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Album Name: Australian Group Study Exchange Picnic (May 2012) Return to Albums
Album Date: May 16, 2012
Description: During their one month visit to our District 6250, the GSE Team from Australia (District 9640) spent a few days in the Chippewa Valley. On a beautiful Wednesday evening, Sara and Mike Antonson hosted a cookout. About 40 attended, including the five GSE Team Members. The evening included a couple of special presentations... a $250 check to David Baguley in support of the Team project to purchase fire equipment for a community in India, and Sara Antonson and Simon Brook exchanging Club Flags.
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GSE Team Members Dan Ford, Kelly O'Hara, Simon Brook, Holly Durbidge & Team Leader David Baguley. (Note: Photo taken at Monday's Rotary meeting.) Don Huebscher & David Baguley Holly Durbidge & Simon Brook Dan Ford roasting marshmallows Kelly O'Hara
Simon Brook tasting cheese curds Mark Morse (right) presenting a $250 check to David Baguley in support of the GSE Team project to purchase fire equipment for a community in India. Sara Antonson holding a special Rotary flag that she is about to present to Simon Brook. This mock flag includes Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews superimposed on an aerial view of Eau Claire.  At Monday's meeting, Simon had presented Sara with a flag sporting a lovely young Aussie. Club President Sara Antonson presenting the special Rotary flag to GSE Team Member Simon Brook. Sara Antonson & Simon Brook holding the Flags.
Simon Brook holding the Flag. Simon Brook with Flag Watching the presentations Karen Hebert, Jack Bartingale & Carol Bartingale Holly Hart, Dan Ford, John Stoneburg & Winnie Morse
Kathy Reinecke & Kelly O'Hara Jack Bartingale, Don Huebscher & Kelly O'Hara Mary Knight & Dan Ford Chef & Host Mike Antonson grilling the brats and burgers.
The Buffet The Buffet Holly Hart, Deb Severson & Kelly O'Hara Karen Hebert hosted two of the GSE Team members. Karen is a member of the Chippewa Falls Rotary Club.
Donnie Magadance, Deb Severson, Mary Knight & Dan Ford. Donnie hosted some GSE Team members. Donnie is a member of the Eau Claire Morning Rotary Club and Assistant District Governor.