Russians Delegates from Open World Leadership Center visit St. Croix Falls

February 8, 2012 – St. Croix Falls, WI

Five Russian Delegates, an Open World Facilitator, American sponsor/host, and an interpreter spent part of the day in St. Croix Falls as part of the Open World Leadership Center – business person exchange.  The delegates, through and interpreter were live on Rotary Club Radio – a podcast about Rotary and then spoke at the St. Croix Falls Rotary – giving a presentation of their local Rotary back in Russia.  The delegates were given a club banner/flag to bring back to their local Rotary Club as a traditional Rotary Club gift to visiting Rotarian’s from around the world.

For more information on the Open World Leadership Center, visit: or visit Rotary Club Radio for a descriptions of the delegate’s activities in their stay in America.

Russians Delegates

Russian Delegates from the Open World Leadership Center accepting a SCF Rotary Club Banner to take home with them to their local Rotary Club in Russia. Also shown Mike Armbrust, St. Croix Rotary Club President Elect, Kirk Anderson, Rotary Club Radio Host, and Greg Bartz, White Bear Lake Rotary Club.

On Rotary Club Radio

Open World Leadership

About the Open World Leadership Center

The Open World Leadership Center administers the Open World program, one of the most effective U.S. exchange programs for countries of the post-Soviet era. Begun as a pilot program in 1999 and established as a permanent agency in late 2000, the Center conducts the first and only international exchange agency in the U.S. Legislative Branch and, as such, has enabled more than 17,000 current and future leaders from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan to meaningfully engage and interact with Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and thousands of other Americans, many of whom are the delegates’ direct professional counterparts.

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