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March 2012
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a multi-district, grassroots leadership development program of member districts organized into regional divisions throughout the world. It is not an official program of Rotary International and is not under its control. The RLI seeks to have Rotary Clubs in member districts identify those Rotarians who seem to have the POTENTIAL for future club leadership (not necessarily as club presidents) and provide those so identified with a quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills for voluntary organizations.

March, 2012 SPECIAL CONVENTION EDITION

 

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SERVICE TO ROTARY CLUBS

 

Quote of the Month

 

"I am only one, but still I am one

I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.

And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." 

Edward Everett Hale
 

Random Thoughts About Leadership

 

The quote by Edward Everett Hale sets forth the attitudes that leaders need to cultivate. It also reflects why Rotary has been so successful. The great successes of Rotary have been achieved because Rotary is an example of not only the "power of one", but also the "power of the group".  The group is a great motivator and the great fellowship of Rotarians is the basis for successful service. Never underestimate the role of warm fellowship in great projects.
 

RLI AT THE CONVENTION....................................

 

   As always, RLI officers and members will have a busy time during the Rotary International Convention in Bangkok, Thailand. Here are some activities:

          MAY 5 RLI Exhibit Booth #100 opens in the House of Friendship. All Convention Goers are Invited to visit the booth to talk with RLI officers. RLI brochures and other materials will be available.

          MAY 7 afternoon -RLI Senior Officers will be available for meetings with any Rotarians interested in learning more about the RLI program. Current divisions are also invited to such meetings to discuss any items of concern. THOSE WISHING TO SCHEDULE A MEETING SHOULD CONTACT RLI International Chair David Linett at ginlin@aol.com . If necessary some meetings may also be held on Tuesday, May 8 afternoon.

          MAY 9 7:15 a.m.  (doors open at 7:00 a.m.) ANNUAL RLI CONVENTION BREAKFAST AT THE ROYAL JUBILEE BALLROOM FOYER AT THE IMPACT CONVENTION CENTER. THE PRINCIPAL SPEAKER WILL BE DR. ROBERT (BOB) SCOTT OF CANADA, PAST CHAIR OF THE ROTARY FOUNDATION TRUSTEES, CURRENT CHAIRMAN OF THE INTERNATIONAL POLIO PLUS COMMITTEE AND PAST R.I. VICE PRESIDENT.

 

FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION, SEE THE HOME PAGE AT www.rotaryleadershipinstitute.org . The Breakfast cost of US$ 25.00 per person may be paid by credit card online or by a check drawn on a US bank       (see above website home page). No tickets will be sold at the door, but "paid tickets" may be picked up at the Exhibit Booth or at the door. For questions contact the Breakfast Chair, PDG Michael Rabasca at m.rabasca@comcast.net .

 

The RLI Annual Report will be distributed at the Breakfast. Language tables will be available on request to PDG Rabasca.

Welcome New Member of the RLI Senior Leaders Advisory Board

RLI is proud to welcome Rotary International Director Samuel F. Owori of Kampala, Uganda, as a member of the RLI Sr. Leaders Advisory Board. In addition to his other leadership activities, Director Owori is an important Rotary leader in Africa and has supported RLI's major expansion in that Continent in recent years. Of the sixteen Rotary districts in Africa, 13 (plus Egypt thisionat is part of a Middle East District) are members of RLI. Director Owori attended the faculty orientation in Kampala recently for District 7200.

 

RLI Intl. Training Team on the move....................................

 

RLI Intl. Vice-Chair for Training Frank Wargo recently spent a week and a half in India. After attending the Polio Plus Conference in Delhi, he participated in training and course events in Southern India and Sri Lanka. He was accompanied by India RLI Organization Secretary, PDG Subhash Saraf of Pune, India. Said PDG Saraf, commenting on the visit to Sri Lanka, "They (the participants) were keen, involved and interested to add value to their potential and personality, out of the magic of RLI Training."

A successful faculty orientation session to start the new Ecuador Division took place in Guayaquil, Ecuador. RLI Intl. Training Team Member Juan Pedro Torroba of Argentina conducted the sessions for16 Rotarians. Torroba is also an Assistant RLI Intl. Regional Vice-Chair for Spanish speaking districts in South America. Division Chair PDG Hector H. Plaza also participated in the sessions.

