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.
Reinert is a fluent Spanish speaker who has significant experience leading humanitarian service projects and business ventures throughout Latin America. He is past chair of the District 6080 World Community Service Committee and the district’s Future Visions Committee. Reinert’s role as team leader will include serving as the official representative of District Governor Mark Pearce in preparing and leading the team of young professionals that will represent District 6080 in Central America.
Please note: District 6080 Rotarians are encouraged to help identify qualified candidates for the district’s GSE team.
The Rotary Foundation’s GSE program is a vocational and cultural exchange for businesspeople and professionals (non-Rotarians) between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers. Team members will spend one week in each of the four countries of District 4240, experiencing the culture and institutions of Central America. Team members will observe how their professions are practiced there, exchange ideas and develop personal and professional relationships, which will prove to be a lasting benefit in today’s globalized world.
Rotarians are often in the best position to identify qualified candidates for the GSE. If you would like to nominate someone from your business or organization to participate in this unique international professional development opportunity, please visit the District 6080 website to download a Team Member application.
Completed applications should be sent to:
District 6080 GSE Chair
P.O. Box 1687
Springfield, MO 65801
The Team Member application deadline is October 12. For more information, please contact Brad Bodenhausen at 417-862-5567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.