Wednesday, April 30, 2014

More Jacksonville NC RLI Photos

Click here for more photos from the Jacksonville NC RLI. Photo credits: Ed Shearin. 

Click here for even more Jax RLI photos. Photo credit: Mark Lynch/ Ed Shearin 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Jacksonville NC RLI Photos

Our excited RLI Jacksonville Participants - sharing their "Rotary passion" on a glorious Carolina day

RLI - Jacksonville graduates: (from left to right): Kathy Askins, Jacksonville RC; Nancy Boston, Shallotte RC; Renae Dail, Kinston Evening RC; Ellen Deaton, Shallotte RC; DG Andy Chused; Henry “Ike” Eisenbarth, Fayetteville RC; John Halada, Morehead City Noon RC; Gene McLendon, Morehead City Noon RC; and David Nance, Swansboro RC.

Friday, April 25, 2014

District 7620 RLI is Thriving

7620 DG Peter Kyle with 7620
District RLI Chair Bob Parkinson  

Great results for District 7620 revitalization of the Rotary Leadership Institute this past year. Thanks to the support from our Zone 33 RLI Division with their concept of mini-RLIs we were able to get nearly 100 Rotarians through Part I of the three part series of seminars. This will provide a strong cadre of Rotarians for Part II and III for 2014-15.

In addition we were able to add 4 new faculty to our core of Bob Nelson (Potomac – Bethesda) and Mark Milby (Sykesville). They are Stephanie Dahlquist (Westminster), Adrian Halpern (Gaithersburg), Pam Kreis (Ellicott City) and Nancy Szlasa (Clarksville). When you see them please give them a "thank you" for their continued support of Rotary through the RLI.

I would also like to bring to your attention that our entire District Governor (DG) Team are graduates of the RLI seminar series. Thanks to them for their "walk-the-talk" approach to RLI.

Next year we have three full seminar sessions during the year, October in Beltsville, January in Frederick and April in Towson. Locations are still in determination but keep your eye for scheduling. We are also intending to have a couple of more mini-RLI, one in the Carroll County area and another in Southern Maryland. For President Elects, We continue to encourage all clubs to fund their new members to attend RLI Part I in their first year in your club. RC of Lexington Park is budgeting for all of Part I and half of Part II. It seems to be working because they have sent most of their new members to RLI Part I this year. The mini-RLI has been a great way to jump start the RLI participation. I do hope to see it continued in 1415. Bob Parkinson, D7620 RLI Chair

Sunday, April 20, 2014

See Photos From Waldorf MD RLI

Click here to view or download photos from the April 13, 2014 Waldorf MD RLI. Photo credit: Mark Milby. 

This Close! at the Asheville NC RLI

Rotarians Gordon Shurtleff of Spruce Pine NC, Georgia Oakes - RLI Instructor from the Rotary Club of Charlotte - Providence NC, John Marshall of Blowing Rock NC and Judy Lair of Tryon NC remind others that Rotary is "This Close" to eradicating polio. 

Georgia Oakes led a session on The Foundation at a recent RLI in Fletcher, NC. She exhibited a polio vaccine vial that originally had 10 doses (costing $1.69). That inspired the above photo. Photo submitted by Judy Lair

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring Finally Arrived in Mooresville RLI Event

The Spring 2014 District 7680 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) held on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at the Mitchell Community College in Mooresville, NC after being previously delayed by eleven inches of snow! The event was fun, successful, exciting and engaging. There were 7 Rotarians participating in the Part l class; 5 in Part II course; and 8 in the Part III course. This makes a total of 20 Rotarians expanding their Rotary horizons through RLI at this event. We were pleased to have District 7680 Governor Luther Moore, also a RLI graduate, share a few word with the graduates and participate in the graduate ceremony celebrating our eight new graduates. (click on photos for larger images, see above)

The RLI Faculty consisted of the outstanding Rotary International Leaders, Bruce Baker, Tarek Moneir, Georgia Oakes, Ed Shearin, Sherry Harris, and Arthur Lightbody. PDG Bill Parker, the Zone 33 RLI Regional Coordinator, his wife and Faculty member Barbara Parker, and District 7680 RLI Chair Alvin Lewis coordinated and ran the event. Photos of the event were taken by Arthur Lightbody, Ed Shearin, and Glenn Fox.

This RLI event provided an excellent example of District Leadership involvement. We had the sitting District Governor, the District Governor Elect, and two Past District Governors all present and participating! Greeting and registering each arriving Rotarian was District Governor Elect Ken Dresser and his wife Barbara. And the Rotarians had a wonderful time sharing their experiences and learning new information, getting new ideas, and discovering more about their Rotary International world!