The RI Board of Directors has developed a diversity, equity and inclusion 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.

RI also states that in order to cultivate long term change and improvement and to create a harassment-free zone at Rotary, we need to educate ourselves, educate others and educate our club.  We have a Diversity Committee in our club led by Morris Kaufman that is actively working on this.  If you would like to get involved, please contact Morris.

Educate yourselves:  Please be mindful that it is each person’s responsibility to educate themselves.  One must also keep in mind that lack of intention of harassment is no excuse.

Educate others: When we see or hear something that is not OK we must have the courage to speak out.  It is everyone’s responsibility to immediately interrupt, call out or challenge the behavior.

Educate your Club: Have meaningful discussions during Club meetings about diversity and inclusion.  Have on-topic speakers address your Club to assist in this education.

Creating a welcoming environment for all Rotarians requires that we share in the creation of a culture of respect, dignity and inclusivity for all.