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Rotary seeks professionals for goodwill exchange to Italy

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Rotary Club of South Lake Tahoe is seeking four outstanding professionals to visit Italy from May 20 to June 19, 2009, as part of the Group Study Exchange (GSE) program of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

The GSE team will be visiting in the area of Rotary District 2090, which is located in the heart of Italy, about 100 kilometers from Rome.

Through the program, teams of young professionals from two different countries exchange visits. For four to six weeks, team members experience the way of life, customs and vocational practices of another country, while sharing information about their homeland.

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 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 Rotary District 5190 (which includes north-eastern California and Northern Nevada).

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For an application, contact Cynthea Preston at (530) 541-4660, ext. 225, or Lorenzo Gigliotti at (530) 542-6167. Applications are due by July 31.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 1.2 million Rotary members in about 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 165 countries.

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