Highland Park Rotary Club welcomed the TABU students and Rotarians at their weekly Luncheon.
Th students pictured from left Paul Chambers, Kathryn Polin, Tori Watson, Leandra McGivern, Stuart Dunlop and Demi Cox spoke about themselves and their experiences so far.
The 2110 TABU exchange visit to Highland Park Chicago departed on 31st March 2010.
Six sixth form students Paul Chambers (RBAI), Demi Cox (Regent House), Stuart Dunlop (Grosvenor Grammar), Leancha McGivern (St Dominics), Kathryn Polin (Our Lady & St Patricks), Tori Watson (Victoria College) and three Rotarians Doris Houston, PP Maurice Brooks and PP Brian Byers will spend 10 days on a programme arranged by the Rotary Club of Highland Park.
The students will be hosted in family houses and the extensive programme includes visits to schools, Courts, Police Departments, a naval centre, a hospital together with a social programme.
Former Ambassadorial Scholar, Donna Swanson, bade thanks and farewell to the Club on Monday 29th March 2010 before her return to the USA, pictured with (right) current Scholar Boran Zic and a Rotaractor.
President Arthur with Speaker Kelly Wilson, MD Cawoods Coal who, on Monday 29th March 2010, regaled us with a most interesting potted history of the Kelly Family and the Kelly Boats including their wartime service.
New member Chris Lynch was inducted into the Club on Monday 29th March 2010. His sponsor ws PP Trevor Hinds
Honorary Member US Consul Kevin Poland visited the Club Monday 22nd March 2010. He is speaking here with President Arthur and Rotarian Doris Houston.
Irwyn McKibben, Chairperson Heartbeat NI receiving a £1000 cheque from the Club's Charity Bag Fund from President Arthur.
Heartbeat NI is a Parent Support Group for families of children who have heart disease and they are trying to raise £1million for an MRI Scanner for the Sick Children’s Hospital at the Royal Hospital
2 of the 3 Regional Youth Leadership Competition Finalists selected to represent Rotary at the Euroscola sitting in Strasbourg on the 12 February 2010 received their Finalists Certificates on Monday 22nd March, pictured here with President Arthur and PP Trevor Hinds.
Charlotte Higgins and John Devlin spoke to the Club and reported on their selection and experiences in Strasburg.
A fuller report will follow and the report on the selection of the Finalists can be seen here.