Tiago was our inbound Youth Exchange from Brazil in 1999-2000 and he is back for a visit with his wife Mayara over the holidays.
Chuck Keller was his counsellor and his host families were the Veselys, Hillands and the Browns. This is their first visit back since 2000. Tiago shared how Youth Exchange impacted his life and how the experience afforded him opportunities he would not have had otherwise. It was a very moving presentation that reinforced the value of the program and what benefits are derived from it. While Tiago shared how it changed his life it gave club members pause to think just how the program also changes the Rotary Club.