Hello again from Sweden!

The District 7430 Rotary Friendship Exchange Team is on the last full day of our trip in the town of Vetlanda. Since last week’s letter, we visited the Tibro-Karlsborg area and the town of Eskjö where our activities included visiting a fortress, several manufacturing facilities (for furniture, plastic mobile device mounts, and aluminum products), the birthplace of Astrid Lindgren (famous author the Pippi Longstocking children’s book series) and participating in traditional Swedish folk dancing. 

All of our Rotarian hosts have been very warm and welcoming. We continue to make new friends and learn more about Swedish culture every day. For those of you considering participation in future exchanges, I highly recommend it!

After a few days in Stockholm following the RFE, Donna and I are heading home on Sunday September 10 - just in time for me to be back for the club’s Annual Golf Tournament at Brookside on Monday September 11. I know the Golf Committee has been working overtime selling sponsorships and Masters raffle tickets. But, it will require everyone’s best effort for the tournament to be a financial success.  Please help the committee by recommending potential sponsors, donating or obtaining merchandise for the silent auction and purchasing Masters raffle tickets.  

See you on September 11!

Yours in Rotary,