YOUTH EXCHANGE in D9685 continues with 7 Inbound students remaining and being cared for by their clubs. The District Committee thanks all of the host families and clubs for the continued care for these students.
 
We have had only 2 of our Outbound students return home in the past months due entirely to the Covid19 crisis. These students will be considered to have fully completed their exchange as the circumstances of their return home was out of their control.
 
With the majority of the clubs in our district holding zoom meetings it is a great opportunity to connect with past students. They are now able to attend a club meeting and update the clubs on their lives since returning from exchange in Australia.
Hats off to the Rotary Club of Umina Beach for holding an International night with a difference. Conducted via zoom and attended by 8 past inbound or outbound students. They had invited a 9th student but due to a work commitment that student could not attend but sent apologies.
 
The Rotary Club of Ryde has also had 2 past students join their meetings on a regular basis since converting to zoom.
Their student Alma who was recalled home to Sweden by her Government in April has been a regular attendee of the club’s meetings.
 
The youth exchange committee challenges all Rotary clubs that have hosted or sponsored students no matter how long ago to make contact with these people and find out what is new in their lives.
 
Remember as we say in Youth Exchange “ It is not better or worse it is just DIFFERENT”.
 
 
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