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Defiance Rotary Club Presents: 2020 World Community Workshop "Central America"

About this Event

This three-day workshop for high-school students is designed to help participants learn about the history, customs, economic and political issues of a selected region of the world. Students participate in small group discussions and experience hands-on activities. In addition, guest speakers share their stories about life in different countries.

The workshop is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students should be in good academic standing and have a genuine interest in learning about different regions of the world.

Local Rotary Clubs within District 6600 provide scholarships which cover the cost of attending the workshop. Contact your local Rotary Club for more information and to confirm that they are willing to sponsor your participation. YOU MUST KNOW THE NAME OF YOUR LOCAL ROTARY CLUB WHEN COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION FORM.

Program Highlights:

Join students from all over the world for this three-day event as you explore and learn about Central America. Workshop participants spend three days and two nights at Sauder Village and Heritage Inn, interacting with Sauder Village staff, other local educators and students.

  • Research special topics with your peers
  • Join in small group discussions
  • Participate in hands-on activities
  • Interact with peer international students from a dozen or more countries
  • Enjoy informative presentation by knowledgeable speakers
  • Fun social events in the evening with fellow workshop participants
  • Local and regional historians help staff the workshop and mentor participants through an interactive learning process
  • Grant Banquet on Monday night featuring cultural cuisine


Your local Rotary Club covers the cost of registration for the Workshop, which includes all meals and snacks, lodging , the Grand Banquet and entertainment.

The cost to your local Rotary Club is $225.00 Deadline for registration is February 28, 2020.



After registering, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail. Specific materials related to the workshop (medical authorization, list of what to bring, workshop schedule, etc.) will be sent to Workshop participants closer to the actual date of the event.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact:

Pete Lundberg - World Community Workshop Liaison

419-438-4767 or

  • Check-In for the Workshop is scheduled for Noon - 1:00 pm on Sunday March 8, 2020. The Workshop will conclude at Noon on Tuesday March 10, 2020.