Monday, July 30, 2012

RLI Management Team Appointed

RLI Executive Director Bevin Wall announced July 29, 2012 at the RLI Summer Meeting the members of the RLI Management Team for 2012-13.
PDG Roger Harrell

PP Bob Stinson
PDG Roger Harrell of Cambridge, Maryland joins the Management Team as the Administration Chair and will oversee the basic functions of the Institute including technology & financial.

Board Member PP Bob Stinson of Shallotte, North Carolina is Events Chair and will head up the Events Committee including the Regional Coordinators and District Chairs.  

PDG Karen Shore
PDG Karen Shore of Mooresville, North Carolina is the Promotions Chair and will head up the Promotions Committee of the Institute. She also serves as RLI Regional Coordinator.
PP Pam Wall 

The Management Team includes the board-appointed Faculty Trainer, PP Pam Wall, as head of the Faculty Committee, including Assistant Trainers.

Vote of Thanks Extended to Duckworth and Wilson

On July 29, 2012, the Zone 33 RLI Board of Directors extended a Vote of Thanks to transitioning Board Members, PDG Sandra Duckworth of Fredericksburg, Virginia and PDG Bill Wilson of Statesville, North Carolina. Both were recognized with Board Commendations on the Sunday of the Summer Meeting.

PDG Bill Wilson
Wilson rotates off the Board after serving 2 consecutive terms. He served as Board Secretary and was integral in guiding the organization into its current database and registration system. He is a former RLI District Chair and Regional Coordinator. He will continue to work with the Institute this year as Event Auditor.

PDG Sandy Duckworth receives
commendation from Chair Abe Clymer 
Duckworth stays on the Board as Immediate Past Chair (ex-officio) after completing a full term on the Board. She has served as an Assistant Faculty Trainer, and was key in improving the financial accountability system and transparency of the organization.

New Board & Chair Take Office

New Board Chair, Abe Clymer
The 2012-13 Zone 33 RLI Board of Directors met on July 29, 2012, welcomed several new faces, and made leadership selections for the year.

PDG Abe Clymer of Harrisonburg, Virginia was unanimously selected as Chair of the Institute. He is a 1990-2000 Past District Governor of District 7570, Western Virginia & Tennessee, and was involved with the earliest stages of RLI in that district, as well as subsequently serving as District Chair and RLI Regional Coordinator for the (now) Mountain-Valley Region encompassing Virginia and West Virginia. He has served as a Training Leader internationally for RLI and has served in training capacities at all levels of Rotary, including International Assembly Training Leader and as GETS Trainer. He is a current Assistant Rotary Coordinator.

The Board also selected PDG Sue Poss as Board Vice Chair, and PDG Rich Waugh as Board Secretary, both from South Carolina.

The Board reappointed RLI Executive Director PDG Bevin Wall, Faculty Trainer PP Pam Wall, and Treasurer PP Stanley Cahn. All three are annual appointments and sit as Ex-Officio members of the Board.

New Board Members by Class were welcomed. PDG Dave Cavender of Morgantown, West Virginia was elected in January to fill the unexpired term of PRIVP Eric Adamson (2012-2014), and PP Bob Stinson of Shallotte, North Carolina and PDG Abe Clymer joined the Board to serve full terms (2012-2015). Click here for the full list of RLI leadership positions.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Faculty & Staff Train at Summer Meeting

Faculty Trainer Pam Wall engages
the faculty with Hexagonal thinking  
Over 55 Zone 33 RLI Faculty and Staff trained for the upcoming 2012-2013 RLI Season during the 2012 RLI Summer Meeting in Cary, NC, July 27-29, 2012.

Faculty received updates on the new RLI Curriculum being implemented in September, including the new "Curriculum Spiral", and additionally heard insights from faculty trainers on vocational service courses, the membership curriculum, and engagement techniques.

Staff had "hands-on" computer training and worked ont e success promotion and implementation of the over 20 scheduled events for the year.

9 New Faculty received accreditation during the session, and were pinned with their RLI Faculty Pin.

Hear the buzz in the the following video clip. See the Zone33RLI You Tube Page for more videos from this training!

Friday, July 20, 2012

RLI Summer Meeting News

The RLI Summer Meeting is only 1 week away. Excitement is building for this event and the upcoming RLI year!

There are currently 46 registrants for the event. However, we would love to have you! For that reason we are extending registration through Monday, July 23. Sign up here. Food, Fun & Fellowship!

We NEED excited Rotarians who want to be involved with the institute, whether as faculty, administrators, or promoters!

The draft event agenda is also available here.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

RLI International Bulletin Available

Click here for the latest RLI International Bulletin. Highlights include:

  • Revised Curriculum Posted for 2012-15
  • French RLI Chair appointed RI Director
  • More Bangkok RLI Banquet insights
  • New Divisions Join
  • Some Divisions of RLI are in Merged Districts
  • RLI Training Team News- Finland, Peru, France, Canada