Go International … Right Here in Dunwoody!
Participate in Our GRSP Leadership Weekend January 11-13, 2019
For more than 15 years, the Rotary Club of Dunwoody has opened its doors to the world – hosting young adults from the Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) for a weekend of fun, fellowship, service and skill building. The weekend is designed to instill a stronger Rotary spirit in our GRSP students – helping to inspire them to do community service and make a difference in the world.
You can be involved in the fun too – as a weekend host family. Generally, we ask interested Rotarian families to host two students (we can make accommodations if YOUR accommodations will only take one but they enjoy spending time together. Your duties as a weekend host would include transportation Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday morning … a bed to sleep in and breakfast Saturday and Sunday! You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a social event on Saturday night for weekend hosts and their GRSP guests!
To sign up as a host, just contact Jackie Cuthbert – at 770-597-1183 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s an experience you will thoroughly enjoy!
What is GRSP?
It’s a program unique to Georgia that brings 45-50 college students together from all over the world for a one-year cultural scholarship. The program started in 1946 and has awarded more than 3,500 scholarships since then.
Each student attends a Georgia college or university and has at least one sponsoring Rotary Club (sometimes 2-4 clubs who have joined forces to host a student) and one Rotarian host family. This year our student is Mathilde Illum from Denmark; she is studying at Oglethorpe and hosted by Jackie Cuthbert and Lorri Christopher. The scholarship includes tuition, room and board, and a book allowance – part of the cost is paid by the sponsoring clubs and part by the GRSP Endowment Fund.
Several times during the year, all the students get together for special activities hosted by a group of Rotary Clubs. Our GRSP Leadership Weekend is one of those events.
What does the weekend include?
* Friday – students will spend the afternoon at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, with a tour and an opportunity for discussion; they’ll be at BreakOut Games on Friday evening for fun and team-building.
* Saturday and Sunday’s day time activities take place at Oglethorpe. On Saturday, they include a leadership workshop and a service project – for the couple of years we have packed meals for
Stop Hunger Now. On Sunday morning, our Rotaract club leads the students through a “shark tank” exercise focused on developing a funding request for a service project.