2010-06-10 / News

Apply now to join Rotary exchange team to Scotland

The Rotary Club of Wakefield seeks applications from South County residents who may be interested in participating as team members for a group study exchange to northern Scotland this October.

The purpose of this Rotary International program is to enable an exchange of teams of four outstanding young non-Rotarian business and professional people between Rotary districts in different countries.

The experience provides an educational and cultural opportunity for individuals between the ages of 25 and 40 to travel in the host country during a four-week program that will introduce them to the history, business, industry, government, education and culture in the country. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, employed in any recognized business or profession on a full-time basis and have at least two years experience in their chosen profession. Rotarians and relatives of Rotarians are not eligible to apply.

The GSE team will be accompanied by one Rotarian team leader and will be hosted by Rotarian families in northern Scotland throughout their visit. A similar team from Scotland will then visit Rotary District 7950 (Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts) in late April next year.

The host Rotary District 1010 in Scotland includes such major cities as Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. The US team’s visit will take place from Oct. 1-29.

All expenses, except for personal items, are covered by the Rotary Foundation and the Rotary District 7950 GSE Program.

Individuals interested in being selected as team members should contact Deedra Durocher, liaison with the Rotary Foundation for the Wakefield Club, P. O. Box 382, Wakefield, RI 02880 for information and an application. Completed applications are due by June 15.

Applicants will be personally interviewed prior to the final selection of the team. Application materials are also available at the Rotary Foundation web site www.rotary.org/newsroom/ downloadcenter/foundation/ educational.html#gse.

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