Posted by Warren Risk on Jun 12, 2017
Each year Rotary District 7390 participates in an cultural and vocational exchange program with young professionals from a foreign country called Group Vocational Service Exchange or GVSE.  This year the exchange was with Rotary District 3460 from Tai-Chung Taiwan from April 22, 2017 to May 20, 2017.
The Team was made up of four young professionals under the age of 40 and a Rotarian Team Leader.  They spent a month here in south central Pa experiencing everyday life in the U.S.  Each member stayed with a different Rotarian host family during each of the 4 weeks.  Week 3 was spent here in the Hanover area.  The Rotary families that graciously opened their homes this year to house a team member included Mrs Peg Senett, Ms Donna Haar, Mr Chris Stock, Dr John Grimes, Mr Ralph Jodice, and Mr Warren Risk.
In order to become familiar with the Hanover area, the Team visited the following locations throughout the week: 
Hanover Horse Farms - Mr Jim Simpson
Snyders/Lance Factory Tour - Ms Alicia Storm
Hanover Fire Museum - Chief Jim Roth
Guthrie Memorial Library - Mrs Lisa Kane
Main Street Hanover - Mrs Justine Trucksess
Hickory Falls Family Entertainment - Mr Dale Brubaker
On Monday they spent a day with the Gettysburg Rotary Club where they were given a Battlefield tour, and visit to the Adams County Winery and Hollabaugh Brothers Farm.
Wednesday was their vocational day where they were paired up with area businesses to experience a profession similar to their own at home in Taiwan.  Area employers visited included South Western School District, Center Square Brewing, Miscreations Brewing, Aldus Brewing, Something Wicked Brewing, Hanover Land Services, Burkentine and Sons Builders, Clark's International, and Hanover Clothing Store.
On Thursday they traveled to Washington D.C. to see Rep. Perry's office, tour the US Capitol and House of Representatives as well as various D.C. sites.
Sadly we had to say "goodbye" to our new friends as they left for a final week in the York area before leaving for home.
Many thanks to all the Rotarians and area businesses who contributed their time and effort to make this a memorable experience for us as well as our friends from Taiwan.