Youth Exchange Calendar

YOUTH EXCHANGE CALENDAR 2017 - 2018

HOST FAMILY TRAINING:  AUGUST 15 OR 21, 2017
Location: On-line meeting using GoToMeetingHost Family must attend one of these sessions, or take the available on-line training offered by SCRYE.
 
FALL KICKOFF:  SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 – 12:00 TO 5:00 PM
Location: Christian Conference Center, Newton.  All new inbound students plus host families and counselors are required to attend this mandatory kickoff event of the exchange year.  Includes lunch. This event serves as a social and team-building opportunity for the students and allows them to interact with each other after being in Iowa for a month.  It also allows the host families, parents of outbound students and counselors to share experiences with each other and the committee.
 

PUMPKIN CARVING:  OCTOBER 21, 2017 - 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 PM
Location: Indianola  This is an event hosted by the Indianola Rotary Club for Inbound students to gather and experience an American tradition and socialize with one another.  Attendance is optional but highly recommended.

OUTBOUND INTERVIEWS:  NOVEMBER 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
Location: TBD  Applicants for 2018-19 will be interviewed for acceptance into the program.  A parent is required to attend.

WINTER RETREAT:  JANUARY 6-7, 2018
Location: Christian Conference Center, Newton.  All Inbound and Outbound students are required to attend this mandatory event designed for training and socialization.  Students will stay overnight in cabins.

SPRING EVENT:  FEBRUARY, 2018 (TENTATIVE)
Location: TBA.  All Inbound and Outbound students are required to attend this mandatory training event.  At least one parent is required to attend as well.

DISTRICT CELEBRATIONS:  APRIL 12-14, 2018
Locations: Various.  Inbound and Outbound students are required to attend the District Celebrations.  It is mandatory.  Exact times and locations TBD.

ROTEX ORGANIZED EVENT:  MAY, 2018
Location: TBD.  This will be a strictly social, optional event for Inbound and Outbound students, hosted by Rotex.

INBOUND ROTARY TOUR OF THE USA:  JUNE – JULY 2018
This is a scheduled bus tour of the United States.  Approximately 8,000 miles long, it leaves from the Amana exit going west to California, south to San Diego, and east through Texas to Orlando, Florida, north to New York City and west through Chicago and returning to Amana.

OUTBOUND PICNIC:  JULY 21, 2018
Location: Newton.  All Outbound students and their parents are required to attend this mandatory training and information event.  This is the last gathering before student departure.