Monday, September 29, 2014

Chesapeake Region Leadership Change

PDG Steve Cook
Due to District 7610's selection of RLI Chesapeake Regional Coordinator George Tyson as District Governor Elect (Congratulations!), he will be stepping down from his RLI duties effective Dec. 31, 2014.

PDG Steve Cook will assume his position effective on that date. Steve is also currently a member of the RLI Board.

The Chesapeake Region includes Rotary Districts 7600 (Southeast Virginia), 7610 (Northeast Virginia), 7620 (Maryland & DC) and 7630 (Maryland & Delaware). There are 5 events scheduled in the region during the Spring of 2015. We congratulate both George and Steve on their upcoming Rotary assignments! 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Our Columbia SC RLI Graduates






RLI Making a Difference in District 7620

From a Report by RLI Faculty Member Mark Milby in Maryland. Last night at the Rotary District 7620 Membership Seminar, Darrell Nevin did his best seminar yet. He has included RLI as one of the points on the new member check list to get the removal of the red badge. There were more than 65 Rotarians in attendance last night. I stood up and and pitched why we have RLI on the check list for a new member. I started by asking, "Who has been to RLI already?" And 90% of the room's hands went up! Several from the recent Mt Airy Maryland Part One RLI were present, by the way. It was a great surprise to all of us to see a high percentage of RLI attendees at the seminar. It bore witness to the fact that RLI is serving many Rotarians and Clubs well. DG Bill Fine and DGE Ken Solow and PDG Claude Morrisette were also delighted to see the effect of RLI on this room of Rotarians. So onward we continue in this trek of Rotary knowledge!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Columbia RLI or Football? Some Chose Rotary!

South Carolina RLI Rotarians had two reasons to celebrate in Columbia on September 13, 2014 --District 7770’s successful fall RLI at Midlands Technical Institute Airport Campus and the Gamecocks win over Georgia in its annual football rivalry.

Thanks to District Governor Jimmie Williamson, Midlands President Sonny White, and Midlands Airport Campus coordinator Kim Boatwright, RLI had a perfect setting for the three separate day long sessions. Despite competition from the football game, 22 Rotarians participated in the day’s events.

District Governor Elect Rod Funderburk opened the day’s sessions and met with faculty the evening before. Rod has been most supportive of RLI in our District and is a faculty member when his schedule permits. Thanks to our present and future DG’s support, RLI has becoming strong Rotarian program in 7770.

Fall facilitators Terry, Jones, Randy Hollister, Area Governor Dick Bowen, Lorraine Angelino and District Governor Nominee Sandee Brooks led the sessions, directed by RLI regional leaders Mark Lynch and Bob Stinson. This was the first of two 7770 planned RLI events for this Rotary year. The next event will be in Charleston Saturday Sept. 21 at the Citadel. There all three parts will be offered as well as faculty training for new facilitators.

Our newest RLI graduates for 7770 are Gayle Bowen Sea Island Rotary (Beaufort), Tom Henderson Clemson-Calhoun Rotary, Gossie Heath Mathis, Lake Marion Rotary, and Mabel Williams, Lake Marion Rotary. Congratulations to these 4 Rotarians.

For information on future RLI events throughout our District and Zone, go to http://rlinews.blogspot.com/. Registration is now open for future events. Additional questions about upcoming sessions maybe directed to Harriett Hilton, District RLI Chair at hhilton@embarqmail.com . 

Morehead City NC RLI Has Active Part I Event

District 7730 Rotarians enjoy the day! 
Click here for the Day in Pictures Summary by RLI Chair Steve Hellersperk.

Click here for other photos from the event.  

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Busy Fall Looms. Faculty Sign Ups are Needed!

Our Faculty rolls and our faculty sign up system have been updated to include adding the 17 new faculty from our July 2014 faculty Training and purging inactive faculty who have not met re-certification requirements for the 2 year cycle. 

We are planning some spot faculty training dates for areas of need during the Fall. These will be announced separately as they are confirmed and will appear on the schedule and registration system as soon as the dates are available. 

This Fall, there are a ton of events and our faculty and staff will be stressed "to the max". We have 119 available and certified faculty members covering a minimum 18 venues, 46 course levels and 276 courses this Fall. WOW! We thank our Faculty for their tremendous dedication and love of Rotary!

BEVIN W. WALL, RLI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR