What a fantastic 2013 Summer German/California Exchange! On behalf of all of us in District 5220, I want to thank the Exchange Students, Host Families,Local Rotary Clubs, and those who participated in special events put on by the Host Families, like the special Disneyland trip ,Laser Tag, and the Good-bye BBQ party; those who participated in the Rotary Club youth exchange events, like the Inbound Meeting sponsored by the Escalon Rotary Club; the Rotary Clubs who invited the exchange students to make presentations at their local Club meeting and the Yosemite trip put on by the Yosemite Rotary Club and the Modesto Sunrise Rotary Club; Alan and Jeanne Bailey of the Modesto Sunrise Rotary Club for Chaperoning the US students during the exchange; those who promoted the District 5220 Rotary Youth Exchange, and Manfred Grabsch for selecting such a wonderful group of German Exchange students!
The German exchange students and their parents relayed, upon their arrival in Germany, to Manfred and Frauke Grabsch that this was such a great trip for the students.
What a wonderful way to build International Relationships.
Planning for next Year
We are in the process of planning for next year and need your comments regarding the program and any suggestions for next year. We are also looking for volunteers to be a part of the 2014 program to Germany as well as to other countries. We always need host families and students interested in becoming an exchange student, as we are looking to expand the number of US students participating in the exchange program next year.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if your interested in working on the committee, hosting or leading a part of the 2014 exchange.
Below is our 2014 German schedule:
We have scheduled the German Short-term Youth Exchange timing for the 2014 Summer.
American Students will depart San Francisco Airport on Monday July 7th , 2014 and return with the German Students on Monday July 28, 2014 to San Francisco. The retreat to Yosemite is scheduled for Arriving at Camp Curry, Sunday August 3,2014 and Departing on Wednesday August 6, 2014. The Yosemite stay has been confirmed and reservations are made. The stay at Lake Constance in Germany, early July, has also been confirmed. The German Students will return back to Germany from San Francisco on Monday, August 18, 2014
The airline tickets will be reserved in due course when Janine McClanahan, Manfred Grabsch, and Martina Tischlinger can work out the flight arrangements.
Looking forward to next year,
District 5220 Youth Exchange Chair