The Bakker family, Frank, Michiko and sons Niko and Kai met Lion John Britton at the Yamaga dinner.
Amie Gilbert with her parents James and Debbie.
Lions Club member Chris Reeks who promoted the trip to Yamaga, had a chat with students Jack, Lachlan and Zac who came to the dinner with their respective parents Mic Clayton, Shannon Salvestro and Ros Clarke.
Mandy Sturgeon and son Lachlan met Vaino Keskula at the Lions Club dinner.
John Field met Carmelena and Felicity Marshall.
The Mackenzie family celebrated together. Standing from left Neil Mackenzie, Peping and Sherron Duran, Steven Mackenzie with Jane, Tony and Coral Mackenzie seated.
Rochelle Macarthur with daughter Tyler joined Michelle Ardle with daughter Brooke and Lion Jim Phillips at the dinner for students returning from a week in Yamaga Japan.
President Bob Nichols chatted with Georg Froeschl and his daughter Natasha.
What: Cooma Lions Club dinner for the Yamaga exchange students
Where: Cooma Ex-Services Club
When: Last Wednesday
The families of 15 Monaro High School students who travelled to Cooma's sister city Yamaga, Japan, on an exchange in August gathered at the Cooma Ex-Services Club to relive and share stories of the trip last Wednesday.
The eight day trip was a continuation of the annual exchange program jointly organised by the Lions Clubs of Cooma and Yamaga, and supported by Cooma-Monaro Shire Council and Yamaga City Council.