GUEST SPEAKER:  Dr Todd Bowtie Jenkins – Moving from Diversity to Inclusion

Introduced by Heather Drakes, Chair of the District 7070 Diversity , Equity and Inclusion Committee, Dr Todd Bowtie Jenkins currently serves as the Senior Diversity, Inclusion, and Innovation Leader in Corporate America at a Fortune 400 company and as a Global Inclusion Trainer, Strategist, and Consultant with Bowtie Leadership, Inc. As a consultant, he has worked with several companies such as Walmart, Google, Facebook, American Airlines, Deloitte, etc., oil and gas companies, small and large non-profits, and entrepreneurs. He graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina with two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology, obtained a Master of Science from Illinois State University, and Doctorate from the University of Arkansas. His research area focused on minority professionals; retention and perception of their supervisor within the workplace. Currently, he is enrolled at Harvard University, completing post-doctorate studies as Harvard Fellow.

Dr. Jenkins is a proud Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary Club of Fayetteville, Arkansas; he has served as the former Rotaract Advisor, Interact Sponsor, RYLA presenter, Youth Services Chair, two terms on Club Board of Directors, and graduated from his District and Zone Leadership Academy. Dr. Jenkins is currently one of the youngest Youth Exchange District Chairs in Rotary International. He has had the honor to speak at various Rotary districts, zones, and international conventions. Dr. Jenkins continues to serve on various boards locally and internationally in education, business, and inclusion initiatives.

Today he is known as Dr. "Bowtie Todd" who has given inspirational talks and education to audiences of all sizes and backgrounds throughout North America, Asia, South America, and Europe. Dr. Todd Jenkins is a proud husband, author, servant leader, and conversationalist who believes in his philosophy "bowtie" it all together, serve and simply be a gift unto the world!

Feel free to connect with Dr. Jenkins on social media outlets Instagram/Facebook @dr.bowtietodd ,, or email

You can watch the District 7070 September 8 Tuesday Talks recoding too:

How fortunate we are to have talk to our Rotary Club. We were the fifth country that he talked to on Tuesday night. Todd asked everyone to be present on the call, be open to what would be said and be willing to own your own story and truth, and to tie it all together.

He noted that Diversity is both visible and invisible in actions and in ideas. He said that inclusion was respect for ALL differences and urged us all to create a space where people are seen and heard.

He talked about women in Rotary as an example, how we are moving the need, finally. The Rotary Board of Directors have established a goal that by 2023, more than 30% of the leadership roles in Rotary will be women. Today that figure stand at 24%. Today 27% of the club presidents are women, 24% of the District Governors are women, 23% of the Rotary Regional Leaders are women and 35% of the Rotary International Board of Directors are women.  

He said inclusion starts with “I” … that is you and I.

Mindsets are hard to change. We must be open minded .

Ask yourself: What will be my inclusion resume?

He said that as Rotarians, we do more for people we do not know than those in our own backyard.

He said: “Motivate the Middle”. That will drive our organization and our own Rotary Club.

Todd was thanked by Dave Andrews



Bob Wallace, District 7070 Chair of the Rotary Foundation Committee, and past District Governor and Rotary Zone Coordinator, invited everyone to the November 10 Tuesday Talks on the Rotary Foundation, Brenda Cressy, a trustee of The Rotary Foundation, will be speaking on what she does and a trustee and more information on the workings of The Rotary Foundation.



Ana Rejab is setting up for us a games night. Here’s Ana to tell us how it will work:

Hello fellow Rotarians! Do you remember playing the "Alphabet Game" on long road trips? Do you remember playing "Guess Who?" So many of you have worked so hard because Rotarians are do-ers! Shall we have a night to have fun over zoom while also contributing a small amount to our chapter? $5 to join,(you can etransfer that to treasurer Bill.) winner takes 3/5 of the pot.

Let's start the night with "Guess Who?". I will assign a famous person to each person joining via direct email. On that night, we will take turns to be in the spotlight. Each participant can ask one question to the one in the hot seat. The one in the spotlight will only answer "Yes" or "No". After all of us have had our turn in the spotlight, we write down our answers and reveal at the same time.

The top 5 will proceed to the next level - the "Alphabet Game". Highest scorer(s) will go first.  I will name the latter and category. Each contestant will name something in that category that starts with the said letter, 10 seconds per contestant. We will carry on until all but one is eliminated.

Spouses are certainly invited. If you want them to be part of the game, then they will have to put $5 into the pot too.



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