INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The five-member Rotary International Group Study Exchange stopped in Incline Village for two days on May 7-8 on its one-month tour of clubs in Rotary District 5190 in Nevada and Northeast California.The GSE is composed of four young professionals who are not members of Rotary International and are led by an experienced Rotarian — in this case Rafael Somera, as team leader whose business is advertising.The Rotary Club of Tahoe Incline, under the leadership of President Bob Mimiaga, followed a program designed by Mimiaga and Rotarian Maureen McCarthy to investigate how American businesses operate and how we educate our children.The four young professionals were a teacher, an engineer, a computer technician and another computer technician who is employed by a large bank in Brazil. They toured Incline High School, Menath Insurance, Umpqua Bank, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe and the UC Davis-Sierra Nevada College environmental center. Members of our club served as tour guides at each of these facilities.In the past two years, our club hosted GSE teams form Korea and Italy. Traditionally District 5190 sends our own GSE to the country we are hosting.The GSE team also attended Rotary Club meetings in the North Lake Tahoe area and a luncheon at Sierra Nevada College, hosted by Richard Rubsamen of the college. The GSE team were the guests of Rotarians from our club for two nights.The GSE team will continue its tour of places of interest in District 5190 and end its visit at the annual District Conference May 18-20.
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