Rotary Friendship Exchange – This was between our District 1030 and District 7430 in America.


visitorsBrain and Margaret Massey and Elaine and Andy Rigg of Hexham Rotary, hosted Lou and Barb Bottitta from the Club of Allentown over the first weekend in September. Among other things they took them to Hadrian's Wall on a rather overcast day and they also visited Cragside and Alnwick Castle.

banner exchangeBesides visiting Hexham, Lou and Barb were also hosted by Tynedale, Hadrian's Wall, Barnard Castle, Newcastle West, Blyth and Durham Rotary Clubs.
Before our American friends moved on to Barnard Castle, a reception for them was arranged at The County Hotel in Hexham on Saturday evening. 


wallAllentown is in District 7430 in South East Pennsylvania, USA, which takes part in the Rotary Friendship Exchange. This is an International Program designed to bring people of the world together so that people from different nations and customs can have a greater understanding of each other. Above all, Friendship exchanges