Friendship Exchange
 

ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE

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Group Friendship Exchange"  - What it means for a member of District 7090?
 
This is your Chance for the Insider’s Tour.

Here’s the deal.  You and a group of Rotarians from District 7090 will host a Group from another District whom you will spoil rotten.  Then our group travels to visit them and they get even.

In the course of this, you will make great friends, lasting a lifetime, both here and there.  You will show off the best our international district has to offer and in turn get the (aforementioned) insider’s tour.
 
The exchange groups are typically 10 – 12 people.  Participants will be either single Rotarians or a Rotarian with their spouse/partner.  This will be an ‘on the go’ vacation so be prepared for 14 days filled with adventure, friendship and new experiences.   
 
We anticipate that there will be more Rotarians interested than we have spaces available.  Preference will be given to:
  1. Those who are willing to host and who can enlist the support of fellow Rotarians to help billet the visitors during a 3-4 day’s stay in your community.
  2. We are interested in having participants from across the District so that our visitors can learn about a spectrum of life in various parts of our area.
  3. Persons who have hosted previously but have not gone on exchange.
  4. Persons with a proven commitment to Rotary service.
The cost is self-paid by the participants.  Your main expense will be airfare plus any admissions, Rotary meetings, bus transport or restaurant meals in the destination District.  You pay the cost of billeting and car transport for your guests during their stay in your area.
 
What’s not to love?  
 
More details on the Friendship Exchange Programme can be found at: Friendship Exchange Description 
 
Not lucky enough to live here?  Here's why you should get an insider tour of 7090 for your District RFE.
  • 7090 is an international District centered on the world's most famous address, Niagara Falls.
  • The splendor of the Falls is just the start.
  • World Class theatre, wines and food in Niagara-on-the-Lake's historical setting.
  • Architectural treasures from the colonial era to Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • The St. Lawrence Seaway and cycling paths along the Canals.
  • Golf, Curling, Biking; hiking on the Bruce Trail
  • The Historic Chautauqua Institution
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Warplane Museum
  • Hiking the Niagara Gouge 
  • A boat ride along the Erie Canal Thru the Locks
  • A walking tour of the locks of the restored original Erie Canal Flight of Five with a demonstration. 
  • A tour of the Erie Canal Discovery Center explaining the construction of the canal from Albany to Buffalo.
  • A tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin D, Martin House in Buffalo NY.
  • A guided tour of the Buffalo Historic District observing the turn of the century architecture.
  • Walking along the Eric Canal Basin and Naval Park of World War II Ships located in the outer harbor of Buffalo, NY.
  • Motoring among the orchards of apples, peaches, table and wine grapes, cherries and pears of Niagara County Agriculture.
  • A visit to Jamestown, New York settled by Swedish immigrants on picturesque Chautauqua Lake.
  • Visit the National Comedy Museum in Jamestown. NY.
  • A dinner theater performance at MarJim Manor Winery.
  • Touring Old Fort Niagara, a French and Indian War (1754-1763) restored fortress in Youngstown, NY.
All this and more explained through the eyes and experience of local Rotarians.
 

For more information and questions or to participate, contact:

John Crossingham, Co-chair or

David Greenfield, Co-chair