New Friends Await in Every Corner of the World

Sometimes great experiences sneak up on you when you least expect them.
Our Rotary Friendship Exchange visitors from British Columbia and Idaho in District 5080 have now returned home to Canada & USA after a most enjoyable exchange in October for Guests, Hosts and Host Clubs - Maitland, Regency Park and Adelaide.
Clubs in District 5080 have now proposed to host a District 9500 Team for a “Spring fling” Exchange in June 2020.   Exact dates to be determined by the participants and Hosts.

We already have 3 couples interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, one from each of the Hosting Clubs.  One single is also interested.  We need one or two more couples or singles from other Clubs in the District.  You don’t need to have actually hosted to benefit from this unique opportunity.  There is also an ideal opportunity to on-travel before or after the Exchange.
Rotary District 5080 is an international District that includes 61 Rotary Clubs located in south-eastern British Columbia Canada, northern Idaho and eastern Washington State in USA.  They are joined in common by the waters of the mighty Columbia River system.
If you are interested in visiting District 5080, please contact -
- District 9500 RFE Chair, Reg Hutchinson (Rotary Club of Adelaide) 0416 215 795  -
- or International Team Leader, Jack Kelso (Rotary Club of Regency Park) 0411 616 186
What is Rotary Friendship Exchange?  -  one of Rotary’s best kept secrets.
According to Rotary International ( the Rotary Friendship Exchange Program is an international exchange program for Rotary members and friends that allows participants to take turns hosting one another in their homes and Clubs in another country.  Its goal is to build international friendships, advance international understanding and goodwill through person-to-person connections across national boundaries.
An ideal example of this year’s Theme - ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD