Showcase: Rotex 3490Philipp Sander
Rotex 3490 was founded nearly a decade ago. With around 120 overall members and 60 active members, we work with the D3490 Rotary Youth Exchange committee to organize about 30 events annually pertaining to Inbound cultural activities and Outbound training events.
To help Inbounds adapt to Taiwanese life, we organize a three-day orientation camp which includes an introduction to Taiwan, basic Chinese language lectures, and cultural introductions. Year after year, our Rotex builds up strong relationships with Inbounds to provide them with knowledge, pleasure, and fun and ensuring their exchange year the “best ever.”
There are plenty of students who apply to the Rotary Youth Exchange Program in Taiwan. As we share a good relationship with Rotary, Rotexers in D3490 have the honour of being involved in the student selection and training process. In order to insure that all the Outbounds are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and mindset needed to succeed in their exchange year, we prepare them through orientations, meetings, and group discussions focused around what they can and should expect, the problems that may arise, important contacts while they are abroad, and how to make the most out of their exchange.
As for our own self-development and growth, Rotex 3490 is also working on organizing our team and developing our image and perception in Taiwan. Every year we invite 2-3 experienced speakers to deliver speeches about their ideas for Rotex and we benefit and learn immensely from them. We highly value individual and team growth, therefore we attend courses to strengthen our emotional bond within the club and plan for the future together.
At the 3. International Rotex Convention 2016, we were ecstatic to be able to seize the chance to host the 4th Rotex International Convention 2018 in Taipei. This will be the biggest challenge our club has faced so far, but with help from Rotary and our Rotex friends at home and all over the world, we are confident that this convention will be an incredible and unforgettable experience! See you in Taipei 2018!