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