Rotary Clubs Seek Professionals For Exchange In Brazil

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Rotary clubs in Rotary District 7150 (Central New York) are currently seeking four outstanding professionals to visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in May 2009, as part of the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

Through the program, teams of young professionals from two different countries exchange visits.  For four weeks, team members experience the way of life, customs, and vocational practices of another country, while sharing information about their homeland.  The Group Study Exchange Team from Brazil visited District 7150 during the month of September.  Our outbound team will visit Rio de Janeiro from mid-May to mid-June, 2009.  Moravia Rotarian Tom Collins has been selected to lead the team to Brazil.  The purpose of the Group Study Exchange program is to promote international understanding and goodwill through personal connection.  While abroad, team members stay in Rotarians’ homes and have the opportunity to meet with their professional counterparts.  They also give presentations to Rotary clubs and other groups about their home country.  The Rotary Foundation pays for round trip airfare and Rotary club members in the host country provide meals, lodging, and group travel in their district.  Team members pay for personal and incidental expenses.

Young adults between the ages of 25 and 40 who are interested in applying should be employed full time in a business or profession.  Applicants must live or be employed in the Central New York area.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in this world.  There are 1.2 million Rotary members in some 31,000 clubs in more than 190 countries.

For additional information and an application, please visit the Rotary District 7150 web site, and click on GSE or contact Henry MacDonald, District 7150 Outbound GSE Team Chairperson at 315-246-3603 or by email at [email protected]