The North Manchester Rotary Club has unanimously adopted a Statement on Racism from Rotary International
 
 
The North Manchester Rotary Club has unanimously adopted a Statement on Racism from Rotary International.  The action came at the club’s regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 8.
 
“We want to inform the North Manchester community that our Rotary Club is and will be supportive of efforts to actively address and minimize racism,” Anne Gregory, president of the local club, stated.

Rotary International’s Statement on Racism reads:

“At Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism.  Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work.  We have more work to do to create more just, open and welcoming communities for all people.

“We know there are no easy fixes and that challenging conversations and work lie before all of us.  Rotary’s strength has long been our ability and commitment to bringing people together.  We will tap into that strength now as we stand with those who are working for peace and justice.

“Rotary will do our part to listen, learn and take action to ensure that we continue to contribute to making positive change.”

Members of the North Manchester Rotary Club are individually and collectively dedicated to the six areas of focus of Rotary International:  promoting peace; fighting disease; providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; saving mothers and children; supporting education; and growing local economies.
 
The local Rotary club meets on Thursdays at noon through Zoom and hosts area speakers connected to the areas of focus. Anyone is welcome to be a guest. Contact Sandy Bendsen, secretary, at sbendsen4@gmail.com for information on how to access the virtual meeting.