Australia and U.S./Canadian Rotary International Vocational Training Teams Meet

The Australian team meets the U.S. and Canadian team in Yakima, WA

The Australian team meets the U.S. and Canadian team in Yakima, WA

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.

The team being interviewed by Dave Ettl at KIT Talk Radio

The team being interviewed by at KIT Talk Radio

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.

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About Vocational Training Team, Rotary District 5060

This is the blog of the Vocational Training Team (VTT) of Rotary District 5060 about their trip to Australia. For 30 days this team of four from Washington State U.S.A. and British Columbia Canada will be the guests of Rotary District 9500 in South Australia and part of the Northern Territory. They will learn about local viticulture, agri-tourism and agricultural practices while enjoying the history, scenery and culture of the region. Follow along on their adventure!
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