Posted on Aug 13, 2018
Rotary Exchange Student Visit

Considering summer vacations, Sussex Rotary had a great turn out to welcome Silvana, including our most recent Student Exchange students.

Pictured here (L-R front row) Secretary Rhoda Wilson, Exchange Students Kegan Wallace, Lauren Lockhart, Lily Alexander- Interact, Julie Decloitres from Templeuve en Pévèle, France, Shelby Dunfield- Interact, Emerson and his Mom, President-Elect Tina Monahan, District Governor Silvana Bosca. (L-R back row) Vice President Angie Cummings, Treasurer Jason Thorne, Past President Bob Tremblett, Past President Robert Kimball, Julie Matthews, Craig Long, Bob Black, Mary McNair, MLA Bruce Northrup, Honorary Member JC Robert Lockhart.

Rotary Minute with Exchange Students
For the Rotary Minute, the Exchange Students Julie Decloitres, Lauren Lockhart, and Kegan Wallace addressed the Club. They said a few words about their recent exchanges- Julie visiting Lauren from France, Lauren to Templeuve en Pévèle, France, and Kegan visiting Lorenzo Lazzinni, in Carrara, Italy (Tuscany Region).
Rotary Minute

A Facebook dialogue ensued about the exchange.

"Rotary Club of Sussex meeting with a great group of friends and our District Governor, Sylvana Bosca. We also have Lauren Lockhart, with her exchange student, Julie (Decloitres) from France! Kegan (Wallace) has just returned from Italy and gave us a little insight into his recent exchange:) Welcome everyone!”

Rotary Student Exchange
Rotarian and MP Alaina Lockhart dropped in to say hello and to thank Rotary for the great opportunity her daughter Lauren experienced on her recent Student Exchange visit to France.

Pictured here are (L-R) MLA Bruce Northrup, MP Alaina Lockhart, District Governor Silvana Bosco, visiting Exchange student Julie Decloitres from Templeuve en Pévèle, France, and Lauren Lockhart.
Rotary Student Exchange
At a later luncheon meeting on September 17, 2018 (pictured here are Rotarian Lisa Brown, Lauren and Kegan), Rotarian Tina Monahan would introduce Lauren and Kegan, both Grade 10 students at Sussex Regional High School and members of the Interact Club as they delivered a presentation on their summer student exchange trips.
  • Lauren went to France and stayed with Julie Descloitres’ family in Templeuve en Pévèle, France. She highlighted the places she visited, including Vimy Ridge and expressed how exciting it was to be in France when France won the World Cup. Lauren stated it was an experience that she would never forget.
  • Kegan Wallace went to Carrara, Italy, where he stayed with Lorenzo Lazzinni’s family. His first city to visit was Florence, which is rich with culture, architecture and art. Kegan highlighted many firsts for himself while in Italy and stated it was an experience he would love to repeat.

Tina thanked them both for their informative sessions and enthusiasm.