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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

“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, socio-economic 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.”

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

Passed by the Rotary International Board of Directors, January 2019


 The mandate of the District 7070 DEI Committee is to:

• contribute to the implementation of the RI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement in District 7070 and to the relevant goals of the Rotary District 7070 Strategic Plan;

• enable District 7070 and clubs to grow and better reflect the communities we serve and to be inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities;

• develop policies and best practices to make our district and clubs more welcoming, inclusive, and appreciative of each other;

• provide opportunities to foster greater understanding and awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion matters, including DEI training; and,

• initiate activities to publicly celebrate our district’s wide range of diverse members with an understanding that we are open to all.


WHO WE ARE (click on name to send an email):

District 7070 DEI Committee:    

Chair - Heather Drakes (Area 13, 14, 15)

            John Cairns (Area 1, 2)

            Emily Steele (Area 3, 4)

            Courtney Doldron (Area 5, 6, 16)

            Nikita Williams (Area 7, 8, DRR)

            Dani McClymonth (Area 9, 10)

            Saleem Kassum (Area 11, 12)


Each committee member will be available to work with the area assistant governors to help support their clubs develop, implement and maintain the DEI mandates of District 7070.

Club members and presidents are welcome to reach out to the chair or the committee member assigned to their area. Simply click on a name above to send an email.

“There is hope to make a stronger, better and bigger Rotary.” (“Bowtie” Todd Jenkins)