This page contains information about international projects in our District. 
We invite you to reach out to the club's project lead, or the District 5180 International Services Chair, Paul Friedrich, if you have questions about current projects or ideas for future projects.
We invite you to share in funding the projects or join us for boots-on-the-ground participation!
If you want the website to feature your project, contact the District Webmasterand provide photographs, project plans, or other relevant information. Be bold and show the world that we are People of Action!

Roseville Projects

(posted August 25, 2020)
The Roseville Rotary Club has a lot going with its International Service Projects.  The following is an overview. 
Of special interest is a water project in Honduras:
The following video from Ralph Felix shows their projects:
For more information contact Christina Dyer <>

Clarksburg Guatemala Fire Truck Project

(Posted 8/29/2018)
Clarksburg Rotary is loading up and shipping goods to Bomberos (firefighters) in Guatemala.  Contact Katherine Turner at if you can help. 

Roseville Rotary Bangladesh Tube Well Project
(Posted 12/28/2017)

Roseville Rotary Club is persuing a Global Grant (GG) which would provide up to 40 deeper tube wells.  The new GG will be designed so that one tube well can benefit up to 200 people in a community.  

Point West Rotary Zambia Water Well Project

(Posted 1/4/2018

Carmichael Uganda Water Project

(Posted 2/5/18)
Currently, clean, safe drinking water is not available for over 300 million people in Sub Saharan Africa. Worldwide, one child dies every 16 seconds due to water contaminated with bacteria and parasites.  Today, in Poyemi Village, Iyolwa near Tororo, Uganda, women and children spend the entire day collecting contaminated water for their families rather than attending school and improving the local economy. The United Nations estimates that the women and children of Sub Saharan Africa spend 40 billion hours a year collecting water, equivalent to one entire year’s labor in all of France. 

The Rotary Club of Carmichael has partnered with The Rotary Club of Tororo, Uganda to build five 300 foot deep wells with solar powered submersible pumps to provide clean drinking water to 10,000 people and three primary schools in Poyemi Village, Uganda.   
We are fortunate to have a club member, Richard Olebe, who was born and raised in Uganda, has two Masters degrees in engineering from Stanford University, and has 32 years of experience working on various water projects in the US to provide the technical expertise and connections in Uganda to execute this project.

The project will cost $200,000.    We need your help to raise $56,000.   The remaining funds will come from funds from Rotary Districts 5180 and 9211 and The Rotary International World Fund.  To date our club members have raised over $40,000.  

A tax deductible donation of $100 will provide clean water to a family of 5 for over 10 years. (We are a 501(c)(3) organization: EIN 81-0777203)

This project is dedicated to the late Sam Owori (1941- 2017) the 2017 Rotary International President Elect and Founder in 1978 of the Tororo Rotary Club.