Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mooresville NC RLI an Exciting Day for Rotarians

Mooresville RLI Graduates with RLI
Regional Coordinator Karen Shore
(more pictures below)
It was a beautiful day in downtown Mooresville, NC where RLI participants and faculty members gathered at the new Mitchell Community College facility. With 19 part one and 11 part two Rotarians from Districts in NC, SC and Virginia, the event was energized by outstanding interaction, good food, and learning.

Thanks to faculty members Deborah Bowen, Ken Dresser, Mark Markanda, Bob Newton, Alvin Lewis, Raymond Raedy, and Karen Shore.

Special congratulations to our Part III participants, who graduated at the conclusion of the session: Branden Chopelas of Union West, Tim Matthews of Surry Sunrise, Jerry McGuire of Matthews, and Gene Stewart of Charlotte International Rotary Clubs.

Article by Western Carolinas RLI Regional Coordinator, Karen Shore. 

Gene Stewart of the Charlotte
International NC RC poses
with his new RLI Graduate
Branden Chopelas of the Union West NC RC receives
her graduation certificate from Western Carolinas'
Regional Coordinator Karen Shore

Jerry McGuire of Matthews NC RC graduates!

Tim Matthews of Surry Sunrise NC RC
is pinned as a RLI Graduate

Pictures from the Thomasville NC RLI

Regional Coordinator Karen Shore
presents Allen Rembert, from the
Greensboro Summit Rotary Club with
his graduation certificate  

Christie Smith (Asheboro RC), Leroy
Stokes (Greensboro RC), Diane Winnemuller
(Randolph RC), and Daniel Beckman
(Mecklenburg Co.-South RC) enjoy
a Part I Roundtable Discussion! 

Kim Cecil, Karl Milliren, and Toni Underwood
of the Thomasville RC and Zack Engle of
Greensboro Summit RC are having FUN
in their Part I course on Membership. 

Linda Brown (Cabarrus RC), Lori Tackitt
(Yadkin Valley RC), and John Foster
(Greensboro Summit RC)  enjoy planning
their Service Project in Part I. 

"Moe" Mulhall (Union West RC), Allen
Rembert (Greensboro Summit RC),
and Sam Troy (Greensboro RC)  discuss
Rotary's Six Areas of Focus for Service
during a Part III session.
Tara O'Brien (Clemmons RC), Beth Sheffield
 (Gate City RC), Thomas Orr (Clemmons RC)
and Brooks Haworth (Greensboro Summit
RC) work on their Part I project idea.   

Saturday, February 4, 2012

RLI Breakfast Tickets Available for Bangkok

The Annual RLI Convention Breakfast meeting tickets may be ordered now. The Breakfast flyer has been posted on the RLI Website at and contains instructions for ticket purchases at US$ 25.00 per person through an online credit card transaction or by mailing a check drawn on a USA bank.

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 7:15 a.m. at the Bangkok Impact Convention Center, Royal Jubilee Ballroom Foyer. Tickets will be provided up to the 500 seat capacity of the room and early purchases are highly recommended in light of the very large attendance expected at the Convention. The principal speaker will be Dr. Robert (Bob) Scott of Canada, past Chair of The Rotary Foundation Trustees, Past R.I. Vice-President, and current Chair of the R.I. International Polio Plus Committee

Annandale VA RLI Now Set in Fairfax Venue

The RLI scheduled for Annandale VA on March 17, 2012 has been been changed to a new venue at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Directions can be accessed from the RLI Fairfax VA Registration Page, or off the "directions" link on this page.

FAQ: What is the International RLI?

The International RLI is the umbrella organization that coordinates the activities of RLI worldwide. It is NOT a division, but provides resources and support to all divisions. All divisions are created by agreement with International RLI and the divisions are subject to the general policies of International RLI. Until about 2001, both the Home Division activities (now the Northeast America Division) and national and international matters were handled by the Home Division, but at that time the functions were divided and the International RLI was created as a separate entity. The International RLI develops recommended New Division Training and a Recommended Curriculum. Excerpts from The RLI E-Bulletin February 2012. 

Special Events at Charleston SC RLI

Cadets on Parade at The Citadel
The Charleston SC RLI on February 25, 2012 is a special event on its own, but in addition to the inspirational sessions and fantastic fellowship, the Charleston RLI Committee has some fantastic "extras" they are offering to make the weekend truly unforgettable for you, your significant other, and your family. We hope you can join us for an exciting weekend!