Each of two couples in Mesa West Rotary have been separated from one of their children for close to a year.
Dan and Colleen Coons' son, Nick Del'Ollio, was a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Taiwan this past academic year.  Dan, Colleen, and Ryan departed Saturday, June 29 to go to Taiwan to spend the last few days of his exchange with him.  They will have the opportunity to meet some of the people Nick has become close to during his exchange an see a tiny amount of the cultural immersion opportunity he had a chance to enjoy.  They will return to Arizona together on July 11.
Bryan and Donna Goetzenberger's daughter, Emilee spent the 2017-18 school year in Belgium.  She will be arriving home June 20.  Before Emilee leaves Europe, she will visit the Police headquarters in Paris to pick up Mesa West Rotarian Ed Koeneman's recovered wallet which was stolen from him on his family's recent tour of Europe.  The Goetzenbergers have had an established family tradition of enjoying weekend staycations at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona.  That is where they plan to spend the weekend to welcome Emilee back to their close family.