Stay on top of the Rotary Leadership Institute news! We held a session on Saturday June 29th. We scheduled the next one in District 5650 for Saturday August 10. And there is one available Saturday, September 28 in Coralville, Iowa.
Another Rotary Leadership Institute Saturday was held on June 29th.  This time it was Part II, and we talked about your Rotary Journey throughout the sessions.
One of the exercises was a team building exercise where each group had to make something that represented teamwork in Rotary. 
One group made ants - because ants work together hard than everyone; the red team showed how we are the glue that holds Rotary together, and the yellow team knew Rotary had a great symbol of teamwork and didn't want to reinvent the wheel.  There was much fun, laughter and learning throughout the day.
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The next Rotary Leadership Institute will be on Saturday, August 10. Parts I, II and III will be offered. 
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Please click on this link for more information on times and locations RLI-Heartland USA.
You may be asking yourself, why do we need a leadership institute?
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a multi-district, grassroots leadership development program of member districts organized into regional divisions in various parts of the world. There are two upcoming sessions for RLI-Heartland USA:
It is generally agreed throughout the Rotary world that the success or failure of a Rotary Club primarily depends on the quality of club leadership. It has been said that poor club leadership is the primary cause of membership losses. Because of the annual turnover of club officers, Rotary needs a constant influx of knowledgeable Rotarians who also arc aware of the leadership skills necessary to move a club forward.
It is difficult at the club level to learn enough about the exciting world of Rotary with its more than 1.2 million members in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Furthermore, leadership skills in a voluntary organization are often different from business leadership skills. RLI provides an opportunity for quality Rotary general education that is usually not otherwise available.
Each and every member of Rotary District 5650 is highly encouraged to consider attending an upcoming session of RLI!