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2012 January RLI South Asia eBulletin

 | Published on 2/23/2012

Celebrating 20 years of service to Rotary CLUBS

“The future of RLI is in your hands”.

True leadership happens when those believing in leadership come together and join hands.

Life belongs to those who take the first step. We invite you take one.

Adding value as a trainer – Listen: I have learned to know that we can offer great value as training leaders by simply allowing the space for our participants to be fully self expressed. Not enough people in our world are blessed with the space to freely speak their mind. I am realizing more and more that sometimes all we need to do is just listen.

Smile and training : A smile should be a required tool for every trainer. Smiling is contagious, and if you smile at a participant, it’s likely they will smile back. Smiling during your training will communicate excitement about the topic and make your message more interesting. A smile can also increase the retention of your message by creating a relaxed, stress-free environment where your participants will be more open to learning. So at your next training seminar, remember to smile.  RLI smiles!          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Teaching impossible : "You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself."          


Timeless method of training : When you think about it, the sayings of some ancient greats are timeless. The discussion method (sometimes called interactive teaching) has proved to be the most effective for adults. Lecturing or rote learning accomplishes very little. In RLI courses, Rotarians teach each other with the assistance of discussion leaders. Some new division leaders in various parts of the world where the participants are used to lectures have told us how superior they have found the discussion sessions.

Universality – The internationality of RLI : Although RLI started in the United States, of the almost 300 member districts, about two-thirds of the RLI member districts are located outside the United States and Canada. That is roughly the same percentage of the population of Rotarians around the world. We are fortunate to have outstanding leaders in all the RLI Divisions in every continent except Antarctica. 

The Rotary Leadership Institute  (India – Nepal – SriLanka)

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THE ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (RLI) : It is a multi-district, grassroots leadership development program of member districts organized into regional divisions in various parts of 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.


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 Rotary can do.


RLI MAKES A DIFFERENCE : Definition of lecture is an art of transferring information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of the students without passing through  "the minds of either". Now we know the reason why RLI goes by participative

and interactive, facilitating and discussing! And not by lecturing.

THE RLI MISSION STATEMENT : The Rotary Leadership Institute is a grassroots, multi-district leadership development program whose mission is to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education.  “No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakens into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted for the sower to see the harvest.”  Albert Schweitzer 

Quote of the Month : "Attitude is more important than facts."  Chinese proverb

Odds and Ends about RLI : What is the International RLI? It is the umbrella organization that coordinates the activities of RLI worldwide. It is NOT a division, but provides resources and support to all divisions. All divisions are created by agreement with International RLI and the divisions are subject to the general policies of International RLI. Until about 2001, both the Home Division activities (now the Northeast America Division) and national and international matters were handled by the Home Division, but at that time the functions were divided and the International RLI was created as a separate entity.


PLANS - NEWS - ACTIONS                                                                                                                                                                             


The International Curriculum Committee Holds Meeting in Orlando, FL

30 RLI leaders from twelve divisions and six countries participated in the Annual Intl. Curriculum Committee Meeting in Orlando, Florida, USA from January 27-29. Countries represented at the meeting were Argentina, Canada, India, Japan, Mexico and USA. The group divided into six study committees to consider curriculum needs in that many course areas. The work of the committee will lead to the recommended RLI curriculum for 2012-15. In addition to the three Part basic curriculum, the committee also prepared recommended graduate seminars materials for those completing the 3 Part program.


Past R.I. President and twice TRF Chair Luis Giay addressed the opening session of the meeting. Curriculum changes were discussed to deal with changes in R.I. and The Foundation, especially that part of the Future Vision Plan. Attention was also given, among other subjects, to new approaches to Rotary membership.


The final publication of the recommended curriculum will occur on or before June 1 and will become available to the voluntary translators as soon as possible before that date. All curriculum outlines, etc. are posted on the RLI materials website. RLI has conducted courses in at least twenty languages and more languages will be needed.


