While local tourism officer Caitlin Reid is off in Pennsylvania USA on a Rotary group study exchange, her US counterparts are doing the same down under and passed through Tenterfield on April 30/May 1.
Tenterfield Rotary Club president Frances Overell said four vocational students and their team leader, all from Pennsylvania, took in all there is to see in Tenterfield and surrounds, hosted by local Rotary families.
The students work in the library, human resources, finance and social work areas, and their team leader was a university professor.
While in Tenterfield the group was shown around Mt MacKenzie, enjoyed pies with mushy peas at the Manser residence, and toured Bald Rock, the Liston lavender farm and Undercliff Falls before attending a function at the Tenterfield Golf Club for 30 Rotarians from around the district.
They were fortunate enough to work as volunteers at the weekend’s Opera in the Vineyard at Ballandean, and also received a taste of local culture with a personal tour of the Tenterfield School of Arts and Museum.
After coming to Tenterfield from the Gold Coast, the visitors continue west, with hosting duties being handed over to the Texas branch of the Rotary organisation.