Posted by PDG Barb Feder
First, read the following diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement passed by the RI Board:
     As a global network that’s strives to build a world where people unite and take acton 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 rom underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders.“
What can your club do to grow and diversify your membership to make it better reflect your community? 
Here’s a few ideas:
1) Talk about diversity with your club members; create and action plan using the “Diversifying Your Club Assessment“ found on the RI website or the August District Newsletter DEI article.
2) Invite local diversity, equity & inclusion experts to speak at your club’s next meeting
3) Connect with local organizations that support diversity, equity & inclusion efforts and work with them on projects
4) Encourage and support people from underrepresented groups to take leadership positions in your club and district
5) Encourage club members to take the “Building A Diverse Club” course on the RI Learning Center.
6)Create on community advisory board and invite diverse members from the community and your club to take part.
These steps will enable your club to learn what’s important to your individual community and to discover ways to work together to take action.
Let’s grow Rotary to better serve all peoples.
PDG Barb Feder, 2020-21 D5495 DEI Task Force Chair