Conrad C. Heede e-mailCCHeede@aol.com D - 5790 Governor - 1991-92 Bus (817) 336-0321 D - 5790 Rotary Foundation Chairman - 1994-98 Fax (817) 282-2400 R.I.T.E Chairman - 1992-99 Res (817) 268-1612 Member of the Poverty & Hunger Alleviation Task Force
El Intercambio de Maestros entre Distritos del Rotary (IMDR) es
un intercambio cultural de profesores voluntarios entre los países que
participan. Los profesores enseñan su idioma a los estudiantes en el
pais anfitrión normalmente durante el verano y en cambio, los profesores
aprenden de la gente, del idioma y de la cultura del pais anfitrión. El
propósito principal de este programa es de promoveer buen entendimiento
y buena voluntad entre las naciones.
The Program for 1999
Report From Clarksville
January/February 1999 Wichita, Kansas Rotary to host three Teachers from Argentina
June/July 1998 Carol Aiken (District 6070) Teaches in Argentina
February 1998 Blue Springs, Raytown, and Grandview, Missouri hosts Marcela
During the summer of 1997, as many as 100 U.S. teachers will have the opportunity to work in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Russia and other countries. If you are interested in this program - please contact us for more information:
We have outbound (from the U.S.) opportunities for teachers in Mexico (Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Irapuato, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Leon, Celaya, Campeche, Pochutla, Puebla, Chiapa de Corzo, San Cristobal, Reforma, Arandas, Puerto Vallarta, Torreon and others will be added), Argentina (Buenos Aires and Arrecifes) and possibly Colombia and Spain. Clubs in the U.S. that have participated are located in Texas, New Mexico, California, Oklahoma, Georgia and Louisiana (it is anticipated that more will be added this year). Clubs that wish to receive teachers may want teachers from the same city to which their teachers are going. This would encourage stronger relationships between clubs and may lead to other international service projects.
This year the program expanded to include Argentina. Two teachers from that country arrived in Fort Worth during January, 1996. Antonio Restano is aRotarian from the Buenos Aires-Montserrat Rotary Club and he taught Spanishto policemen from the City of Fort Worth and to medical personnel at HarrisMethodist Hospital. He also taught business and personal customs to membersof the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Marta Rabellino is a teacher fromArricifes, Argentina and she had more of a pure cultural exchange with allkinds of people in Abilene, Texas. She taught Spanish to policemen, schoolchildren and others. Her report, in a letter to me is include here so that you can get an idea of the types of teaching/cultural experiences that are possible when an exchangeteacher visits your district.
28 teachers representing 7 Rotary Districts from Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Georgia and California went to 15 cities in Mexico.
3 exchange teachers from Mexico (two from Cozumel - one from Leon) came to District 5790 under the program. They taught Spanish to over 100 police officers in Fort Worth, Texas.
7 Teachers - San Miguel-Cozumel, Playa Del Carmen, Irapuato, Reynosa
3 Teachers - San Miguel, Cozumel, Mexico, Distrito 4200
2 Teachers - San Miguel, Cozumel, Mexico, Distrito 420