Mid-Atlantic RLI - The Rotary Learning Institute - offering Rotary education training for new Rotarians and prospective Rotary club leaders- serving 37,000 Rotarians in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, USA.
Rotary District 7670 held its fall RLI session on November 10 in Hickory NC at the Gateway Conference Center. All three parts were offered and Rotarians were encouraged to take the next level on the following Friday, November 16 in nearby High Point, NC. Nineteen Rotarians registered and five completed part 3. The five graduates are: Greg Dillingham, Asheville Breakfast, D-7670; Ellen Donaldson, Davidson, D-7680; Dirk Lindenbeck, Matthews, D-7680; Joy Rucker,Charlotte Dilworth Southend, D-7680; and Beth Trotter, Mecklenburg County South, D-7680.
Evaluations for the faculty, materials, and facilites were all very good.
Graduates of Part 3 suggested that the April RLI scheduled for Asheville might draw a larger number if it was scheduled with the district conference in Concord.
The first RLI event in Charlotte, NC was hosted by District 7680 on Friday October 5th. the group was greeted by DG Chris Jones. Over 45 Rotarians participated with representation form Districts 7670, 7680, 7690, and 7750.
The event was held at UNC Charlotte-Center City Building a new modern, hi-tech, high-rise classroom building. Shown on the right are some of the participants assembled on the inside stair way. Many thanks to Jerry Coughter and his staff for welcome us and making the event possible. We have every intention of returning again next year.
RLI Regional Coordinator Karen Shore and District 7680 RLI Chair Alvin Lewis organized the event. Our dedicated faculty included Ken Dresser, Bob Miller, Ed Shearing, Steve Studebaker, Tarek Moneir, Alvin Lewis, Becky Faulkner, and Georgia Oakes.
Many thanks to the participating Rotarians whose involvement make a successful event. Their comments indicated "Fun", Fellowship" and " Sharing of Knowledge and Ideas"