Friendship Exchange

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
 

Friendship Exchange News

Four Rotary Friendship Exchanges Planned for 2019: Australia, Netherlands and New Mexico

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


 
Rotary Friendship Exchange between our District 6250 and District 7680 in Holland  

Our District Governor Elect, Edwin Bos, has arranged an exchange with Holland in 2019. Our group will travel to Hoogeland, Warfflum, Holland, as seen on the map midway between Amsterdam and Hamburg, Germany.  This exchange will take place just before the annual Rotary International Conference. Our group will travel to Holland from May 24 to June 1, then go to the International Conference from June 1-5.  We expect a group from Holland to visit our district in the fall, with dates to be determined later.  More details can be found on our District web site. This trip will be organized by Edwin Bos, DGE, contact edwin@bosdesignbuilders.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotary Friendship Exchange between our District 6250 and District 5520 in New Mexico
 
Our District has arranged an exchange with New Mexico. This will be the first Friendship Exchange within the United States, so language will not be a barrier. We expect a group from New Mexico to visit us for eight days from October 3-11, 2019.  Host clubs and families will be needed.  A group from our district will travel to New Mexico from October 28 – November 5. We still have room for two more for this trip. Contact Dave Clemens if interested.


Rotary Friendship Exchange between our District 6250 and Brazil District 4760 

 

Our Rotary District 6250 Friendship Exchange Committee has arranged an exchange with Rotary District 4760 in Brazil. This district is northeast of Sao Paolo, north of Rio de Janeiro and southeast of Brazilia  We will send a group of Rotarians and guests to their district from March 13-24, 2020.  We will host an inbound group from their district from June 13-23, 2020.
 

If you are interested in participating in this exchange, please contact Mark Etrheim, mark@mchlax.com   

We limit the size of our groups, so express interest right away to be sure you are included.  You can expect to pay your airfare, meals outside the home and some entertainment.  Hosts on each end of the exchange support the visitors with transportation, room, board and some entertainment.

Exchange between 6250 and Chile District 4340
 
 
Our Rotary District 6250 Friendship Exchange Committee has arranged an exchange with Rotary District 4340 in Chile. We will be flying into Santiago, Chile, this RFE is limited to 8 team members.  We will send a group of Rotarians and guests to their district from January 26 to February 8, 2020.  We will host an inbound group from their district from August 17 to August 28, 2020.
 
If you are interested in participating in this exchange, please contact Mark Etrheim, mark@mchlax.com.  We will send you an application form so we can determine who the members will be.  It is a requirement that you host and help plan the incoming exchange.  You can expect to pay your airfare, meals outside the home and some entertainment.  Hosts on each end of the exchange support the visitors with transportation, room, board and some entertainment.
 
 
Exchange between 6250 and District 2223 in Russia
 
 
 
Our Rotary district has arranged a Friendship Exchange with Russian District 2223.  This is a large district in the center of Russia. You see it on the map from Omsk to Irkutsk.  A group from Russia will visit our district from May 22 to June 5, 2020. We will send a group of Rotarians and guests to their district from July 10 to 23, 2020.  Our trip will include a short pre-trip around the Golden Circle near Moscow. We will fly to Omsk, then take the Trans-Siberian Railroad to Novosibirsk and Irkutsk.  We will also see Lake Baikal. For those so inclined, a trip to Kamchatka for a Rotary sponsored vacation could follow from July 24 to 31.This peninsula, on the far eastern edge of Russia, is known for wilderness and volcanoes, much like Alaska. All Rotarians are invited to take a vacation to Kamchatka, whether you are on the exchange or not. The web site below is a description of this trip for this year.
   
 
If you are interested in this trip, please contact Dave Clemens at dclemens541@gmail.com. We limit the size of our groups, so express interest right away to be sure you are included.  You can expect to pay your airfare, meals outside the home and some entertainment.  Hosts on each end of the exchange support the visitors with transportation, room, board and some entertainment.