Conditions For Team Members
Candidates for team membership must be currently employed in any recognized business or profession on a full-time basis and be 25 to 40 years of age in order to have the maximum longterm impact on his or her career development. Failure to comply with Trustee age guidelines can lead to misunderstandings and cancellations between sending and host districts. To fulfill the rigorous
and/or extensive demands of international travel and active participation in multi-week activities, candidates must also be:
citizens of the country in which they reside;
in good health;
neat in appearance and able to express themselves clearly and logically;
of a sound, general educational background and well-qualified;
interested in and clearly enthusiastic about their chosen vocations, and possess outstanding vocational skills;
open-minded, tolerant and flexible; and
proficient (preferably fluent) in the major language(s) of the host district.
NOTE: Qualified Rotaract members should be encouraged to apply for team membership. Relatives of a deceased Rotarian may also be eligible for GSE team membership, if they meet the above qualifications.
The following are ineligible for any award or grant, including GSE team membership, from The Rotary Foundation:
a Rotarian or honorary Rotarian;
a member of a provisional Rotary club, an employee of a Rotary club, district, or other Rotary entity or of Rotary International;
any Rotarian's (or honorary Rotarian's) or Rotary employee's spouse, ancestor (parent or grandparent by blood), lineal descendant (child or grandchild by blood and any legally adopted child), or spouse of a lineal descendant;
the spouse of another team member; or
a former Rotarian (or honorary Rotarian) or Rotarian's spouse, ancestor (parent or grandparent by blood), lineal descendant, or spouse of lineal descendant who resigned for the express purpose of becoming a team member. A former Rotarian must have been resigned from Rotary at least three years at the time of application for him or her or any of the above-mentioned persons
to be eligible for team membership.