On March 31, the Grove City administration welcomed five visitors from Sweden as part of the Group Study Exchange (GSE) program sponsored by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
In conjunction with their arrival, the mayor prepared a proclamation to recognize them and to announce April 1, as Rotary Day. The Rotary is an association of business and professional leaders from around the world, providing humanitarian service, promoting high ethical standards and building goodwill and peace. The group boasts 1.2 million members in 170 countries representing 32,000 clubs.
GSE teams are composed of four to six non-rotarian team members of various professional backgrounds, and one rotarian team leader. The visiting GSE participants are all from the Stockholm, Sweden area.
The GSE fosters international understanding, goodwill and peace through unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunities for young business and professional men and women age 25 to 40, in the initial years of their professional lives. Participants travel to a country for four to six weeks, learning the host country’s institutions and ways of life, observe their own vocations as practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas.
The Swedish group will be in Ohio for the next four weeks, visiting communities from Marietta to Mount Vernon.