Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Valarie Wafer

Rotary International Director

A top priority for Rotary is growing and diversifying our membership to make sure we reflect the communities we serve and are inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities. Not only to create a diverse Rotary population, but to recognize and acknowledge that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation and leadership. This effort is crucial to our commitment to make Rotary thrive in this century.

We're creating an organization that is more open and inclusive, is fair to all, builds goodwill, and benefits our communities. We have taken great steps to strengthen and support our commitment to Diversity, equity and inclusion or DEI, because putting it into action will help our clubs grow and bring in people that we might not have considered in the past. You will drive the change that is necessary at the
club and district level. You are the faces and voices that new members see and hear when they look to join us in service and membership.