Twinning with La Rochelle

The Rotary Club of Falmouth is twinned with the Rotary Club of La Rochelle-Aunis, France. This has brought about strong and lasting friendships which helps to advance international understanding, goodwill and peace.

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Twinning with the Rotary Club of La Rochelle-Aunis

 From its earliest days Rotary has had as one of its goals the advancement of International peace and goodwill. Rotary has five Avenues of Service which are the framework for the work of a club. The 4th Avenue of Service is International Service and comprises those activities of the members which advance international understanding, goodwill and peace. This is done by fostering acquaintance of people in other countries, their cultures and customs.

To this end the Rotary Club of Falmouth is twinned with the Rotary Club of La Rochelle-Aunis, one of the two clubs in that town in the Charente-Maritime region of western France. Every other year a twinning event is held which involves a group of members from our club visiting La Rochelle. We normally travel with our spouses/partners and stay in the homes of French Rotarians and enjoy a very social weekend. Over the years some very strong and lasting friendships have thus been made. On the alternate years a party of Rotarians from La Rochelle will similarly visit us in Falmouth. These twinning visits commenced in 1979 and have been well supported over the years.

 Despite the distance between us our two clubs have contributed to each others projects which notably included a group of our members visiting a water aid project in Morocco being organised by the Rotary Club of La Rochelle.