Four Young Professionals Selected for Rotary Exchange

Brad Bodenhausen Announcements, GSE Team

Four young professionals from the fields of higher education and banking have been selected to represent Rotary District 6080 as part of a Group Study Exchange (GSE) team that will visit Central America in April.  The team will travel to the four countries of District 4240 (Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and El Salvador) from April 1 to 29, 2013.

Reinert Selected to Lead District 6080 GSE Team

Brad Bodenhausen Announcements, GSE Team

Paul Reinert, past president of the Rotary Club of Springfield, has been selected to lead the Group Study Exchange team that will represent District 6080 next April in Central America.  The five-member team will travel to the four countries of District 4240 (Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and El Salvador) from April 1 to 29, 2013.

Application Deadline Looms for Spring 2013 – GSE to Central America

Mark Pearce Announcements, GSE Team

The application deadline is looming for those interested in participating in the Group Study Exchange (GSE) trip to Central America in April 2013. The District 6080 team will be comprised of one team leader and four (non-Rotarian) professionals who will represent the District, Missouri and the country, while promoting the mutual benefits that such an exchange can provide. The GSE team will visit the four countries of District 4240 – Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and El Salvador – from April 1 to 29, 2013. The month-long exchange will give team members the opportunity to learn about Central American culture and experience the practice of their profession during vocational days in District 4240. GSE participants are often referred to the application process by active Rotarians who realize the life-long value that such an experience can provide. If you know of someone between the ages of 25 and 40 who would make a good candidate, please refer them to the GSE page on the District web site. Completed applications should be submitted to: Brad Bodenhausen District 6080 GSE Chair P.O. Box 1687 Springfield, MO 6580 The application deadline for Team Member candidates is October 12. For more information, please contact Brad Bodenhausen at 417-862-5567 or brad@springfieldchamber.com

District Now Accepting Applications for 2013 Group Study Exchange

Brad Bodenhausen Announcements, GSE Team

Rotary District 6080 is currently seeking applications for team leader and team members for the 2013 Group Study Exchange with District 4240 in Central America. The District 6080 team will consist of one Rotarian team leader and four non-Rotarian young professionals between the ages of 25 and 40. The team will visit the four countries of District 4240 – Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and El Salvador – from April 1 to 29, 2013. The month-long exchange will give team members the opportunity to learn about Central American culture and experience the practice of their profession during vocational days in District 4240. Interested applicants should visit rotary6080.org to learn more about this opportunity and to download a GSE application for Team Leader (Rotarian), Team Member, and GSE reference materials. Completed applications should be submitted to: Brad Bodenhausen District 6080 GSE Chair P.O. Box 1687 Springfield, MO 65801 The application deadline for Team Leader candidates is August 17. The application deadline for Team Member candidates will be September 28. For more information, please contact Brad Bodenhausen at 417-862-5567 or brad@springfieldchamber.com.

District 6080 Paired with Panama for 2012-13 GSE

Brad Bodenhausen Announcements, GSE Team

The Trustees of the Rotary Foundation have announced Group Study Exchange (GSE) pairings for the 2012-13 Rotary year.  District 6080 will be matched with District 4240, which is a unique district that comprises the four Central American countries of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and El Salvador.  District Governor-Elect Mark Pearce initiated this GSE connection in hopes of strengthening Rotary ties with our neighbors in Central America.       The tradition of District 4240 is to feature the country of the current District Governor as the host and sending district of the reciprocal exchange.  Next year’s District Governor will be Rodrigo Teran of Panama.  Although the final dates are still to be confirmed, District 6080 expects to host a visiting team from Panama during the fall of 2012 to coincide with the October 18 – 20, 2012 District Conference in Branson.  District 6080 will send a team to Panama in the spring of 2013.   District 6080 is currently organizing a committee to work in support of both the inbound and outbound exchanges with Panama.  If you are interested in serving on the District GSE Committee in 2012-13, please contact incoming committee chairman Brad Bodenhausen at 417-862-5567 or brad@springfieldchamber.com.

GSE Team Arrives!

Rita Esterly GSE Team

Italian GSE Team Arrives The Team arrived Tuesday in St. Louis at 11 PM, two hours later than scheduled and short one piece of luggage. They stayed overnight in the Moonrise Hotel. They had a quick driving tour of St. Louis and went up the Arch and rode the Metro across the Mississippi River to Illinois. We met the Springfield Rotarian host families at St. James Winery for wine tasting and a quick tour. Luggage was transferred then went to dinner at Gordoz in Rolla. The Team members were showered with gifts then headed to Springfield for there first Rotary meeting Monday at 7 AM. [gall columns=”4″ per_page=”50″ id=””]