Thursday, February 26, 2015

RLI in District 7770 Graduates Eleven

Eleven participants completed Rotary Leadership Institute becoming graduates of this international program during the Charleston RLI session on February 21, 2015. The graduates are Ted Gregg, Hilton Head Island (Thursday Club); Edward Happ, Club of Hilton Head Island Sunset; Juliana Leister, Bluffton-Okatie Club; Joe Lewis, Aiken, Toney Mathews, Hilton Head Island Sunset; John McAfee, Pleasantburg Rotary; Ronald Molen, Hilton Head Sunset; R. Mike Reid, Fayetteville Lafayette (NC) ; Susan Reid Fayetteville Lafayette (NC); Robert Rickey, Wilmington (NC); Peter Towne Hilton Head Sunset.

The Citadel made their campus available to RLI with the meeting being held in Bond Hall. The Dean of the School of Business, Robert Trumbull, greeted attendees and 4 members of the school’s cadets and RotarAct members helped with registration and set up. RLI 7770 appreciates The Citadel’s generous support of this program.

This year’s winter session served 39 participants. Faculty members for the event were: Dick Bowen, Gene Morehead, Rick Snider, Jim Harrington, Bob Stinson, and Debra Walworth. Mark Lynch attended as the Eastern Carolinas Regional Coordinator and Bob Stinson as the Zone 33 RLI Events Manager. Harriett Hilton served as District 7770's 2014-2015 District Chair.

Next year District 7770 plans to offer three (3) locations for RLI training: Myrtle Beach (September 2015), Charleston (February 2016) and Columbia (April 2016). 

RLI is a grassroots leadership program of member districts from across the world. Clubs in 7770 are encouraged to send new members to each of the three day long sessions and make RLI a part of the leadership training for officers and board members. Contact for future events will be sent to all clubs and members starting 6 weeks before each session. Article by Harriett Hilton, District 7770 RLI Chair