Rotary looks to send professionals on exchange

Rotary Clubs in District 5080 — which includes south-eastern BC, northern Idaho and eastern Washington state — are seeking four outstanding professionals to visit Rotary District 3190 in Bangalore India from January 30 to March 2, 2012 as part of the group study exchange program of The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary Clubs in District 5080 — which includes south-eastern BC, northern Idaho and eastern Washington state — are seeking four outstanding professionals to visit Rotary District 3190 in Bangalore India from January 30 to March 2, 2012 as part of the group study exchange program of The Rotary Foundation.

During the exchange, team members will share personal knowledge of their own country and vocations and experience the customs, vocations and lifestyles of India. Bangalore is a thriving city often referred to as India’s Silicon Valley. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the southeastern part of the state of Karnataka, Bangalore is India’s third largest city and the capital of Karnataka.

The purpose of the group study exchange is to promote international understanding and goodwill through person to person contact.

While abroad, team members stay in Rotarians’ homes and have the opportunity to meet their professional counterparts. They will also give presentations to Rotary clubs and other groups about their home country and respective vocations.

The Rotary Foundation provides a round trip air ticket, and local Rotarians in the host country provide meals, lodging and group travel in their district. Team members pay for personal and incidental expenses including immunizations and visas.

People interested in applying should be employed full-time for at least two years in their vocation and be in the early stages of their careers. Young professionals within the age range of 25 to 40 at the time of the exchange are encouraged to apply. Applicants must live or be employed in Rotary District 5080.

The following are ineligible to apply: Rotarians, employees of Rotary clubs, districts, or other Rotary entities and relatives of Rotarians (lineal descendants, ancestors, spouses, or spouses of ancestors or lineal descendants of Rotarians).

For application forms visit the Rotary District 5080 website and contact Nelson Rotarians Sheila Hart at 250-825-9241 or email sheilahart@shaw.ca or Al Bacon at bacona@shaw.ca or phone 250-229-5277.

Applicants must be submitted to the Rotary clubs in Nelson by Friday.

All applications must be made through a local Rotary club and will then be forwarded to the district group study exchange committee chair, Michelle Lee, Box 1069, Colville, WA 99114 or email michellelee1225@hotmail.com by September 9.

Interviews will be held in Spokane on September 18.

For further information contact Michelle Lee at 509-690-7517 or Doreen Kelsey at 509-499-5223.

 

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