Posted by Barbara Stanley on Jun 11, 2019

The Rotary Club of Hamburg recently welcomed three Hamburg High School students who will participate this summer in Rotary International’s Short Term Exchange Program. Each girl will welcome a European exchange student into her home for one month and will spend one month with the same exchange student in Europe with the other girl’s family in a cultural exchange. In August, Anna Stearns will travel to Belgium and Sienna Becker will go to Austria after welcoming their exchange student at the end of June.  Annika Smith will go to Hungary June 27, returning later in the summer with her exchange student. The students are, from left: Anna Stearns (with father, Dave Stearns), Sienna Becker (with mother Delia Becker) and Annika Smith (with mother Bridget Smith).  Rotary strives to make the world a better place with many global initiatives, including the eradication of polio. The Hamburg club, founded in 1942, coordinates Warm the Children, provides college scholarships to Hamburg and Frontier high school students and is one of the four service organizations that coordinates the Burger Fest each July. Rotary meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at JP Fitzgerald’s Restaurant.  (Author - Eileen Hotho)