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!

Monday, March 17, 2014

No Togas, Lots of Networking- at Duncan SC RLI

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The Ides of March witnessed the assassination of Rotary ignorance during the successful completion of Rotary Parts I, II and III in Duncan, SC. The training was held at the BMW Community Center on the Tyger River Campus of Spartanburg Community College.

District Governor Lorraine Angelino extended congratulations and pinned eight new RLI graduates: Anne Barron, D7750, Rotary Club of McCormick County SC; Chappelle Broome, D7770, Rotary Club of Cayce West Columbia SC; Lisa Ellis, D7750, Rotary Club of McCormick County SC; Robert Gross, D7770, Rotary Club of Sea Island of Beaufort SC; Gerry Spejewski, D7750. Rotary Club of Fair Play SC; Deborah Stevenson, D7680, Rotary Club of Ballantyne NC; Terry Weaver, D7750, Rotary Club of Greenville SC and DGN for D7750; Stephen Yacobi, D7750, Rotary Club of Greenville East. In addition to the eight Part III participants, there were 13 participants in Part II and 10 participants in Part I.

Thanks to Regional Coordinator Bill Parker and his wife Barbara for organizing the event. Thanks as well to the following RLI facilitators: Joe Babb, Stanley Cahn, Rod Funderburk, Ed Hamilton, Barbara Shayeb-Helou and Buddy Smith. The final thank you is to the students who gave up a day and hopefully learned more about Rotary. The facilities in Duncan are centrally located in the District and conveniently near both I-26 and I-85. We hope to have another robust class at the fall meeting. George Fletcher, District 7750 RLI Coordinator

Fairfax VA RLI Beats the Last Winter Snow Storm Before Spring!

George, John & Travis welcome Rotarians
in the from the cold for a great day of Rotary networking!  
It is not every RLI event that a sitting District Governor graduates from RLI! This past Saturday, the District 7620 Governor, Peter Kyle, graduated from RLI at the Fairfax, VA RLI event hosted by District 7610. A total of 33 Rotarians participated in this year’s RLI Event just before the area received up to ten inches of snow!

Thirteen Rotarians from district 7610, 7620, and 7570 graduated from their series of three individual RLI sessions. For district 7610, the Bailey’s Crossroads and West Springfield clubs each had two graduates from the course. The eight 7610 Graduates were Ron Balderson (Vienna), Patricia Borowski (Bailey’s Crossroads), Pam Campbell (West Springfield), Suyong Min (Bailey’s Crossroads), Gerry Peters (Bull Run), Judy Smith (Leesburg), Estela Londeros-Dugourd (West Springfield), and C. Norman Wood (Tappahannock). District 7620 had four graduates: Anna-Mae Kobbe (College Park), DG Peter Kyle (Capitol Hill), Kenneth Solow (Columbia-Patuxent), and Joseph Van Deuren (South Anne Arundel). District 7570 had one Rotarian, Marcia Cutter (Woodstock) graduate yesterday. See some photos here. Click here for more photos. Thanks to all the participants and support staff! D7610 RLI Chair Hayward Hull 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Photos from Fairfax VA RLI

Fairfax VA RLI Graduates with RLI Regional Coordinator George Tyson
and D7620 Governor Peter Kyle (left back)

D7620 RLI's Participants at the Fairfax VA RLI with D7620 Governor Peter Kyle

Monday, March 10, 2014

Rotarians Shine at Beckley WV RLI

Go Beckley RLI!  Part I Participants Enjoy the Experience. 
The Governor's Update this week in District 7550 (southern West Virginia) highlights the RLI program that occurred this past Saturday in Beckley, WV.

According to Gov. Harry Faulk, "RLI, The Rotary Leadership Institute, provides outstanding training for Rotarians to become more knowledgeable about Rotary. Rotarians who attend RLI become Club Leaders and make for stronger Clubs. Stronger clubs make a stronger District." 

Click here for the Governor's Update, which includes great coverage of our RLI participants in all three parts of the Institute. Congratulations to the District 7550 RLI Committee who did the logistics and publicity for this fantastic event. Also, special merit goes to the Lewisburg WV Rotary Club, who had 9 members attend.