November 10, 2018


Rotary Leadership Institute

PART I, PART II, and PART III sessions of Rotary Leadership Institute will be available on Saturday, November 10th at CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SAN BERNARDINO, PALM DESERT CAMPUS, 37500 Cook St., Palm Desert. There will be plenty of parking….no permit is needed on Saturdays, but be aware that there is a $2 fee. We will be meeting in the Mary Stuart Rogers Gateway Building, Room 303. Each of these PARTS will have a maximum of 15 participants. The smaller class size is imperative to maintain the necessary interaction among the attendees. We will find space for all interested Rotarians. PART I must be completed before moving on to PART II and PART II completed before PART III.

Cost for the session is $30 per attendee. This covers the materials, cost of facilities and food for the continental breakfast (opens at 8:00am) and lunch.

PART I classes cover “Insights Into Leadership”, “My Rotary World”, “Engaging Members”, “Our Foundation”, “Ethics-Vocational Service”, and “Service Projects”. There is a different facilitator for each class. Each of the six classes in this first session is about 50 minutes in length. Classes are interactive with a minimum of lecture time.

PART II classes are “Strategic Planning and Analysis”, “Targeted Service”, “Club Communication”, “Team Building”, and “Attracting Members”. These classes build on PART I with additional work on the essential skills for having an effective club, practical mechanics of building a service project, and how to attract and retain new members through shared values and commitment. We have added small group discussions for more sharing among the participants.

PART III classes are “International Service”; “Effective Leadership Strategies”; “Rotary Opportunities”; “Public Image & Public Relations”; “Rotarians, Vocational Service and Expectations”; and “Making a Difference”. These classes build on PARTS I & II and focus on “My Rotary Journey” to help build communities around the world, explore the many opportunities available with Rotary, identify opportunities to promote the image of your club and Rotary, support meaningful vocational activities, and to help improve the path for others to follow.

We are extremely excited about the interest in this program. Rotary Leadership Institute prepares Rotarians for roles as Club Presidents, Committee Chairs, enhanced Club and District Leadership Roles. We have combined with five other districts to offer these classes. We especially encourage New Members to participate in the Rotary Leadership Institute. They will gain knowledge of the full scope of the premier service organization they have joined.

Thanks to our participants, facilitators and support staff, the training is always well received. Some of the comments received regarding what the participants liked included:

  • “The diversity of experience. The info was great!”
  • “I enjoyed hearing other clubs’ approaches to programs and membership. Also liked meeting district leaders.”
  • “Lots of information, well organized and motivated speakers.”
  • “The info, the sharing, the whole thing in general.”
  • “Variety of speakers. Explanation of foundation. Breakdown and leadership structure.”
  • “Good teachers. Very interactive.”
  • “Enjoyable speakers – they knew their stuff.”
  • “Good delivery, held peoples’ interest.”
  • “Everything.”
  • “Participation by the attendees.”


Register today on Hit the “CALENDAR” tab, fill in your info, and check date and PART. A check for $30/participant must be received by November 7. After November 7 the cost is $35/participant.

Send the check made out to “District 5330 Rotary” to:

PDG Richard Dell’Acqua, 59320 Tunnel Spring Road, Mountain Center, CA 92561.

Your check will confirm your registration. Without a check you will not be registered. If you register online but are a “no-show” you will be billed $35 by the District Treasurer. There will be no registration at the door on November 10.

For more information, please contact:

PDG Rudy Westervelt, RLI Co-Chair (909) 567-9981

PDG Rich Dell’Acqua, RLI Co-Chair (951) 719-7945

Visit our website for more information. Don’t forget to RSVP your training dates by using the “CALENDER” tab and send a check to Richard Dell’Acqua.

37500 Cook St.,
Palm Desert, CA

Map of Campus
Date/Time:   Saturday Nov-10-2018 from 8:00 AM - 3:00 AM