A passage to Rogers … from India

Rotary Club shows Indians how business is done in U.S.

The Rogers Rotary Club recently hosted individuals from India for a Global Study Exchange. One of the visits was to the Walgreen’s Distribution Center in Rogers. Left to right are Rogers Rotary Club member Heather Farr, Rotary member and Walgreen’s manager Skip Walser, Sukhvir Mahal and Anuj Kothari of India, and Walgreen’s team member Jason Hart.

The Rogers Rotary Club recently hosted individuals from India for a Global Study Exchange. One of the visits was to the Walgreen’s Distribution Center in Rogers. Left to right are Rogers Rotary Club member Heather Farr, Rotary member and Walgreen’s manager Skip Walser, Sukhvir Mahal and Anuj Kothari of India, and Walgreen’s team member Jason Hart.

The Global Study Exchange also toured Reinhart Foods of Rogers. Left to right are Rogers Rotary Club member Chuck Christian, Reinhart General Manager Paul Bailey,  Reinhart Director of Fresh Produce Jon Loomis, Sukhvir Mahal of India, Rogers Rotary President Leonard Kirscht, Rogers Rotary member Heather Farr and Anuj Kothari of India.

The Global Study Exchange also toured Reinhart Foods of Rogers. Left to right are Rogers Rotary Club member Chuck Christian, Reinhart General Manager Paul Bailey, Reinhart Director of Fresh Produce Jon Loomis, Sukhvir Mahal of India, Rogers Rotary President Leonard Kirscht, Rogers Rotary member Heather Farr and Anuj Kothari of India.

The Rogers Rotary Club recently hosted individuals from India for a Global Study Exchange.

The Rogers Rotary Club teamed up with Rotarians from Maple Grove, Plymouth, Eden Prairie, Edina, City of Lakes, Richfield and Chaska to host a team of five Indian businessmen and women – one of whom is a Rotary member – for a month as they learn about their professions in the United States and get on-the-ground experience at American companies.

“They arrived at the beginning of the month and will depart with a send-off planned by the Edina club May 31,” said Rogers Rotarian Heather Farr. “They stayed with each club for about three days and they stayed in the homes of members of each local club.”

Farr said each member had unique vocational interests, “So we catered our tours to their interest.”

Two specific members involved in the exchange, Sukhvir Mahal and Anuj Kothari, toured Walgreen’s Distribution Center and Reinhart Foods  in Rogers.

“The two gentleman had experience in logistics and appreciated the opportunity to tour both Walgreen’s and Reinhart foods in Rogers because their facilities are very complex and advanced,” Farr said. “Not only did they have the opportunity to see the space, but they were really engaged in asking questions of our tour guides, since they were so knowledgeable.”

The Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange program is a cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for businesspeople and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers. The program provides travel grants for teams to exchange visits in paired areas of different countries. For four to six weeks, team members experience the host country’s culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas.

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