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Waterville Rotary Club
Group Study Exchange Itinerary
May 20 - 23, 2009

Host families:
Tom & Cynthia Longstaff
39 Pleasant St, Waterville ME 
(207) 872-6617
Tobias Gotz & Rebecca Rutschmann

Peter & Jean Ann Garrett
202 Eames Rd, Winslow ME
(207) 873-6443
Otwin Lang (Team Leader)

Butch & Ginny Merritt
14 Martin Ave, Waterville ME
(207) 873-1330
revbutch@live.com; gardenginny@live.com
Daniel Schallmo

Chris & Susan McMorrow
436 Main St, Waterville ME
(207) 649-7898
Marina Bauernfeind
Day    Activity      

Wednesday, 20 May
11:00: Drop off at RR Square, then meet the Mayor at City Hall
11:00 - 12:30: Tour, Downtown Waterville (local history, Opera House, interesting sights and shopping)
12:30: Lunch, Soup to Nuts
2:00: Tour, Hathaway Creative Center www.hathawaycreativecenter.org
4:30 - 6:00: Happy Hour, Midnight Blues
6:00: Dinner at host family, relax      

Thursday, 21 May

7:30: Waterville Sunrise Club breakfast meeting, Alfond Youth Center
8:30: Tour, Alfond Youth Center www.aplaceforkidstogo.org
9:30 - 11:30: Tour, Colby College Art Museum  www.colby.edu/museum
11:30 - 1:00: Picnic lunch, Colby College Campus
1:00 - 4:00: Travel to Augusta, visit state Capitol, Blaine House (Governor's Mansion)
4:30 - 6:00: Rest at Host Family
6:30: Barbeque, Chris & Sue McMorrow's home, 436 Main St, Waterville; host families & Rotarians invited      

Friday, 22 May
Breakfast at Host Families
VOCATIONAL DAY: 9:30  - 3:00 p.m.:
Ortwin Lang: tours of privately-owned pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, cancer center pharmacy.  Michael Gee, Director of Pharmacy at MaineGeneral Medical Center, will be the main guide.  A pharmacist manager at MaineGeneral is from Germany and she will likely accompany them. Michael's email is michael.gee@mainegeneral.org

Tobias Gotz: day with local journalist, city editor, etc. I hope to have Tobias' main guide for the day soon (and will email Tobias). The local journalist formerly lived in Germany and speaks a bit of German. 

Marina Bauernfeind, Rebecca Rutschmann & Daniel Schallmo: tours with marketing and media professionals, Thomas College, etc. Two Rotarians have agreed to be main guides for the day: Nancy Gallagher and Elizabeth Vanderweide. Also, Raffi Der Simonian, our GSE individual traveling to Germany, will be a main guide as well.  We will work out the details, and promise an interesting day.

3:00 - 5:30: Activities (tennis, trail walking, etc) or rest at host families
6:00: Dinner at John & Lisa Fortier's home on the lake: host families & Rotarians invited      

Saturday, 23 May
Breakfast at Host Families
9:30: Travel to Bangor, ME to transfer to Bar Harbor hosts (possible tour in Bangor area)