Rotary Youth Exchange students visit Lake Conroe club

ByLavinia E. Smith

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Former Rotary Youth Trade (RYE) Coordinator Doris Lockey returned to one particular of her favorite subjects for a new Rotary Club of Lake Conroe assembly — introducing current RYE learners to her club.

“We experienced a unique software this 7 days for our latest Rotary Youth Exchange College students,” Doris claimed. “We had our Shorter-Phrase Trade College student, Aubrey McGilvray and her paired host sister Yoko Saillard and our Extended Time period (University Calendar year) scholar Zachary Smith at our assembly. Aubrey’s Mom, Debbi Madvig also attended our meeting. Aubrey’s grandfather, RCLC Rotarian Joe Bechelli was far more than happy of his granddaughter.”

Doris continues with her recap, telling us “Aubrey is a college student at Magnolia Superior University and just returned from her three months in France with her host sister Yoko. Yoko is from Normandy France. The ladies shared their ordeals jointly in Normandy and Paris and programs for Yoko’s a few months in Usa. They shared a limited video clip of their exchange. Yoko just arrived in Texas on Saturday.


Zachary (Zach) Smith is a scholar at Lake Creek Significant College. He leaves Aug. 12 for his school yr trade in Taiwan. Zach has been occupied mastering Mandarin and planning for his year overseas. Zach dedicated to trying to keep us up on his trade and sharing his encounter when he returns subsequent summer. His parents, Scott and Leigh Ann Smith also attended our assembly.”

Doris worked hours and several hours just about every week for RYE for decades and only stepped down when Rotary International called on her to operate on the Council of Laws. But we usually knew her heart was nevertheless with RYE.

“RCLC generally enjoys listening to from the RYE students” she reported. “ We know these young ambassadors of goodwill do market much better knowledge among persons of distinctive cultures…It was a single of the most enjoyable plans I have offered!”



The RYE application was halted owing to COVID-19 for the very last two a long time. In fact, going to pupils who had been in the midst of their 12 months in 2020 had to return property early, which was these a agonizing determination for the RYE Committee. That circumstance ought to certainly make this year’s return to normalcy all the additional special. A very particular spherical of applause for all the RYE pupils.

At that similar club conference, Doris was honored as the club’s Rotarian of The Thirty day period for her leadership for the duration of the prior yr. This was a well deserved honor, and we’re certain it extra still one more wonderful memory to the conference. Congratulations Doris!

Polio Update – We’ve nervous for a long time that polio, long absent from our place, was just a airplane ride absent from The Usa in our globetrotting earth. And now it has took place. The 1st circumstance in the Usa because 1970 has been confirmed. The client is in New York Condition, and has been stricken with Kind 2 VDPV. Translation — an unvaccinated individual arrived into get hold of with a human being who was vaccinated with the reside Polio Virus Vaccine. This type of vaccine is not presented in our state, but it is employed in other parts of the globe. A aircraft ride and the right established of situations and Polio elevated its unpleasant head all over again. This has been a sad but important reminder that the perform of Rotary to eradicate Polio continues to be important and urgent. We should not expand tired we ought to not forget.

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