Professional Development Exchange (PDE)
A unique professional and cultural exchange opportunity for business people and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers.
- Inbound Exchange from India District 3201 from 20th March-9th April – three week Exchange. They will attend our District Conference.
- Outbound Exchange to India District 3201 was from 2nd February–23 February 2017 – three week Exchange. Will attend Conference in Cochin. Conference: 18-19 February:
The team to exchange with District 3201 in India was
Caitlin Leech – Ulverstone (Podiatrist)
Kate Nichols – Queenstown (Police Officer)
Tony Butler – Tamar Sunrise (Tas Institute of Agriculture)
Lynette Stebbings – Central Launceston (Nursing, Calvary Healthcare)
Lauren Shimats – (sustainable energy)
Team leader is Adrian Wood of Central Launceston
Adrian has retired following a career in international relations and international business development in the private and public sectors in Australia and New Zealand.
Adrian is currently Secretary of Rotary Club of Central Launceston. He is a Board Member of Tourism Northern Tasmanian and is active in a number of other local cultural and economic development organisations. He is also a Presenter on community radio in Launceston at City Park Radio.
Rotary Districts in India
The exchange visit was between District 9830 Tasmania and District 5390 Montana in March / April 2016.
The team selected were Leader, DGN Ross Carlyle (Rotary Club of Sandy Bay) .and Sarah Lillico (Pharmacist) Simone Hackett (Eco Tour guide/,Fly Fishing) Zachary Morgan(Paramedic), Allira Bartush (Police) Reserve Team member Kate Nichlas (Agriculture Consultant)
They would be pleased to talk to your Club about their experience Contact Ross
Team members saw how their professions are practised overseas, developed professional and personal relationships, and exchanged ideas.
They also experienced the history, geography, institutions, culture and the way of life of the host country.
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Update 27 November 2016