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Rotary Leadership Institute Spring 2017
A Rotary Leadership Institute is coming to a
location near you this Spring!
As we start 2017, resolve to make your experience in Rotary even better by learning new ways to attract and engage members, information about the Rotary Foundation, methods to increase your leadership skills, public relations and much, much more!
Even if you attended a Rotary Leadership Institute this past Fall, you will still have the opportunity to make new friends, share experiences and enhance your ability to be a terrific Rotary leader. Register for the your next level now!

If there is no RLI in your District this Spring, why not try one in a neighboring area?  You will meet Rotarians from other areas who may inspire you to even greater heights!

Here are the Spring Sites:
Saturday, 2/25/2017
 District 7410 
Scranton, PA at Lackawanna College
Part I, II, III, Graduate 
***Saturday, 3/4/2017*** 
District  7870  
Saxtons River, VT at Vermont Academy
Part I, II, III, Graduate 
Saturday, 3/11/2017
District 7170 
Owego, NY Owego Treadway Inn & Suites
Part I, II, III, Graduate, Faculty 
Saturday, 3/18/2017 
District 7780 
Wells, ME at York County Community College
Part I, II, III, Graduate 

Saturday, 3/25/2017 
Districts  7950, 7910, 7930 
Lincoln, RI at Amica Mutual Insurance
Part I, II, III, Graduate 
Saturday, 4/1/2017 
Districts 7430 and 7450 
Media, PA at Delaware County College
Part I, II, III, Graduate, Faculty *

Saturday, 4/22/2017 
Districts 7470,7510 
(Note change from original date) 
West Orange, NJ  at West Orange High School
 Part I, II, III, Graduate, Faculty* 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 
District 7930 
Peabody, MA at Holiday Inn & Suites
Part I, II, III, Graduate, Faculty *
Please note that the deadline to register is ten days before the RLI takes place. We must have at least eight people register by that time in order to hold each session at a site. (Only six registrants are needed to hold the Graduate course). 
* To register for a Faculty Course, you must have completed RLI Levels I, II and III and your District Governor or District Governor-Elect must nominate you by sending your name to Greg Roche, RLI Executive Director at greg.roche@outlook.com.
This year's Graduate Course
Even if you are a member of the RLI Faculty, or have already completed Parts I, II, or III, you can still register for this year's Graduate Class on Public Speaking. Click on the photo below for more information on Frank Devlyn and the publication  you will receive, "Frank Talk on Public Speaking."
We look forward to seeing you at the next Rotary Leadership Institute near you.

