District 6690 GSE Revival 2016 Brazil-Experiential Diary Volume 1 May 3 – May 7

Landed in São Paulo. Got picked up by Mr. Porcel, Felipe, Sandra and Maria Helena. And traveled to Itapetininga where we met our hosts at Skill language school. Met Janaina, her son Alan, and Patricia. Enjoyed lunch at an Italian restaurant, settled in with our hosts and then Rotary meeting at 8 pm. We were greeted by President. Robson Lopes. Our presentation went well and we had an interpreter. People commended us for our efforts at presenting in Portuguese. The Itapetininga Club was a small club with about 40 people in attendance. At the main table, there were a coronel and a city official, plus Ana Paula Zimmerman, Chief Staff of the Chamber of Commerce. we celebrated the life of Dario Abreu, Ana Paula's grandfather, a Rotarian of 30 years, club president in the 1970s and Paul Harris fellow. Predient lopes told Emilia that our presence had attracted a lot of members who do not usually attend meetings.
The meeting ended around 11pm

Mark Epstein