LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The greater Rochester area and District 7120 Rotary are seeking five professionals to visit Sweden and Latvia in April 2013 as part of The Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange program.
Through the program, teams of non-Rotarians representing the two countries exchange all-expense-paid visits, during which team members share personal knowledge of their own country and in turn experience customs, vocations and lifestyles of another.
The Group Study Exchange seeks to promote international understanding and goodwill through person-to-person contact. While abroad, team members stay in Rotarians’ homes in various cities and towns and have the opportunity to meet their professional counterparts. They also give presentations to Rotary clubs and other groups about their home country.
Members also attend Rotary District Conferences in the greater Rochester area and in District 2410 in Sweden. Members will also be expected to share their experiences at various Rotary Clubs upon their return home.
The Rotary Foundation provides round-trip air travel, and local Rotarians in Sweden and Latvia provide meals, lodging, and group travel in their district. Team members pay only for travel insurance, medical shots if required, and personal expenses during the trip.
Area professionals ages 25 – 40 are encouraged to apply and should be employed full-time in a recognized business or profession. Applicants must live or be employed in Rotary District 7120 and must not be related to a Rotarian.
For an application, and more information please contact John F. Kenny at 315-759-9269, or email: jkenny@Canalside.net. Applications are due Nov. 10 to John F. Kenny at 706 Waterloo-Geneva Rd Waterloo, NY 13165. Team member interviews will be held Nov. 17.