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Rotarians from Australia, East Timor visit Hudson area

Pictured (from left to right) is Laura Goldstone, Yogish Acar, Inacia Santos, Anna Williams, Graciana Herculano and Ainsley Corridon. Photo submitted by Rob Howard

As part of the Rotary Group Study Exchange program, a team of young professionals and a Rotarian leader from northern Australia and the small island country of East Timor will visit the Hudson area May 17-20. The GSE program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for business people and professionals 25-40 years old who are in the early stages of their careers. The members of the visiting team are from a wide range of professional and cultural interests.

Rotarians from Hudson Rotary Club and Hudson Daybreak Rotary Club provide for meals, lodging and group travel while they are in the area. Their stop is the last portion of the month long exchange starting April 22. They have visited Rotary clubs in St. Paul, Austin, Le Sueur, Prior Lake, Roseville, and North St. Paul in Minnesota. In addition to Hudson, they are also visiting Barron, Rice Lake, and River Falls.

The GSE team will participate in vocational visits in the community, make presentations to the local Rotary clubs, participate in cultural and site tours in the community, learn about the host communities from their hosts, and share their own cultural insight.

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