St. Charles Herald-Guide

Rotary clubs seek area professionals for goodwill exchange to Italy

By Staff Report - October 12, 2006

Rotary club members of Southeast Louisiana and South and Central Mississippi are seeking outstanding professionals to visit Italy in June 2007 as part of the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary Foundation.

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 home country.

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

Young adults between the ages of 25 and 40 wh are interested in applying should be employed full-time in a business or profession. Applicants must live or be employed within the boundaries of Rotary Distrcit 6840 (southeast Louisiana and south and central Mississippi).

For more information and a copy of the application, visit www.rotary6840.org.

Also contact Sharron Newton at 985-661-0718 or by email at snewton0959@earthlink.net for more information. Applications are due by Oct. 21 and should be mailed to Sharron Newton at 35140 Garden Lane in Slidell, LA 70460-5808.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united in worldwide who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world.

There are 1.2 million Rotary members in some 31,000 Rotary clubs in more than 165 countries around the world.