Rotary Youth Exchange Orientation- August 18th- August 20th, 2017

The RYE Orientation is in *desperate* need of host families for the students.There will be 25 students and at this point we have only secured housing for one group of boys and one group of girls. All of the students are hosted by one of the clubs in Rotary District 6220. The students come from France, Italy, Chile, Brazil, India, Denmark, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Japan, Germany, Finland, Ecuador, Indonesia, Czech Republic, Paraguay, Austria, and Mexico.

The Marquette West Rotary works with RYEThe students are broken down into groups of 3 or 4 grouped by gender (this gives them optimum time to interact with each other and build friendships). The students can sleep on floors, most of them bring sleeping bags, or share a bedroom. Anything the host family can provide will be adequate.

The host family members (anyone over 18) must have a background check— which turns some people off,  it is not hard, and Roger Bentlage of the Marquette Breakfast Club handles this. The host family obligation for the weekend would be:

Friday, August 18th, Pick the group of students (3 or 4) up at 6:30 p.m. at Lakeview Arena and provide dinner.

Saturday, August 19th, provide breakfast and then bring the students to Lakeview Arena at 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, August 19th, pick students up at Lakenenland on M28 in Chocolay Township at 8:00 p.m. Students will have eaten dinner.

Sunday, August 20th, Deliver students to Lakeview Arena at 10:00 a.m. It is imperative they arrive on time. Provide breakfast before they leave in the morning. You will not see the students after they are dropped off. They will be leaving Marquette at noon.

Host families are needed for 2 groups of 3 boys, 1 group of 3 girls and 2 groups of 4 girls.

If people have questions, Pam would be happy to answer them. Pam’s telephone numbers are:

Work: Superiorland Library Cooperative (906) 228-7697 ext 110

Cell: (906) 869-4617

We hope some of our members will be willing to host students. It is a great way to learn about other countries and spend some time with students who are excited about living in the U.S.