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Briarcliff Rotary Plans "Friendship Exchange" with Israel

The Rotary Club of Briarcliff Manor plans to send a team of upto five Rotarians and an adult companion each, i.e., a total of 10 persons, to Israel.

In furtherance of international understanding and peace, the Rotary Club of Briarcliff Manor is planning to have a Friendship Exchange Program with Rotary Clubs in Israel.  

The Friendship Exchange Program is a unique, unparalleled program created by Rotary International, and meant to promote cultural understanding by exchanging Friendship Exchange Teams between Rotary Clubs in different parts of the world. Instead of visiting a foreign country/city as typical tourists, Team members stay with local Rotarians. The local Rotarians show the guests whatever is worth seeing in their area, while also hosting the visiting Rotarians and sharing their home and their family life. This is far more meaningful and fulfilling in terms of cultural and international understanding, and leads to long-term relationships.  What a breathtaking difference from the usual made-for-tourist filter through which we usually get to see places!

The Rotary Club of Briarcliff Manor plans to send a team of upto five Rotarians and an adult companion each, i.e., a total of 10 persons, to Israel.  Participating Rotarians will bear their own airfare, and local lodging, boarding and transportation in Israel will be provided for by the local Rotarians there. Team members may choose to spend more time in Israel at their own expense. Team members are expected to host, or arrange for hosting, a Rotarian guest couple from Israel when the reciprocal Friendship Exchange Team from Israel visits Briarcliff Manor.

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Kim Izzarelli September 04, 2012 at 12:49 AM
This is great news. Hats off to Kris Chittur for getting this exchange started.

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