This year, after a hiatus of about 3 years, District Governor Dennis McMann has revived the Group Study Exchange (GSE) program. It is my pleasure to inform you that we are working closely with RI District 3181 in Mysore, India and we are putting together a GSE team of 5 members - 1 Rotarian Team lead and 4 non-Rotarians to send to Mysore, India.
Round trip travel to Mysore will be paid by District 7870 for all five members. You will be staying with local Rotarians during the trip, they will host you in their homes. During the trip you will experience the local culture and equally important you will have the opportunity to meet locals in the host community and exchange ideas and share your vocational experiences. You will also have an opportunity to experience the District Conference in district 3181. For more information about the GSE program, please refer to the GSE Team Members Handbook online at GSE Applications.
This is an invitation to all Rotarians from District 7870 who may be interested in applying to be the Team Lead for the group. The trip is for three weeks starting mid-January to the first week of February 2017.
If you want to be the GSE Team Lead (Rotarian)
If you are interested in becoming a Team Lead, you may download the application from the following location: GSE Applications. Please fill the application and email the completed application to RotaryDist7870GSETeam@gmail.com. Completed applications need to be submitted no later than September 15th, 2016 to be considered for this opportunity.
If you want to be a GSE Team Member (non-Rotarian)
We are also looking for four non-Rotarians between the ages of 25 and 40 years who have been employed for at least 2 years. They cannot be related to Rotarians. Please refer anyone that you feel is a good fit, and meets the above stipulations, to go on this trip. You may download the Team Member application from the following location: GSE Applications. Team Member applications should be submitted before October 1st, 2016.
Feel free to contact me if you have trouble accessing the application or if you have any additional questions.
President, Hollis-Brookline Rotary Club
- Medical Care - We have seen approximately 26,000 medical and dental patients.
- Medical Equipment and Supplies
- Over 12 Tons of Medical Supplies Transported by Team Members
- 7 – 40’ Containers of Medical Equip. & Supplies
- 3 Ambulances shipped
- School Construction & Education – We have constructed 7 schools, expanded 3 schools, and converted 2 other buildings into schools. We have repaired and painted 18 schools, and have also worked on a youth center and a drug rehabilitation facility. We have also provided school uniforms to over 300 students – which are required for children to attend school.
- Pure Water - Working with another 501c3 Rotary partner,
Keene students learned about the negative and life-long consequences facing students who lack access to basic clean water and sanitation, and it moved them to take action. Students in rural Honduras miss school due to sicknesses related to contaminated water. Girls drop out of school when they begin menstruating because they lack safe and private hygiene facilities, such as hand washing stations and gender-specific toilets. Their schools have no access to hand washing stations, toilets or clean water.