District 7390 DEI Committee Members

Vlad Beaufils (Harrisburg), Committee Chair
Jim Nolan (Carlisle)
Carmen Calderon (D7390 Passport)
Charity Welch (D7390 Passport)
Michele Tantardini (Harrisburg)
DGE Paul Thompson (Hershey)
PDG Juliet Altenburg (Mechanicsburg-North)
Tom Maiello (Myerstown-ELCO)
Mary Ann Robins (New Holland)
Rebecca Zalit (Palmyra)
Jose Santiago (Uptown York)
Jen Geubtner-May (York)
Ken Cooper (York)
Michael Blum (York)
Jean Treuthart (York)
Rotary's Committed to DEI
Growing Rotary By Fostering a Culture of Belonging
The District Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is happy to welcome Vladimir Beaufils as the new Leader of the Committee. Vlad is a member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg since 2022 and is the Chair of its DEI Committee. Vladimir was born in Haiti, where he lived in hiding for wo years before escaping to the US in December of 1960. 
He is a disabled Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and is serving in his fourth career owning and operating a Commercial Cleaning Company. Previous occupations included firefighter, insurance manager, and running a non-profit called Sound Community Solutions. In addition to his business, he serves his community in many ways including as a Minister/Chaplain’s Assistant, Life Coach, Certified Grants Specialist, Offender Workforce Development Specialist, Trainer and Facilitator.
On a personal level, Vladimir is proud of his two amazing kids (Jacqueline & James) 39 and 37 respectively. Both are Penn State grads and his daughter Jacqueline also gave Vlad his first and only grandchild Jayden.
Vlad describes himself as loving God, loving people and striving to be a blessing when and where he can. He is committed to the ideals of Rotary and appreciates all that Rotary stands for and the service it provides.   
Join Vlad and members of the DEI Committee at their next meeting on Monday, February 5th at 7 PM on Zoom.  The committee welcomes new members at any time and wants to be a resource to all clubs in creating diverse and welcoming club cultures.  Contact Vlad for more information at:  vrbjeb@gmail.com.  
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Rotary's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


We believe that exemplifying and embracing diversity,  equity, and inclusion (DEI) should be a part of everything we do at Rotary.   

To ensure we live up to that ideal, the Rotary International Board of Directors and the Rotary International DEI Taskforce acted to strengthen the DEI statement originally adopted in 2019.  The result is in a new commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion:

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, languages 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 do better.