DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

A top priority for Rotary District 7680 is growing and diversifying our membership to make sure we reflect the communities we serve and are inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities. We’re creating an organization that is more open and inclusive, fair to all, builds goodwill, and benefits our communities. To help us achieve our goal, the Rotary International 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. Making diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority is everyone’s responsibility — from Rotary members to clubs, and to our district.

The District Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee was developed in the Spring of 2021 at the request of DG Nico Iannelli. Lorena Prince and Kevin Kendrick began the formation of the committee and in July 2021, an official committee was launched. The District DEI committee is committed to ensuring 7680 is a welcome place for all to grow in service.

The DE&I committee needs your support. We need committee members from across the district.

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL LINKS

Rotary International’s DE&I Task Force

Three Ways to Make Your Club More Inclusive

MISSION STATEMENT

“To lead, guide, and inform by example, all Clubs and their members, the importance of fostering a welcoming, accepting and inclusive environment. By doing this, we embrace diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, so that we may attract, develop, engage and retain valuable service-minded individuals.”

VISION STATEMENT

To provide all stakeholders the necessary tools, education, and space in order to achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion within our district, all clubs, all members, the individuals we touch, and the communities we serve.

DE&I COMMITTEE

  • Lorena Prince, Queen City, Chair
  • Rina Arline, Charlotte International
  • Winifred Ereyl, Mecklenburg County South
  • Kevin Kendrick, Charlotte Dilworth