Rotary offering the trip of a lifetime

ROTARY is giving one lucky Northern Rivers person the opportunity of a lifetime to participate in a cultural exchange program with the American state of Pennsylvania.

The Rotary club of Lismore West is seeking enthusiastic business and professional people for a vocational and cultural study tour to visit Rotary District 7390 in the United States.

Publicity officer Norm Robinson said the exchange program will run for four weeks from April 23 to May 21, 2016, through the Group Study Exchange Program of the Rotary Foundation.

"The program strives to improve international understanding by enabling people from different countries to learn from each other on a personal level," he said.

"While abroad, team members stay with Rotarians to observe their host's way of life and study the nation's economic, social and cultural characteristics through travel and discussions within participating Rotary districts."

Travel and accommodation is fully funded by the Rotary Foundation, local Rotary Clubs and Rotarians.

"Team members also have an opportunity to meet their professional counterparts," Mr Robinson said.

The program is open to people who are employed and reside in Rotary District 9640, which covers the area bounded by Southport west to Goondiwindi, south to Tenterfield and east to Grafton.

"Applicants need to be Australian citizens aged between 25 and 40, committed and enthusiastic business people or professionals, personable, articulate, co-operative and able to fulfil the rigorous demands of international travel, and able to participate in an intensive itinerary," Mr Robinson said.

"Applicants must have been employed in their business or profession for a minimum of two years."



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