Diversifying your club is not just about including a mix of people. It’s also about working well together – Rotary International
The Journey continues…
- Last August 80 LA5 members met together in a Community Conversation to dialog how members could come together and better know one another.
- The Conversation featured information and discussion on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for our Club.
- The Conversation Committee continued meeting, and based on what members expressed, developed recommended actions for the Board and club to consider going forward.
- A DEI Task Force took this over and has developed strategy to integrate DEI into LA5.
- The DEI Task Force is ready present to club members what it has been doing and to discuss with members how we can grow forward.
Please join us!
We are calling ALL LA5ers to hear and be heard at the May 14 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm) club meeting! Your voice is vital in conversation as to how we can work better together!
Questions we will discuss in general session and break-out rooms:
- What direction has Rotary International taken regarding DEI?
- What are the key recommendations from the DEI Task Force?
- What does being “diverse” mean and why is it important to our club?
If Zoom is not convenient, please connect by phone. Again, your INPUT is VITAL and our UNITY is critical to our club’s future!
According to Rotary International, each club can…
- Talk about diversity with your club members and create a member diversity and inclusion action plan using the Diversifying Your Clubassessment.
- Invite local diversity, equity, and inclusion experts to speak at a club meeting .
- Connect with local organizations that are supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and work with them on projects or events.
- Encourage and support people from underrepresented groups to take on leadership positions in your club and district.
- Encourage club members to take the Building a Diverse Club course in the Learning Center to learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Create a community advisory board and invite diverse members from the community and from your club to take part. You'll learn what's important to the community and discover ways to work together to take action.