A visit by French Rotarians to their twin partner, the Rotary Club of Brixham, set the seal on a friendship which has lasted for 43 years.
The Rotary Club of Carhaix-Rostrenen in Brittany has been twinned with Brixham since 1973 and is aimed at building goodwill and understanding, whilst at the same time, having fun.
The group visited Buckfast Abbey, the House of Marbles and took a trip down the Dart, followed by a dinner at the Breakwater Restaurant in Brixham. The weekend finished with afternoon tea at Lupton House, Churston Ferrers and a Kurling match, with the French taking home the winner’s cup!
John Burt, President of Brixham Rotary said: “Being able to stay with families in their own homes is a great way of finding out about the British way of life and making new friends. We discuss fundraising projects and learn from each other. We all had a great weekend and look forward to visiting them in France next year.”
Jean-Luc Gilot, President of the Carhaix-Rostrenen Rotary Club thanked the Brixham Rotarians for a wonderful weekend and told them he was preparing a “big and wonderful” party to celebrate the 60th birthday of the founding of their club.Follow