|DGE Kay Gresham|
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
John requested that in lieu of flowers, that you make a donation to: Sponsor for Academic Talent, PO Box 233, Jacksonville, NC 28541. Kay, her bright smile and the way she lit up a room will be sorely missed by all.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Reprinted from the RLI - International Newsletter.
From L to R: PDG / Regional Coordinator Bill Parker,
7750 DG Lorraine Angelino, Gene Moorhead,
Linda Bailey, PDG Isaac Shaffer, Brian Brewer and
PDG / District RLI Coordinator, George Fletcher.
Rotary Regional Coordinator for RLI, and George Fletcher, District 7750 Coordinator, offered their sincere thanks to the faculty for giving up a day to attend the event. The faculty were: DG Lorraine Angelino, PDG Bruce Baker, PAG Raffaele Beltram, PDG Becky Faulkner, PAG Alvin Lewis and Past Club President Bert Strange.
They also thanked the 26 Rotarians who invested a day to further their Rotary knowledge and congratulated the four newest graduates of the program shown above.
Closing ceremony. Front row L to R: Gene Moorhead, PDG Isaac Shaffer and Rotarian Babette Sabia. Second row: PDG Isaac Shaffer, Travis Elmore and Edgar Francis. Third row: Bert Strange, Stephen Yacobi and Nancy Eichstadt
PDG and Rotary Regional Coordinator Bill Parker, his wife (and recent RLI graduate) Barbara, and Facilitator Alvin Lewis.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
|District 7720 Governor|
Brenda Shaw supports RLI!
Current DG Brenda Shaw took on the challenge more than a year before she was installed as Governor. She worked closely with then DG Nominee Lee Adams to make the push for RLI training for all potential and current leaders. This was emphasized in the March PETS training with both Brenda and Lee encouraging President Elects and President Nominees to complete participate in RLI training. That was followed by dozens of emails, telephone calls, and other gentle reminders about the relevance of RLI training to being an effective leader at both the Club and District levels.
Increasing the number of participants was only half the task. Receiving quality training in an atmosphere conducive to learning and the sharing of ideas were the other vital elements. The training of faculty and the curriculum established are the products of Bevin and Pam Wall, and they are second to none. The faculty assigned were experienced and well trained by the Zone 33 RLI leadership with the curriculum designed to maximize participant interaction with each other. Pam Wall’s philosophy is that more can be learned by the sharing of experiences and concerns than can any lecture. It made for lively classes and raised areas of concern that were relevant and meaningful to the participants. The experience of the faculty – most of who are past District Governors – also added to the quality of program.
Finally, the administrative side, often overlooked, showed what good planning can do to enhance the experience. The electronic registration process was relatively easy for participants, the facility arranged by Rotarian Dr. David Lusk was superb, and the leadership and attention to detail provided by Zone 33 Regional Coordinator and PDG Mack Parker all helped to guarantee the smooth processing of the attendees. Both Parker and Vincent emphasized the importance of flexibility and service to those attending to overcome the inevitable problems that arise.
DG Brenda Shaw is aware of the large drop off between the first and second parts of RLI training and she is not about to let that continue in District 7720. The District leadership will follow up with more calls, emails and other communications urging the attendees to complete all three training sessions and become better leaders in the District. And DGE Lee Adams will make sure the success in 2013 will continue into the future. As DGE Lee put it: “A strong and effective training program makes the District better and Rotary stronger.” Article by RLI District Committee Member Jim Findley. Click here for event photos.
|PRIVP Monty Audenart|
" RLI IS UNDOUBTEDLY ONE OF THE BEST PROGRAMS TO ENGAGE, EDUCATE AND RETAIN OUR MEMBERS."
Monty Audenart, PRIVP and Trustee, Past Chair of the R.I. Membership and Retention CommitteeWhat can your Rotary club do to enhance membership retention? One of the most important things a club can do is to open up the world of Rotary to every new member. THE GOOD NEWS is that Rotary International is arguably the greatest worldwide organization of business, professional and community leaders, engaging in unbelievable service projects to help alleviate the most critical problems affecting the peoples of the world. THE BAD NEWS is that most Rotarians do not know much of anything about the world of Rotary outside their own clubs.
What to do? RLI has adopted a new effort to encourage every Rotary club to send every new member to a RLI Part I course during their first year of membership. Why? Through education, RLI creates enthusiasm for Rotary and motivates members to help strengthen their clubs. If new members are not enthusiastic about Rotary within a year, chances they will leave are greatly increased. The rate of loss of new members is enormous and unnecessary. We MUST do something about it. Send each new Rotary club member to RLI Part I during the first year! Let's attack the retention problem now so we can increase our efforts for a better world and its peoples.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
|Charlotte RLI Graduates step up! (from bottom up)|
William Woodruff, Barbara Parker, Ring Stafford,
Jerry Coughter, John Pea, Reinhard von Hennigs
and Nathaniel Jones.
|(L to R) Arthur Lightbody, Bill Parker, Robert Newton, Robert Stinson and Milton Iossi. |
front row L to R are: Ed Shearin, Tarek Moneir and Alvin Lewis.( Ed Hamilton, not in picture)
Monday, October 14, 2013
I want to thank you [RLI Regional Coordinator Travis White] and the faculty members for conducting the RLI program in District 7530 on October 12, 2013. This program benefits the Rotarians, the Rotary clubs and our District. Yours in Rotary, PDG Ranjit Majumder
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
|RLI took center stage at the District 7600 District |
Conference in Hampton, Virginia
The topic was "A Rotary Value", which included a RLI style facilitated session on the "core values" of Rotary, including "leadership", and a presentation on the "value" of the Rotary Leadership Institute program as compared to leadership training courses in the "for profit" and educational business leadership training field. District Rotarians helped underscore onstage the significant economic and professional training value delivered to Rotarians as a valuable part of their Rotary club membership.