Rotary Youth Exchange is still going strong, in spite of the Global pandemic Covid-19. This was a quick snapshot of our Inbounds having one of their bi-weekly meetings with Inbound Coordinator Robyn Ingram (St John's President) using zoom. They are hosted by the Rotary clubs of Papakura, Pukekohe, New Market, Tuakau, Pakuranga, Drury and Waiheke Island. The students are keeping in contact with their families at home and being so far from loved ones at this time is difficult but all are determined to stay and see out their exchange. They are due to leave New Zealand early July. Time will tell if that is possible.
We have 4 Outbound students on exchange at present, with one student returning from Denmark last week. The rest are showing extreme resolve and are also determined to get through this time in their host countries Germany, Chile, Austria and France. The students began their exchanges in January so have not had a lot of time in their host countries before the lockdown's began. They are concentrating on learning their languages and getting to know their families and the culture of their new home countries. 
These young people are wonderful ambassador's for their countries and our programme. I could not be more proud. Keep them in your thoughts as they work through this pandemic without their loved ones close by. 
RYE D9920 Chair