Posted by Shannan Berkbuegler on Oct 17, 2019
In keeping with Rotary Connects the World, the Plaza club will be hosting GSE (Group Study Exchange) visitors from the Dominican Republic Oct 26-30, 2019.
We are also in need of drivers, of course. It's a lot of fun to get to know people from around the world, so give it a try! If you'd be interested in shuttling a GSE guest to a vocational appointment, or simply showing them what you do for a living, or joining us on a field trip, email Shannan Berkbuegler to indicate your interest and availability.
We have our Plaza Rotary hosts for our Group Study Exchange visitors; now we need to set up vocational visits & drivers for for our guests. Can you help?
- Monday Morning, October 28 (Juan, John, and Elaine are booked)
- Monday Afternoon, October 28 (Elaine will probably be with Rich Linden, visiting Sports casters?)
- Wednesday morning, October 30
Do you have any connections that might be able to show our guests around their career facility for an hour or so?
Here is all that we know about our incoming GSE team. I am waiting for a response if Juan Carlos is the team lead, which is our guess.
*JUAN CARLOS PEREZ* (staying with Schmidts)
Profession: Industrial Engineer
Specialism: Logistics (Transport-Storage-Distribution)
Main job: Operations Manager
What would you like to visit? Storage and transportation companies.

*JOHN REYES* (staying with Berkbueglers)
Past Rotaractor
Profession: Business Administration
Specialism: Operations manager of a bakery
Main job: Volunteer firefighter
What would you like to visit? Bakery related things, visit fire stations, see the Cessna aircraft factory or something that has to do with aviation.

*ELAINE MINAYA* (staying with Michael Berkbuegler 1 night, then with Lindens)
Profession: Social communicator (Journalist)
Specialism: Sports News
Main job: Education and Promotion at the Foundation of Prevention and Oral Health for Children
What would you like to visit? TV channels, radio stations, areas of Oral Health and Social Projects. Visit Baseball Parks, the Black League Baseball Museum and the American Jazz Museum too.

*LUISANNA MENIEUR* (staying with Shawvers)
Profession: Marketing and International Business
Specialism: Digital and social marketing areas
Main job: Assistant to the administrative management of Rizek Cacao
What would you like to visit? Companies with many consumers’ customers and employees. Companies with different sales strategies. Companies with marketing areas and product development. Explore their culture, their values and emblematic places. Learn about some Social Responsibility. (Preferably, that involves Kids).

*JAIME THEN* (staying with Bradshaws)
Profession: Lawyer
Specialism: Real State and Criminology legal support
Main job: Realtor and private consulting on Law
What would you like to visit? Justice system of Missouri. Another interest are the sports, the city history and Tourism.  
Thanks for your thoughts and ideas, we appreciate your time!
We are planning to do a Plaza Club get-together again at Chicken N Pickle on Monday, Oct 28, 6 PM. Club will provide appetizers, Drinks and Dinner are on your own.
GSE will be joining Plaza Club at PAL-KCK Tuesday evening for the vocational tour.