Rotary Friendship Exchange - RFE

The Rotary Friendship Exchange program gives Rotarians (including spouse or significant other) the opportunity to host and visit Rotarians around the world. In addition to experiencing other cultures and making lasting friendships, an exchange provides a strong foundation for carrying out other international activities and service projects.
The primary goal of a Friendship Exchange is to build greater international understanding and goodwill. In addition, exchange participants can learn how their vocations are practiced in other parts of the world, observe new customs and cultures, and promote an appreciation of cultural diversity worldwide.

HIGHLIGHTS - ROTARY DISTRICT 2360

Rotary District 2360, with 70 Rotary clubs and 3800 Rotary members, is situated in south-western of Sweden a region with more than 1,7 million inhabitants
 
Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city with about half a million residents is the main city in our district and was founded in 1621. Over the years the city has consistently retained its international character.

Shipping and trade dominated the industry for a long time. Today the Gothenburg region is one of Europe’s research densest regions. It is also an important trading area and a Nordic centre for industry, international trade, logistics and transport.
 
The coastline of our district is appr. 250 km and from Varberg to the border of Norway. Thousands of islands dot the coastline, known for its smooth and sculptured granite rocks, quaint little fishing villages and bustling, boating lifestyle

The rock carvings in Tanum are a UN World Heritage Site. They were carved during the Bronze Age, 3.000 years ago; almost 70 % of the rock carvings depict ships at sea.
 
Marstrand is one of the most famous towns in Bohuslan and is renowned for its intense boating culture as well as for the Carlsten Fortress and its more than 350 years of dramatic history.
 

The small town Alingsas, with many old wooden houses in its centre, is situated northeast of Gothenburg. Alingsas is known for its many cafés with pastries, shopping and small industries.

East of Alingsas the famous bird Lake Hornborga is located. It is a paradise for resting and breeding wetland birds. 

The region has a lot of smaller places spread out; one such a place is Skene with about 5,800 inhabitants and a history as industrial center, not least in the textile industry.

Dalsland is the northern part of our district. One of the most beautiful waterways in Europe, the Dalsland Canal connects a labyrinth of large and small lakes and rivers. The nature here is rich in both beaver and moose. The fishing waters here are numerous and varied.
 
There is much more to see and learn, take the opportunity to visit us by attending RFE!