|Most of the RIYE Committee are here with from left |
first host Mum, Mandi Bates (Outbound Coordinator),
Lynne Phillips (Chair) and Karen Hird (Inbound Coordinator).
Most of the RIYE Committee and many Rotarians from host clubs were there to welcome our new arrivals.
Jil arrived from Germany on Thursday and will be hosted by Milson Rotary in Palmerston North. From Austria, Marielle and Alexandra arrived on Saturday. Marielle will be hosted by Clubs in the Whanganui Cluster and Alexandra by Feilding Rotarians.
|DG Martin, Jil and Evan Kroll, President of Milson Rotary.|
We now have students in our District from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Switzerland.
|Alexandra with her first New Zealand host family.|
This is all part of Rotary providing young people with opportunities, expanding their horizons (and ours), showing them what they are capable of, improving inter-cultural understanding and working towards a more connected and peaceful world.
|DGE Mitchell Brown counts the number of languages |
that Marielle speaks.
Retired lawyer John Grigg is our Liaison Officer for police checks.
I cannot emphasise enough how important it is that we follow our policy requirements for youth protection. There is more information on our website at http://www.rotary9940.org/Page/youth-protection
|Whanganui Rotarians await Alexandra's arrival.|