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. http://www.rli33.org/contact-us/



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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.

Kick-off In Myrtle Beach


Myrtle Beach graduates

Bob Stinson and Gene Moorhead with Graduates Nathaniel Kominski (Georgetown), Joan Grayson ( Hilton Head), Stephanie Chestnut (North Myrtle Beach) and Kristi Kirkland (North Myrtle Beach)

September 19th, 2015 was a beautiful sunny day in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Rotarians from North Carolina and South Carolina attended the Rotary Leadership Institute classes at the beautiful Horry Georgetown Technical College Grand Strand Campus Conference and Business Center.

Our host hotel was the Hilton Garden Inn at Myrtle Beach Coastal Grand Mall.  On Friday night, faculty, District Governor Rod Funderburk, and guests enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Travinia restaurant in The Market Common.  We were also treated to a surprise  guest performance by our own faculty member, Gene Moorhead of the Rotary Club of Gaffney, SC.  Gene played the drums with the fabulous jazz band playing at the restaurant.

On Saturday 20 Rotarians and faculty came together for friendship, fun, education and sharing of ideas in  facilitated  based classes to learn more about rotary and ways to enhance their clubs.  The following Rotarians graduated and received their RLI pins:  Stephanie Chestnut and Kristi Kirkland from North Myrtle Beach Rotary, Nathaniel Kaminsky from Georgetown Lunch Rotary and Joan Grayson from Rotary of Hilton Head Island.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for RLI :

Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Citadel in Charleston, SC

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC.

Parts l, ll and lll will be offered at both sites.

Submitted by Joan Grayson, RLI District Chair

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