Monday, March 25, 2013

Lisbon RLI Breakfast

Any interested Rotarians attending the RI Convention in Lisbon this year are invited to attend the RLI International Breakfast. RI Past President Jonathan Magiyagbe will be the keynote speaker.

Click here for more details and registration information.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Great Idea - a Club RLI "Endowment"

Shared to District 7770 Chair Ellison M. Smith, Jr. by a Rotarian who is soon to complete Level 3. 

The Rotarian, who wants to remain anonymous, just informed Ellison that he is establishing a yearly amount for RLI registrations at the club level with the idea of an endowment for the long term. This will allow his club to automatically send prospective club leaders of their choice to RLI annually, without having to budget the item every year. What a great idea and worth passing on... 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Feb 23 Charleston SC RLI Graduates

FROM LEFT BACK ROW: Bill Greene, Bob Barton, Andy Kiracole (blue shirt) , 
DGE Lou Mello, Bill Taylor, Jacquelyn Jenkins, Gary Bradham (partially hidden) ,
 Bob Stinson, RLI Zone 33 Events Manager, And Matt Dover.

FROM LEFT FRONT ROW:  Harriett Hilton, Upcoming RLI District  Chair 
with Raffia and Ellison Smith , current RLI District Chairs.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

St. Albans WV RLI Photos

Photos credit Paul Grist and Abe Clymer

Photos from the Mooresville NC RLI

Another successful RLI Mooresville, N.C. Event held on Sat February 16th. which ended with a bang as we had 17 excited RLI graduates (see picture) to receive their pin and certificate as a heavy snow storm was in progress outside.We want to thank District Governor of 7680 Chris Jones for spending the day at this event and participating in the graduating exercise.We also had 5 participates in Part l and 6 in Part ll.

Karen Shore, RLI Regional Coordinator and Alvin Lewis, RLI District Chair want to thank all 28 participates for spending the day meeting other Rotarians, sharing their experience and receiving new ideas , in summary gaining more Rotary knowledge. Also a special thanks to the 7 faculty members (see picture) for their time sharing their knowledge to make this event a success.

RLI Regional Coordinator Karen Shore, District 7680 Governor
Chris Jones and District 7680 RLI Chair Alvin Lewis at the
Mooresville NC RLI on February 16, 2013 

RLI Faculty and Event Staff  celebrate a great day 
(L to R) Raffaele Beltram, Tarek Moneir, Ed Shearin, Georgia Oakes, Bert Strange, 
Barbara Shayeb Helou, Karen Shore, Karl McKinnon, Alvin Lewis

RLI Chair Alvin Lewis with some important paperwork

We are very proud of our RLI Graduates! Congratulations! 
1st row (L to R) Alvin Lewis, Sonny Morton, Stephanie Bradley, Suzanne Amos 
2nd. row (L to R) Brad Morris, Marc Friedland, Sharon Heinrich, Sandy Osborne, Douglas Finney, John Luebke, Karen Shore 
3rd. row (L to R) Chris Jones, Luther Moore, Nicolino Iannelli, David Keith, Tim  Brewer, Brenda Hawkins, Roy Boone, Mike Walker, David Baker 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Photos from Duncan SC RLI

Faculty Dinner Friday Night

Your RLI Duncan SC Faculty

RLI District Chair PDG George Fletcher with
D7750 DGE Lorraine Angelino. setting the
standard as a RLI Graduate and Faculty Member! 

RLI Regional Coordinator Karen Shore (left), D7750 DGE Lorraine
Angelino (center), and RLI District Chair George Fletcher flank
our new RLI graduates! 

Monday, March 4, 2013

54 Rotarians Attend Blacksburg RLI

Our Blacksburg RLI Graduates with Past RI Vice President Eric Adamson
and RLI Chairman Abe Clymer (far right), and District Chair Ned Lester (far right) 
Fifty-four Rotarians attended an RLI program in Blacksburg on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Thirty of those attending were club President- Elects who will be assuming club leadership roles beginning July 1, 2013. Twelve of those attending were enrolled in Part II of the three Part series. A graduation ceremony was held for the other twelve members who completed Part III. See the included picture.

RLI is a fast paced grassroots, multi-district leadership and Rotary development program using facilitation in small groups to engage Rotarians and strengthen clubs. The next RLI program scheduled in District 7570 will be held in Harrisonburg, VA. on Friday, Nov 1, 2013. However programs are offered throughout the year in Zones 33-34. Rotarians can attend any of these programs. For detailed information, visit the RLI website at:

Recent RLI Graduates include twelve Rotarians that completed all three Parts of the RLI program and received their Certificate at the February 2, 2013 RLI program in Blacksburg.  Other Rotarians shown are members of the teaching faculty for the event. The graduates are: Paula Alston, Roanoke; Vivian Crymble, Tri-Cities; Rachel Gatewood, Chatham; William Goad, Stuart;  Mary Knapp, Rockingham County; Richard Landreth, Tazewell; John Lewis, Tappahannock: Phil Mauger, Chatham; Assaad Mounzer, Bluefield; Robert Stoddard, Beckley; Alex Wilkins, Stuart; Lori Sadler, Lexington-Sunrise.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Charleston SC RLI Event Graduates Nine

Charleston SC RLI Graduates and staff
On February 23, 2013, Rotary District 7770 (eastern South Carolina) presented new Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) graduates to incoming District Governor Lou Mello. 

The 8 graduates and their clubs are... read more here