Members of Riga Ridzene Rotary Club and Ogre Rotary club visited Pudahuel Rotary club (Santiago- Chile) November 25 to December 8, 2016. The visit was organized in the framework of “Club to club” exchange following the invitation of Rotarians from Chile.
Latvia Rotarians visited several cities – Santiago, Talca, Valparaiso, Los Andes, Pomaire and participated in four Rotary club meetings. The group was introduced to Pudahuel Children’s Burn center, established and maintained by Rotarians, met Talca University students, Parliament Building, Valparaiso, glassworks (Padre Hurtado) and a number of vineyards.
Guests from Latvia stayed with families from Santiago.
The visit was really great. It was blessed to get to know Rotarians living the other side of the world and to realize how alike we are. It was great to meet open minded, friendly people and to get once more the evidence that Rotarians are welcomed everywhere.
Riga Ridzene Rotary club is thankful to Latvia Honorary Consul in Chile Ilze Kozjukeviča who was very helpful organizing the exchange visit.
With great pleasure Latvia Rotarians will meet the guests from Chile in 2017.