Medicare and Linda Hsu
ITHF President, 2015-17
Since joining Rotary in 1986, we have more chances to travel than I used to have in business, and find ITHF is the greatest Rotary Fellowship and makes us busier! ITHF tours not only give us an opportunity to explore the country hosting RI Convention, but also allows us to interact with local Rotarians. Besides the tours, ITHF also helps build a global network of Rotarians and families. Through the ITHF website and CONNECTIONS, ITHFers can establish and deepen their friendship with members of different lifestyles and cultures. Finally, I would like to encourage members to think about organizing their own exploration tours to introduce their county to ITHFers.
A World Traveler and a passionate one, I have been indebted to ITHF for lifetime connections in US, Canada, UK, Australia and parts of Asia. I’ve been a volunteer to teach Communi-cative English in Taiwan only because of ITHF. This Fellowship has changed my life forever. Many projects also happened due to ITHF. The tours have been a great success and the experience has been most fulfilling. I’ve been hosted more in comparison to hosting, but always looking for an opportunity to host. I enjoy ITHF so much!
Rick and Mary Ellen
ITHF makes possible our preferred mode of travel, which is to learn about a new city or country through the lens of those who live there. In turn, we enjoy introducing our city of Louisville to visiting Rotarians. After superb hospitality in Argentina and Japan, and then friendships evolving from the pre-convention Portugal Tour, Rick agreed to serve as the group’s Treasurer, and since 2017 as Administrator. Our recent trip to Australia and New Zealand was enriched by ten ITHF homestays or shorter connections.