District 2120 is making its final selections of their GSE Team to our district. At this time I do not have details regarding their names and vocations, although I do know that they will have 2 female and 2 male team members. I will send this information as soon as it becomes available.
Please review the tentative 2 page overview of the incoming schedule. Please note that we will have them arrive and depart from St. Louis this year. We are making a loop from:
- St. Louis to
- South Central Area (4 nights),
- to Rolla/Pulaski County/Salem areas (3 nights),
- to Springfield/Branson/Bolivar areas (5 nights),
- to Warrensburg/Sedalia areas (3 nights),
- to South KC area (3 nights),
- to Lake area (4 nights),
- to Columbia/North Central areas (4 nights),
- to Jefferson City (2 nights) —District Conference—
- to St Louis for departure
At this time we will need names of host families for your area and a general outline of your activities. As a result of the feedback we have recieved from previous inbound teams we are making the following recommendations:
a) Please consolidate RC meetings so there is one Rotary club meeting with a GSE presentation; and allow for some informal experiences with members of a Rotary club. Many of you have done this in the past.
b) Please pair up team members with someone of their vocation for a 1/2 day vocation specific experience
c) Allow some time in the schedule for the team to spend time with their host families and try not to overbook a schedule, as I have done in the past.
d) If your area is labeled with a full day of rest (South Central MO & Lake area), please arrange a place where the team can be together in one location and spend the day as they wish.
e) If your areas is providing 2 full days of rest with one overnight (Springfield), please arrange a location for the team to spend the overnight and time together.
Please use the frameworks linked above to “fill-in” your tentative schedule….this may be altered at any time. We will need the initial schedule framework with host family names/addresses/phone numbers/e-mails to send to RI before the team is able to make airline reservations.
GSE Team Leader and Member applications are now being accepted to become a member of the outbound team to Italy. You may access an application from the RI website, Education Programs, GSE, or just search for Group Study Exchange applications. Please send completed applications to:
Jacqueline Howard, D-6080 GSE Chair
PO Box 4385
Waynesville, MO 65583
Please call me to discuss any specifics…and please join me in GSE activities, this should be an exciting year!