Local Rotarians Welcome Taiwanese Club & Give Them a Taste of Chicago

The Talk in 60010
June 22, 2017

The Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club & Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Rotary Club jointly sponsored Rotary Friendship Exchange between Rotary Districts 6440 (US) & District 33460 (Taiwan).


Eight visitors from Taiwan representing four different Rotary clubs were hosted by members of the Barrington Breakfast and Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Rotary Clubs. The local Rotary Groups took their visiting guests to sites around Chicago including Millenium Park, Navy Pier, an Architectural Tour of Chicago, University of Chicago and the site of the Manhattan Project, Rotary sponsored Fishing Well program at Harper College, the Bahai Temple in Wilmette, Illinois, and finally the International College of Surgeons to view the Taiwan special exhibit of exemplary medical practice.

They also visited Rotary landmarks such as the Rotary International Building in Evanston and the home of Rotary's founder, Paul Harris, located in Chicago.

Barrington Breakfast Rotary hosted a party to welcome the Taiwan Rotarians at the Lodge at Lake Barrington Shores where Village of Barrington President Karen Darch gave them a Key to the Village.

Friendship Exchange is an international exchange program for Rotarians and their families that provide participants with the opportunity to experience other cultures by staying in the homes of Rotarians in other countries.

The goals of a Rotary Friendship Exchange are to:

  • Advance international understanding and peace through personal contact across borders.

  • Meet Rotarians from. other countries and learn about their culture firsthand.

  • Arrange international service projects directly with Rotarians in another country.

  • Develop long-lasting club relationships.


Barrington Breakfast Rotary meets Thursday mornings at 7:00 a.m. at The Garlands of Barrington.

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