Saturday, April 28, 2007


Geralyn Burke, of the Westford Club, came back from her Rotary trip to Brazil with new friends, great memories of Brazilian Rotarians and a greater appreciation of Brazilian food. Geralyn
who spend a month in Brazil as part of a Rotary Group Scholarship project, addressed the Merrimack Valley Rotary on March 28, 2007.

She said the greatest challenge of the trip was the language barrier. Most of the people they met spoke Portuguese and very little English. But she said, we were able to work it out.

She and one other Rotarian and three non-Rotarians went to Brazil to get a better understanding of a water Brazilian purification project. Every day was busy, traveling around southern Brazil, attending Rotary Clubs, conducting radio interviews and meeting local people.

She said that Brazil is very much a male dominated county but she did have an opportunity to visit an all women’s Rotary. Asked if she would do it again, she said, she would in a heart beat!

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