Middleport Rotary Club needs host families within the Royalton Hartland Central School District for the 2015-2016 school year, for the International Youth Exchange program.

The Middleport Rotary Club has been participating in the Rotary International Youth Exchange since the 1960s.

This year’s exchange student is Nora from Germany. Last year it was Alex from Spain.

The club looks for three host families to house an exchange student for approximately three months each. Simultaneously, a Roy Hart student spends a year overseas.

The International Youth Exchange’s mission is to promote international understanding and peace.

Lifelong connections between students and hosts can be made. According to Rotarian Steve Giroux, a number of Middleport club members are traveling to Japan in April, to attend the wedding of a young man who was an exchange student in the Roy Hart district many years ago.

For more information about hosting an exchange student, email club president Alina Dinse-Patterson at Alinapatterson@hotmail.com, or call Margaret Droman at 735-9482 or Steve Giroux at 735-3261.

Information about the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program is available at the Roy Hart High School guidance office.

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