Rotary club hosts 20 exchange students for weekend

The Rotary Club of Umina Beach held its Rotary District Youth Exchange Weekend from February 22 to 23.

The Rotarians welcomed 20 students on exchange from various countries to the Peninsula for two days of activities.

Their visit started with a ferry ride on the Brisbane Water, before they were treated to an Australian wildlife experience with frogs, snakes, lizards and other natives not found anywhere else in the world.

The next day the group were welcomed to Umina Beach by the local surf club for a day of watersports and surf rescue training, including a surfing lesson and a ride on one of the club’s inflatable rescue boats.

Club publicity officer Mr Simon Darwin said it was a highlight for many of the students, who came from countries with limited or no beach access.
The weekend ended with a dinner dance.

Newsletter, 26 Feb 2020
Simon Darwin, Rotary Club of Umina Beach