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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


Brazil 1973-74

Host Mom to seven

Daughter: Argentina

Son: Germany

Rebound orientation1
Rebound Orientation

  • First Weekend in August

  • All day Saturday

  • Sunday morning

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.

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


  • Important for the Parents.

  • Another photo opportunity.

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


Free time
Free Time

Soccer ball

Walking trails

Sit on the dock

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

Sunday morning
Sunday Morning

  • Breakfast

  • Hugs

  • Adjourn


  • 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.


  • Chrysanne Manoles, Chair



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