Sunday, April 20, 2014

See Photos From Waldorf MD RLI

Click here to view or download photos from the April 13, 2014 Waldorf MD RLI. Photo credit: Mark Milby. 

This Close! at the Asheville NC RLI

Rotarians Gordon Shurtleff of Spruce Pine NC, Georgia Oakes - RLI Instructor from the Rotary Club of Charlotte - Providence NC, John Marshall of Blowing Rock NC and Judy Lair of Tryon NC remind others that Rotary is "This Close" to eradicating polio. 

Georgia Oakes led a session on The Foundation at a recent RLI in Fletcher, NC. She exhibited a polio vaccine vial that originally had 10 doses (costing $1.69). That inspired the above photo. Photo submitted by Judy Lair

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring Finally Arrived in Mooresville RLI Event

The Spring 2014 District 7680 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) held on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at the Mitchell Community College in Mooresville, NC after being previously delayed by eleven inches of snow! The event was fun, successful, exciting and engaging. There were 7 Rotarians participating in the Part l class; 5 in Part II course; and 8 in the Part III course. This makes a total of 20 Rotarians expanding their Rotary horizons through RLI at this event. We were pleased to have District 7680 Governor Luther Moore, also a RLI graduate, share a few word with the graduates and participate in the graduate ceremony celebrating our eight new graduates. (click on photos for larger images, see above)

The RLI Faculty consisted of the outstanding Rotary International Leaders, Bruce Baker, Tarek Moneir, Georgia Oakes, Ed Shearin, Sherry Harris, and Arthur Lightbody. PDG Bill Parker, the Zone 33 RLI Regional Coordinator, his wife and Faculty member Barbara Parker, and District 7680 RLI Chair Alvin Lewis coordinated and ran the event. Photos of the event were taken by Arthur Lightbody, Ed Shearin, and Glenn Fox.

This RLI event provided an excellent example of District Leadership involvement. We had the sitting District Governor, the District Governor Elect, and two Past District Governors all present and participating! Greeting and registering each arriving Rotarian was District Governor Elect Ken Dresser and his wife Barbara. And the Rotarians had a wonderful time sharing their experiences and learning new information, getting new ideas, and discovering more about their Rotary International world!