Miwako Minami, a member of the Wakayama City Rotary Club in Southern Japan visited the Fulton Rotary Club during a visit to Oswego Industries in Fulton and SUNY Oswego.
Miwako is the team leader, visiting and studying the culture and industries in Central New York for a month as part of Rotary Internationals Group Study Exchange. A Group Study Exchange Team is made up of one Rotarian team leader and four non-Rotarian team members. Next May, a team from the Central New York, will exchange with the team from Japan for a month. The purpose of the exchange is so that the team members can study how their vocation or profession is practiced in another country. The team also spends time exploring the culture of the country they are visiting. Rotary International promotes Peace in the World through the GSE Exchange.
Young business or professional men and women have an opportunity to visit the Osaka area of Japan for the month of May 2010. To qualify, they must be actively employed in a vocation or profession, be between the ages of 25 and 40, be able to leave work for a month, and not be a Rotarian, or related to a Rotarian. The team members will live in the homes of Japanese Rotarians. Rotary International pays for all room and board, and transportation expenses. If you are interested in being considered for a team member, please contact Rotarian Richard Kemmis at 592-4486, for further information.