A taste of Borders life for Filipino Rotarians
A group of 26 Rotarians from Naga City in the Philippines have arrived in the Borders to meet up with their twin club '“ the Rotary Club of Selkirk.
The group were so impressed with the friendship and camaraderie that they experienced in February – when 15 people from the Selkirk club (Rotarians and partners) visited them to be involved in working on humanitarian projects that they had supported and funded – that they immediately embarked on planning a visit to the Borders.
Borderers were kept informed via social media pages (@SelkirkRotary) about projects delivered during the two-week trip to Naga City.
The Philippines party, led by club president Maryselle Olivan, are staying in Selkirk for a week to learn about the town and meet the people who helped them so much. They are also taking part in a number of events that local Rotarians have planned, including a meal at the town’s Taste of Spice Restaurant, a Scottish evening, attendance at a weekly Selkirk club meeting, visits to the east coast and a distillery, plus a civic reception at The Haining.
z The picture shows Selkirk Rotarians, with a welcome banner, meeting their Naga City guests at Edinburgh airport earlier this week.