Mooresville NC


No Ice or Snow this Year

This years RLI Event in Mooresville NC was held on April 2nd at Mitchell Community College. There were 24 Rotarians in attendance from throughout the area.


Pictured on the left is the Graduating Class: Alvin Lewis (Faculty); Duane Davis-Allegheny County NC; Joe Running (Faculty); Lisa Forrester,Simsonville SC; Chris Leazer, Gastonia NC; Scott Van Der Linden, Charlotte South NC; Peter Nelson,Lake Hickory NC; Anna Davis,North Mecklenburg NC; Mindy Leonard, Charlotte Providence NC; Milt Iossi (Faculty); Dale Gentle, SW Cararrus NC; and Don Fisher, Wexhawn-Weddington NC.

The group concluded that it was a day well spent and helped the better understand how to better apply their passion for Rotary.

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Join RLI at its Annual Convention Breakfast on

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The MVL Hotel Goyang

10 Minutes Shuttle  or 15-20 Minutes Walk to/from  the  Kintex  Convention Center

7:30 a.m.- -9:00 a.m. (Doors open at 7:15 a.m.)

Asian and American full breakfast buffet

USD $28 per person


Principal Speaker will be

Rotary International President-Elect John Germ





Enclosed is a check for _____tickets @ USD $28 per person for the RLI Breakfast Meeting.

Make checks payable to “International RLI”   Check must be written on a USA Bank.



Rotary District_______email___________________________________________


Send to:

Michael Rabasca,  210 Thomas Road,  Mendham, NJ  07945  USA



Go to and see flyer on home page-click on link belowflyer (BUY TICKET) and follow directions for credit card payments.

If you choose to use PayPal it is not necessary to have a PayPal account and there is no fee.  Follow directions and have the receipt sent to:

Tickets may be picked up at the RLI Exhibit Booth in the HOUSE OF FRIENDSHIP and at the door of the event.  ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. We regret that payment cannot be accepted at the door and that we cannot offer refunds for breakfast tickets.

NOTE: For ticket purchases in South Korean Won, see Breakfast flyer in Korean language on the RLI website.



To purchase tickets using a credit card, please click the link below for the RLI web site, then click the Paypal “buy now” button. 

You do NOT have to have a paypal account, just a credit card.


Successful RLI in Dover DE

Great Time in Dover DE

District 7630 Chair Jim Roney host 29 Rotarians at the event in Dover on April 2nd . Pictures below

Dover Part III

Part III Class


Dover Part I

Part I Class

RLI Graduates

RLI Graduates










Great Lunch

Great Lunch

Fairfax VA RLI

Successful Fairfax RLI

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, District 7610 clubs participating in RLI so far this year!

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/ for complete info and registration.

Many thanks to our clubs for a great year!



The event got off to a great start with the Chesapeake Regional RLI Coordinator Steve Cook addressing the group with opening remarks.







Ten 7610 Rotarians graduated from RLI at the Fairfax event by completing participation in their third event: Back FairfaxRow From left to right William Berry (Crystal City-Pentagon club), Stephen Kingsley (Rappahannock-Fredericksburg club), Michael Arietti (McLean club), Robert Sollom (North Stafford club), Peter Lagerberg (Springfield club), Bob Rosenbaum (McLean club)   Front Row left to right David Feld (Bailey’s Crossroads club), Maryanne Hull (Herndon club), Estela Rueda (West Springfield club)  Not Pictured Ellen Wessel (Orange club)



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A nice group of “Part II” Rotarians completed their second RLI event focusing on important topics in club leadership, membership, and service event planning.



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A nice group of “Part II” Rotarians completed their second RLI event focusing on important topics in club leadership, membership, and service event planning.



Haywood Hull 

Distinct Chair


Charleston SC


February 20th, 2016 was a beautiful sunny day in Charleston, South Carolina.  Rotarians from North Carolina and South Carolina attended the Rotary Leadership Institute classes at the old and beautiful historic Citadel campus.  Classes were held in Bond Hall.

Our host hotel was the wonderful Town & Country Inn and Suites on  Savannah Highway.  On Friday night, faculty, District Governor Rod Funderburk and guests enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Trotters Restaurant in the hotel.

