Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hello! Multi-Platinum Superstar to Headline RLI Summer Meeting

Touring again, just for RLI... Lionel Richie
Not to be outdone by the Sheryl Crow Concert at the DPAC last year, the RLI Summer Meeting will feature... in his first North American tour in over a decade, one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, multiple Grammy award winning artist Lionel Ritchie, who will be performing at the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh on Saturday night, July 19, 2014. His music appeals across generations and genres. From his days fronting The Commodores to his amazing solo career beginning in the 1980s, his music is upbeat, singable, and smooth, the height of contemporary R&B and soft rock.  

RLI is encouraging the individual purchase of “lawn tickets” for the event, and will sit together as a group for the concert. Lawn tickets cost about $35 each (about $50 inclusive of shipping & delivery), and can be purchased from Tickets Official at 855-315-0432. Ticket prices, availability & purchase at the Ticket’s Official website for this concert. Unlike the concert last year, RLI will not be offering any tickets for sale.  

Register Now for the RLI Summer Meeting

Registration is now open for the RLI Summer Meeting July 18-20, 2014 in Cary NC. The Meeting is for any Rotarian, RLI Graduate, who is interested in learning more about the faculty and Staff opportunities of the Institute. It promises learning and fun among the best people in Rotary, all as we work to bring the "Power of Rotary" to more and more Rotarians.

Click here for more event information & registration. Click here for the special entertainment announcement

Thursday, May 8, 2014

RLI Int'l - Sydney Convention Update

RLI BREAKFAST. RLI is faced with a difficult problem at Sydney because so many of our active leaders are not attending the Convention (because of distances and costs) and our registrations for the Annual Breakfast are behind previous years at this time. We hope you, as RLI LEADERS, will try to identify those Rotarians attending the Convention from your areas and heavily promote the Breakfast. Obviously Rotarians sometimes need a little push to participate.

Although we appreciate advance registrations, we will have the capacity to process credit cards at the RLI Exhibit Booth in the House of Friendship. The price is below almost all other similar events. See the attached Breakfast flyer that is also posted on the home page of We will be notifying some of you where ticket purchases are well below previous years and hope you will exert your leadership to help.

R.I. CHANGES EXHIBIT BOOTH NUMBER- For unspecified reasons, R.I. has changed the RLI Exhibit Booth number to 374 (instead of 300). The location of the booth remains the same. Please stop by the booth to talk with some of our other leaders. In the past our booths have been among the very busiest. Submitted by RLI Int'l Chair David Linett 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Jacksonville NC RLI: Inspiration, Learning & Interaction

7730 DG Andy Chused
This past weekend we hosted the Rotary Leadership Training, better known as RLI, in Jacksonville. I am proud to report that we had the largest attendance at an RLI training in our district. Over 40 Rotarians took off from their busy schedules and devoted a Saturday to learning more about Rotary and the Rotarians around them. Everyone there made new friends and developed new contacts in order to strengthen their Rotary knowledge, thus helping them make their clubs stronger and better equipped to do the wonderful work that we do as Rotarians. Thank you to DGE Vanessa Ervin, PDG Mark Lynch, District Trainer Melissa Hight and Bob Stinson for organizing and running the event and all the emails to everyone reminding them about this important event. 

I salute the 8 Rotarians who completed the third part of RLI on Saturday. I had the honor of pinning Kathy Askins of the Jacksonville RC, Nancy Boston and Ellen Deaton from the Shalotte RC, Renae Dail from the Kinston Evening RC, Ike Eisenbarth from the Fayetteville RC, John Halada and Gene McLendon from the Morehead City Noon RC and David Nance from the Swansboro RC with the RLI pin recognizing them for making the effort and taking the time to complete 3 inspiring days of learning and interaction with their fellow Rotarians. Thank You. By District 7730 Governor Andy Chused, Reprinted from the April 2014 D7730 Newsletter. 

Hilton Head "Mini" RLI a Success

18 Rotarians participated in the recent Hilton Head SC RLI.  This was the maximum turnout that our space would allow.

The event was a "Part I Only" or "Mini-RLI", and was targeted toward those clubs in areas that may be, for whatever reason, underserved by our larger RLI events.

District 7770 RLI Chair Harriett Hilton did a superb job in promoting the event and the result was vibrant, excited Rotarians exchanging ideas, contacts and inspiration during the day, a formula for successful action when they go back to their respective Rotary clubs.

Outstanding Facilitators Sandee Brooks and Dick Bowen got the group involved and interacting all day.

RLI Board Member Stan Cahn made a guest appearance to welcome all participants!

Thanks also to RLI Regional Coordinator Mack Parker for the event support.