Posted by Tom McCaughey on Mar 31, 2018
In February/ March 2018 our District 7820 was well represented in District 6990 (South Florida & Grand Bahamas) during our outbound exchange there.  It was a very busy exchange. Our hosts were wonderful, and we stayed in several delightful homes and met a myriad of wonderful Rotarians.
We were warmly welcomed at several club meetings and receptions in our honour including Weston, Davie-Cooper City, Hallandale Beach Aventura, Miami and Coral Gables clubs. We made presentations about our district to the Cypress Creek/ Fort Lauderdale, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne and Miramar-Pines clubs. 
We were treated to many adventures including an Everglades air boat ride, deep sea fishing, tropical gardens, sailing off Miami, beaches, tropical botanical gardens, an art festival, and dinner cruises among the rich and (in)famous. We assisted with a fund-raising chili cookoff with the Coral Gables club. All in all, our new friends ensured that we experienced much more than any tourist would expect. We have a number of ideas for projects that our hosts shared with us.
 A delegation of Rotarians from D6990 will be visiting us in August 2018 and I am sure that we will do our best to show the hospitality that District 7820 is well known for.
PDG Tom McCaughey
District 7820 Friendship Exchange Chair