Saturday, March 26, 2016

Even More Clubs Participate in the Fairfax VA RLI

Our Fairfax VA RLI Graduates.
See the linked article for more... 
District 7610 hosted a Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) event on Saturday March 19th at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA with 38 participants from 19 clubs in 7610 and several clubs outside our district. The event makes a total of 35 out of 57 7610 clubs participating in RLI so far this year, over 60 Percent! Click here for more article and photos.

Remaining RLI events in the Chesapeake area for Rotary Year 2015-2016 are
  • April 2nd, Dover, DE
  • April 9th, Norfolk, VA
  • April 29th, La Plata, MD
Visit http://www/rli33.org for complete info and registration.

Many thanks to our clubs for a great year! Hayward Hull, D7610 RLI Chair

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Highlights from Greenwood SC RLI

L to R:  Regional RLI Coordinator Gene Moorhead, 
Michael Seymour, Marnie Nicholson, 
Nancy Goplerud, William Callahan, 
Helen Westmoreland, 
7750 District Governor Terry Weaver. 
Spring in its warmth, early colors and timeless renewal of life itself was present for the Rotary Leadership Institute in Greenwood, SC. The event was held on March 12 at the James C. Self Conference Center at Piedmont Technical College. Twenty-three participants and six facilitators contributed to the success of the event.

Regional Coordinator Gene Moorhead managed what is perhaps a Zone 33 RLI first by having two sitting District Governors as facilitators. Thanks to Terry Weaver (7750) and Rod Funderburk (7770) for contributing a day from their busy schedules. Thanks as well to PDG Rich Waugh and PDG Lorraine Angelino, as well as Gene Moorhead and District Coordinator George Fletcher, who served as facilitators.

The Institute recognized five enthusiastic new graduates:
· William Callahan, Rotary Club of Westminster, SC
· Nancy Goplerud, Rotary Club of Emerald City, Greenwood, SC
· Mamie Nicholson, Rotary Club of Greenwood, SC
· Farris Michael Seymour, Rotary Club of Laurens, SC
· Helen Westmoreland, Rotary Club of Seneca, SC

The Part III group spent their Making a Difference session on discussing the “value proposition” of RLI. All agreed that there was significant value in RLI and that we need to do a better job selling it to the clubs. All agreed to make presentations to their own clubs using newly developed RLI promotional materials.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Beaver WV RLI Has Special Polio Eradication Bonus

Rotary District 7550 (Southern West Virginia) RLI Chair, Jim Ferguson shares that they had an added bonus in addition to the March 5, 2016 RLI courses. An Award wining presentation on Polio by two 5th graders from Princeton WV. These young ladies won first place in their School Social Studies Fair and in the County-level Social Studies Fair. This coming Saturday they will compete at the regional level competition. 

In Part I Courses, 16 Rotarians and 3 Interactors audited the class for a total of 19 participants. Nine Rotarians completed Part 2 and we have 5 RLI graduates who completed the Part 3 Course. All together 46 participants came together to enjoy learning about Rotary, leadership development, community building and other topics in the March 5 event. Three Interactors from Princeton High School manned the registration desk the registration desk for the morning. A few inches of snow and cold weather did not stop Rotarians from around the state from making the trip to Beaver. We also had the distinction of having a 74 year old Rotarian ( Keith McKinzie) graduating from RLI. It's true, you never stop learning no matter your age, ask Keith. It's a successful second year of RLI at the New River Community and Technical College in Wild, Wonderful, Beaver West Virginia.