In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview 6 special guests. The 2013 GSE Team from the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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GSE Team being interviewed by Kirk Anderson of Rotary Club Radio. Photo by: Greg Marsten

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This is the live video feed from the interview.

Rotary Club Radio was privileged to have the opportunity to interview the Rotary Group Study Exchange Team (GSE Team) from the Czech Republic and Slovakia on April 10, 2013, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

The GSE program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for business people and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers.

As a GSE team member, each participant travels with their team to areas of different countries. Teams will enjoy a four to six-week experience of the host country’s culture and institutions, observing how their vocations are practiced abroad, developing personal and professional relationships, and exchanging ideas.

During their 4-6 week tour, participants will experience five full days of vocational visits, 15 to 20 club presentations, 10 to 15 formal visits and social events, two to three days at the district conference, three to four hours per day of cultural and site tours, and three to four hours per day of free time with host families.

Each team member’s travel expenses are paid for through the Foundation, via the most economical round-trip airline ticket between the home and host countries. Hosting Rotarians provide meals, lodging, and group travel within their district.

District 5960 is excited to host the 2013 Inbound GSE Team from District 2240 – Czech Republic and Slovakia.  I look forward to interviewing the group and hearing more about their experiences in America, what they’ve seen, and what is yet to come.

Now, allow me to introduce the members of the GSE Team:


Martin Barcik – Team Leader
Journalist, Editor in Chief


Ladislav Vonz –Team Member
Journalist, Editor in chief


Stanilav Jurik –Team Member
Radio Announcer


Vanda Kasova – Team Member


Verdnicka Sevcikova – Team Member


Linda Salajkova – Team member
Writer, Journalist

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2013 GSE Team visit to the St. Croix Falls Rotary Club. Photo by: Greg Marsten

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2013 GSE Team presenting at the first of many Rotary Club Visits. Photo by: Greg Marsten





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