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What is it?

A friendship exchange trip is an opportunity for Rotarians to become familiar with another district in the world. We aim to become familiar with the culture, customs, and participate in a Rotary project and/or community service event while abroad. Also, we aim to have fun all the while and even experience key tourist destinations on the trip!


In general, 14-20 people would be an optimal number. Spouses or guests are welcome but this number is total people, not just the number of Rotarians.  Much of this depends on the what the exchanging Clubs/Districts can accommodate.
Who long are Exchanges?
Generally, 10-14 days, again depending on what Clubs/Districts can accommodate.

What’s the goal?

Very much in line with Rotary, it is to build goodwill and better friendships in the Rotary world and greater world as well. We expect long lasting friendships to emerge. PR from our District engaging on this trip is essential. The basis for an ongoing program year after year is desired also.

Chicago-Southeast Sponsors Trip to Nigeria

The Rotary Club of Chicago-Southeast invites all Rotarians in District 6450 to participate in a Rotary Friendship Exchange to Rotary International Districts 9141 & 9142 in Nigeria. This is a "Return Exchange" to the now-split District of 9140 (now 9141 & 9142), the same District that visited our area in June of 2017, just before the International Convention in Atlanta.  Then, 21 Rotarians from 20 Clubs in Nigeria, led by team leader District Governor-Elect Adeyemi Oladokun (District 9141).  Adeyemi has invited Rotary members and spouses/guests to return the visit during his District Governor Year in November of 2018.

For information and application: 
Nigeria Exchange Information
Nigeria Exchange Application, Deadline is July 31, 2018