Short-term Rotary Youth Exchange

 
Our club sponsored Mary Majerus-Collins, 17, to travel to Quito, Ecuador, where she stayed with 16-year-old Laura Espinoza Jara and her family. After a month, the girls flew to the U.S., where they are with Mary's family in Connecticut. Laura returned to Quito at the end of August. While in Ecuador, Mary visited the Rotary Club of Laura's mom and on August 11, then teamed up as guest speakers for our club. After speaking to the club, the girls visited one of our club Giants, Bob Williamson, a 58-year member of the Bristol Rotary Club who remains as involved as possible given that his knees are hampering his mobility. Bob's wife Janet was also in on the fun.