Rotary reunion brings back memories

Former exchange students participate as Clearwater Rotary Club celebrates its 20th anniversary

Naomi Shook (center) holds a ticket to anywhere WestJet flies – first prize in a draw held during Clearwater Rotary Club's 20th anniversary celebration.

Naomi Shook (center) holds a ticket to anywhere WestJet flies – first prize in a draw held during Clearwater Rotary Club's 20th anniversary celebration.

Naomi Shook (center) holds a ticket to anywhere WestJet flies – first prize in a draw held during Clearwater Rotary Club’s 20th anniversary celebration. The event was held June 15 at the Wells Gray Inn with about 90 people attending. With her are her husband, Billy Collins (l), their five-month-old baby, Avalon Collins, and Rotary’s incoming president Graham Radcliff.

 

Shook girlsLeft: Former Rotary exchange students Naomi Shook (l) and her sister, TJ (Theresa) Shook, model their souvenir jackets during Clearwater Rotary Club’s 20th anniversary celebration. The jackets are studded with dozens of pins from other Rotary exchange students from around the world. Naomi went to Bautzen, Germany for a year in 2000, while TJ travelled to Leuven, Belgium, in 2002. “After 13 years I finally get to wear my jacket again,” Naomi said.