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St. Mary's College
330 Powell Ave
Newburgh, NY  12550
United States
In a few hours it will officially be Fall and what a beautiful day it is! This time of year many club activities slow down a bit in preparation for winter and the second half of the Rotary year.
I've been asked to be chair one of my favorite annual District events - The Rotary Leadership Institute or RLI as many call it. I'm excited to once again get together with Rotarians from throughout the Hudson Valley as well as some who visit from Connecticut, Pennsylvania and surrounding states. It's one of my favorite events because RLI isn't like most seminars. Each session isn't taught, but rather the attendees in each class discuss the topics and learn from each other. With a little help from the facilitators of course. Through this interaction is how attendees gain the most knowledge.
I still remember when I took Part I. It was held at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. We were asked to submit evaluations after the different sessions and I still remember Betsy Kopstein (who was the current District Governor) asking me if she could use one of my comments during lunch at the end of the day. My comment was this: 'I've learned more about Rotary here at RLI in a few hours, than I've learned in the three years I've been a Rotarian! I will definitely come back next year to take Part II.'
I'm happy to announce District 7210 will once again reimburse any Rotarian (of three years or less) for the cost of Registration. So new members attend FREE! This is open to all Rotarians and perfect for those interested in leadership roles; not only in Rotary but in their career as well.

So please read over the attached letter and encourage your members to join me on the morning of November 4th for a day of Rotary fellowship, knowledge and fun!


                                      RETAIN   YOUR   MEMBERS









September 22, 2017




Dear Presidents:


Happy first day of Fall. NOW is the perfect time to better educate your club members about Rotary! 


If you need HELP RETAINING club members or if you especially want to keep your current members excited about Rotary, it’s easy!  Send them to the November 4, 2017 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) training meeting at Mt. St. Mary’s College, Newburgh, NY, 9 AM – 3 PM. (A light breakfast and lunch will be served.)


New and long-term Rotarians alike especially club officers who attend a day of these RLI programs become dedicated members.  It’s like drinking from the Rotary fire hose!  There is a wealth of resources in every session.


I encourage EVERY Rotary club to send members to The Rotary Leadership Institute and new members attend free. You read that right! The District will reimburse NEW members of 3 yrs. or less who attend Part I who have not attended RLI before. (Your club or member must first registers and pay online or with a check and will then be reimbursed in full after attending the event.)  The cost for the day is $75.


New to RLI? Take Part I. If you’ve already taken Part I, II or III, take the next Part in order. After Part III is the Graduate Course.  Don’t get upset if you enjoy attending RLI and you’ve already ‘graduated,’ because you can continue to take the Graduation Course each year as the topics change annually. This year’s Graduation topics are Ethics & Diversity in Rotary.


Register today at (look for the Newburgh date in the left column). For more information please e-mail me at    


Yours in Rotary Service,     

PDG Penny


Cc: Club secretaries