Posted on Sep 24, 2017
 Twenty-one Rotarians, representing 10 Rotary clubs completed Part 1 of the Rotary Leadership Institute on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Richmond.
Congratulations to:
·        Lana Shparberg, Burnaby Metrotown
·        Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Ladner (Delta)
·        Neil Creighton, North Vancouver
·        Carolyn Farrand, Pender Harbour Madeira Park
·        Jacqueline Ho, Richmond
·        Henry Lee, Richmond
·        Scott Campbell, Steveston (Richmond)
·        Lisa Lasher, Steveston (Richmond)
·        Lynne Rimmer, Steveston (Richmond)
·        Greg Muirhead, Tsawwassen
·        Blake Cowan, Tsawwassen
·        Franco  Gallo, Vancouver
·        Madhu Toshniwal, Vancouver
·        Karen Joy Bation, Vancouver Mountainview
·        Rene Alcantara, Vancouver Mountainview
·        Edward Yee, Vancouver Mountainview
·        Orlando Magbanua, Vancouver Mountainview
·        Chris Loredo, Vancouver Mountainview
·        Mary Ann Velayo, Vancouver Mountainview
·        Concepcion Colobong, Vancouver Mountainview
·        Riet Carter, West Vancouver
·        Linda Hagenson, West Vancouver
There were four discussion leaders, Dave Hamilton, District 5040 RLI Chair (RC Tsawwassen), PDG John Anderson (RC Tsawwassen), Marni Fraser (West Van Sunrise) and PDG Chris Offer (RC Ladner). RLI administration support from AG Nancy Eidsvik (RC New Westminster), David Oakes (RC Whistler) and Keith Tsukishima (RC Richmond). DG Don Evans welcomed participants and thanked the RLI Faculty. DGE Darcy Long attended as an observer.


PDG Chris Offer stated “I had an enjoyable time and I was extremely proud to be a part of such an enthusiastic and dedicated group of 5040 Rotarians. Judging by the evaluations and the comments received, I believe we can all consider it a success.” One participant comment that the course is very helpful for her new Rotary club. Another person said they like the networking and hearing about projects in other clubs.
Topics of an RLI Part 1 course:
•            Insights into Leadership
•            My Rotary World
•            Engaging Members
•            Our Foundation
•            Ethics & Vocational Service
•            Service Project
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a series of three, one-day workshops. Participants may only take one part per day and must have completed the prior part(s) to take the next higher part. These are fast-paced, interactive courses offered to refine a Rotarian's leadership skills and increase his or her base of knowledge in Rotary. Courses are fun, topical, interactive, and geared toward busy business, professional and community leaders who want to be knowledgeable about Rotary and more effective leaders in both their vocation and club.
Another Part 1 session will be scheduled for early 2018.
RLI Part 2 is scheduled for Oct. 28 - to register click HERE
RLI Part 3 is scheduled for Nov. 25 - to register click HERE