Posted by David Hart on Jan 10, 2021
Happy New Year! What better way to start off the New Year by making a commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion!
 
I hope this message finds you staying safe and well. As Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI), I want to remind you that the DEI Committee continues to meet on a regular basis not only to discuss our next event or training for our Club leaders and members but also to discuss how the Committee can continue to serve as a resource. 
 
Our most recent training was a webinar – Moving from Diversity to Inclusive Opportunities for All delivered by Dr. Todd “Bowtie” Jenkins. The webinar was held on October 29th, and if you were unable to join us, a replay is on the District website. Based upon initial feedback from participants, the webinar was a success and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Jenkins for the great advice on how our clubs in the District can be more inclusive.
According to Dr. Jenkins, “Small changes can make a big difference”. Dr. Jenkins also challenged our Clubs and Members with this thought/action item: Where will you and your club be in one year in regards to your Inclusion Resume?
 
Let me take this opportunity to remind you that Rotary, Rotaract and Interact clubs, can earn a 7930 District Diversity Equity and Inclusion citation for achieving goals that actively work toward making your club more diverse and inclusive. The DEI citation suggests 25 initiatives that clubs can do to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. In order to achieve the Governor’s Citation, a club must complete and document 13 of the 25 initiatives. More information including an information sheet with all the details can be found on our District 7930 webpage. Remember, Diversity Equity and Inclusion will grow and enhance your Club and your community. This initiative is a journey and is the RIGHT thing to do. 
If anyone has questions, comments, or would like to join the DEI committee please email our Committee Chair David Hart at davidhart4251@gmail.com. 
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