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
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, Mark Moody at, or Mark Etrheim at  if you are interested in hosting or traveling.

 Rotary Friendship Exchange between our District 6250 and District 9640 in Australia

Our Rotary district has arranged a Rotary Friendship Exchange for 2019 with District 9640 in Australia which is in the State of Queensland, south of Brisbane.    A group from Australia will visit our district from July 12 to 26, 2019

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







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.