Bonnie Sirower, Marketing Coordinator
Rotary Leadership Institute of Northeast America
Please e-mail Greg Roche, Executive Director, at gregroche@outlook.com
if you have any questions. 
Rotary Leadership Institute Spring 2017 Marilyn Bedell 2017-01-02 05:00:00Z
Raising of America - Program 1 September 2015
Carol Olwert, DHMC Development/CHaD, provided an overview of The Raising of America.This documentary series will re-frame the way we look at early child health and development. Whether you are new to the issues or a longtime advocate, The Raising of America offers many ways to get involved and advance a vision where all our children matter, all are nurtured and all have opportunities to thrive.‚Äč  We are invited to attend the films screening which will be followed by a panel discussion on 16 September 2015 at DHMC’s new Williamson Translational Research Building – Auditorium H at 6 PM.
For more information go to: http://www.raisingofamerica.org/
This program is being sponsored by the CHaD’s Boyle Pediatrics Program and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Partners for Community Wellness
Raising of America - Program 1 September 2015 2015-09-01 00:00:00Z
Program 11 August 2015
Our speaker on 11 August 2015 was Lebanon Fire Chief Chris Christopoulos.  He spoke about the highly competitive Master’s degree program in Security Studies he completed in December 2013. The program was fully sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and included his travel, meals, lodging, books and a laptop. Five hundred people applied to the program, 30 were accepted and only 21 in Chris’s group completed the program. Chris called it a “most rewarding experience.”  His fellow participants were from all aspects of law enforcement including 3 fire chiefs, Homeland Security officers, Secret Service agents, and air marshals. Chris is aware of only 4 other people from NH who have completed the program.
Chris took so much away from the program, but most valuable to him was the networking, research, and a greater understanding of local and international terrorist networks. He will be using this knowledge to teach a course in Homeland Security issues at Plymouth State this fall. He tells us we would be amazed at what is stopped in this country every day before it happens. He is concerned about smaller groups and “lone wolf” terrorists. Chris thinks a lot about the use of social media by people who use it as a powerful tool for “bad things.” He is concerned about balancing personal freedoms with security.
Chris currently sits on the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisory Committee in the State of NH.  
Program 11 August 2015 2015-08-15 00:00:00Z
Rotary Global Scholar - Kaitlin Thomas
Rotary Global Scholar - Kaitlin Thomas
Our Speaker on 4 August was former Global Scholar Kaitlin Thomas.  
Rarely is one able to point to one definitive moment as being profoundly influential over one’s life path. For Kaitlin Thomas, this instant was in 2010 when she was notified that she had been selected by District 7630 to receive a Global Grant Ambassadorial Scholarship -- funding that would facilitate her long held aspiration to pursue a M.A. degree in Latin American & Spanish Language & Literature from New York University while living and studying in Madrid, Spain.
Kaitlin’s lifelong commitment to Spanish language and culture began when she enrolled at a young age in an elementary school with a vibrant and immersive second language program. While attending high school in Baltimore, MD, she participated in numerous outreach initiatives that targeted the inner city Latino community, and in her junior year Kaitlin was selected to join an elite delegation of young women to serve as a liaison between her high school and the civil war ridden rural town of Ignacio Ellacuría. At sixteen, this trip solidified what she had long known: her passion lied with working among Latinos, being immersed in the Spanish language, and assisting in the development of educational and social programs that would make a measurable contribution to real lives and real communities.
Kaitlin later attended Washington College on the Eastern Shore of MD where she earned a B.A. in Hispanic Studies. As an undergraduate, she volunteered with local schools to work side-by-side with limited English speaking Latino students and their families, providing linguistic and social support that their monolingual instructors were unable to provide. Since bilingual individuals were few and far between in this area, volunteering took on a much different role upon graduation when she became a full-time employee for the local Board of Education. Kaitlin was tasked with designing a bilingual home visiting program that she would implement with a caseload of dozens of undocumented and/or migrant families living on the Shore, desperately in need of assistance and connection. It was a remarkably formative experience, and many of the issues she confronted, managed, and liaised between on a hands-on, daily basis inspired the desire to pursue a graduate degree so that she would be in a better position to make positive contributions to both the growing local Latino community and to those agencies and individuals who were at a loss as to how to serve them.
It was during this process that Kaitlin became aware of The Rotary Foundation and their intensely international and service based mission. Rotary District 7630 was the perfect partner for Kaitlin as the organization’s objectives and ideologies complimented her professional and personal aspirations, particularly in the field of basic education and literacy. Working closely with her district sponsors, she spent several months honing a dossier that would be competitive for the much sought after Global Grant Ambassadorial Scholarship, and with the support and remarkable commitment of her local Rotary mentors, Kaitlin became a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in 2010. Dedicated to the expectations of an Ambassadorial Scholar, she visited upwards of ten local Rotary clubs, participated in an annual Rotary conference, and assisted in the development of several fundraising initiatives sponsored by local Rotaract groups during her time in Spain.
Completing her M.A. and returning to the U.S. in 2011, Kaitlin has since worked in several bilingual and leadership capacities for the Maryland Migrant Education Program, the Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties Boards of Education, and worked as an interpreter for the Maryland Judiciary System. Kaitlin joined the faculty at Washington College (WC) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and has since taught Spanish language at all proficiency levels. At WC, she was a Co-Founder for the Día de Fútbol, Creator of a campus and community wide externship, the WC-Latino Community Volunteer Program, and served as Academic Advisor for first year international students coming to study in the U.S. She has sat on multiple panels and been invited to speak at numerous organizations, including as a guest speaker for TEDxChesterRiver event in 2014 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uua9Okar0mo). She has also contributed articles to the Baltimore Sun, Chestertown Spy, Global Learning Education Week Blog, among others.
Kaitlin has since left her positions at WC and the Maryland Migrant Education Program, and recently joined her fiancée in Hanover, NH as he pursues an M.D. at Dartmouth College. She is currently a Lecturer of Spanish at Norwich University, and a doctoral candidate at the University of Birmingham (U.K.) where she is working on a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies with a concentration in Contemporary Latin America. She hopes to become involved with Latino and Spanish oriented programs, organizations, and initiatives in Vermont and New Hampshire, and looks forward to connecting more with her new community! 
Rotary Global Scholar - Kaitlin Thomas 2015-08-06 00:00:00Z
President Obama's Mandela Washington Young African Leaders Institute
Learn more about the speakers at our July 14 program at http://dickey.dartmouth.edu/yali/people/

