Our GSE guests have arrived from Gujarat India!  We will celebrate at the O'Donnell's welcome party 5/9.  Get the details in the Events section to the right...follow the arrow.

The GSE Team Leader is Rotarian Hetal Mehta,      Owner, Electrical Motor Manufacturing Company in Gujarati India     Host Dino & Sandy Kapadia  (friend/neighbor of J Keane’s) Dino was born in Gujarati.

Team Members are:

Mrs. Arundhati Chafekar    Human Resource Counselor                       Host Sue Wolf

Mrs. Karuna Advani            Secretary and Compliance Officer              Host Dorothy Kennedy

Ms. Pooja Khatiwala           Corporate Loan Officer                                Host Dr. Joe and Cathy O’Donnell 

Dr. Ajitknmar Ugale             Opthamologist (MD)                                    Host John and Janet Virva

The Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange (GSE) program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for businesspeople and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers. The program provides travel grants for teams to exchange visits in paired areas of different countries. For four to six weeks, team members experience the host country's culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas.

In a typical four-week tour, applicants participate in five full days of vocational visits, 15 to 20 club presentations, 10 to 15 formal visits and social events, two to three days at the district conference, three to four hours per day of cultural and site tours, and three to four hours per day of free time with host families.

For each team member, the Foundation provides the most economical round-trip airline ticket between the home and host countries. Rotarians in the host area provide for meals, lodging, and group travel within their district.