Greetings from Sweden!

The District 7430 Rotary Friendship Exchange Team arrived Saturday in Mariestad - the first of four towns we will visit during this Exchange. In this area, we visited the oldest church in Sweden, lunched in the former residence of the governor of Götaland, cycled 12 miles alongside the Göta Canal and were treated to an authentic end-of-summer Swedish smorgasbord. All of that (and more) on just the first three days of the Exchange!

Our hosts have been amazing and we have already made many new friends. It is a privilege to visit interesting sites and learn about the Swedish culture through the graciousness of like minded Rotarians.  I look forward to returning the favor when the Swedish team visits our District next Spring.

See you in a couple of weeks!

Yours in Rotary,