I'm just old enough to actually remember the great old Chuck Berry song, too ---- and I'm happy to report that the entire 2008 District 5610 Outbound GSE Team to District 4740 (Brazil) Brazil is now officially "back in the U.S.A.
Kyla, Shelle, Michele, and I arrived last Monday (April 28th) and yesterday (Monday, May 5th) Jon and Sol returned after spending what I'm sure they term as a "well-deserved" week on the beaches of Florianopolis.
Happily, all of our return flights were uneventful --- and we made it to Sioux Falls within mere minutes of our scheduled times.
We still have a few more blog posts to add and we'll have those up within a few days. [Cut us some slack, we're trying to re-adjust to "real life"!] Meanwhile, I'm proud to report that Rotary District 4740 Governor Jefferson Bittencourt gave me the following letter for delivery to our DG Dick Nolte. He was kind enough to give me permission to reprint it here. My hat's off to a simply wonderful team --- it was personally very rewarding to be associated, albeit only for a few months, with five of our Districts finest young professionals! Read Jefferson's letter and you'll understand that pride!