Firm friendships in France have been renewed during a recent trip by Brixham Rotarians to their twinning partners in France.
Brixham Rotary has been twinned with the Carhaix-Rostrenen Rotary Club in Brittany for 42 years.
The Brixham visitors were treated to a tour of the recently drained 10 km largest lake in Brittany, Lac de Guerlédan. Created in the 1920’s by damming the Nantes-Brest canal, to form a hydroelectric dam, it is drained every 10 years or so to allow work to be carried out. The lake revealed its hidden depths including lockkeepers’ cottages and parts of the canal.
John Anderson, outgoing President of the Rotary Club of Brixham said: “Over the years, our members have forged firm friendships with our friends over the water and we were treated to a marvellous weekend.”
“Many Rotary clubs have strong links with other countries and funding projects which may be beyond the abilities of a single club can be achieved by linking up with other clubs.”
Outgoing President of the Carhaix-Rostrenen Rotary Club, Ludovic Le Berre said: “The tradition of friendship in Rotary means we have been able to build lasting links between people who have the same values and I hope that this friendship and synergy will continue on through the generations.”Follow