Pacific Islands teens visit Australia

The six Rotary exchange participants in front of the rotunda with rotarians Julie Poplin, Dennis Lovely, Pip lovely, Jack Elliott and Boorowa Rotary President Stephen Meere. [Boorowa News]

Six teenagers from the Pacific Islands visited Boorowa earlier this week as part of an annual Rotary exchange program designed to showcase the Australian way of life.

The teenagers were from Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga.

The exchange program, organised through the Parramatta Rotary Club in Sydney, has been travelling through Boorowa for the past three to four years but this was the first time the town was included as a stop on the intinerary.

It followed a redistribution of the itinerary which saw the exchange students travel down to Canberra from Sydney and up to the Blue Mountains before heading back to Sydney instead of travelling further west as in previous years and was designed to give each group a country hospitality experience.

Organiser Jack Elliott apprached Boorowa Rotary President Stephen Meere to make the visit possible.


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