Pictured Left to Right: Springfield Rotary Club President Steve Schagrin and Rotary Youth Exchange Student Nicholas Minkner.
Springfield Rotarians welcomed their 2007-8 foreign exchange student , Nicholas Minkner, for a final visit to their club. Nicholas came from Germany in last August, and has lived with three different host families during his stay. He described to the Rotary Club the many places up and down the east coast he was able to visit, the sports he’s been able to participate in, and the benefits of having had this exciting opportunity. Rotary Youth Exchange provides for students to study abroad for a year, learn of other cultures and expand their views of the world. Minkner returns shortly to Dresden, Germany to friends and family, but the family he made here will always welcome him back. The Rotary family is global after all!