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International Youth Exchange

Ever year students from around the world travel to other countries for a year through the Rotary International Youth Exchange program. During their year the students stay with four Rotary families, three months with each family, attend the local school and Rotary Club meetings - and get to do some fairly amazing activities.

Those students hosted in our District have various weekend camps, a three week South Island tour and attend our Rotary District Challenge Camp - amongst other things.

Waitakere Rotary have both hosted students and sponsored local students to other parts of the world for many years.

Rotary
Year

Incoming Students Outgoing Students
2016
to
2017

Max Christensen

Hosts:
Bob & Sue Benzie
Luke & Dallas Wilson
Neil & Liz Norton
John Riddell & Lucie

Counsellor: Luke Wilson

2015
to
2016

Rodrigo Curi
Brazil

Hosts:
Bob & Sue Benzie
Cath and Mike Simpson
David and Denise Oliphant

Counsellor: Monique Bridge

 

 

Hailey Powell
OHIO – USA

Hosts:
Monique & Theo Van Lier
Bob & Sue Benzie

Counsellor: Ella Howard

2014
to
2015

Victor Vieira Da Silva
France

Hosts:
Cath &Mike Simpson
Joy & Gus Thomson
Monique & Theo Van Lier
Bob & Sue Benzie

Counsellor: Luke Wilson

Daniel Haynes
Austria

 

Marcus Benzie
Kentucky, USA

 

2013
to
2014

 

Vincent Nikles

Vincent Nikles
Switzerland

Hosts:
Cath and Mike Simpson
Graham & Karyn Nicholson
Mark & Vivian Mallabar
Bob & Sue Benzie

Counsellor: Craiger Hargesheimer

Derek Gee's Poem

Jan 2013
to
May 2013

 

Morgan Lester

Morgan Lester
California, USA

July 2012 to December 2012
Co-Host:
Kerikeri Rotary

January 2013 to May 2013
Hosts:
Bob & Sue Benzie

Counsellor: Craiger Hargesheimer

2012
to
2013

Gabriel Almeida
St Paul Park Continental
Brazil

March 2012 to May 2012
Co-Host:
Norfolk Island Rotary

June 2012 to January 2013
Hosts:
Linda & Noel Cooper
Bob & Sue Benzie

Counsellor: John Riddell

2011
to
2012

Cecile Struvay
Belgium

July 2011 to June 2012

Hosts:
Linda & Noel Cooper
Bob & Sue Benzie
Sheena Spittles
Counsellor: Patrick Howard

South Island Trip

Elise Nother
Chile

Western Leader Article

2010 - -
2009
to
2010
-

Jack Young
Sweden

2008
to
2009

Beatrix Troeira
Brazil

Hosts:
Craiger Hargesheimer
& Joanne Hurley 
Bob & Sue Benzie


co-hosted with:
Norfolk Island Rotary

Jack Young
3 month exchange to
Canada

2007 - -
2006
to
2007

Gabriel Cortez
Brazil

Hosts:
Bob & Sue Benzie
Kent & Emma Favel
Christine Fletcher / John Riddell
co-hosted with Norfolk Island
The Norfolk Story

2005
to
2006

Elsa Bourget
France

Hosts:
Bob & Sue Benzie
Theo & Monique Van Lier
Karen & Graham Nicholson

 

2004 -
2003
to
2004

Adela Ferrer
Argentina

Hosts:
Bob & Sue Benzie
Karen & Graham Nicholson
Taya & Lance Hinton

Western Leader Article

2002
to
2003

Juliana Gonzalez
Brazil

Hosts:
Bob & Sue Benzie
Emma & Richard Thompson
co-hosted with Henderson Rotary

2001
2000
1999
to
2000


Mikal Davies
Colorado, USA

Hosts:
Lance & Tanya Hinton
Craig & Sarah Rogers
Mike & Sue Angland

Councillor: Bob Benzie

1998
to
1999

Katsuki Okuno
Osaka-Utsubo Rotary
Japan

Hosts:
Jan & Peter
Ken & Robyn Dixon

1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
to
1994

Jill Johnson
USA

Hosts:
Jim Wakeling
Carol Stevens
Mike & Sue Angland

1992
1991
to
1992

Dewi Wirahadikusumahi
Bandang
Indonesia

Deidre Harmon
Hamburg
USA
1990
to
1991


Stephanie Bastin
Oregon
USA

Hosts:
Rod Stephens
Martin Tinsley
Denis Bolland
Robert Cawley

Cathy Roberts
Adelaide
South Pacific Twin Match Program


Clare Tinsely
Moncton
Canada
1989
to
1990


Ilona Vehkaoja
Finland

Hosts:
Peter & Patricia Beale
Kevin & Dianne Warneford
Tom & Beryl Pearce
Don & Marilyn Page


Simone Moors
Texas
USA
1988 - -
1987
to
1988


Andrew Willeke
Ohio
USA

Hosts:
Barbara & Graham Maddren

Erica Clark
Germany
1986
to
1987

Eric Bertheau
Ahus
Sweden

Rebecca Curtis
Redlands, California
1985
to
1986
Lori Daniels
Canada

Dianne Wicks
Yakima
WA
USA
1984
to
1985
Jennifer Dent
Tecoma
USA
1983
to
1984

Donita Marakovits
Pennsylvania
USA

Dale Spencer
Seattle
WA
USA
1982
to
1983


Sandra Kerr
Transvaal
South Africa

Counsellors: Don & Marilyn Page

Alison Parker
Corinth
New York
USA
1981
to
1982


Hisayo Manji
Funabashi
Japan 

Hosts:
Ken and Patricia
Barry and Jean Chiplin

Jackie Chiplin
Ambler
Pennsylvania
USA
1980
to
1981
Rogerio Migliorini
Sao Paulo
Brazil

1979
to
1980

- Sue Watson
Langley
Canada
1978
to
1979
Sue Beaumont
Shoemakesville
USA
1977
to
1978
Sherri Hills
Sydney
British Columbia
Canada *
Michelle Stewart
Foothill-Highlands
Calefornia
USA
1976
to
1977

Barbara Woolfe
Tavistock
Ontario
Canada
Jeneane Smith
Shoemakersville
Pennsylvania
USA
1975
to
1976


Sue Reeves
Kutztown
Pennsylvania

Hosts:
Bill Beattie
Western Leader Article


Susan Hudson
Emmaus
Pennsylvania
USA

1974
to
1975


Adrian Weiss
Lilydale, Victoria
Australia

Pamela Jennings
Rotary Club of Lilydale
Melbourne, Australia
1973
to
1974


Ruth Anderson
Hatboro
Massachusetts
USA

Newspaper Article

Kathie Beattie
Horsham
USA
1972 -
1971
to
1972


Becky Blankenagel
Moab
Utah
USA

Hosts:
Peter Hansen
Tom Pearce

Newspaper Article - Arrival
Newspaper Article - Departure

Peter Boxall
Rotary Club of Lilydale
Melbourne, Australia

NOTES: Our Rotary year is from July to June. Dates shown are the Rotary year (which may not be the calendar year if they arrived in January)

Waitakere Rotary have also had a hand in organizing the IYE program at times.

  • Past President Warren Osborne was on the IYE committee from July 1987 to June 1988 and Chairman of it from July 1988 to June 1992
  • Past President Bob Benzie is currently on the committee

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