Rotary Student Exchange Programs Promote International Understanding
By Bernie Otis

Although I have been a Rotarian for close to 63 years and have served seven clubs during that time I must confess that I have never had a more inspiring experience then that I receive each week since joining the Rotary Club of Woodland Hills.

Our February 15 member was no exception. Following a most exciting meeting opener by Tom Ludowitz, our Rotarian of the Day, whose review of the club’s long and interesting history, we were honored to have our District Student Exchange Chairman, Warren Bobrow (picture on the right in the above photo with a District foreign exchange student), bring us up to date on the various Rotary Exchange Programs.
Warren told us of the wonderful experiences that young people from all over the world, including the United States, have enjoyed as they stay in the homes of Rotarians in other countries. In doing this they get to know other cultures and enjoy life changing experiences.
We must wear a badge of deep satisfaction on our hearts knowing how our active participation in this valuable program contributes to the success of young people who have learned about developing international relationships.