Jul 292014

Dear Rotarians of District 7770,

On Saturday, September 13, 2013 the Rotary Leadership Institute will be held at MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE AIRPORT CAMPUS in West Columbia, SC.   This one day interactive course at three levels is designed to enhance a Rotarian’s commitment, sustain membership, increase the base of knowledge about Rotary, and enhance leadership skills relevant for our organization.

Clubs are encouraged to select a candidate per RLI session and support registrations costs for them. Please share this information with your club members and encourage attendance.  In return your RLI participants return with stronger Rotary contacts, new ideas, and more dedication to the work Rotary can do.

Summary of each part is below.  We will offer the facilitated, not lecture based, training twice a year. Participants have a choice of completing the entire RLI course in a year within our district setting or speeding up the process by attending sessions in adjoining districts.

All levels are held in the 8:30 to 4:00 time period.  Registration and Breakfast begins at 8:00 AM. Lunch is also provided. Attendees take the three part course in order, one part per institute day. Part I centers around what being a Rotarian means, Part II focuses on effectiveness in your local club, and Part III blends techniques, collaborations, and programs to strengthen the Rotary journey.

Registration fee for the institute is $95 for Part I, $85 for Part II, and $75 for Part III.  The RLI Zone site for registration is www. RLI33.org or http://rlinews.blogspot.com. Then click on the registration section.

We have blocked rooms at the West Columbia Country Inn and Suites with a special price of $79.00 including breakfast. Those wishing to come in the night before on Sept. 12 may call 803 794-6200 to reserve a room.  This rate will only hold until August 12, 2013 due to the fact that this is the night before the GEORGIA/USC game.   You must ask for the Rotary Leadership group rate.  After August 12, the rates will be $99 or $109 based on availability.

Have one of your members plan to be with us on Saturday Sept. 13 and hopefully the night before for fellowship and to meet the faculty. Dinner the night before will be a Dutch treat for enrolled participants at a nearby restaurant.  Before the dinner there will be a meet/ greet with light refreshments in Harriett’s  suite at the Country Inn.

Thank you for your ongoing service and your willingness to encourage others and yourselves to become stronger leaders and Rotarians.


Yours in Rotary Service,

Jimmie Williamson

Dr. Jimmie Williamson, District Governor


Harriett Hilton

Harriett Hilton RLI District Chair


843 812-7201 or hhilton@embarqmail.com


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