Over 2 Sundays in August, 2018, our members Lilian, Sally & Jasmin attended the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) where they undertook . RLI is aimed at potential club leaders, as well as those who wish to build their Rotary knowledge, and provides Rotary education and leadership training in a facilitated discussion format. It was noted at the outset that having leadership skills does not alone assure good
Rotary leadership. An effective Rotary leadership must also have Rotary knowledge, perspective about where Rotary has been, where it is going and a vision of what Rotary can be. None of them were pleased to learn that it took a 1987 US Supreme Court decision for women to be allowed to become members of Rotary however they all acknowledge that Rotary has certainly come a long way since and the amazing impact it has had in society since its first gathering in 1905.
On day 1 of the 2 action packed days, they pondered the above-mentioned questions over Part 1 & 2 which focused on growing & strengthening the club with the sub-topics of My Rotary Club and Members, Teams & Leaders. Where they learned about the history of Rotary, how to create and contribute to a forward thinking, healthy, vibrant and innovative club and strategic planning and received training on leadership. On day 2 they completed Part 3 & 4 where they learnt about the Foundation and Increasing Humanitarian Service and enhancing public image and awareness. Lilian, Sally & Jasmin have been inspired by the RLI training and look forward to discussing their new ideas and insights with the club at the next meeting.
Of particular interest was the extensive resources available on My Rotary, how to apply for grants for projects and the matching gifts program, all of which have the ability to help our club make a massive impact. All in all it was a wonderful two days where our members got to connect with members from other clubs in District 9800 and share stories and inspiration and have the company of the lovely Rotary leaders Julie & Lesley. We are looking forward to a successful year at South Bank and District 9800,
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