Fort William Rotary – Kathryn Lyzun headed to Finland

Fort William Rotary is sending Kathryn Lyzun to Finland
Fort William Rotary is sending Kathryn Lyzun to Finland

THUNDER BAY – Kathryn Lyzun is headed to Finland A local young professional is heading to Finland for an incredible experience through the Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange (GSE) program. On April 20, Kathryn Lyzun, a communications and marketing specialist, will join four others representing Rotary District 5580 in a five-week cultural and vocational exchange to northern Finland. Kathryn is sponsored by the Fort William Rotary Club in Thunder Bay.

“I’m thrilled to be part of this outstanding international program,” she says. “I look forward to representing Thunder Bay, exchanging ideas with professionals in my field and sharing my experiences with my colleagues at home.”

Fort William Rotary Group Exchange

Since 1965, the GSE program has provided inspiring vocational, educational, and cultural experiences for more than 70,000 men and women. Through the program, teams of professionals exchange visits between paired areas in different countries.

The purpose of a Group Study Exchange is to promote international understanding and goodwill through person-to-person contact, sharing personal knowledge of their own country and experiencing the customs, vocations, and lifestyles of another. While abroad, team members stay in Rotarians’ homes and have the opportunity to meet their professional counterparts in a series of vocational visits, offering the opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas. They will also give presentations to Rotary clubs and other groups about their home country.

While in Finland, the team will visit Oulu, Kemi, Tornio, Sodankylä, Rovaniemi, Kemijärvi, Kuusamo, Rokua and Muhos. 

For more information visit the team’s blog: or check out GSETeamFinland on Facebook.

Kathryn Lyzun on returning to Thunder Bay

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