It’s been ‘bon voyage’ to the Vocational Study Exchange Team from the Rotary District which covers Staffordshire, Shropshire and parts of the West Midlands.
Rotarians turned out at the Hadley Park Hotel, Telford, to wish the team of two men and two women well before they fly to Germany this Saturday.
At Birmingham Airport to see them off will be Stone’s John Sayer, Rotary District Governor, who will also be making an early start to be with the team when they arrive at 5.00 am in readiness for their early morning flight.
The District Governor chaired the interview panel and said they had no hesitation in offering a place on the team to the three young people.
“The team will be superb ambassadors for the District,” he said.
The team will be led by Rotarian Gary Sharpe who was recently installed as President of the Rotary Club of Stafford Knot.
He will be accompanied by Genesis Rowley, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Stone & District, Charlotte Brogan, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Walsall Saddlers and Joanne Lewis, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wednesfield.
The Vocational Study Exchange Team will spend two weeks in south Germany around Lake Constance.
Said organiser Rotarian Trevor Davies of the Rotary Club of Ironbridge:
“The Rotary Vocational Study Exchange programme is a short international vocational and cultural study exchange for young professionals.
“Rotarians in south Germany will be hosting and transporting the team on this once in a lifetime experience at no cost to the participants.
“A Rotary team from Germany will be visiting our district of Staffordshire, Shropshire and parts of the West Midlands next May when we shall be arranging, hosting and transporting their young professionals.
“Candidates for the 2017-18 team are now being sought. Any young professional interested in applying can contact their local Rotary club or myself at TrevorNotOut@Blueyonder.co.uk.”