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1 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City WHO ARE OUR CLIENTS Woody Angst District 5010 Alaska and the Yukon Russian Far East and Siberia

2 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City The 0bject of Rotary 4. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

3 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City The Purpose for Youth Exchange To build bridges of good will and understanding ---- one hug at a time.

4 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Who does this bridge serve?

5 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Who are our clients ? Are they the students whom we enlist to serve with Rotary?

6 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Rotary recruits students Underage high school students Above average grades in school Respectful and thoughtful of others Have friends and involved with people Flexible and tolerant of difficult situations High degree of self confidence

7 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Particpate in events and activities Have a sense of community Initiate rerlationships Desire to learn more about the world community Seek to learn and understand Open minded (not judgemental)

8 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Parents lend their child to Rotary

9 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Rotary’s Selected Students May or may not come from Rotary families Have hormones flowing as they pass through puberty Still need (want) the dynamics of home Rely on mom’s love, nurture, support Depend on dad’s discipline, leadership Want independence from their parents

10 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Rotary’s Exchange Students Represent their countries and cultures Are expected to be young ambassadors Leave all they have and know behind Are “born” into a new country with a new language, a new culture, a new family, a new school, new friends, new food, new clothes, and new activities

11 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City They proudly represent their countries

12 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City And invite a club President to lunch

13 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City But students serve with Rotary Therefore, are the students really Rotary’s target clientele?

14 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Who are our clients ? Are they the dads, moms, Rotarians, and communities that support our students?

15 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City People associated with each student’s exchange Commit to treating the students as their own children Love and care for them Are there for them when it is easy and not Involve them in their lives and activities Give them insights into their country and culture

16 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Host Rotarians Become their guardians Welcome them into their clubs Take them into their businesses Introduce them into their communities Include them in service projects Guide them to become effective ambassadors

17 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Host families Open their homes and their hearts Accept them as their own children Involve them in their lives and family Love and care for them Provide nurture and discipline Support them as they grow up

18 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Someone gained a big sister

19 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Host schools Enroll them as full time students Provide an academic education Provide a cultural education Integrate them with their peers Teach them about the world community Help them become citizens of the world

20 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Dynamic and life changing results We gain a son or daughter They call us “Dad” and “Mom” We see ourselves and our country through their eyes They see themselves and their country through our eyes

21 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Thai students share their culture with a dinner for their hosts

22 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Both of us are enriched by a cross-cultural understanding of each other They are fibers that we weave into the fabric of our community They become the bridge between peoples of two countries and two cultures We are beneficiaries of the commerce – peace, good will, understanding – that will flow across that bridge

23 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Mexican student reads familiar story to children in Spanish

24 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Who are our clients ? Are they the students whom we nurture to grow up to be responsible adults in the world community and graduates of our program with an emphasis in ambassadorial studies? Are they the people of the world who are bound together by the bridges of good will and understanding that our students built?

25 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City An ambassador speaks. Which country is she representing?

26 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City May I suggest Both might be our clients. But, the students are the bridge builders; And, the people in two countries are the ultimate beneficiaries of each bridge that was built by a Rotary Exchange Student.

27 15 June 2007 Pre-Convention Youth Exchange Meetings -- Salt Lake City Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of the question


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