Rotary Friendship Exchange

The Rotary Friendship Exchange program gives Rotarians (including spouse or significant other) the opportunity to host and visit Rotarians around the world. In addition to experiencing other cultures and making lasting friendships, an exchange provides a strong foundation for carrying out other international activities and service projects.

The primary goal of a Friendship Exchange is to build greater international understanding and goodwill. In addition, exchange participants can learn how their vocations are practiced in other parts of the world, observe new customs and cultures, and promote an appreciation of cultural diversity worldwide.

Rotary District 6250
Friendship Exchange
 

David Clemens is District Friendship Exchange Chairman.
 
Contact information
Email drdave@dellsdental.net
Cell phone 608-408-8941

 
Two Rotary Friendship Exchanges Planned for 2019: India & Australia
 
1) An exchange between our Rotary District 6250 and District 2981 in India. 
 


Our Rotary District 6250 Friendship Exchange Committee has arranged an exchange with Rotary District 2981 in India. This district is on the southeast coast of India and includes the city of Pondicherry. We will travel to their District 2981 from Jan. 2 – 18, 2019.  We expect to travel with no more than 10 people. Our Rotary District 6250 will host an inbound group from this district in May of 2019 for approximately 14 days.
 
Anticipated expenses per person for participants:
  • Round trip airfare to India
  • In-country air, rail or bus travel
  • Meals when not at host homes
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal costs, such as gifts and souvenirs
  • Admission charges to museums or events
 
Hosts on each end of the exchange program support the visitors with room, board and some entertainment/activites and local transportation while in host city.
Detailed in country itineraries will be determined closer to the travel dates
 
Contact the one of our chairpersons, either Dave Clemens at drdave@dellsdental.net, or Mark Moody at moodymb@charter.net, if you are interested in hosting or traveling.


Rotary Friendship Exchange for 2019 – Australia
With Our Rotary District 6250 and District 9640 in Australia


 

Our Rotary district has arranged Rotary Friendship Exchange for 2019 with District 9640 in Australia which is in the State of Queensland, south of Brisbane.  A group from our district will travel to Australia from Feb. 15 to March 4, 2019.  This exchange will be no larger than 10 people per group.  A group from Australia will visit our district from July 12 to 26, 2019.
 
Anticipated Expenses for travelers:
  • Round trip airfare to Australia
  • In-country air, rail or bus travel
  • Meals when not at host homes
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal costs, such as gifts and souvenirs
  • Admission charges to museums or events
 
Hosts on each end of the exchange program support the visitors with room, board and some entertainment/activites and local transportation while in host city.
 
Detailed in country itineraries will be determined closer to the travel dates
 

Contact the one of our chairpersons, either Dave Clemens at drdave@dellsdental.net, or Mark Moody at moodymb@charter.net, if you are interested in hosting or traveling.
 

Rotary Friendship Exchange for 2018 – Latvia/Sweden
With Our District 6250 and District 2410 Located in Latvia and Southeast Sweden
 
Group from District 2410 Latvia/Sweden will be hosted by our District 6250 for 14 days--May 10-24, 2018. Group from our Rotary District 6250 travels to Latvia/Southeast Sweden for 14 days—Aug. 10-24, 2018.
 
 

Our Rotary District 6250 Friendship Exchange Committee has arranged an exchange with Riga, Latvia, and Kalmar, Sweden areas. We will host a group of 8-10 persons from May 10-24, 2018 and then travel to their District 2410 from August 10-24, 2018.  We expect to travel with no more than 10 persons.

The Friendship Exchange Committee is looking for clubs to host nine Rotarians and friends from Latvia.  They will be in our district from May 12-24.  There are three couples and three individuals.  The club should agree to host them for a minimum of two days, providing transportation, food, home, and entertainment.  If interested, please contact Dave Clemens at drdave@dellsdental.net.


 
Anticipated expenses per person for participants:
  • Round trip airfare to/from Riga, Latvia
  • Meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Ferry travel across the Baltic Sea
  • Personal costs, such as gifts
 
Hosts on each end of the exchange program support the visitors with room, board and some entertainment and perhaps transportation while in the country.
 
Preliminary Itinerary:
Day 1-7 in Riga, Latvia
Day 8 Ferry travel to Sweden
Day 9-14 in Kalmar region of Sweden

Contact the one of our chairpersons, either Dave Clemens at drdave@dellsdental.net, or Mark Moody at moodymb@charter.net, if you are interested in hosting or traveling.
 
 

Rotary Friendship Exchange for 2018 – Argentina
With Our District 6250 and District 4920 Located Argentina
 
Group from District 4920 in Argentina will be hosted by our District 6250 for 14 days—June 6-22, 2018.
Group from our Rotary District 6250 travels to District 4920 in Argentina for 14 days—October 6-18, 2018.


 
Our district has arranged a second Rotary Friendship Exchange for 2018 with District 4920 in Argentina. This is the area just below Buenos Aires, including Mar De Plata, and above Bahia Blanca. We expect to host a group from June 6-22, so they can attend the International Convention in Toronto directly after visiting us. We will travel to Argentina from October 6-18. This exchange will be no larger than 8 persons per group.
 
Anticipated Expenses for travelers:
  • Round trip airfare to/from Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Costs associated with side visit to Iguazu Falls
  • Personal expenses such as gifts
  • Travel insurance
  • Some meals or room costs at the beginning and end
 
Hosts on each end of the exchange program support the visitors with room, board and some entertainment and perhaps transportation while in the country.
 
Preliminary Itinerary:
Day 1 Arrive in Buenos Aires and enjoy the city
Day 2 Travel to our first hosts
Day 3-12 Visit clubs within the district
Day 13 Visit Iguazu Falls on Brazil border
Day 14 Fly home

Contact the one of our chairpersons, either Dave Clemens at drdave@dellsdental.net, or Mark Moody at moodymb@charter.net, if you are interested in hosting or traveling.
 
 

If you have ideas of districts you would like to visit, let your Friendship Exchange chairperson know.  These trips are a great way to see how people live in other countries.  It also helps us complete service projects, or plan new ones.  Any member can get such an exchange started, so if you have connections in another country, see if you can get an exchange rolling.  It is a great experience, available to all Rotarians and their friends.




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