Kampala, Uganda was the site of the first faculty orientation session for the East Africa Division of District 9200. Leading the sessions were Dr.Tamton Mustapha, RLI Intl. Vice-Chair and Dr. Tunji Funsho, RLI Intl. Regional Vice-Chair for Sub-Saharan Africa. The two DGNs for the two districts into which 9200 will split in 2013 were present and agreed to continue the division for the two new districts. The two RLI trainers also participated in the D9200 Team Training Seminar. After the Kampala events, both trainers visited clubs and various events in Nigeria.

 

RLI Around the World

 

The Heartland USA Division, Nebraska/Iowa USA, held a successful course in March. Said Division Chair, Nicki Klein, "The entire group was energized and Part III participants showed real interest in continuing in their leadership roles into club and district positions."

The Pacific Northwest Division hosted a session for new discussion leaders in February at Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada under the leadership of PDG Chris Offer, Division Chair and RLI Intl. Trainer.

 

RLI RECOMMENDS FRANK TALK IV ON LEADERSHIP.

 

Add your comments, photos, videos, information, etc. to the 

RLI INTERNATIONAL PAGE ON FACEBOOK.

 

RLI PHILOSOPHY

 

"Having leadership skills does not alone assure good Rotary leadership. An effective Rotary leader must ALSO have Rotary knowledge, perspective about where Rotary has been, where it is now and a vision of what Rotary can be."

International 

RLI Officers

 

PRID David Linett

International Chair

ginlin@aol.com

 

PDG Michael Rabasca

International Executive Director

m.rabasca@comcast.net

 

PDG Frank Wargo

Intl. Vice-Chair, Training

Frank.wargo@snet.net

 

PDG Knut Johnsen

Intl. Vice-Chair, Operations

knutjohnsen@att.net

 

PDG Tamton Mustapha

Intl. Vice-Chair, 

Special Projects

Mustapha@berk.com

 

PDG Ward Vuillemot

International. Secretary

Wardtv37@mac.com

 

 

 
RLI PHILOSOPHY 
 
"Having leadership skills does not alone assure good Rotary leadership. An effective Rotary leader must ALSO have Rotary knowledge, perspective about where Rotary has been, where it is now going and a vision of what Rotary can be."

 

International RLI Regional Vice-Chairs

 

Western Europe and part of French Africa

PRIVP Serge Gouteyron,  France

sgouteyron@nordnet.fr

 

South Asia

PP Binod Khaitan, India

binodkay@gmail.com

 

East Asia

Trustee and PRID Jackson San-Lien Hsieh, Taiwan

jacksonf@ms4.hinet.net

 

South America

Trustee and PRID Antonio Hallage, Brazil

hallage@avalon.sul.com.br

 

Assistant Regional Vice-Chair for Spanish speaking countries

PDG Juan Pedro Torroba, Argentina

juanpedrotorroba@gmail.com

 

Eastern Europe & Israel

PDG Kalcho Hinov, Bulgaria

hinov@kim2000.bg.com

 

Eastern United States

PRIVP Eric Adamson, USA

Eric.adamson@earthlink.net

 

Zone 24 and Northwest USA

PRIVP Monty Audenart, Canada

monty@audenart.ca

 

South East Asia

PDG Hoe-Beng Fong, Singapore

hbfong@singnet.com.sg

 

Middle East, Turkey, Central Asia and 

part of North Africa

 

PRID Orscelik Balkan, Turkey

obalkan@superonline.com

International RLI Regional Vice-Chairs (Continued)

 

ANZO (Australia, New Zealand  

& Oceania)

 PDG Cathy J. Roth, Australia

cathy.roth@bigpond.com

 

America West

PDG Greg Podd - USA

greg@pfscpa.com

 

Northern Latin America

PRID Jose Alfredo Sepulveda, Mexico

Jalfredo_sepulveda@hotmail.com

 

North Central USA

PRID Michael Johns

mjjandnlj@aol.com

 

Sub-Saharan Africa

PDG Tunji Funsho, Nigeria

fafunsho@yahoo.com

 

Scandinavia, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania

PDG Nils Ove Jensen, Denmark

nojensen@private.dk

 

Special Advisers

 

PRIVP Serge Gouteyron  France

 

PRIVP Monty Audenart, Canada

 

PRIVP Eric L. Adamson, USA

 

PDG Jacques di Costanzo, France

 

Other Officers/Committees

 

PDG Aaron Stein, Publisher

PDG Doris Obremski, Editor

PDG Bevin Wall, Legal Comm.

PRID Robert Stuart, Jr., Legal Comm.

PDG Greg Podd, Legal Comm.