Here is the Group Study Exchange Team from Lima Peru...back in May of 2008. Pictured L-R: Rotarian Jim Price in the Bellevue Noon club, Olimpia, Cybil, Carlos, Team Leader & Rotarian Antonella, and Dolly. We were in Safeco Field, Seattle, watching the Mariners play Baseball. Redmond Rousers Rotarian, Kelly Kyle, took the photo and accompanied them to the game. This picture was taken the first day they landed here in Seattle. It was the only day we could get them into a game all together.
The GSE team loved Seattle and we grew to love them during the 4 weeks they were here. The stayed with other Rotarian Families and went on professional days to explore their vocations and how people do things differently here vs. there. The team was able to go on some group dates together. They went to the Boeing Tour in Everett, Microsoft, Nintendo, Emerald Downs, Starbucks, Amazon, NW Harvest and much more.
They road on the Wa. St. Ferries, and went to Mt. Rainier, among many other great places together. They made memories and took thousands of photos. Memories of great times and new friends. As a side note now, two and a half years later, I am still in constant contact with them. Cybil got married 6 months ago and is still teaching. Dr. Carlos just got married a few weeks ago and is now a Rotarian in his local town. The Dentist, Olimpia is now a Rotarian in her town, and Dolly is still teaching kids in elementary school...planning on becoming a Rotarian soon too. The 5030 District Rotarians are pleased to be a part of the lives of these great people half a world away. "Service Above Self" is always a worthy goal to be proud of.