Posted by Laura Elmore
Open World 2018
The Open World Program is available to Rotary clubs in the United States, and provides an opportunity to build fellowship and friendship to strengthen international understanding by hosting emerging Eurasian leaders from various countries. A club hosts six-participant delegations for eight days and nights and prepares a professional program related to business, community, and civic life in the United States.
The program focuses primarily on helping a network of leaders with an understanding of how American communities deal with contemporary issues. Often, these collaborations lead to service projects between Rotary clubs in the two countries.

We need to determine if our club is interested in hosting six Open World participants for eight days, and willing to develop an intensive week of programs based on a selected Open World theme. Specifically, we need: 1) 6 host families for 8 nights, 2) a coordinator to oversee the schedule of events and meetings, 3) help scheduling meetings for specific topics of interest.
The targeted dates we are considering are May 4 – 12, 2018 with topics of citizen engagement in legal reform and child welfare including foster care and adoption.  This would be hosting a group from the Ukraine. 
Please let President Laura know immediately if you are willing and able to participate in any of these details for the Open World program.  A decision needs to be reached by October 15.