Group Study Exchange
The District 6310 Group Study Exchange (GSE) team, lead by Bay City's Connie Schweitzer, departs April 1, 2007 for a month in West Africa.
"The Group Study Exchange (GSE) program of The Rotary Foundation is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young business and professional men and women between the ages of 25 and 40 and in the early years of their professional lives. The program provides travel grants for teams to exchange visits between paired areas in different countries. For four to six weeks, team members experience the host country's institutions and ways of life, observe their own vocations as practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas.
For each team member, The Rotary Foundation provides the most economical round-trip air ticket between the home and host countries. Local Rotarians in the host area provide for meals, lodging, and group travel within their district."
From Rotary International's web site
|April 1, 2007||Depart for Dakar, Senegal|
|April 9, 2007||Travel to Praia, Cape Verde|
|April 11 to 14, 2007||Attend District Conference|
|April 16, 2007||Return to Dakar|
|May 1, 2007||Leave for home|
Link to GSE Team Blog
back row: Beth Hunter, Jeremy Inman, Katy Stearns, Katie Babin
front row: Connie Schweitzer, Bob Jansen
- Beth Hunter, Essexville, Michigan.
Program Coordinator, St Mary's Guardian Angel Respite
- Jeremy Inman, Saginaw, Michigan.
Arcade Manager, Cleveland Coin Machine
- Katy Stearns (alternate team member), Sanford, Michigan.
Teacher, Midland Public Schools
- Katie Babin, Midland, Michigan.
Supply Coordinator, St. Mary's Surgical Center
- Connie Schweitzer, Bay City, Michigan.
Team Leader - Member Rotary Club of Bay City.
Director of Purchasing, Saginaw Valley State University
- Bob Jansen, Essexville, Michigan.
Principal, Hampton Elementary School