The Colchester Rotary Club hosted the Ukranian delegation participating in the OPEN WORLD PROGRAM.  The Open World Program is a congressionally sponsored program that brings emerging leader from Russia, Ukraine, and other Eurasian states to the United States in order to give them firsthand exposure to the American system of participatory democracy and free enterprise. Rotary International is proudly continuing its relationship with the Open World Leadership Center and serves as a local grantee/host organization with the U.S. Rotary clubs serving as local hosts for Open World delegations. RI has been participating in the Open World Program since its inception in 1999.
Before their visit to our club this week, they were given a tour of City Hall, meet with the Mayor, Council Members and some Department Heads. We than escorted them to Congressman Courtney's office where they had the opportunity to ask questions of his Regional Staff.  And than it was off to the Norwich Rotary for lunch.