Posted by Tom McCaughey on Jun 27, 2019
The time is getting closer for our visitors to arrive from Oregon and Australia to participate in our Friendship Exchanges. These are wonderful opportunities to meet Rotarians from other parts of the Rotary world, to exchange ideas and to gain new friends.
On August 8th, a group of 10 Rotarians from District 5110 will arrive in Halifax for a couple of days and then will fly to St Pierre for two nights of their wonderful French hospitality. The group will then fly to St John’s and then travel westward across Newfoundland leaving from Deer Lake on 22nd August. We have postponed our return visit to Oregon until next year. This new date will be determined later.
September 21st sees the arrival of our visitors from District 9790, Melbourne, Australia. They will travel through PEI, NS & the Annapolis Valley experiencing our wonderful scenery and hospitality. They will be with us until October 5th.
Our return visit will begin on 1st of March next year when their summer temperatures have cooled down a bit for us. 
When our visitors arrive in various parts of our district, they will be home hosted and treated as any other guests that we might have in our homes. Several clubs will ask them to be guest speakers, show them our areas and entertain them. Please do your part to make them feel welcome.
On another note, we have been asked to participate in future exchanges with Districts 2223 (Russia), 5550 (Manitoba & Saskatchewan) , 3030 (India). We are exploring opportunities with Denmark and other Scandinavian countries. Contact PDG Tom McCaughey at to express interest in any of these exchanges or if you have other ideas for exchanges that you would like for us to explore.