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Rotary International hosts exchange team from India

Pictured are the team members from India along with some of their host families. From left are Mrugesh Trivedi, Neeraj Sogani, Krishna Mehta, Ron Wingo, Petra Harrelson, Sherril Wingo, Vinay Kothari, Diane Zimmerman, Chhavi Rajawat and Paul Zimmerman. (photo submitted by Bill Hilhouse)

Pictured are the team members from India along with some of their host families. From left are Mrugesh Trivedi, Neeraj Sogani, Krishna Mehta, Ron Wingo, Petra Harrelson, Sherril Wingo, Vinay Kothari, Diane Zimmerman, Chhavi Rajawat and Paul Zimmerman. (photo submitted by Bill Hilhouse)

The objective of Rotary International is the promotion of world peace, goodwill and understanding.

One of the unique programs to support this effort is the sponsorship of the Group Study Exchange.

Each year Group Study Teams, comprised of professionals and business leaders, are selected to participate.

This year’s teams were from India and the United States. The team from India visited Rotary Clubs in western North Carolina and spent several days with their host families of the Rotary Club of Tryon.

While here, they met with business leaders, toured local attractions, participated in a meeting of the local Rotary Club and attended a social gathering with the Rotarians.

Rotarian Andy Haynes leads the Group Study Exchange for Tryon’s Rotary Club and was assisted by members of the club in arranging for the visit.

– article submitted by Bill Hilhouse