A very special event happened this past Tuesday!  Some of our Rotary Club members, presenters, and host families were able to reconnect with our delegates from 2018!
Theme: Tourism Destination Management
Original Travel to Pagosa Springs: May 31, 2018
9:00 – 9:05AM
Overview of Participation Procedures
Alexa King, Program Manager at the Open World Leadership Center
Opening Remarks
Jane Sargus, Executive Director of the Open World Leadership Center
9:05 – 9:15 AM
9:15 – 9:50 AM
9:50 – 9:55 AM
9:55 – 10:25 AM
10:25 – 10:50 AM
Welcome Back to Pagosa Springs
David Smith, Rotary Club of Pagosa Springs
Host Families:
  • Jo Bridges
  • Kim Moore
Alumni Updates from Kyrgyzstan: Presentation on what they have been up to since they participated on the Open World program and the effect of COVID-19 on the tourism industry in Kyrgyzstan.
  • Begimai Mukasheva
  • Aman Zhanserkeev
  • Nazira Makenova
  • Beksultan Abdisalamov
  • Talantbek Toksonbaev
  • Zeinep Isakova
The Effect of COVID-19 on Tourism in Pagosa Springs
Mary Jo Coulehan Director of Tourism in Pagosa Springs
Questions & Answers
Brian Sandy, Park Manager V, Arboles, Navajo State Park, Colorado
Questions & Answers
Our delegates seem to have taken away a lot of information from their stay with us!  Here is a shot from one of their presentations showing us some of their marketing of this beautiful country!