Changeovers - not just Presidents, RYE Students as well.
Over the last couple of weeks we have seen, as with Clubs changing their President, the Rotary Youth Exchange changing their Inbound International students.  
We have said farewell to our 6 outstanding young ladies that have been in NZ for 12 months. They leave behind lifetime friends and families but take with them lasting memories and positive character changes. There have been lots of hugs, tears, swapping badges and very sad farewells at airports.   It is amazing how different these young people are now from when they first arrived in NZ 12 months ago - it is but a moment in their lives that will have a long lasting impact and certainly give them a new outlook on life. 
And as we say farewell we welcome our 9 new young people who start their 12 month cultural experience in New Zealand.  I am pleased to introduce to you:
  • Theresa from Austria hosted by South Wairarapa
Elysa from France hosted by Milson in Palmerston North
  • Bianca from Italy hosted by Kaukau in Wellington
Johnny from Taiwan hosted by Takaro Club in Palmerston North
  • Hedda from Sweden hosted by Makino in Feilding
Steve from Switzerland hosted by Whanganui 
and (no photo's yet sorry)
Davide from Italy hosted by Masterton South
  • Camilla from Italy hosted by Ngamotu in New Plymouth
  • Olivia from Canada hosted by Tawa