Date(s) - Wednesday, October 31, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa
Rotary Friendship Exchange Chair – District 5130
GREG C FREITAS
ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE CHAIR DISTRICT 5130
Petaluma Sunrise Rotary
Greg Freitas has been a Rotarian since 1980 and has served in many roles at both the Club and District
Level including being a Past President of his club, A founding director of RYLA, District Secretary, Assistant Governor and multiple year District Awards Chair. Greg is a Major Donor with the Rotary International Foundation
Greg has served as the District Rotary Friendship Exchange program Chair (RFE) and often as the Team Leader since its start in 2014. Our first RFE exchange was with Rotary district 3060 in Gujarat India.
A Rotary Friendship Exchange is an international exchanges program between two Districts for Rotarians and Rotary couples. Teams of 8 to 12 people have gone to visit each other’s districts,
staying in the homes of Rotarians for several days at a time and traveling around to visit
local Rotarians and their clubs. Local clubs help plan the visitation Itineraries for each visiting team.
Our district has now done exchanges with India District 3060, New Zealand District 9930, and French District 1700. A French team is coming to visit us next Spring and Host clubs are being requested to participate throughout our district and plan for their visit.
Greg will offer a slide show of our recent RFE visit(s), explain this exciting program and take questions on the opportunities this exchange program offers to local Rotarians.