Conference, roses and cheese balls

June 6, 2008

The team arrived in Sao Lourenca, a thermal spa town in the mountains outside Rio, for the District conference. This year the theme is ‘Conference of the Roses’ – named after the district governor’s wife Rosa. The group made their presentation on Friday afternoon after Samuel talked about the GSE programme and Maria talked about her GSE experiences in the UK and the Isle of Man. After the presentation the team were presented with Brazilian flags.

The party later on included lots of Cachaça and some magnificent cheese balls that were enjoyed by all. The conference closing ceremony was a riot of colour as delegates paraded with flowers, singing about the marvellous city of Rio de Janeiro.


May 16, 2008

We´re here!

After a mammoth flight yesterday and a warm reception from the Brazilian Rotary guys last night we stayed in the Royalty Copacabana hotel last night.  Two minutes from the beach, rooftop pool and spectacular views of the Rio skyline.  What more could you ask for?