The Rotary Club of Parksville AM has now welcomed the newest Member of the Club, Nicolle Ferrari Menezes, 2008-09 Youth Exchange Student from Brazil.

Shown at left is Nicolle unfurling the flag of Brazil with its inscription "ORDEM E PROGESSO", in English "ORDER AND PROGRESS", assisted by Inbound Youth Exchange Coordinator, Peter Hann.

Peter noted that the colours of the flag - green, blue and yellow - are quite unique as many of the world's flags include the colours red or black, often although not necessarily referring to conflict. The largest flag in the world, weighing 600 kilos, is flown in Brasilia, the Capital of Brazil.