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Joined by three other young professionals, these Public Relations pros from the Space Coast will represent Brevard County during their overseas adventure and hope to learn more about PR methodology as practiced in Korea.

The five members of the outbound Group Study Exchange team, from Rotary District 6930 are embarking on a month-long vocational and cultural exchange with Rotarians in District 3690 that encompasses outlying areas of Seoul in northern Gyeonggi Province.  The team from Florida is developing a multimedia presentation to describe the best industrial and cultural features of the East Central and South Florida region.   The team returns home on April 19.

Denny is Past-President of the Titusville Sunrise Rotary Club and is GSE Team Leader.  Carey Beam is the communications specialist with Craig Technologies in Cape Canaveral, and is the VP of Communications for the FPRA Space Coast Chapter board.  The other team members are Krista McGowan, owner of Orcom Labs in Indian Harbor Beach, Ryan McGill, an engineer with Harris Corp. in Melbourne, and Ana Petkovic, a pharmacist manager with CVS in Boynton Beach.

Since being brought together in October of last year, the team has spent many hours researching Korean culture and principals of Rotary International, met for a series of preparatory meetings, received coaching from native Korean speakers, attended Rotary club meetings and service projects, planned for international travel, practiced conversational Korean phrases, and shared authentic Korean meals with their families at locations throughout the District.  The Group Study Exchange program is made possible by funding from the Rotary Foundation.

The team from Florida will be making updates to their trip journal on-line at http://district6930tokorea.wordpress.com/.  Community members are encouraged to follow the team as photos, videos and written accounts about the GSE exchange are added periodically.   To learn more about Rotary International and the Group Study Exchange Program, visit the website, http://www.Rotary.org.  To learn more about Rotary District 6930, visit http://www.rotary6930.org/index.php.

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