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DG Heather Kellen has asked me to Chair the Rotary Friendship Exchange
Committee for this upcoming Rotary year.
states "Rotary Friendship Exchange is an
international exchange program for Rotary members and friends
that allows participants to take turns hosting one another in their
homes and clubs. The benefits of an exchange:
profession or job in a different country
a foundation for peace and service
opportunities for active project involvement and support
about a region's people, food, languages,
customs, and history
partners for grants"
And I will
add, this will be a lot of fun!!!
So, we have
sought for partners in an exchange, and we are delighted to announce
that we are partnering with Rotary District 4895,
which is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina! This District has a
lot of experience with these exchanges, hosting Districts from other
Latin American, European, and North American countries. And they
are very excited about hosting 6920!!! We will be traveling to
Buenos Aires on March 19, or 20, 2023, depending on the best
prices for flights.. Delta nonstop leaves
Atlanta at 8pm and arrives the next morning in
Buenos Aires. And as of this writing, the best prices appear to be for
a March 19 departure. We will return on March
30, 2023. And then, we will host the representatives from Buenos Aires
from April 20 to 30, 2023. If you are interested in
traveling to Buenos Aires for this exciting adventure, please see
the attached brochure below.
We ask you to fill out the application and return to me as soon as
possible. We have set a deadline of September 9, 2022, for
receiving applications, but I encourage you to send these early,
if you can... We must, by necessity, limit the
group to 10 travelers, and I think the spots
will go quickly! Each traveler will be responsible for their own airfare
( current round trip on Delta is approximately
$1150.00) and incidentals while traveling. Our meals and lodging (in the
homes of Rotarians) will mostly be covered by
our hosts. Although only a limited number will be able to actually
travel for this Exchange, I hope that many of you
will support those who travel, and also be willing to help us
host the Rotarians from Argentina when they come next April.
is famously quoted:
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and
narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these
But he had
never met a Rotarian!!! Let's be a part of
difference we can make by fostering understanding and
friendship across national boundaries.