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Tahoe Rotary Club seeks volunteers for India goodwill trip

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE ” Members of the Rotary Club of South Lake Tahoe are seeking four outstanding professionals to visit India from Jan. 18 to Feb. 17, 2010, as part of the Group Study Exchange program of Foundation of Rotary International.

The GSE team will visit Rotary District 3201, in the southern tip of India, and encompasses two Indian states, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

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.

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The Rotary Foundation pays for round-trip airfare, and club members in the host country provide meals, lodging, and group travel in their district. Team members pay for personal and incidental expenses for the trip.

Young adults between the ages of 25 and 40 who are interested in applying should be working 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).

For an application, contact Cynthea Preston at (530) 541-4660, ext. 225 or Lorenzo Gigliotti at (530) 542-6167. Applications are due by April 30.

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 some 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 165 countries.