Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Norfolk VA RLI a Success

The Norfolk VA RLI held March 24, 2012 was deemed highly successful by organizers and participants alike. 

All three sessions of the Institute were held at Virginia Wesleyan College in District 7600, Norfolk, Virginia. Forty-six Rotarians participated. There were sixteen Graduates, and certificates were presented by PDG and District 7600 Chair Jayne Sullivan to each graduating participant. The event was coordinated by Zone 33 RLI Regional Coordinator Bob Stallworth. Photos in the embedded video were taken by Kim Garey, one of the facilitators, as was a group photo with current District 7600 Governor Jim Bynum.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Asheville NC RLI Location Change

The Asheville NC RLI scheduled for April 28, 2012 will be held at the Clarion Inn- Airport, 550 Airport Road,  Fletcher NC, which is halfway between Asheville and Hendersonville off of Hwy 26. This facility was previously a Holiday Inn. Click here for a Mapquest link that includes directions and a hotel link. Contact 7670 RLI District Chair David Sink if you have any questions. davidsink@blueridge.edu 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Purchase RLI Bangkok Breakfast Tickets

Click this link for one click instructions for the RLI Breakfast held in conjunction with the RI Convention in Bangkok, Thailand.

Monday, March 19, 2012

RLI Tabletop Displays Available for Events

Attractive RLI tabletop displays are available for promotional use at district conferences, assemblies, RLIs or other events. The displays are being provided to RLI District Chairs.

The displays have recently been exhibited before 600 Rotarians at Carolinas' PETS in Greensboro, NC, before 900 Rotarians at the District 7570 Conference at The Homestead, Hot Springs VA, and at the D7750 South Carolina Conference (pictured above).

Thanks to 7530 District Chair Mike Ellington for production and shipping and RLI Board Member Rich Waugh (D7750), 7570 District Chair Ned Lester, RLI Board Chair Sandra Duckworth, and PDG Bill Pollard (D7600), and everyone else assisting with the promotions committee for this effort.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Emphasize Combined Wisdom

As a way to emphasize the skills, knowledge, and experiences of your participants, consider doing this “combined wisdom” icebreaker from trainerbubble.com:

On a flip chart at the front of the room, list each participant’s years of experience, and add up the numbers. Then, when talking about the key challenges facing the group in regard to the training or the topic to be discussed refer to the group’s combined years of experience and shared wisdom. Begin to test their ability to respond to the challenges. Refer to this number throughout the session as you develop action suggestions for participants to take away. From Rotary Training Talk.