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Rotary Club of Altoona, PA  USA


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Club History
Proposing Members
4-Way Test
Grapes for Good
Career Fair
Twin Club
Rotary Radio Day
Youth Exchange
Centennial Project



Group Study Exchange

2010-2011: Ukraine

2009-2010: Phillipines & Puerto Rico

2008-2009: Denmark

2007-2008: Tunisia

2006-2007: Germany

2005-2006: Italy

Our own Past President, Deb led the GSE Team to Italy in April, 2006.  Team members were Tara Thomas Delbaggio, Rosann Brown, Kimberly Fragola and Eugenio Longoria Saenz.


A Group Study Exchange Team from Lombardia, Italy, District 2050, arrived at our club, May 10, 2005. 

Club Meeting Visit to Pittsburgh At Centennial GALA


The Group Study Exchange (GSE) program of The Rotary Foundation is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young business and professional men and women between the ages of 25 and 40 and in the early years of their professional lives. The program provides travel grants for teams to exchange visits between paired areas in different countries. For four to six weeks, team members experience the host country's institutions and ways of life, observe their own vocations as practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas.

For each team member, The Rotary Foundation provides the most economical round-trip air ticket between the home and host countries. Local Rotarians in the host area provide for meals, lodging, and group travel within their district.  If you would like to participate on a GSE Team traveling to another country please click HERE.


In 2002, The Rotary Club of Altoona hosted a GSE Team  from Argentina.   Thank you to Rabbi Ammos Chorney, Carol Logan, George Foster, Todd Means and Deb Dellaposta for being host families.  If you would like to lead a team on a Group Study Exchange please click on the Group Study Exchange button to download forms from Rotary International.