Sunday, April 15, 2018

RIPE Barry Rassin to Speak at RLI Annual Breakfast at RI Convention in Toronto

Our Past Director, now Rotary International President Elect Barry Rassin from the Bahamas will be a speaker at the RLI Annual Breakfast at RI Convention in Toronto. 

He is a tremendous advocate for RLI! 

Please support RLI and Pres-Elect Barry if you are attending the Toronto Convention. 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

International Curriculum/Best Practices Meetings Held

Successful Curriculum/Best Practices Meetings were held in both Orlando, Florida USA and Mumbai, India (January and February). At Orlando representatives from Canada, USA, Mexico, Argentina and New Zealand reviewed the RLI Curriculum in its entirety and recommended some changes that will become effective for the 2018-19 Rotary year. It has been the practice of RLI Curriculum Committees to conduct a full review of the recommended curriculum every three years and January's meeting was the third year of that cycle. The subcommittee reports have been forwarded to RLI Editor Ed King who will prepare the changes for final review by the international RLI officers.

The first Curriculum/Best Practices Meeting outside the USA was held in Mumbai in late February. Reports indicate that it was a successful meeting with many discussions/exchanges of ideas. A report will be published in the April, 2018 edition of this newsletter. Leading the event were Regional Chair for South Asia, Binod Khaitan and Regional Co-Chair Subhash Saraf. About 40 RLI representatives participated in the meeting. International RLI Vice-Chairs Frank Wargo and Knut Johnsen also participated in the meetings. The International RLI Officers will review the Mumbai meeting results at their April meeting and determine if regional meetings should be continued around the Rotary world in the future. Any comments on this subject should be sent to International RLI Chair David Linett at From RLI Int'l E-Newsletter, March 2018.


The International RLI will hold its Annual Convention Breakfast at the Toronto Convention on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 7:30 a.m.(doors open at 7:15 a.m.) The festive event will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel very near the Convention Center. At Atlanta, 475 Rotarians and guests purchased tickets for that Breakfast.Tickets for the Toronto RLI Breakfast are already on sale and may be purchased on the RLI website at The program/speakers will be announced soon. Chair of the Breakfast is International RLI Executive Director Michael Rabasca.

RLI will also have an Exhibit Booth at the House of Friendship at the Convention. Booth 916 has been assigned. RLI exhibit booths at conventions have attracted much interest and will, as usual, be staffed by RLI officers available to discuss the RLI program. Chairs of the Exhibit Booth are Executive Director Michael Rabasca and Intl. RLI Vice-Chair, Frank Wargo. Other RLI leaders will assist.