The Rotary Club of Mendip say goodbye to American guests
THE Rotary Club of Mendip said farewell to their American guests last night, at their monthly meeting.
The club had played host to the group for a few days, taking over from Yeovil and Frome, who had also been host during the exchange trip.
Friendship Exchanges take place between Rotary districts in different parts of the world annually.
In 2012-13, the Mendip district has visited and recieved Rotarians from India and the Texas/New Mexico states of the USA.
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Next year there will be exchanges to Malaysia and Canada.
The exchanges usually last between nine and 14 days and see visiting Rotarians home hosted by their counterparts in the host country.
John Brunett, a Rotarian from Santa Fe in New Mexico, summed up his feelings as "an outstanding trip with tremendous opportunities to learn about the hosts culture and build lasting friendship's".
Laura Smart, from the Rotary Club of Rio Grande in Las Cruces, Texas, said: "We really enjoyed the friendship and hospitality and the wonderful visits to the Grand Pier with great go carts.
"Also, we enjoyed tasting Thatchers cider and those wonderful caves in Cheddar."
Eight Rotarians made the Trip and have made a lasting impression.
President Mike Gelder said in his summary: "It was a pleasure hosting you all.
"Your humour your energy and sense of fun made for a very enjoyable experience for all."