On Saturday 37 Rotarians and faculty came together for friendship, fun, education and sharing of ideas in facilitated based classrooms to learn about rotary and ways to enhance their clubs.   Parts 1, 11 and 111 were offered.  Everyone enjoyed a fantastic low country BBQ for lunch.

Charleston 2016 Graduates

The following 8 Rotarians graduated and received their RLI pins:  Theresa Koren, North Myrtle Beach SC, Johnny Moore, Chapin Sunrise SC, Karen Lamar, Cary Rotary NC, Kimberly Nolte, Moncks Corner SC, Ellier Gerber, Beaufort SC, Kristi Dill, Pawleys Island SC, Julie Metts, Moncks Corner SC, Thomas Taylor III, Summerville Evening.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for RLI: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Midlands Technical College Airport Campus in Columbia, SC.  Parts 1, 11 and 111 will be offered.

Submitted by Joan Grayson, RLI District Chair

RLI Greenwood SC

RLI in Greenwood

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.

RLI Graduates

Greenville SC 3.17


L to R:  Regional RLI Coordinator Gene Moorhead, Michael Seymour, Marnie Nicholson, Nancy Goplerud, William Callahan, Helen Westmoreland, 7750 District Governor Terry Weaver.

RLI Jacksonville, NC

Jacksonville, NC RLI March 5 2016

Jacksonville, NC. rocked on Saturday 5 March 2016 when 32 Rotarians descended onto the Craven County Community College Campus for the District 7730 RLI.  Even though the sun was shining on Jacksonville, all concerned were inside bringing sun into Rotary.   Much laughter, clapping and other good things resonated in the halls during the sessions.

Brewed Awakenings did a fantastic job of provided the snacks all day stating with morning coffee, lunch food and snacks in the afternoon.

A total of 14 Rotarians attended the Part I sessions, 10 attended the Part II sessions and 8 attended the Part III sessions.

We were pleased to be able to welcome the 8 Part III class as our newest RLI Graduates.

Jacksonville 2016

Our new Graduates received their pins from PDG Vanessa Ervin and DGN RB Richie.  Congratulations to our new graduates for your commitment to Rotary.


RB & April Clark

District 7730 District Governor Nominee and RLI Faculty Member R B Richie congratulates new  RLI Graduate and District Governor Nominee Elect  April Clark


Looking forward to the next round.


Beaver WV RLI

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.

Mini RLI Glenn Falls

Mini RLI in Glenns VA

2016-02-20 Glenns Group Pic

A “mini” RLI consisting only of the Part One topics was conducted on the Middle Peninsula in Glenns, VA on February 20th. Assistant Governor Ron Saunders coordinated for attendance and Rotarian Greg Enterline hosted the event at his Waste Management Inc office. The idea for the event had been discussed for quite a while and AG Ron was able to obtain commitment to attend from Area 2 clubs so that the Zone 33 RLI team could approve the course.

A Mini RLI is only a Part I event and requires the commitment of local Clubs in the area to  send members to the event. A minimum of 12 participant is required to conduct the session. In this case the event wasGlenns Group Two held in District 7610 whose District Chair is Howard Hull. If you are interested in conduction a Part I Event in your area, contact your District RLI Chair, who is listed on our website.



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 hosted by District 7720

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Interact Club Members

District 7720 held the 2015 Rotary Leadership Institute at Pitt Community College on September 19th.  Thirty two Rotarians registered and ultimately twenty nine were able to attend.  Part I had eighteen and was divided into two groups.  Part II had six participants and Part III graduated five at the end of the day.

The Faculty, staff and key volunteers enjoyed an extraordinary dinner the night before at the Colonial Inn in Farmville.  This private dinner gave the group a wonderful way to meet, greet and bond for the following day’s RLI.

The RLI venue was the relatively new E. Russell Building with lunch provided across the street at the Goess cafeteria.  Everyone enjoyed the food, fellowship and their sessions throughout the day.  Several PCC employees provided amazing support before and at the beginning of the day; namely, Dr. Dan Mayo, Faith Fagan and Matthew McCarthy.

RLI Staff and Graduates

RLI Staff and Graduates

As an added bonus, nine of the Pitt County Interact Club volunteered to usher and maintain the break room for the day.  Their adviser, Rotarian and Educator Lauren Piner, allowed them to audit some of the classes and thus learn more about our awesome organization of Rotary.

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