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A message from District Governor Graham Smith


I am pleased we are able to send you our GSE Team and of course over the same weeks we are hosting your Team to us. This will be the last year of GSE under the current TRF Guidelines and I am sure like us you will be making it one of the best.

Our Team is lead by Rotarian Sally Wilcox.  I know she and the Team are looking forward to being with you in 3610, learning from your culture, projects, programmes, and sharing experiences during the weeks ahead.

I send greetings to District Governor Young Rok Song and all Rotarians, their families and friends in District 3610 and cannot believe it is now nearly 18 months since I met him at the RI Assembly in San Diego to discuss this exchange.

Our International President Sakuji Tenaka has asked us to all work this year for ‘Peace through Service’ and during their all too short time with you I am sure you will show our Team just how you are achieving this in District 3610.

Our District 1170, Rotary in Devon is represented by a vibrant group of 50 clubs engaged in numerous projects to help the underprivileged, both in our communities and internationally. Our Service activities include addressing the challenges of poverty, water and sanitation, health and hunger, education, literacy and environmental issues. We also are major contributors to ShelterBox the International Charity that provides shelter when disaster or catastrophe strikes.

The GSE program offers outstanding opportunities for working towards World peace on a global scale as well as an opportunity to broaden the horizons of young professionals and entrepreneurs.

I want to thank Governor Young Rok Song, his coordinators and all the hosts of our visiting team. I am confident that the exchange between our districts will prove fruitful to all the people involved; both in the GSE Teams, their hosts and all the Rotarians involved in both our Districts.

Yours in Rotary


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