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Raisa's Farewell - 12 December 2011
Farewell to Raisa Barbosa, our Rotary Exchange student from Brazil.
Past Presidents Deon Delport & Preggy Naidoo Pinky & Sayuri Naidoo
Raisa Barbosa & Sally Delport Pinky Nadioo & Francesco Petruccione
ur New Youth Exchange Student
Our new Rotary Youth Exchange Raisa Barbosa from Brazil, with President Wally Pelser's daughter, Madison, at the recent Midmar Mile
The Rotary Club of Durban Umhlatuzana is pleased to announce our involvement in the Youth Exchange programme. Raisa Barbosa is from Sao Paulo in Brazil and will be with us for the whole of 2011. This is the Club's first time back in the programme in over 3 years.
Exchange 5 February 2008
On the evening of 5 February 2008 ambassadorial student Valerie Adams arrived at Durban International Airport from the US. The photos show our reception committee before and after her arrival. The Lady stems from another Durban Rotary Club.
A group of local Rotarians after a day of hard work Valerie Adams (centre). Behind Valerie is a second ambassadorial student from the US who arrived a week earlier in Durban
2006 Mona Reichard

Mona Reichard is 16 years old and currently in Grade 11 at Maris Stella Girls' High School.  Mona arrived in Durban on Wednesday 26 July 2006 for her exchange year in South AFrica.  She is being hosted by Wally and Tammy Pelser for the first three months of her stay. 

Mona is a very sporty young lady and her passion lies in tennis.  She is currently the club champion in her club in Germany.  She is now playing for the U16 team at school here in South Africa.  Other interests include windsurfing, cycling, reading and learning new things.

Mona has a twin sister (Jenny) who is currently also an exchange student for 1 year in Australia. She also has an older brother (Nick) who is 17 yrs old and he has just returned from a exchange year in Brazil.  Mona's family has hosted a few exchange students in the past 2 yrs.  Mona's father is a Pharmacist and runs his own Pharmacy in the Town they live in and her mom used to be a nurse but now helps with her father.

2005 Sayuri Naidoo  

The Rotary Club of Durban Umhlatuzana have sponsored another Long Term Exchange student for the period 2005.

Sayuri Naidoo is 18 years old, matriculated in 2004 at Westville Girls High School. In January 2005 Sayuri left Durban, South Africa for her exchange year in Germany. She is being hosted by the Romb family, who have 2 children, one of which was an exchange student in South Africa who has just returned home in July.

The Rombs run a travel agency and Sayuri's host dad, Rudi, is a Rotarian. While in Germany, she is hosted by the Rotary Club of WeiBenburg (Weissenburg) D1950. This club consists of approximately 45 Rotarians, all males (no females allowed!). The president of the club for the year running 2004/2005 is Mr H Lechner.(He is a history teacher and teaches at her school, Von Siemens Gymnasium). The club meets every Tuesday evening. Sayuri lives in the city of WeiBenburg in the province of Bayern. It has a population of 19000 people.

2004 Manuel Puente

In 2004 our inbound Youth Exchange Student was from Argentina. Manuel Puente participated in this year's District Conference which took place at the ICC, Durban on Friday 30 April and Saturday 1 May 2004. Manuel took part in the Flag Ceremony by carrying his country's flag into the Conference. Our Rotary Club held a wine-tasting event to raise funds for Manuel to attend the Youth Exchange tour of Mpumalanga and the Kruger National Park.

In 2003 our Club played host to Birte Paulsen who was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Koln am Rhein, in Germany, District 1810. Birte paid our club a visit in July 2004 and we were delighted to see her again. Past President Deon Delport held a braai at his home in honour of Birte.

In 2002 our club played host to Kaj Heikkila from the town of Eurajoki in Finland, District 1410. President of the Rotary Club of Eurajoki at the time was Hannu Kivikkola.

Our 2004 inbound exchange student, Manuel Puente (far left) and fellow exchange students at the 2004 District Conference
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