Rotary Youth Exchange kept me on my Rotary-toes over January. On 15 January, I was very pleased to be part of the (ouch) 5:00am welcome contingent for a new Inbound RYE student.
Our first student in the District from Chile!  Isidora will be hosted by the Rotary Club of Tuakau. Pictured here with her first host family (and me).
We also had Gonza departing on January 17.  His departure coincided with a South Auckland Farm Weekend organised for the Inbounds in our district, so a trip to the airport to see Gonza off was added to the weekend agenda as he was an extremely popular member of their special group.  Needless to say, a lot of tissues were required!
Our club's sponsored Outbound (Lachlan Kerr) finally got his Visa through for Chile - so he departed on January 19 with a small group of other South American bound students. We hope to receive regular updates from Lachlan once he settles into his Exchange adventure.