This past weekend, the 2016 Vocational Training Teams from Rotary International Districts 9500 and 5060 came together in Yakima WA for the District Conference of 5060. It was a great time of fellowship and learning as the teams attended conference events.
In addition, the Aussies toured a number of wine and agricultral related facilities in the Yakima Valley to learn about the region and industries aligned with their careers. Activities included a meeting with the Washington State Tree Fruit Association CEO, a vineyard tour with renown wine grape grower Dick Boushey, tours and meetings with staff at the WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research Center near Prosser, tastings and tour at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center plus visits to wineries, ranches and farms.
They were also featured on KIMA TV in a news story about a local music festival they attended plus they appeared on KIT Talk Radio for a 10 minute segment about their trip.
From Yakima they journey North in District 5060 for stays and technical touring in Moses Lake, Wenatchee, Omak, Osoyoos, Penticton, Kelowna, Kamloops and other communities in Washington and British Columbia. Happy journeys team.