Swedish Rotary Friendship Exchange

Swedish FlagThe return Friendship Exchange visit of Rotarians and spouses from Swedish Districts 2350 (Stockholm area) and 2360 (Gothenburg vicinity) will take place from Friday, September 23 through Monday, October 3, 2016. The couples will arrive and depart from RDU. Nearly all of our guests hosted those of us who went on a similar exchange in May and August 2015 to their Districts.

We are looking for volunteers to home host one (or two if you have the room) couples for three or four nights. We plan to have our guests divide their time in the Northern, Central and Eastern parts of our District. Once we have an idea of who is interested in hosting, then an itinerary for that region will be developed.

Hosting is a wonderful way to get to know someone from another part of the world. With Barry Philips, District Governor Rusine Mitchell Sinclair, and I having met most of those coming to our District, we can assure you that you will have a delightful experience and establish good Rotary friendships. We know from past RFEs that hosts have arranged additional visits with each other in the years following the visits.

Home hosting entails minimal obligations. You simply provide a room, a breakfast or two and at least one dinner where you and your quests will have quality time for one evening. Clubs in the regions that will be hosting are also encouraged to consider having the visitors put on a program. At a minimum, they should be introduced and allowed to say a few words at a Club meeting.

If you are interested in hosting, please contact Barry Phillips at barryphillips1314@gmail.com who is coordinating the inbound visit, or me at DG7620@ medicinemanremedies.com or 919-967-8816.

Raymond Raedy
District RFE Chairman

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