YALI Fellows and Dickey Center Student Program Manager

Kgomotso Mogapi; Founder of A'Dare Women Wellness Centre in South Africa

Jamila Mayanja, CEO of Smart Girls Uganda

Jacob Hamanenga, Mathematics Lecturer at Copperbelt University; Zambia

Casey Alrdich, Student Program Manager for the Dickey Center at Dartmouth College

President Obama's Mandela Washington Young African Leaders Institute 2015-07-17 00:00:00Z
Christmas Project Supports Listen's Family Gift Program Christmas Project Supports Listen's Family Gift Program William Secord 2013-06-08 00:00:00Z
Meeting of June 4, 2013
Meeting of June 4, 2013 William Secord 2013-06-04 00:00:00Z
Lebanon Police Department's Mountain Bike Unit
Lebanon Police Department's Mountain Bike Unit Bill Secord 2011-09-06 00:00:00Z
Focus on Leadership

Speaker: City Manager Greg Lewis

During his classification presentation to the Rotary Club of Lebanon-Riverside, City Manager Greg Lewis delineated how his concept of Rotary leadership evolved. He noted that Rotary is all about leadership and that everyone is a leader in many different ways, always maintaining a balance between official duties and personal commitments.

Focus on Leadership William Secord 2011-04-26 00:00:00Z
The Background for Carlos and His Horse
The Background for Carlos and His Horse William Secord 2011-03-07 00:00:00Z
First-Grade Students Receive Books
First-grade students at Lebanon's two elementary schools received personalized books to begin their own libraries at home.
First-Grade Students Receive Books William Secord
Local Author Presents Youth's Perspective on Government
The Rotary Club of Lebanon-Riverside co-sponsored a highly attended book talk by Jared Duval at the Kilton Library community room on December 1. Jared's book, Next Generation Democracy, proposes an "open source" approach to governmental decision making.
Local Author Presents Youth's Perspective on Government William Secord
Christmas Project Supports Listen's Family Gift Program Christmas Project Supports Listen's Family Gift Program William Secord
New Officers Assume Duties
At the club's annual change-over meeting, officers for 2010-2011 were handed the reins of leadership, and three new members were accepted into the club. In the picture to the left, outgoing president Monte Clinton presents incoming president Dean Cashman with his presidential pin. Other awards presented this evening included Paul Harris fellowships to Christopher Christopoulos, Ed Warren, and Mike Harris. Incoming District Governor Nominee Marilyn Bedell received the "Paul Harris Award - 9th Level," an outstanding accomplishment in service to Rotary International's Foundation activities.
New Officers Assume Duties
Rotary Buys AED for Listen Community
In a collaborative effort, the Rotary Club of Lebanon-Riverside, the Rotary Club of Lebanon, and Listen Community Services have installed an automatic electronic defibrillator at Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon.  The AED was purchased for the Listen community dinner guests and others in the community that use the church for community activities. In the photo to the left Assistant Fire Chief Libbey and Lieutenant Kevin Follensbee speak to members of the two Lebanon Rotary Clubs and demonstrate how to use the defibrillator.

Our thanks to Chris Christopoulos, Lebanon Fire Chief and Lebanon-Riverside Rotary Club member, for arranging the installation of the unit and to Father William at Sacred Heart for help with the placement of the unit.
Rotary Buys AED for Listen Community