Rotary Exchange Students:
|1969||Ann Shaefer – Mt Barker S Australia||Ivor Morgan New Zealand|
|1970||Ann Mackenzie Hamilton, NZ||Dianne Rogers Adelaide, Australia|
|1974||Patricia Corbett , Walcha, Australia.|
|1975||Norie de Jong, NSW, Australia|
|1976||Joy Hamilton, Australia||Alison Vickerman, Wellington, NZ.|
|1979||Petronella Grobler – USA|
|1980||Liz Paneral , New Mexico|
|1981||Janet Sachon, Illinois||Tony van Halderen, Australia|
|1984||Kirsty Rowe, Australia|
|1985||Liza Mann||Sarah Wright – USA|
|1988||Rohan Spies – USA|
|1992||Jeffrey Lockard Michigan, USA||Petra Brandt Bremen, W Germany.|
|1996||Angela Fonseca – Australia||Lisa Haakman – Holland|
|1997||Annette Schocker – Austria|
|1998||Katja Schmocher – Switzerland|
|2001||Yohana Stupar – Argentina||Jean Elphick – Japan|
|2004||Ross Elphick – France|
|2005||Matsumi Asai – Japan|
Short Term Exchange Students (STEP):
|2002||Jennifer Bell – Turkey|
|2003||Samantha Bisset – Germany|
|Damian Lahoud – Turkey|
|2004||Lilanie Fourie – Holland|
|Portia Frans – France|
|Nicole Esterhuysen – Holland|
|2005||Catherine Finn – Holland|
|Marlize Magson – Holland|
|Lara Lahoud – Holland|
|2006||Zandile Titi – Brazil|
|2008||Mariechen Basson – Austria|
|Georgie Goulle – Turkey|
The club’s outgoing students have generally acquitted themselves well:
Di Rogers married Sandy Marr and their son represented South Africa in the world championship surfing competitions. She is now married to a local chartered accountant, Craig Tingle, and temporarily living in Dubai.
Trish Corbett emigrated to Canada, then returned and lived in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Vietnam, Dubai and Cape Town. She married an engineer, Keith Rush, and has son and a daughter. Trish completed three Comrades Marathons and is presently aiming to climb Kilimanjaro.
Tony van Halderen now lives in New Zealand.
Rohan Spies returned to Knysna and is married to our present executive mayor, Eleanor Bouw-Spies. She was a member of the club until her duties precluded further participation.
Petra Brandt became a chartered accountant. Her father, Dieter, was a past president of the club. He resigned later in order to care for Petra who has health problems.
Lisa Haakman became a chartered accountant.
Jean Elphick had become interested in the program when they hosted Katja Schmocher. Jean is a physiotherapist and works in Umtata.
Ross Elphick studied law at the University of Cape Town. She has been chosen as the Ambassadorial Scholar for 2008-9. She will attend Sydney University, where she will take a post-graduate degree in Mediation and Reconciliation.
Portia Frans was the first Black student sent out by our club, which paid all her expenses. Her exchange partner, Maxime Canu from Normandy, often visited the township in the afternoons.
The club’s incoming students also fared well:
Angela Fonseca has a medical PhD and is currently working in Liverpool.
Annette Schocker studied further in Vienna and served as Head of the Youth Red Cross in Europe. John Satchel visited her in 1999.
Katya Schmocher from Switzerland loved riding horses and so met the Elphicks. She is studying in Berne and has returned to visit Knysna twice – the last time in January 2008 with her father. She collected money in Switzerland for the Enthembeni Pre-school, some of which was used to buy cots.
Matsumi Asai from Japan is currently in Australia.
Rotary Ambassadorial Students:
2011 – Damian Lahoud – Linköping, Sweden
During his time at Linköping, Damian Lahoud organised support for a matching grant (see under Matching Grants) for the goGogetter programme of Lovelife in Knysna. At present Damian is living in Gauteng and working in the projects department of Sime, Darby Hudson & Knight in Boksburg. He has joined the Boksburg Lake Rotary Club