Dirty dancing and hot steps

June 8, 2008

Rotary in Brazil is different from England and British Rotarians act differently when in Brazil. Elaine, Katie and Georg had a few life changing dance experiences during the post-conference party.

It’s still not clear which team member was the star of the evening – Elaine who was asked to dance by numerous hunky looking men, Katie who found almost no time leave the dance floor for a drink or Georg who performed surrounded by a large group of female Rotarians. The night ended late for our three ambassadors and the next morning with aching knees, feet and (for Georg) a heavy/worried head came way to early.

Meanwhile Chris was safe in bed having spent the entire evening recovering from his mysterious allergy.

Photos coming soon.

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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.