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Youth Exchange Is Inspirational

Youth Exchange Is Inspirational At our District Council Meeting on 13 July 2016, we were given an inspirational talk by Ella, who had been on a one-year Youth Exchange visit to Brazil, an experience which had opened her mind. Interviewed by our District Youth Exchange Officer, Di King, Ella had last visited the District Council in July 2015, when she was about to set off for her year-long trip. At that time she appeared with a blazer, and was given her first badge to wear on it. When she appeared this time, all the blazer was covered in badges, some from the Rotary Clubs she had visited during the year, and some from the fellow Youth Exchange students from other countries around the world that she had met in Brazil. Ella described that it was difficult at the start, living in a foreign country, speaking Portuguese, and living in a strange family. She also confessed to being a little homesick. But with school and with her fellow Youth Exchange students that soon passed. The best time in the year was the time she spent with her fellow Youth Exchange students. But it was her description of how she had changed in the year that moved the Rotarians the most. She described that she had learned who she was, and in the process had become more confident and more comfortable with herself, even when it came to addressing large audiences like us. She now has a second language in which she can communicate fluently, and that helped her gain new perspectives and made her more open-minded to change and new ideas. She finished by saying the same words as Ban Ki Moon said to the Rotary International Convention in Seoul, "Thank you | Read more about Youth Exchange Is Inspirational | Added 2 weeks ago

DG Helen Concentrates on Celebration

DG Helen Concentrates on Celebration DG Helen's first task as the new District Governor for London was to install our Immediate Past District Governor Toni, seen above on the right. In her speech to an enthusiastic grouping of Rotarians, partners, family and friends, Helen talked about continuity in our priorities as an international organisation, and the benefits of having John Germ as our International President, and having Eve as our Great Britain and Ireland President this Rotary Year. Helen emphasised the need to tell the general public about the work of Rotarians and the work of the Rotary Foundation - as well as its Centennial in 2017 at the Atlanta Convention. In John Germ's own words, "Rotary has kept its light under a bushel for too long." We have to get our message out to the Millennial Generation, now the largest group in some workforces. RIBI President Eve has launched the "Purple4Polio" campaign with two ambassadors - Donovan and Konnie Huq, and a small army of teddy bears that will help get the message out on Rotary's progress eradicating polio - just 17 cases world wide in 2016 so far. Another great opportunity will be the 'Helivan' project for London's Air Ambulance - an opportunity for the whole Rotary family in London to work together on a common cause. Wishing us all the 4 Fs - Fellowship, Foundation, Fundraising and Fun, Helen got the new year off to a most memorable start.... | Read more about DG Helen Concentrates on Celebration | Added 4 weeks ago

Next fortnight in the
District Governor's Calendar

Tue 02 Aug 2016 12:50
Official Visit by DG Helen
RC St Pancras

Tue 02 Aug 2016 19:00
Official Visit by DG Helen
RC Paddington

Wed 03 Aug 2016 19:00
Official Visit by DG Helen
RC Barkingside

Thu 04 Aug 2016 07:30
Official Visit by DG Helen
RC Enfield Chase

Thu 04 Aug 2016 12:30
Official Visit by DG Helen
RC Elstree and Borehamwood

Fri 05 Aug 2016 13:00 (prov.)
Official Visit by DG Helen
RC Hammersmith

Mon 08 Aug 2016 12:45
Official Visit by DG Helen
RC Southgate

Tue 09 Aug 2016 20:00
Official Visit by DG Helen
RC Gants Hill

Wed 10 Aug 2016 19:00
Official Visit by DG Helen
RC Bush Hill Park

Thu 11 Aug 2016 18:30
Official Visit by DG Helen
RC Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell

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