Posted by Dora Dye on Jul 21, 2019

Potential Rotary Leaders Seminars (PRLS) are a series of courses designed by Rotarians to teach Rotarians skills and techniques as they prepare to assume leadership roles in their Clubs. The program was developed by Betsy Koefoed, Bill Koefoed, and Michael Ford, all former members of our Club.

On Saturday, July 20, 2019, Basic PRLS was offered in South San Francisco. The course covered effective communication skills, how to lead a meeting, and public speaking and how these can be applied in our Clubs. The skills and techniques shared caused us all to think how we can improve in our leadership role. In my case, the training will help me not only in my role as Club secretary, but also in my profession as an educator.

Our Club had the most members in attendance. John Dean, Susan Dean, Dora Dye, Mary Liu, and Irena Matijas joined other Rotarians from District 5150 and earned their Basic PRLS pearl pin. Congratulations to all! Those who complete Basic PRLS can go on to complete the Master PRLS series of five courses.

PRLS courses provide an opportunity for us to hear how other Rotarians think and operate in their Club, discuss best practices, and broaden our leadership skills. For registration and more information on this program, please contact Michael Ford or Richard Swart, District 5150 PRLS Co-Directors.