Today was the Rotary district conference in Santiago. We were expected to meet up at the bus at 9 am to go up to Santiago. We got on the bus and said hi to all the Talca kids. We’ve been seeing a lot more of each other lately, so it makes each reunion more fun now and less like seeing long lost cousins. We’re all really close now and there’s no one whom I wouldn’t talk to or sit with at meals. We arrived in Santiago at Clara Flores’s house, who is the president of the exchange program in Chile. We spent about 2 hours just chilling in her house talking and trading pins between exchange students (we all brought way too many pins and now as our exchanges are coming to an end we are trying to get rid of as many as possible). We then went outside to Clara’s giant front yard and practiced what we would have to do during the ceremony. Apparently the district conference is a very important and very formal event among Rotarians in Chile. They had invited all of us so that they could see the strength and beauty of the exchange program and hopefully so that the exchange program in Chile will expand and improve. We rehearsed walking in following the flag bearer of our country and then singing the national anthem on Chile. Apparently Sally and I were the only ones who had taken the time to learn the song, so we put ourselves in the front of the group so it looked like everyone knew it. We then got on the buses and drove a while to get lunch. After lunch we drove a very long time to La Universidad Mayor, which is where the conference would be held.