Barnstaple Rotarians invited to join European partnership
BARNSTAPLE Link Rotary Club has been invited to join an elite group of six European clubs to foster international relationships. A three-man delegation from Frankfurt gave a presentation at the club s meeting in the Barnstaple Hotel. Other clubs involve
BARNSTAPLE Link Rotary Club has been invited to join an elite group of six European clubs to foster international relationships.
A three-man delegation from Frankfurt gave a presentation at the club's meeting in the Barnstaple Hotel.
Other clubs involved come from St Petersburg, Russia; Brussels, Belgium; Sofia, Bulgaria; and Koblenz, Germany.
Barnstaple Link president Martin Chamberlain said: "These are major clubs in large cities and we are just one of two clubs in a small market town.
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"But seemingly our reputation has gone before us and they are adamant that they want us to be part of a partnership to help take Rotary to a new level."
The clubs would meet for one weekend a year, with each club taking a turn to be the host.
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"It is a fantastic opportunity to widen our horizons and flood North Devon with people from other countries to show just what an incredible area of England we live in," Martin said.
Barnstaple Link member Ueil Zellweger, a member of the club's international committee, is to head a delegation to Koblenz to finalise the details.