|WANTED Six Rotarians and spouses, partners, friends or single Rotarians to make up a Rotary Friendship Exchange outbound team to District 3060, NW India. The group will spend 15 days visiting and staying with Rotarians in District 3060 in the latter part of January and early February 2012. The Indian exchange group will visit District 5020 in May of 2012. |
The outbound group will be
selected on a “first come first accepted” basis with two provisos. We will need at least two
Island clubs (Victoria area and further north) and at least two Washington
State clubs (again geographically spread) to give our visitors a real cross
section of District 5020.
Hopefully, clubs that have NOT been involved with the last two Rotary
Friendship Exchanges will become involved.
Rotarians, PLEASE NOTE, that when you apply for the exchange
you are guaranteeing that your Rotary Club will host the six couples of the
inbound District 3060 group. Please
check with your club president and president elect before applying. The Rotary Friendship Exchange group
from District 3060 will visit District 5020 in May 2012. They will be hosted for three night
stays in five Rotary Clubs on Vancouver Island and Washington State.
If you are interested in being
part of this RFE, please send your name, email address, snail mail address,
phone number and your Rotary Club name to Jeff Young
[email@example.com] or phone (250) 748 3263. Before applying please ensure that the proposed dates do not
conflict your or your clubs activities.
The first outbound group meeting will be on Saturday October 22, 2011
most likely in Duncan, BC.
Please keep this date open!!!!
Rotary Friendship Exchange
(RFE) has been described as Rotary’s “best kept secret”. RFE allows Rotarians and their partners
the opportunity to experience other cultures firsthand, by participating in
reciprocal visits with Rotarians from other countries. An RFE could also be set up between
districts within a country or between clubs within a district.
District to district RFEs
usually involve five to seven Rotary couples (or singles) for a period of 12 to
18 days. Traveling Rotarians are
responsible for their own travel, personal and sight seeing expenses. The outbound team should also be
prepared to present a program for their hosts high lighting their own clubs and
District 5020. The host clubs
supply meals and accommodation for the visiting team, show them the cultural,
historical and industrial aspects of their local region and transport the
visitors between clubs within the district.
Rotarians unable to travel on
an RFE can participate by hosting international visitors when a member of their
club is in the outbound group. You
would supply accommodations and meals for a couple for three days. You could also participate in all the
activities with the visiting team.
Information about proposed
RFEs will be sent by the District RFE Chair to all club presidents and A/AGs
for dissemination to all Rotarians in District 5020. The outbound group is determined on a “first come first
served” basis understanding that an effort will be made to have as many clubs
involved as possible.