District 5110 sponsored two representatives to RYLA North America, August 2-6, 2014, in Washington DC. Nathan Guyer, RYLA Assistant Counselor (AC), and Colbey Carpenter, RYLA Counselor, represented us enthusiastically and thoughtfully.
Since we’d never attended this conference, Nathan and Colbey had limited information about what to expect. The event was decidedly international – it included 300 delegates from 50 countries, and hosted dinners at the embassies of Botswana, Italy, Austria, and Thailand. Nathan and Colbey, along with AC Celine Whiteley, got to meet RI President Gary Huang, who delivered the keynote address.
Rotary International Won Second Place in a Contest Sponsored by United Airlines
RI received 3.3 million miles. Some of those miles can be used by a lucky Rotary Friendship Exchange team who will receive 4 round trip tickets. District 5110 is applying for these miles. Would you like to be considered for our outbound team going to District 2241 in Romania in May, 2015? Each ticket to this area from Eugene is at least $1400 per person.
If so, please email Camille Ronzio, RI District 5110 Friendship Exchange Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please look at the criteria for selection and address some of these in your short email expressing interest. Deadline is August 30, 2014.
What are the dates?
All the dates so far are tentative. Here is our schedule for exchanges so far for 2015. We go to Wales and host that team in 2016. We will go to India in 2016 probably in mid to late January.
Romania District 2241: May 13-26, 2015
Sweden District 2400: September 10-21, 2015
Romania District 2241: August 5-18
Sweden District 2400: June 5-16, 2015
India District 3010: May 8-22, 2015?
In 2015 our district will host a team from Romania District 2241, Sweden District 2400, and possibly India District 3010. In 2016, we will host a team from Wales. We will be sending teams to Romania and Sweden in 2015 and to India and Wales in 2016.
How can I help?
We have had questions about how to help and host incoming Rotarians. The best approach is to ask the committee member in your area and share your ideas as well as your willingness to host with that person.
The District committee is listed below as well as the area of the state they serve. Remember helping on a local committee and hosting is a great way to become involved and is considered when team members are chosen.