The Rotary New Generations Service Exchange (NGSE) is a short-term (one to six months) cultural and professional exchange for college students and young professionals 18 to 30 years old. The NGSE is similar to the Group Study Exchange, but the NGSE applicants pay for their own round trip travel expenses, visa (if necessary) and medical and liability insurance.
An outbound NGSE applicant needs a sponsoring Rotary district and club to sign their application and a hosting Rotary district and club in another country to sign their guarantee form.
The hosting Rotary district and club provide the NGSE applicant with host housing, food, transportation and cultural and professional experiences in the profession the applicant is studying or starting to practice.
District 5495, Frontier Rotary Club, Prescott, was the host club for Wu, Wen Yi, also called Anita, from District 3520 in Taiwan.  Anita was hosted by, Lori Dekker and Brandon Montoya and Erica Ryberg of the Frontier Rotary Club; Clarinda and John Vail of the Grand Canyon Rotary Club; Alvin and Carol Hancock, of the Wickenburg Rotary Club; and Joe and Olga Waesche of the E-Club of Arizona.  Anita ended her New Generations Service Exchange on September 15, 2017.
The eClub of Arizona, District 5495, was the host club for Ishika Saraf from District 3030 in India. She visited from August 31 to October 12. She is 22 years old and has her own baking company in India. Her professional exchange was with the Mountain Institute Culinary Art Course in Prescott Valley and Chino Valley.
Ishika was hosted by Clarinda and John Vail with the Grand Canyon Rotary Club; Isabel and David Simmer with the Rotary Club of Sedona; Alvin and Carol Hancock with the Wickenburg Rotary Club; and Joe and Olga Waesche, with the eClub of Arizona.
District 5495 has received a New Generations Service Exchange (NGSE) application from:
District 1850 in Germany for a young man, Bjarne Karnebogen. Bjarne is 24 years old and is studying business and technology at a university in Germany. He would like to be hosted in District 5495 for six weeks in February and March 2018. He would like to have a professional experience in electrical engineering.
District 4390 in Brazil for a young lady, Debbie Barreto. Debbie is 28 years old and a journalist. She would like to be hosted in District 5495 for the months of April and May 2018. She wants to have a professional experience in journalism.
Joe Waesche is looking for a host Rotary Club, families and professional and cultural experiences for the above NGSE young professionals. He’s also looking for outbound young professionals.
Please contact Joe Waesche, District 5495 NGSE Co-Chair, at 928-925-5068 or at for additional information and/or to help in this very rewarding program. Joe would also be interested to know if anyone reads this information. If you read this article, please send him an e-mail to let him know.