Committee Co-Chairs
Wanda Martinez-Johncox (Rochester SW) & Kathleen Pringle (Rochester Downtown) & Cat Jensen (Avon)
Committee Members
Dayanara Vazquez (Rochester SW), Carol Schwartz (e-Club), Danielle Tilden (Clifton Springs)
We believe that exemplifying and embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) should be a part of everything we do at Rotary.
Duties & Responsibilities of the DEI Committee: 
  • Provide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion education. 
  • Evaluate district policies and guidelines using a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lens and recommend changes. 
  • Advise District leadership on creating a welcoming district culture. 
  • Support members, club, and district efforts to grow and diversify our membership and participation. 
  • Submit Report to the District Advisory Council.
At Rotary, we understand that cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change. 
We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, color, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, language spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts values and beliefs. 
Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive. 
We believe that all people hold visible and invisible qualities that inherently make them unique, and we strive to create an inclusive culture where each person knows they are valued and belong.
In line with our value of integrity, we are committed to being honest and transparent about where we are in our DEI journey as an organization, and to continuing to learn and to do better.
The DEI Committee will work with the District Trainer and the Public Image and Membership Committees to achieve its duties and responsibilities.