The District Board has formally adopted 2 important statements - the first on Ethics and the second on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). 
The statement on Ethics is the first step in the newly established process in the District, which has seen the setting up of the independent Ethics and Dispute Resolution Committee that reports directly to the District Board and is chaired by PDG Helen Reisler. 
The statement says in part, "By respecting each other’s differences, avoiding behavior that reflects adversely on Rotary International, or individual Rotarians and Rotaractors, promoting the joy of giving and the fun in fellowship, we are able to make a positive impact, through our decisions and actions, in our local and global communities and ourselves:  It incorporates the 4-way test and the Rotarian Code of Conduct.  The statement also includes a commitment by the District to "putting these values into action and working together to create a harmonious environment and effective teamwork".
The Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) begins by stating: "We believe that all people hold visible and invisible qualities that inherently make them unique".  It continues by recalling Rotary International's DEI Statement, saying, "we recognize that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership. Thus, in order to build a community and world where people unite and take action to create lasting change".  Through the statement, drafted by the District's new DEI Committee, under the guidance of Deputy Governor PDG Greg Arcaro, the District wholeheartedly commits itself to:
• Advance 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
• Be honest and transparent about where we are on our DEI journey as an organization, and to continue to learn and do better
• Strive to create an inclusive culture where each person knows they are valued and belong."