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RLI NEA Annual Meeting - August 16 & 17 2024
Aug 16th - Aug 17th 2024
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RLI NEA Seminar - Dist 7390 - Summerdale, (Harrisburg,) PA
October 12th 2024
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RLI NEA Seminar - Dist 7410 - Scranton(Wilkes-Barre), PA
October 26th 2024
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Save the Date for our RLI NEA Annual Meeting August 16-17, featuring PDG Tom Gump

Save-the-Date now for our Rotary Leadership Institute Northeast America's Annual Meeting, Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17 at the Hilton Scranton Hotel & Conference Center. As usual, our Annual Meeting will feature sessions for Site Chairs, District Governors, Facilitators and RLI NEA Officers such as Regional Vice Chairs and Vice Chairs.  It will start off Friday morning with a meeting of the Executive Board, then offer breakout sessions after lunch.  We will, as always, enjoy a gourmet dinner, followed by the presentation of this year's Facilitator of the Year Award and Yvette Palmer Award for Outstanding Service to RLI NEA. 

The cost of this year's Annual Meeting will be $175 in total, but if you wish to come only on Friday just for the dinner, the cost will be $75, and if you wish to come only on Saturday, the cost will be $100. 

Click the link below to reserve your room at $155/night:

This year's keynote speaker will be PDG Tom Gump, who will discuss The Magic of the Rotary Action Plan.  Tom serves as Aide to Rotary International President 2024-25 Stephanie Urchick, and is also a member of Rotary’s Membership Growth Committee (2022-25.) He is passionate about growing Rotary Membership through forming new Rotary and Rotaract clubs.  He founded, co-founded, and helped to form and/or inspire more than a dozen clubs around the world and now helps others to do the same.  Tom also helped form a Rotary Community Corps for Afghan Refugees, which serves hundreds of refugees in his area.  He is a member of the Gold Level of Rotary’s Membership Society of New Member Sponsors for bringing in more than 50 members into his club.  He was also the winner of the Zones 28 and 32 Individual Membership Innovation Award.

He served as an International Assembly Training Leader and has chaired his paired-zone institute.  Tom led his district to become only the third district in the world to ever have all of its clubs designated as 100% Paul Harris Fellow Clubs.

Tom is a proud member of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club.  His wife Catherine is a member of the Edina Noon Club; their son Andrew is a member of Interact at his high school.  The Gump Family has hosted seven fabulous Rotary Young Exchange students.

Time to Nominate Rotary Leadership Institute Leaders and Faculty Members for our two Special Awards

You are All Invited to Nominate Rotarians for the 2023-2024 RLI NEA Awards
Awards Chair Norma Madayag-Reilly encourages all of us to send our nominations to her by June 15th for the two very special Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) awards.

The first award is the Outstanding Facilitator of the Year Award. We all know what a huge difference a great facilitator or discussion leader can make during the learning process. Everyone’s time is  valuable so let’s recognize those outstanding facilitators who engage us and make learning a great experience.

Nomination criteria for the Outstanding Facilitator of the Year includes, but is not limited to:
  • Session preparedness and knowledge of topics presented
  • Engaging all group participants whether on site or a video/Zoom presentation
  • Ability to cite and review additional topic resources
  • Being a team player—attending and contributing to faculty prep sessions, assisting where needed; having session flexibility
  • Demonstrating innovative techniques for learning and computer skills where applicable, including camera readiness and virtual adaptability with breakout rooms
  • Receiving positive evaluations from class participants.
Previous recipients of the above Award are the following:
  • 2012   Ann Keim
  • 2013   Roger Whitcomb
  • 2014   Horton Hickerson
  • 2015   Charlie Clemens
  • 2016   Vivian Hardison
  • 2017   Toni McAndrew
  • 2018   Bill Donnelly
  • 2019   Paddy  Rooney
  • 2020   Bernadette Kucharczuk
  • 2021   ---------
  • 2022   Bill Gormont
  • 2023   Una Martone

The second award is the Yvette M. Palmer Award for Exceptional Service to Rotary Leadership Institute. RLI NEA Officers, Site Chairs and Vice-Chairs are especially encouraged to submit nominations for this very special award. The criteria for this award includes:
  • Exceptional dedication to the RLI program
  • Long term involvement in one or many roles within the RLI program
  • Positive role model reflective of RLI values
When submitting your nomination for this award, please state how your nominee has gone above and beyond in being of service to RLI

Previous recipients of this award are:
  • Yvette M. Palmer – 2012
  • Frank Wargo - 2013
  • Ward Vuillemot - 2014
  • Tam Mustapha - 2015
  • Ed King - 2016
  • Jerry Gortner - 2017
  • Knut Johnsen – 2018
  • Toni McAndrew - 2019
  • Greg Roche - 2020
  •  Liz Cullen - 2021
  • Mike McCarthy - 2022
  • Deb Glisson - 2023
Please send your nominations by June 15, 2024 to Chair Norma Madayag-Reilly at 819 Moseley Road, Fairport, NY 14450 or Madayag.ReillyN@frontier.com