For the August 18th meeting, we will welcome the Italian Rotary Friendship Exchange Team, as our speaker.
The Rotary Friendship Exchange Program provides a means through which Rotarians in one part of the world can experience life in another country or culture. Its goal is to advance international understanding and goodwill through person-to-person connections across national boundaries.
In May 2015, Rotarians from District 7770 visited District 2041 in Northern Italy through this program. Our fellow Rotarians visited several communities in the host district for ten days. It was coordinated by district Friendship Exchange committees and carried out at no expense to Rotary International.
The second part of the Exchange begins on Sunday, with the Italians visiting our District. Our visitors begin in the Charleston area to be hosted by Andra Watkins and Michael Maher, Cal and Billie McRae, and Alison Dailey. They will then travel to Edisto Island where two Rotarians have lent their beach houses. And the final destination is Beaufort where they will be hosted by Charlotte Gonzales, another District traveler, and other Beaufort Rotarians.