In addition to your local and global projects, ESRAG is supported by member participation in Board-appointed committees, task forces, teams, and working groups. We need your help!  We invite you to volunteer for one or more of the groups below.   

Click Here to to let us know your areas of interest. 

Communications and Social Media Committee

Proposes and implements editorial policy on content and tone; develops and posts to ESRAG social media (Facebook, Twitter, ESRAG website, etc.); advises on content and presentation of resources; collects photos, stories, and questions for ESRAG newsletters; advises and supports design of ESRAG publicy materials.  Chair: Karen Kendrick-Hands

Read ESRAG's Editorial Policy here.


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Education Working Group

Curates, develops and deploys educational resources and opportunities to raise awareness, engagement and inspiration among Rotarians.  Initial Convenors: Melissa Mills, Pat Armstrong, and Merrill Glustrom. 

For more information and to volunteer, write to .


Executive Committee*

Manages the day to day activities and affairs of ESRAG, broadly meaning the implementation of its Mission Statement and Strategic Plan as approved by the ESRAG Board.  The Executive Committee (Executive) reports to and operates under mandate of the ESRAG Board.  Decisions taken by the Executive are discussed and confirmed/rejected by the Board.  This may be done either at the next scheduled meeting of the Board, or for urgent action, by electronic vote.  When considered by electronic vote, a two-thirds majority is required for approval. 

The Executive ensures that ESRAG files its Annual Report as required by Rotary International (ESRAG's Bylaws/Administration Procedures, Section 11).  The Executive may enter into Memoranda of Understanding with other Rotarian Action Groups that contribute to the fullfilment of ESRAG's mission, subject to the Board's approval.   Chair:  Peter Moralée


Experts Forum Working Group

Convenes forums to share and innovate best practice, and to generate cross-field interaction among experts in the context of serving ESRAG projects. Initial Convener: Karen Kendrick-Hands. 

For more information and to volunteer, write to .


Finance Committee*

Generates the budget, supports financial decisions, generates monthly and annual budget reports.  Chaired by the Treasurer, Kurt Kroesen with Past Treasurer, Larry Hands and Secretary, Melissa Mills.  

For more information and to volunteer, write to .


Information Technology Working Group

A sub-committee of the Communications & Social Media Committee, the IT Working Group advises, researchs, recommends and implements on content and capacity associated with the website and interfacing apps, including databases, teleconferencing, social media, administrative processes, and email communication platforms. Initial Conveners: Melissa Mills and Pauline Amez-Droz.

For more information and to volunteer, write to .


Membership Committee*

Encourages, inspires and engages ESRAG membership; replies to membership correspondence and facilitates connections with other ESRAG committees, teams and working groups. Chair:  Melissa Mills.  

For more information, write to .


Nominating Committee*

Recommends and administers the process of soliciting and proposing candidates for the Director on the ESRAG Board of Directors. The Committee is chaired by a member of the Executive Committee and is comprised of the Executive Officers or their appointees. FY 2017-2018 committee membership is Christopher Puttock (Chair), Melissa Mills, and Ken Leonard.

For more information or to nominate yourself or a colleague, please use the ESRAG Board Director nomination Form . Nominations must be received by April 24, 2018.


Projects / Regional Forums Working Group

Fuels, facilitates and promotes projects supporting environmental sustainability across Rotary's Six Areas of Focus.  Serves as a gathering place for people to interact around issues affecting a region whether they are local or global.  Initial Conveners: Mahfuza Mousumi, Katja Weinstock, Paul Keeley, Karen Kendrick-Hands and Melissa Mills.   

For more information, see Local and Regional Forums or write .


Tree Task Force

Supports President Ian Riseley's 1.2 Million Tree Planting Challenge through collection and dissemination of information and resources; showcase Rotary Clubs' achievements; answers questions; and helps track progress in achieving the goal of planting 1.2 million trees between July 1, 2017 and April 22, 2018, Earth Day.  

For more information and to volunteer, write to  Chair:  Ken Leonard.  


*Asterisked committees are established and defined in ESRAG's Bylaws.