The Rotary Club of Derby Mercia hosted the Group Study Exchange Team from Nepal this evening as they made the final presentation of their visit. There were about forty (40) Rotarians and guests present representing ten Rotary Clubs in and around the Derby area. (Nice to see Derby Mercia getting well and truly involved in District activities - congratulations Presidents Tony and Ashley)
After the meal The team presentation was started by their team leader, Rtn Nugal VAIDYA from the Rotary Club of Mount Everest Lalitpur. He introduced the first member of his team, Dipika Shrestha who spoke about her family background and life in Nepal. This was followed by the other three members of the team, Suyesh Pradhan, Roshani Manandhar and Shresna Basnet who each contributed additional material to the talk.
Having heard the presentation several times, it is clear that the confidence and public speaking skills of the team members have increased significantly over the last four weeks.
I have to say that the team have been most professional in their approach to the visit. I know they have all enjoyed themselves. I have not heard one request for changes to the programme and all the feedback I have received about them has suggested that they have been outstanding ambassadors for their country, for Rotary District 3292 and for themselves. I shall be quite sad to see them leave the District at the weekend.
I shall be at the de-brief on Friday morning and at their leaving party on Friday evening - I trust you have booked your place - its not too late (If you're very quick.)
Many thanks to all the hosts and Rotarians who have been responsible for the activities of the team in any way.