Ex­changee shares Span­ish life

Chinchilla News - - LIFE | OUR COLUMNISTS -

HELLO ev­ery­one, I hope you all en­joyed Easter and found it to be a re­lax­ing time.

At last week’s meet­ing, we were happy to catch up with Ro­tary youth ex­change stu­dent El­lie Richards.

El­lie ad­dressed our meet­ing and told us about the 11 months she spent in Cat­alo­nia Vi­lafranca del Penedes, a small town about 20 min­utes out of Barcelona.

El­lie men­tioned she met some won­der­ful peo­ple in­clud­ing a new good friend, Maya, an Amer­i­can ex­change stu­dent at the same school El­lie at­tended named Eugenia Dors.

El­lie said her time in Spain was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, es­pe­cially a tour around Europe, dur­ing which they vis­ited 11 coun­tries in 18 days.

It was a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence for you, El­lie and thank you for shar­ing your me­mories of your time there.

El­lie has re­turned to Chin­chilla now and is back at Chin­chilla State High School where she is a mem­ber of the In­ter­act Club.

Did you know the month of April’s fo­cus on the Ro­tary cal­en­dar is ma­ter­nal and child health.

We have sev­eral projects world­wide which fo­cus on this which in­clude RAWCS (Ro­tary Aus­tralia World Com­mu­nity Ser­vice) in which Ro­tar­i­ans make a dif­fer­ence through their work with third world coun­tries.

Another project as part of our fo­cus is to sup­port the Eastern High­lands in Pa­pua New Guinea through the re­fur­bish­ment and ren­o­va­tion of re­pro­duc­tive health cen­tres.

We hope your com­ing week is full of won­der­ful things. Un­til then, please take care.


Bill told his mate “I’ve re­ally had it with my dog. He’ll chase any­one on a bi­cy­cle”.

“What are you go­ing to do with him? Leave him at the dog’s home or give him away,” the mate asked.

“No,” Bill said. “Noth­ing that dras­tic. I think I’ll just con­fis­cate his bike.”

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