Great Turnout for RLI Event In Fredericksburg, VA on Saturday, November 21st

The RLI Event put on by District 7610 Saturday the 21st of November was a great event filled with learning, sharing, and good fun.  District 7610 RLI Chair, Hayward Hull, District Governor Janet Brown, and DGE George Tyson welcomed the attendees to their District and ensured everyone had a very productive experience!

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7610 Part III Graduates and staff (Left to Right):  7610 DGE and past Regional RLI Coordinator George Tyson, Ralph Menzel – West Springfield, Ulysses James – Alexandria South, Bruce Tinker – Alexandria South, Blanca Vasquez – Alexandria South, Ester Ankomah – West Springfield, Patricia Wright – Caroline County, Diane Hill – Falls Church, Walt Davis – Fredericksburg, Eileen Hull – Herndon, Milan Sturgis – West Springfield, 7610 DG Janet Brown

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7610 DG Janet Brown with 7610 DGE George Tyson and 7570 Part III Graduate Melanie Barber from the Warren County club.

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7600 Facilitators Mary “Boo” Elmore and 7600 District Coordinator Kim Garey with their two 7620 Part III graduates Tamme Hanna – Chester Club and John Holtcamp – Emporia Club

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Vance Zavela facilitates a discussion of Vocational Service at the Part I class at Fredericksburg

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Mary “Boo” Elmore facilitates a Part II session

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Carol Foley facilitates a Part III session

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No doubt some insightful comment has made these Rotarians smile – or maybe they are just happy to be at RLI!

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Some Small Group Sharing and exchange of issues, ideas, and solutions; and George Tyson providing some closing remarks at the end of a very productive day

Beautiful Fall Saturday in Hickory for Rotary Learning

It was a beautiful, crisp fall Saturday in Hickory, NC as Rotarians and Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Facilitators gathered at Lenoir Rhyne University to expand their knowledge and increase their effectiveness as Rotarians.  The Rotarians gathered, discussed, learned, and shared ideas and experience with each other during this RLI event.  They had fun, made new friends, and left carrying ideas back to their respective Rotary Clubs to improve or revitalize them.

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The campus of Lenoir Rhyne was beautiful and the facilities were excellent.  The Facilitators and participants came from all over the Carolinas. One of the Facilitators was the sitting District Governor of District 7670, Billi Black!  What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday in November!  As the event drew to a close, the participants eagerly shared how they would continue on to the next stage of RLI to continue their learning and experience sharing journey in Rotary.

Halloween Excitement Occurs as Rotarians Learn More at Duncan, SC!!

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October 31, 2015


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Left to right, District Governor of District 7750 Terry Weaver, Rachel Ouellette, Jeri Lynn Smith, and Roy Renard


Halloween saw 20 RLI participants at the Tyger River Building on the campus of Spartanburg Community College.  Terry Weaver pinned three new graduates (L to R):  DG Terry Weaver; Rachel Ouellette, Rotary Club of Rock Hill, SC;  Jeri Lynn Smith, Rotary Club of Greater Greer, SC;  and Roy Renard, Rotary Club of Spartan West, SC.

Our thanks to all of  the RLI facilitators.  From District 7750, we had PDG Becky Faulkner, PDG Lorraine Angelino and newly appointed RLI Regional Coordinator Gene Moorhead.  We also had Georgia Oakes and PDG Ken Dresser from Charlotte and Randy Hollister from Pawleys Island, SC.   The Evaluations showed that they did an excellent job.


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Georgia Oakes with Part I Students

In order to make RLI more accessible to District Rotarians, the next meeting will be at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, SC.  The date will be March 12, and we will start promoting the meeting immediately.


This will be the last meeting for Regional Coordinator Bill Parker.  Bill and his wife Barbara personally attended every meeting and did a great job handling the myriad details of running the meeting.  He will move up to the overall events coordinator and Gene Moorhead from the Rotary Club of Gaffney will replace him as regional coordinator.  We thank Bill for his service over the last three years and look forward to working with Gene in his new role.


Finally, Facilitator Ken Dresser’s car earned rave reviews.


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Great District 7680 RLI Event on a Rainy Day in Charlotte, NC

Brand new Rotarians and long-time service Rotarians came together in Charlotte this month to enjoy food, fun and fellowship as they learned more about Rotary, shared great ideas and took away more great ideas from each other!  The weather was raining on the outside, but the outlook was quite sunny on the inside.  There were 22 Rotarians in Part 1, which means there are now 22 Rotarians ready to attend Part 2 and take a deeper dive in the wonderful world of Rotary!
Thanks to our terrific facilitators: Ed Shearin, Bob Newton, Gene Moorhead, Alvin Lewis, Joe Running, Bob Stinson and John Halada!  Thanks also to District Governor Ineke Wilson for welcoming attendees!  Special thanks to Rotarian Jerry Coughter for providing such a lovely facility for our event!

Use the following links to pictures from the Charlotte event.  They are located on a Zone33 Flickr page.  You can view, download, and share the pictures by sending others the links.

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