Something very sad happened on November 20th: Vid Saunders, a District 6690 past exchange student, died suddenly. Vid, who grew up in Westerville, was an outbound exchange student to the Philippines in 2012 to 2013. After he returned, Vid continued to be an active volunteer with youth exchange.

The exchange students of District 6690, wanted to make something positive out of this tragedy.  They approached clubs to raise $3,000 to purchase three Shelterboxes in memory of Vid. Each Shelterbox contains basic survival gear for an extended family including tents, stoves, blankets, water purification systems and much more.

Thanks to the support of our own International Committee and the generosity of other Rotarians and Clubs in the District we are happy to report that the Youth Exchange Students raised over $8,000 for their effort.  THANK YOU!