Meet Our Leadership

The Rotary Action Group for Community Economic Development Team 2022-23 

As President of the Rotary Action Group for Community Economic Development (RAGCED) for
Rotary year 2022-23, I’m pleased to welcome you to our new website. I hope that you find it
easy to navigate and with the things that will help you find the information and connections
you need to pursue your community and economic development projects more easily and
effectively.
While the Rotary Foundation is always important to the work of Rotarians and Rotaractors
worldwide, each year we take the month of November to provide special recognition and
emphasis.
It was the vision of Rotary’s founder, Paul P. Harris, that the unique strength of Rotary would be
its worldwide network of people committed to utilizing their vocational and professional skills,
as well as their personal networks, to serve both one another as well as those in need. Inspired
by that vision, RAGCED is a worldwide network of Rotarians and Rotaractors who focus on
doing this in the domain of community and economic development. The goal of this website is
to help connect you with the right resources to accomplish your community and economic
development goals.
A very important feature of our new website is a much more versatile searchable database. It
includes hundreds of Rotary Foundation Global Grants in the Community Economic
Development area of focus from the past ten years. You can perform searches using multiple
parameters such as year, host country, international partner country, type of CED project (e.g.,
microfinance, microsavings), and type of grant (e.g., Global Grant Scholarship, Vocational
Training Team, or humanitarian project). This should help you identify resources to help you
with your CED projects.


Thank you very much for your interest in RAGCED.
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Sincerely,
Margaret T. Williamson, President
RC of Detroit, Michigan, USA

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PDG Carl W. Treleaven

President Elect

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 RC of St Petersburg, Florida, USA  

H. Russell Ives  

Treasurer 

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RC of Detroit, MI USA  
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PRID Valarie D. Wafer 

Director

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RC of Burlington, ON, Canada

Syed Ershad Ahmed 

Director

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RC of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Kudzai Nyengerai 

Director

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RC of Harare, Zimbabwe

Wally Gardiner 

Director

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RC of High River, AB, Canada
 

PDG Nick Frankle 

Immediate Past President

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RC of Thousand Oaks, CA, USA  

Guillaume Bourgogne 

Director

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RC of Cubry Les Soing, France

Fabio Carballo 

Director

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RC of San Jose, Costa Rica
 
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Cristina Calaguian 

Director

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RC of Dubai, UAE
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Michael Parry 

Director

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RC of Cardiff Bay, Wales, UK  

Roberto Ribadeneira

Director

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RC of Quito, Ecuador
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Myra D. Ford

Secretary

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RC of Detroit, MI, USA 

Biswajit Ghosh 

Director

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RC of Kolkata, India    
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Khalid Hasan 

Director

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RC of Toronto, ON, Canada    

Dr. Ulhas Kolhatkar

Director

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RC of Dombivli, India
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PDG Carl W. Treleaven

Director

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RC of St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Howard Weinstein 

Director

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RC of Sao Paolo, Brazil   
 
 
 
 
 
 

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