Mexican Rotary group tours Motherhouse

April 17, 2009 by

Sister Jean Rosemarynoski, second from right, explains the founding of the Sisters of St. Joseph to a group thats part of Rotary Internationals exchange program during a tour of the Motherhouse this morning, as Sister Judy Stephens, right, translates into Spanish.

Sister Jean Rosemarynoski, second from right, explains the founding of the Sisters of St. Joseph to a group that's part of Rotary International's exchange program during a tour of the Motherhouse this morning, as Sister Judy Stephens, right, translates into Spanish.



Five young business professionals from three different areas of Mexico visited the Motherhouse this morning as part of the Rotary International Group Study Exchange program.


Sister Jean Rosemarynoski, who is a member of the local Rotary club, led the tour. Serving as translator for Sister Jean and the group was Sister Judy Stephens.


Also taking part were local Rotarians Rich Underbakke, president of the Concordia club, and state Rep. Elaine Bowers.


The Mexicans will be in Kansas for a month, under the sponsorship of the Salina Rotary District. They had already been to Wichita and Salina, and the Concordia stop was part of a planned three-day stay in the Beloit area.
Sister Judy Stephens explains the artifacts in one of the Motherhouse's two Heritage Rooms to members of the Rotary group this morning.

Sister Judy Stephens explains the artifacts in one of the Motherhouse's two Heritage Rooms to members of the Rotary group this morning.




The five were from the Mexican cities of Tepic, Colima and Guadalajara.


Rotary’s GSE program is designed for business and professional men and women ages 25 to 40 who are in the early years of their professional lives. GSE provides travel grants for four to six weeks for teams of non-Rotarian professional men and women to exchange visits between paired Rotary districts in different countries.
Even seasoned travelers can't resist a posed group picture, with Sister Judy Stephens enlisted as the volunteer photographer.

Even seasoned travelers can't resist a posed group picture, with Sister Judy Stephens enlisted as the volunteer photographer.

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