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  1. rebound Orientation • The North Star Rotary Youth Exchange Approach • Districts 5950/5960

  2. Where is North Star? Chrysanne Manoles Chair Brazil 1973-74 Host Mom to seven Daughter: Argentina Son: Germany

  3. District Committee

  4. Rebound Orientation • First Weekend in August • All day Saturday • Sunday morning

  5. Away from hectic life

  6. Who is Invited • Rebounds and Parents • Rotex & Country Officers • Chair • Club Exchange Officers

  7. rotex meeting • Rebounds are fragile. • Your role is mentor, leader, listener. • No dating allowed with rebounds.

  8. nice Meeting Rooms

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. graduation • Important for the Parents. • Another photo opportunity.

  13. Lunch

  14. After Lunch • Parents are Adjourned • Rebounds, Rotex and Leaders stay

  15. Think about the Future • Staying Connected to Global Community • Tips for returning to High School • Tips for returning to College

  16. 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

  17. Free Time Soccer ball Walking trails Sit on the dock

  18. Peaceful

  19. Dinner cruise on Lake Minnetonka • Rotex, Rebounds, Country Officers • District Committee Members

  20. Return to Camp forOvernight • Rebounds, Rotex, Leaders

  21. Camp Fire after Dinner

  22. LIGHTS OUT AT 2 AM

  23. Sunday Morning • Breakfast • Hugs • Adjourn

  24. YOU ARE OFFICIALLY ROTEX!

  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. comments? • Chrysanne Manoles, Chair • cmanoles@aol.com • www.NorthStarYouthExchange.com • (click on "Resources" tab and find Rebound section