THINK DIFFERENTLY
 
Mission Statement: 
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee Rotary District 7210 promotes the recruitment and retention of currently underrepresented Rotarians by providing equal opportunities through a growth initiative for the district's benefit and the benefit of all.
 
Vision Statement:
   
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee serves as a resource for Rotary District 7210 Clubs and communities; through engendering a culture of acceptance, inclusion, innovation, and forward-thinking to expand Rotary fellowship and service. Clubs and members will be provided educational opportunities on the benefits and strategies to promote an environment of diversity, equity, and service-minded individuals by fostering our clubs to lead through the eyes of celebrating all different backgrounds.
 
Rotary International’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
 
Rotary International encourages clubs worldwide to focus on diversity outreach programs, all focused-on growth, education, and support.
 
Rotary International's DEI Mission statement reads, "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."
 
They continue to say that “Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders.”
 
Importance of Our "Think Differently" Committee
 
  • What makes us a great organization and brings us together is Rotary, an identity we all share. However, what makes us an even greater organization, are the identities we bring as Rotarians. Together when we think differently, to understand how our differences add value to our clubs, we become a catalyst for our communities- a more authentic representation of who we serve.
  • Rotary International is a global entity with over one million diverse members. When the organization proposed the creation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committees, here in district 7210, we brought forward our “Think Differently” committee.
  • As a growth initiative, this committee focuses on the present and future of our clubs when thinking about DEI. We look forward to working with each club, and together we will "GROW Rotary."