The Rotary Friendship Exchange from District 7810 arrived to a very warm welcome in Brazil at Vitoria airport.  Group leader Pam HARRISON (Sackville Club) Roger & Jeanne, (Dieppe), Ron (Bathurst), Rodney & Brenda (Hampton) and Joe and Suzette (Dieppe). They will enjoy  two weeks of adventure while visiting Five (5) Rotary clubs , hosted by several Rotarians.
Brazilian food, music, and many cultural experiences will make this a beautiful Rotary memory.  The Brazilian Rotarians will return to Canada in September and be part of the District Conference in Fredericton .

 
More wonderful pictures and stories to look forward to over the next two weeks.
 
From the bridge we took a picture of a church built in 1585

 

From the church we took a picture of the longest bridge in Brazil.

 

Inside the church was historic in design and had been restored in 1980

 

June 12th we attended our first Rotary meeting. The place was packed (50) and they told us about their projects.

 

We received four banners - you can see they have a Rotaract, Interact, adult club and then they have Rotarykids club.  So 1/2 the group was under 25 and all very keen. The meeting started at 8:00 and it was almost 11:00 when we got home.

 

In this picture the Rotary Kids are working with Macdonalds to raise money for kids with cancer.

 

I think they may have had a special meal planned - three kinds of soup, sweets and drinks. No one pays the members bring the food, the city offers the space free and in return the Rotary Club offers services to the city.

Our two guides are very keen young Rotarians both related to the DG. One is employed by the DG and the other is his son. So they drive us and arrange the travel details. Enjoy

 

Group Photo

 

Our first tour day was in the city of Vitoria and we were joined by their two exchange students from Mexico and Germany. On this day we visit several historic sites and enjoyed 27 degrees of sunshine.

 

Did you know brazil is a major chocolate producer? We did a factory tour and celebrated the home of KitKat bars. Great Rotary fun eating all the chocolate you can eat and the many comments that go with sweet eating.

 

This was the largest club we visited and completed a banner exchange. Their largest project is supporting a drug rehabilitation program. Their success over the last 10 years is 396 men between the ages of 18 & 59 have found a better way of living.