Dominican guests introduce Cadiz to Latin America
by Hawkins Teague
Apr 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cadiz Rotary Club members last week learned a bit about the Dominican Republic from the guests they helped bring to Kentucky.

The local Rotary club teamed with several Rotary clubs in the state to sponsor teams of young professionals from several countries for the Group Study Exchange program. Club member Sandra Myers said that although each exchange team has a team leader who is a Rotary International member in his or her country, the rest of the team members are from outside the club. They are typically in their 20s and 30s, she said. The five citizens of the Dominican Republic that made an appearance at last week’s Rotary meeting were on their first stop of a 30-day visit to the United States. Myers said they would also visit the Madisonville, Elizabethtown, Lawrenceburg, Danville, Frankfort and Prospect-Goshin Rotary chapters before flying out of Louisville.

Local Rotary president John Rufli said that when the five team members arrived in Trigg County, they were given tours of Tiny Guier’s farm and Cundiff Farms to show them examples of small and large farms. They were also taken around the downtown area to get a “good overview of what a small town (in Kentucky) is like,” he said. While downtown, they met with Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey, who presented them with keys to the city, Renaissance on Main Director Cindy Sholar and Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries. They also walked through some antique stores.

After the Rotary meeting, the team members visited the high school and watched Lori Ricks’s technical engineering class in progress, Myers said. They also met with teacher Simone Parker, whom the Cadiz club will be sponsoring as its own representative in a trip to the Dominican Republic in May. The group also visited Cheryl Woody’s Spanish 1 class before heading back downtown to look at the Justice Center construction site and meet site manager Dave Walker.

For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.
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