Rotary Seeks Persons age 25 - 40 for Exchange Trip to India
Northern Illinois Rotary Clubs Seeking
Young Professionals for Vocational Study Exchange trip to India
All expenses paid by Rotary for month long trip of a lifetime
The Rotary Club of Geneva IL joins Rotarians of Northeastern Illinois in seeking outstanding young professional and business men and women to participate as a member of a vocational study program to visit India for four weeks from January 19 to February 19, 2013. The Group Study Exchange (GSE) program is sponsored by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Applicants for this program must be at least 25 and no more than 40 years of age prior to the departure date. They must work or live within the boundaries of Rotary District 6440, which encompasses the area of Illinois: north, west, and northwest of Chicago, but not including Chicago. District 6440 includes Lake County, eastern McHenry and Kane Counties and northern Cook and DuPage counties. Applicants may not be a Rotarian or a close relative of a Rotarian, must be a USA citizen, must have been employed full-time in a recognized business or profession for at least two years at the time of applying and plan to remain in the business or profession well after the conclusion of the exchange.
Application forms and more information are available from the Rotary International Website: www.Rotary.org; or Rotary District 6440 Website: www.rotary6440.org; or by contacting the Rotary Club of Geneva. Contact Mark Allen or David Nelson of Geneva Rotary. Completed applications which includes two endorsements, one from the applicant’s local Rotary Club and the other from the applicant’s employer as well as an essay of intent must be completed and returned by 6pm September 1, 2012 to Rotary GSE Committee, Post Office Box 111, Long Grove, IL 60047.
The GSE program strives to improve international understanding by enabling people from different countries to learn from each other on a personal level. While abroad, team members will stay with Rotarian families to observe the host’s way of life, as well as study the nation’s economic, social and cultural characteristics through discussions and travel throughout the Rotary district. During the visit, the team members will spend a minimum of five days with their professional or business counterparts. Round trip transportation costs are paid by The Rotary Foundation (TRF). Housing, meals and travel during the visit are provided by the host Rotary District.
The Group Study Exchange will be held in partnership with Rotary District 3480 in India, and encompasses Chennai, a major port city in Southern India.
The Rotary Club of Geneva Illinois meets Tuesdays from 7 am at Riverside Receptions in Geneva IL. Membership is open to service oriented residents and workers of the area. Guests are welcome to attend. To learn more about the club, its programs and its charitable and service projects, social and networking events visit www.genevarotary.org