Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)


South Charleston RLI & Faculty Updates

March 8, 2019 – Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) added two new faculty members to their list of Zone 33 Facilitators.

Rotary Club of Fairmont Membership Chair and District 7545 Training Officer, DGN Sean Jeffrey Sawyer and Mountain State Rotary E-Club Public Image Chair and PE, Bonnie Branciaroli traveled to Blacksburg, VA the weekend of February 8-9 to complete their RLI faculty training.

Pictured (L-R): Sean McAlister (D-7620), DGN Sean Sawyer (D-7530), Bonnie Branciaroli (D-7530), Steven Mullen (D-7610), and Frank Mullen (D-7610), and class facilitator PDG Steve Cook (D-7610)

The purpose of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is to strengthen Rotarian leadership roles. Rotary provides an opportunity for all of us to serve our community and communities throughout the world. (Service Above Self) With that service comes a learning experience in the areas of leadership, team building, planning, marketing, communication and organization. RLI provides an opportunity to enrich that learning through sharing experiences and ideas with other Rotarians throughout the region.

For those interested in honing their leadership skills, a full RLI schedule is available at

These Public Image classmates later became RLI graduates: (L to R) Vivian Atkinson, Rotary Club of Ceredo-Kenova; Bonnie Branciaroli, facilitator; Sara Ramezani, Rotary Club of Barboursville; Cindy Farley, Rotary Club of Putnam County; and Wayne Kersey, Rotary Club of St. Albans. Back row, DGE Shari Messinger.

The new faculty members had a chance to flex their new facilitation skills on March 2 in South Charleston during a full day of Part I, Part II and Part III classes. Sawyer immersed his group into Part II Ethics and Branciaroli partnered with DGE of new D7545, Shari Messinger, to facilitate a Part III Public Image course. We all know PI and RLI is fun, just as the photo suggests!

Four Rotarians from the Southern WV District of 7550 joined the RLI graduation ranks during the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) held on Saturday, March 2, at BridgeValley Community and Technical College in South Charleston.