March is Water & Sanitation Month

Happy new month! It is March and per the Rotary Calendar, this is the Water and Sanitation month. Clean water should be accessible to everyone but unfortunately, many don’t have access to it.  There are 2.5 billion people in the world that lack access to improved sanitation and 748 million people that don’t have clean drinking water. The World Health Organization says that every year more than 3.4 million people die as a result of water related diseases, making it the leading cause of disease and death around the world. Most of the victims are young children, the vast majority of whom die of illnesses caused by organisms that thrive in water sources contaminated by raw sewage.


As a district we have been involved with various water related projects and continue to stay involved. PDG Rick Debe continues to do a splendid job getting the word around the district of the various water projects specific clubs are carrying out so we can all participate in them.


From the 11th through the 17th of March, the Rotary world will be celebrating the World Rotaract Week and on the 31st of March, the preregistration discount ends for the Rotary International Convention.


Registration continues for the district conference ( and February 28th was the last day for the discounted price so currently, the regular price is $180 per Rotarian or guest attendee. Please remember to email Dana Kohlmeyer ( or myself ( for the discount code to use for booking your rooms.


Have a splendid month and stay warm.