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rebound Orientation. The North Star Rotary Youth Exchange Approach Districts 5950/5960. Where is North Star?. Chrysanne Manoles Chair Brazil 1973-74 Host Mom to seven Daughter: Argentina Son: Germany. District Committee. Rebound Orientation. First Weekend in August All day Saturday

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Rebound orientation

rebound Orientation

  • The North Star Rotary Youth Exchange Approach

  • Districts 5950/5960


Where is north star

Where is North Star?

Chrysanne Manoles

Chair

Brazil 1973-74

Host Mom to seven

Daughter: Argentina

Son: Germany


District committee

District Committee


Rebound orientation1

Rebound Orientation

  • First Weekend in August

  • All day Saturday

  • Sunday morning


Away from hectic life

Away from hectic life


Who is invited

Who is Invited

  • Rebounds and Parents

  • Rotex & Country Officers

  • Chair

  • Club Exchange Officers


Rotex meeting

rotex meeting

  • Rebounds are fragile.

  • Your role is mentor, leader, listener.

  • No dating allowed with rebounds.


Nice meeting rooms

nice Meeting Rooms


Saturday morning

Saturday Morning

  • Acknowledge the obvious: Someone has taken over my child.

  • When will my child return?

  • Re-adjusting = Difficult

  • Reverse culture shock is worse than culture shock.

  • Give it 6 months.


Materials for rebounds

Materials for Rebounds

  • "Returning Home" article by Dennis White, Ph.D.

    • Explains stages of Reverse Culture Shock

  • Self-Actualization Exercise, modified from AFS

    • "How have I changed?" questions

  • Journal for writing during the weekend


Materials for parents

Materials for Parents

  • "So You Think They're Home Now" article by Dennis White, Ph.D

    • Explains the readjusts the whole family needs to make

  • "Handbook for Parents of Rebounds" compiled by Gregg White of North Star


Graduation

graduation

  • Important for the Parents.

  • Another photo opportunity.


Lunch

Lunch


After lunch

After Lunch

  • Parents are Adjourned

  • Rebounds, Rotex and Leaders stay


Think about the future

Think about the Future

  • Staying Connected to Global Community

  • Tips for returning to High School

  • Tips for returning to College


The future continued

the future,continued

  • Visualize Yourself 10 Years from Now

  • Gratitude

    • SAMPLE THANK YOU NOTES: http://northstaryouthexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/V.-GW-Thank-you-Notes.pdf


Free time

Free Time

Soccer ball

Walking trails

Sit on the dock


Peaceful

Peaceful


Dinner cruise on lake minnetonka

Dinner cruise on Lake Minnetonka

  • Rotex, Rebounds, Country Officers

  • District Committee Members


Return to camp for overnight

Return to Camp forOvernight

  • Rebounds, Rotex, Leaders


Camp fire after dinner

Camp Fire after Dinner


Rebound orientation

LIGHTS OUT AT 2 AM


Sunday morning

Sunday Morning

  • Breakfast

  • Hugs

  • Adjourn


Rebound orientation

YOU ARE OFFICIALLY ROTEX!


Reflections

reflections

  • Must have active and present Rotex.

  • Must have all Country Officers in attendance.

  • Name tags for all.

  • Honest session with Rebounds only

    • Turned into group therapy with lots of complaining; next time alternate between good and bad stories


More reflections

more reflections

  • Formal graduation ceremony important to parents.

  • Overnight crucial for bonding between Rotex and Rebounds.

  • Do nothing but eat on Sunday morning....too tired.


Comments

comments?

  • Chrysanne Manoles, Chair

  • [email protected]

  • www.NorthStarYouthExchange.com

  • (click on "Resources" tab and find Rebound section


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