On February 23, 2013, our district presented new ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUE (RLI)
graduates to incoming District Governor Lou Mello. The 8 graduates and their clubs are Bob
Barton, Mt. Pleasant; Gary Bradam, Myrtle Beach; Matt Dover, York; Bill Greene, Myrtle Beach
Chicora; Jacquelyn Jenkins, St. George; Andy Kiracole, Carolina Forest Sunrise Club; and Bill
Taylor, Florence Breakfast, who all received the official RLI pin from DGE Mello.
The day long training for these graduates and 25 additional participants in Part I and II was
held at Bond Hall at the Citadel in Charleston. Part I attendees were Gayle Bowen, Emma Ruth
Brittain, Phillip Cingolani, Wade Cleveland, Andy Edmunds, Jaye Elliott, Jim Friar, David
Johnson, Terrell Jones, Randy Myers, Darryl Owens, Wayne Putman, Sylvia Rivers, Beth Sherr,
Mitchell Sherr, David Vanesse, Phillip Watson. Part II participants were Mike Emily, Kevin
Kristick, Henry Lewis, William “Bo” McMillan, Rebecca Melton, Michael Robbins, Barry
Spivey, and Ring Stafford.
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a multi-district, grassroots leadership development
program of member districts organized into regional divisions in various parts of the world.
While not an official program of Rotary International and not under its control, this is a linked
program that helps new and long time members gain Rotary knowledge and encourages
additional leadership roles for its participants.
Additional district area training classes will be held Friday September 20, 2013 at South
University in Columbia and on Saturday February 22, 2013 at the Citadel in Charleston.
Within RLI Zone 33 other classes take place throughout the year and Rotarians may attend RLI
institutes within our zone or other zones as best suits individual schedules.
Additional questions about 7770 RLI may be directed to District RLI Chair, Harriett Hilton, Rotary Club
of Beaufort at email@example.com. Zone 33 RLI serves 39,000 Rotarians from Delaware to South
Carolina plus the Southern Caribbean. Zone information is available at http://rlinews.blogspot.com or
from Bevin Wall, RLI Zone Executive Director, Bevin@rli33.org or (252) 223-4411.