Chair of the Curriculum Committee is PDG Gary Israel who is the Chair of the host division, the Sunshine Division. Secretary and Editor of the Committee is PDG Bevin Wall, former Chair and now Executive Director of the Zone 33 Division. Members of the Organizing Committee, in addition to PDG Israel, were Brenda Wendt, Debbie Maymon, and PDG Douglas Maymon. RLI Intl. Executive Director Michael Rabasca and Intl. Chair David Linett coordinated the work of the committee for the Intl. RLI.


RLI to Exhibit at the Bangkok Convention

R.I. has granted RLI an exhibit booth for the Bangkok Convention.  RLI urges all members and prospective members to visit BOOTH #100 to discuss RLI with International and Division leaders. Materials will be available at the booth in a number of languages. Chair of the Exhibit Booth Committee for RLI is Intl. Executive Director Michael Rabasca.


RLI Bangkok Breakfast Tickets Now Available

The Annual RLI Convention Breakfast meeting tickets may be ordered now. The Breakfast flyer has been posted on the RLI Website at and contains instructions for ticket purchases at US$ 25.00 per person through an online credit card transaction or by mailing a check drawn on a USA bank.


The event will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 7:15 a.m. at the Bangkok Impact Convention Center, Royal Jubilee Ballroom Foyer. Tickets will be provided up to the 500 seat capacity of the room and early purchases are highly recommended in light of the very large attendance expected at the Convention. The principal speaker will be Dr. Robert (Bob) Scott of Canada, past Chair of The Rotary Foundation Trustees, Past R.I. Vice-President, and current Chair of the R.I. International Polio Plus Committee.


Visit of PDG Frank Wargo - Feb'12

International Chairman for Training PDG Frank Wargo will be visiting India. He will be attending the Polio Seminar in Delhi on Feb 25-26.  And conduct RLI courses in South Indian Districts and SriLanka during the period 2012 Feb 27 through March 5. 

2012 Feb 28, 29 SID Districts 2980, 3000, 3201, 3202, 3211, 3212 Finalized at Pondicherry.

2012 Mar 1, 2, 3, 4 RID 3220 SriLanka Colombo Finalized.

2012 Mar 5 Leave for USA


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On-Line RLI – Under Consideration

RLISA Courses sites – Feb (Kolkata 19), South India (Pondy 28,29), March (Colombo 2,3,4)




RLI Annual Breakfast 2012




RLI Leaders look forward to meet you at the BREAKFAST, Bangkok Convention. Will you be there?
Take target of 10 plus by each division in South Asia.


Contact for RLI South Asia: PDG Subhash Saraf <> +91 98220 68990


The Annual Breakfast Meeting of The Rotary Leadership Institute will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at The Impact Convention Center Bangkok, Thailand, Foyer Royal Jubilee Ballroom         

                        7:15 a.m. (Doors open at 7:00 a.m.)  US $25 per person


The Principal Speaker will be DR. ROBERT (BOB) SCOTT, Past Chair of the Rotary Foundation Trustees and Past R.I. Vice-President

REGISTER TODAY WITH A CHECK OR CREDIT CARD (see below – two alternative methods I and II)


Payment Method I (by check)

Enclosed is a check for _____tickets @ US $25 per person for the RLI Breakfast Meeting.                                  Make checks payable to “International RLI”   Check must be written on a USA Bank. Name/Names___________________________________________________________________                                 Rotary District_______email________________________________________________________                              send to- Michael Rabasca, 210 Thomas Road, Mendham, NJ 07945 USA


Payment Method II (by credit card)

ONE CLICK CREDIT CARD PURCHASE WITH PAYPAL. NO PAY PAL ACCOUNT NEEDED                      To purchase tickets using a credit card, please click the link below for the RLI web site, then click the PayPal “buy now” button.  You do not have to have a PayPal account, just a credit card                                                                                                                   Tickets may be picked up at the RLI Exhibit Booth in the House of Friendship and at the door of the event.  Note:  Limited seating.  Advance paid reservations are necessary as NO PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR.  NO REFUNDS.