Jewel Price of the Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club has been selected to lead the club’s Group Study Exchange to Japan this fall. Among the seven candidates, officials said, Price has exhibited outstanding leadership, exceptional organizational skills and abundant international experiences.
Price is the dean of students at Glendale Community College and has been a Rotarian for the past 13 years, during which time she served as president in 2008-09 and District 5260 Assistant Governor in 2009-11.
She is also a former Ambassadorial Scholar to Ireland, but she said, “My first choice of country to study was, in fact, Japan.”
The exchange team will travel to District 2620, which covers Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures. The district is about 100 miles west of Tokyo at the foot of Mt. Fuji, and is famous for beautiful landscapes, good wine and some world-class companies such as piano giants Yamaha and Kawai, and Suzuki Motor Corp. The team will leave on Oct. 19 and spend four weeks for professional and cultural experiences.