Au revoir Octavie
Our Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Octavie de Groot gave her farewell to the club on Thursday. Octavie returns to France to begin her university studies in English Literature!
Octavie told us her exchange experience left her more confident, mature, better at speaking English (she dreams in English now!), with so many more wonderful friends and ever so grateful to Rotary, especially her mentor and host families. She has travelled to all corners of New Zealand with her host families, other exchange students and with her family over the past 3 weeks-confessed she loved the South Island the best and is committed to returning. We loved hosting Octavie, she made an indellible impression-always fun to be around, quick witted, confident, respectful. We are sure Octavie is will become a leader in her communities, all the better for her Rotary experience. We look forward to seeing you again Octavie-we loved having you with us in the club and in our homes. You are always welcome.
Au revoir Octavie.