Fellowship Exchange to the Caribbean
Calls for Applications
(SOUTHEAST GEORGIA) Rotary District 6920 has opened applications for its 2019 Fellowship Exchange Program in the Caribbean. The program dates will be March 9-29, including a week in Puerto Rico, a week in the Virgin Islands and a week in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Five selected participants and their team leader will enjoy a homestay with Rotarians in each of these countries, giving them the opportunity to share experiences and form lasting friendships with other Rotarians, to learn about the humanitarian projects each district is undertaking and to partner with these districts as they provide ongoing hurricane relief.
The cost of the program, homestay, meals and scheduled travel expenses will be covered by the Rotary, but participants should include the costs of any personal souvenirs and outside expenditures in their own budget.
Anyone over the age of 21 is eligible to apply. You do not need to be a current Rotarian to be team member.
Application will be on the District website next week.
Participants must be available for team skills training before departure. They should also be prepared to share their experiences with Rotary clubs throughout the district and at the District Conference from May 3-5, 2019.
“The Friendship Exchange Program is so important for creating community across districts,” said Rotary District Governor Margaret Jacobs. “As these areas struggle in the aftermath of devastating hurricanes, we are eager to send help to demonstrate our continued support and desire to help in times of need.”
ABOUT ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE
For four to six weeks, team members experience the host country’s culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships and exchange ideas. Host families provide meals and lodging and arrange cultural visits for their guests to immerse in the country’s history.
ABOUT ROTARY DISTRICT 6920
Rotarians are volunteers who work locally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio under the motto “Service Above Self.” District 6920 consists of 64 clubs with a membership of over 3,200 Rotary Members with multiple clubs in cities scattered throughout central, south central, southeast and coastal Georgia Georgia including Macon, Augusta, Valdosta, Brunswick, Camden County, Tift County and Savannah. District 6920 embraced a goal along with Rotary International, to eliminate polio from the planet.
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