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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

RLI Summer Meeting a Huge Success

RLI Division Chair Jayne Sullivan leads the way this year,
at the RLI Summer Meeting 
Over 70 RLI Faculty, Staff and Guests participated in the 2014 RLI Summer Meeting in Cary. NC July 18-20 at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel and Wake Tech West.

Faculty and Staff prepared for a busy year of program excellence, with a calendar expected to easily exceed 30-35 events this year. Rotarians from all 15 member districts participated in the role specific training, general faculty training, and 17 new Faculty were received.
Faculty Trainer Pam Wall with her 17 person strong
New Faculty class. Wow!  

The new Rotary Foundation materials were debuted on Friday and Sunday, and were well received. Faculty honed facilitation skills in areas of Membership, Leadership, Vocation, and Service on Saturday to help establish "best practices" facilitation techniques. Food, Fun & Fellowship accompanied the entire weekend of activities. Special Thanks to Past Chair Sandy Duckworth, Faculty Trainer Pam Wall, and current Chair Jayne Sullivan for their tremendous leadership at this event.  

Click here to view all the pictures and video from the Summer Meeting

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Past Director Eric Adamson Convalescing

Eric Adamson
Past Director and RLI Chair Emeritus Eric Adamson is convalescing at a rehab facility after a terrible fall. We encourage the RLI family to keep up with his care progress at the Caring Bridge website (login account required - free) and for cards and letters to be send via his daughter at the following address:

Kathy Loppacker
5407 Houndmaster Road
Midlothian, VA 23112

We all wish Eric the best in his recovery, and our thoughts also remain with his wife, Linda, who also remains in care at home with caregivers. 

Monday, June 30, 2014