Our partners from the Ndola Mukuba Club in Zambia visited us last week here in Virginia. Leonard and Anthony had both attended the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta and came for a visit on their way back home to Zambia.
It was a wonderful visit, albeit short, barely three days. It was also quite productive.
On the social front, we had time for a cookout at our house where colleagues of ours that had been to Zambia and who knew Leonard and Anthony came by the house. It was quite the American cookout with hot dogs, burgers and a few sides. We quickly realized that cookouts around the world are and can be quite similar.
We also managed to get in half a day of sightseeing in Washington D.C. where we ended up spending quite a bit of time at Arlington National Cemetery. One of our stops was at the Lee House where we were able to take in the beautiful views of the nation’s capital. And thankfully, the weather cooperated.
It was not all fun and play. Some work related matters were on the schedule. It involved attending a meeting with the Mclean Rotarians where Anthony and Leonard gave a shout out to You Assist among other things while sharing their club’s local projects.
You Assist got feedback on progress regarding the Dag Hammarskjöld School’s wish list which the Ndola Mukuba Club is working on.
In the end, it really was all about sharing some quality time and forging closer bonds.