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
 

Friendship Exchange Co-Chairs
 
David Clemens  
Email dclemens541@gmail.com
Cell phone 608-408-8941
 
Mark Moody
 
Mark Etrheim

Friendship Exchange News

Four Rotary Friendship Exchanges Planned for 2020: Brazil, Chile and Russia

Contact the one of our chairpersons, either Dave Clemens at dclemens541@gmail.com, 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 Brazil District 4760 

 

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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 October 3-14, 2020.  We will host an inbound group from their district from June 13-23, 2020.
 
 
Exchange between 6250 and Chile District 4340 - Sorry this trip is full
 
 
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 12 team members.  We will send a group of Rotarians and guests to their district from January 20 to February 2, 2020.  We will host an inbound group from their district from May 23rd to June 5, 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 - There are spots available on this trip!
 
 
 
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.  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.
 
 
Past Rotary Friendship Exchanges
District 6250 and District 5520 in New Mexico, October 2019
District 6250 and District 9640 to Brisbane Australia, February 2019
District 6250 and District 2410 to Latvia/Sweden, May 2018
District 6250 and District 4920 to Argentina, August 2018
District 6250 and District 4455 to Peru, November 2018
District 6250 and District 3060 to Western India, January 2017
District 6250 and District 3850 to Philippines, January 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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