New! Rotary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

A top priority for Rotary International is growing and diversifying our membership to make sure we reflect the communities we serve. To help us achieve our goal, the RI Board of Directors passed a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement:

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

 Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders.

Visit Rotary’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webpage and encourage members to take the Building a Diverse Club in the learning center to learn more about what Rotary clubs can do and what the Secretariat is doing to build inclusive communities and create positive experiences that support our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Are clubs in your district actively working to create inclusive cultures that represent the diversity within their communities? Let me know! I’m always looking to promote and share best practices and strategies about vibrant clubs.

Julie Aubry

Rotary International Regional Membership Officer | Membership Development

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