Laurinburgh Exchange - Oban Rotary Club

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Laurinburgh Exchange

Our  photograph shows students from Oban High School with their counterparts from Laurinburgh, North Carolina, USA with Rotary Club of Oban President Tommy McQuade and Past President Ken Oxland prior to a lunch at the Perle Hotel in their honour.

Now in its 26th year, the Laurinburgh Exchange involves visiting students being housed by their counterparts here in Oban which gives them the opportunity of experiencing within a family atmosphere local food and culture. The Rotary Club of Oban in addition to hosting the lunch has supported the Exchange financially since inception and the visiting Americans all testified to the friendliness of the local people and the magnificent scenery.

The OHS students visit Laurinburgh later this year.

2017 was the 25th anniversary of the Laurinburgh Exchange which involves students from Oban High School hosting fellow students from Laurinburgh, in North Carolina, USA. The students from America come to Oban in June Through participating in a variety of pre-arranged local activities, they enjoy what is sometimes a life changing experience in terms of broadening their education. The Exchange is reciprocated later in the year when the Oban students visit Laurinburgh.
Oban Rotary Club has contributed financially to the project since inception and, as part of the "events" laid on for the Laurinburgh students, the club entertains the students and their Oban counterparts to a lunch which enhances the fellowship enjoyed by all concerned.for a fortnight and are housed by the families of their fellow students.

Oban Rotary President Graham Fraser is seen here presenting a cheque for £500 towards the cost of the project.
Also in the picture are Rotarians Iain Mac Intyre and Ken Oxland.

The picture shows the Laurinburgh students being entertained to lunch by members of Oban Rotary on Tuesday, 20th June. The Laurinburgh students who spoke paid tribute to the friendliness of the Oban people and the breathtaking scenery
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