On Tuesday, June 19th, this exchange team presented a program to Newton Rotary Club about their trip to New South Wales, Australia.  They talked about the culture, the wine country, the business, the geography, and other things of interest.  The team was led by our own Steve Johnson.  The team members are Matthew Hosey – a landman with J Fred Hambright, Inc from Wichita, Charity Davis – a registered client associate with Wells Fargo Advisors from Wichita, Melissa Shippy – a case manager with Big Brothers & Big Sisters from Wichita, Hope Swartz – a mortgage loan assistant from Central Bank in Hutchinson, and Larry Altis – the manager of Ulysses Standard supply in Ulysses


One of the interesting programs sponsored by Rotary International is called ‘Group Study Exchange”.  This is where a group of young professionals under the age of 40 from our Kansas / Oklahoma Rotary District go to another countries Rotary District to experience their profession in that country.   Then, the district our team goes to sends a similar Group Study Exchange team back to our District.  These exchanges last for 3-4 weeks and the team members get a good dose of culture during the exchange. The Rotary Districts also send a “team leader” along that is a Rotarian and the entire group attends several Rotary Club meetings and functions sharing information about our their selves and our District.