Posted by Tom McCaughey on Sep 25, 2017
At the time of this writing, the Rotary Friendship Exchange team from D1420 (Finland & Estonia) is halfway through their visit. A wonderful group of very interesting Rotarians and their guests with a diversity of backgrounds. This group has visited the Annapolis Valley and Prince Edward Island and along the way, the RC of Truro warmly welcomed them with a great BBQ lunch. Currently they have visited Pictou County and are on their way to Cape Breton. This group is overwhelmed with the generosity and hospitality of everyone that they have met.
On October 1st, we will welcome an RFE visit from D5520 (Vancouver Island & Western Washington). This group of five couples will travel through the western end of Nova Scotia, the Valley and HRM. A great program is planned to tour and entertain them. We know that our Rotarians will treat them with the same Maritime hospitality as we are known for.
As you know from an earlier message, the incoming team from D6990 (South Florida & Grand Bahamas) had to postpone their visit but still wanted us to visit them in February. I have been in contact with Ligia, the RFE Chair, who needs to rethink this plan due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Irma. She had not been able to contact all of her team but will advise us shortly of their decision.  I passed along our prayers and best wishes that damage was minimized for our Rotarian friends.
If you wish more information on how to get involved with Rotary Friendship Exchanges, please contact DG Tom McCaughey at or 709-682-2759. We have had correspondence with several districts who wish to exchange with us. These include Australia; Oregon; Turkey; India; South Africa; Manitoba/Saskatchewan/Alberta; D2452 )Lebanon/Cyprus/ Jordan/ Bahrain/ Sudan/UAE/ Armenia/ Georgia/ Palestine)  We are also looking to Netherland and other countries for future exchanges.
Thanks David & Paulette Hooley & RC of Charlottetown Royalty. A wonderful evening of food, fellowship and a bit of ABBA
PDG Tom McCaughey