Welcome RI Group Study Exchange 2011 from District 9650 Australia 2 of 3

Group Study Exchange (GSE) is a unique educational experience that furthers international understanding by providing an opportunity for outstanding business and professional people to study another country, its people, culture and institutions through personal contacts with Rotarians, their families and others. GSE teams visit a Rotary district in another country for a period of four to six weeks, staying in the homes of Rotarians. Teams are made up of four non-Rotarians and a team leader who is the district Governor’s representative.

Our guests were from Rotary District 9650 in Australia. The team consisted of Vicki Kembery, team leader – “Mum”, Joanne McLane – the “Safety Guru”, George Truman – the “Dirt Doctor”, Jack Woods – the “Sparky”, Michelle Cameron – the “Kindergarten Cop” and Helen Schmidt – the “Chalkie”.

The team was escorted by Yoli Woodbridge from the Coral Gables Rotary Club who is the District 6990 GSE Chair and John Wallace from the Key Biscayne Rotary Club. We were also honored to have in attendance Ellen Blasi, District Governor Nominee.

During a very entertaining slide presentation, each member told us about where they were from, what they do, where they live and what they like about Australia. We join other Rotarians in welcoming this delightful group to the US.

Above pic...members from Rotary Club in Australia:
Jack Woods, Helen Schmidt (left), and Michelle Cameron (right)

Above pic...member from Rotary Club in Australia: 
George Truman (left)

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