Posted by Thomas McCaughey on Mar 29, 2019
Our district will be involved in two Rotary Friendship Exchanges this year and we are now accepting applications for participants. We are also in the discussion stage with two others for 2020.
Friendship Exchange is an international exchange program for Rotary members and friends that allows participants to take turns hosting one another in their homes and clubs. . Lasting friendships and international understanding are only some of the benefits of an exchange. Many of our members continue to correspond and at times exchange visits with friends in New Zealand, Brazil, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Australia, Vancouver Island and several areas in the USA where we have exchanged before.
The first exchange is with District 5110 (Oregon & Northern California) or 
Their team is anxious to visit us in August 2019 (8th to 24th) and request that we return to visit them in September 2019 (10th to 26th). District 5110 has indicated that they would like to visit Newfoundland and St Pierre with perhaps Nova Scotia if time permits.
The second exchange is with District 9790 (Melbourne, New South Wales area of Australia)  or . They would like to visit us late September or October 2019 with our return visit late February or March 2020 (That’s their Autumn 😊. How was this past February for you?).
District 9790 will exchange with areas in Nova Scotia and PEI whose members wish to participate. These have not yet been fully determined.  We would like to hear from members and clubs to determine which ones would like to be the primary hosts for our visitors.
For 2020 & 2021 exchanges, we are discussing with District 2223 in Russia and 5550 in Saskatchewan & Manitoba here in Canada. Details will follow soon on our RFE section of the district website.
For more information or should you have interest in any exchange, please contact PDG Tom McCaughey at or (709)682-7259.
The application form for participation in the RFE is located on the RFE link on our main district webpage.