I’m in Madagascar for 4 weeks with the Rotary Club’s Group Study Exchange. It’s a program where teams of people from paired rotary district travel to the opposite district and are hosted by the local rotary clubs. Our team is Kristen Kingsley, a civil Engineer from Red Bluff; Stewart Richter, a fire figher with the US Forest Service from Lake Head; Josh Smith an conservation biologist/carpenter from Weavervile and me, Brian Charn a veterinarian from Davis. Our team leader is Liliane Koziol who works at the Madagascar Consulate in SF and UC Berkeley’s International House, lives in Danville and was born in Madagascar.
After the 4 weeks of the GSE program, Josh and I are being met by his wife Ingra and my friend Kate and we’ll be traveling up north for two weeks. Josh and Ingra will be staying a additional week on their own.