Friendship Exchange

 

oDistrict 9650 Committee

Chairman/Secretary - Di Hall & PDG Ken 0411704654 Email: dihall58@hotmail.com

Exchanges As these exchanges are confirmed, a link will be established here to a nomination form.

Rotary Friendship Exchange Administrative Roles Policies Procedures  as passed by the Management Team August 2014

 

USA D7120

Outbound Team (12) 11-23 June 2018

Inbound TBA

 

Sweden D 2340

Inbound Team March 2019

Outbound Team Max 12 -  September 2019

Applications close 30 June 2018

 

India D3040

Outbound Team - Max 12 - February 2019

Inbound Team TBA

Applications Close 30 April 2018

England/Wales D1180

Outbound Team 15 - 24 May 2018

Inbound: TBA

 

 

 

South Africa D9350

Outbound Team -Max 12 - 2019

Inbound Team end of 2018

Applications Close 30 June 2018

South Africa D9400

No dates are set

Applications Close 30 June 2018

 

Germany D1841

Outbound Team May/June 2019 - Must attend the International Convention in Hamburg

Inbound 2019

Applications Close 30 July 2018

 

 

Some information about our District: Australia District 9650 is located in northern New South Wales, Australia. The district extends west over the Great Dividing Range to the western plains and arid lands on the very edge of the Australian outback. The coast has spectacular beaches with fine white sand, many estuaries and dynamic towns which boast the best climate in Australia. The temperate ancient Gondwana Rainforests are World Heritage sites. A little south of Amidale, a university town, is Tamworth, the 'Country Music Capital of Australia' while Gunnedah, the 'Koala capital', rests at the western limit of our district.
The scenic diversity across the district matches the diversity in industry. On the coast, tourism is the major contributor to the economy; additional economic activity includes fishing, forestry and pastoral pursuits. The grazing lands of the slopes and plains produce beef cattle and sheep, known for the best fine wool. Further west, on the black soil plains where sheep, cattle and wheat once dominated, cotton is now a major crop. Across the district, mining and fossicking yield coal, gold, diatomite, opals and sapphires.
Our district’s Rotarians are friendly and outgoing Australians. 
Our involvement in Friendship Exchange began in 1983 and since we have hosted Rotarians from across the world. We look forward to welcoming many more.
District media: www.rotary9650.org.au  

District 7120 USA. In 1991 District 712 was renamed District 7120 which included 71 clubs in these eleven counties: Allegheny, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates, and the township of Pavilion in Genesee County. Currently (July 2014), there are 69 Clubs in District 7120.

Team is Di (Team Leader) & PDG Ken Hall, PDG Jane Bradford, Jonathan & Nada Hartley, Liz Gill, Ashleigh Hickman, Jane Falkenmire, Robyn Paull, Max & Jenny Post

District 1180 North Wales, Merseyside, The Wirral and parts of Cheshire, Shropshire and Lancashire and embraces a variety of communities ranging from the pastoral peacefulness and tranquillity of rural areas to the hustle and bustle and vibrancy of the City of Liverpool. Indeed there are a total of four cities within the District, the others being Chester, Bangor, and the newly-designated St Asaph - each of which has at least one Rotary club presence. In addition there is also The Royal Town of Caernarfon. 
Liverpool was one of the first clubs outside USA to be chartered, in 2013 they celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the granting of its Charter on 1st August 1913. It has since merged with another club in Liverpool which was chartered in 2009 as Liverpool City and the two are now collectively styled City of Liverpool.
Whilst not unique, the District can lay claim to being one of the few represented in two countries, and uses two languages, Welsh and English. It is claimed by the inhabitants of Liverpool that there is also a third language – Scouse!!
Rotarians in the District actively embrace and exemplify the two main themes of Rotary International, namely “Service above Self” and “We’re for Communities”, and are active in their local communities and in overseas projects, providing support, assistance, advice, and guidance to the clubs and communities both in actively practical and financial terms. Many of these various projects are featured elsewhere in this website whilst others are undertaken without fuss or publicity by the individual clubs.

Team is Louis (Team Leader) & Noeleen Hayward, John & Lyn Channon, Kath & Alan Naylor, Ken & Dahlis Thompson, Linda Tighe

India D 3040 - Covers part of states of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. The district has 79 Rotary clubs and approximately 1850 Rotarians and covers a large and diverse geographical areaTwo of many international airports, Mumbai and New Delhi, are about 600 kilometers from Bhopal/Indore. Both the international airports are well connected by air to Indore/Bhopal. The main cities in the district 3040 are:-
Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh combines scenic beauty, history and modern urban planning. It is situated on the site of an 11th century city, Bhojapal. Bhopal today presents a multi-faceted profile; the old city with its teeming market places and fine old mosques and palaces still bear the aristocratic imprint of its former rulers; equally impressive is the new city with its verdant, exquisitely laid out parks and gardens, broad avenues and streamlined modern edifice.
Sanchi near Bhopal is known for its Buddhist Stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from the 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. It has been included by the UNESCO as one of the heritage sites of the world.
Indore is the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh. Planned and built by “Rani Ahilyabai”, the brave Holkar queen, it is a bustling and vibrant city. This largest city of MP is an important educational & industrial center of India. Travel to Indore city will present a blissful blend of the past and the future. Indore is known for its architectural splendor. Apart from being a historical city, Indore is also the commercial capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is famous for its food, festivals and handicrafts.
Ujjain is an ancient & holy city. It has even been mentioned in 6th Century B.C. Buddhist literature. The world famous observatory constructed in 1719 is situated here. Modern Ujjain is situated on the banks of the river Shipra.
Omkareshwar, the sacred island, has drawn to it hundreds of generations of pilgrims at the confluence of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri. And here, the works of Nature complement those of man to provide a setting awe-inspiring in its magnificence.
Maheshwar was a glorious city at the dawn of Indian civilization. This temple town on the banks of the river Narmada finds mention in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Today, Maheshwar is also known for its distinctive hand-woven fabric called Maheshwari.
Mandu, perched along the Vindhya ranges at an altitude of 2,000 feet is a very old city. It was known as the 'city of joy’ in the past. Its rulers built exquisite palaces, ornamental canals, baths and pavilions, as graceful and refined as those times of peace and plenty. Each of Mandu's structures is an architectural gem; some are outstanding and which provided inspiration to the master builders of the Taj Mahal centuries later.
There are some places nearby which are not parts of district 3040 but are easily approachable. Khajuraho- The temple architecture of the world famous Khajuraho complex is unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the kings of Central India, 85 temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one site, near the village of Khajuraho Kanha game sanctuary-Kanha's Sal and bamboo forests, rolling grasslands and meandering streams stretch over 940 sq km in dramatic natural splendor, which form the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve. It offers the best possibility to see tigers in the wild. The park is the only habitat of the rare swamp deer (Cervus Duvaceli Branderi). Panchmarhi-Hill station, Udaipur-City of lakes, Ranthambore- Tiger sanctuary, Chittorgarh- City of forts.

Sweden D2340 is situated just above the big lakes Vänern and Vättern. The district is full of life with magical forests and forest lakes. The landscape provides many opportunities for tourist activities. District 2340 consists of three regions, each with a small capital: Västerås, Örebro, and Karlstad.  Above Gotenburg and does NOT include Gotenburg. District shares a border with Norway