Roseville Rotary
Club News for Monday, August 15, 2016
Roseville Rotarians gathered for our regular Monday meeting and were greeted by a friendly handshake by Ed Studniski.   President, Brad Kirscher called the meeting to order.  Ed lead the pledge,  Melanie Mogg was our Invocation leader, reminding us of our great opportunities to see and understand  the world.    Visitors and guests were introduced by Luke Ferden.
October 21-30 – Fast for Hope Delegation Trip to Nicaragua - Contact Bev Driscoll, Stillwater Rotary Club, for more informaiton.
September 14 – Little Brothers Picnic – time is from 3:00-7:00 - Contact Jason Raether to volunteer.
Jeff Norton introduced our speakers today, Erika, Alexa and Debby with Ted Johnson (Uncle Ted), they are the group that went to schools in Sri Lanka.  They gave us a great recap of their REEP exchange experiences  in Sri Lanka from June 16  July 3, 2016.  It was by all measures a trip of a lifetime which allowed the group to really experience the country and to learn what it is like to be in a different culture then the one you are used to.   Each member talked about their experiences in 3 main areas visiting schools and seeing the sights.  The 3 areas where they worked in and visited schools were in Colombo, Galle, and Nuuara Eliya in Sri Lanka.
 The host families were more than generous with their time and talents in sharing many great experiences with the group.  As each teacher took teacher took turns talking about their individual experiences of the trip and what they found interesting, useful and inspiring it really made me proud of our club to put together this ambitious program and how successfully it turned out for both the Sri Lankan teachers and the Roseville ones.  This program really gave back to our educational community and broadened it.  I hope the group will give this talk many times as it is really inspiring and shows how important it is to get to know other cultures and to put yourself in their shoes.
Kudos to you Ted and to your committee that arranged this wonderful and valuable exchange experience.  Of course thank you teachers for agreeing to go on this adventure.  Thanks also to our Roseville Rotary that is always interested in supporting new projects.