8Promote peace through understanding. GRSPMISSIONPromote peace through understanding.Encourage the exchange of cultural and social experiences.Advance the ideals of Rotary.Create opportunities for friendship.Envision a world where peace is a reality.
10HOST FAMILIES The most important Rotarian to the student Each student has one or more host families.Host family is literally the student’s USA Family.Good relationship between GRSP student and Host Family is key to a successful experience for both the student and supporting Rotary club(s).One of the strongest parts of GRSP.
11HOST CLUB RESPONSIBILITY Communicate with student before they arrive.Meet the student at the airport.Club provides student with essentials for dorm room including towels, sheets, computer.If student is shared between clubs, it is important that the student gets to visit all of the clubs several times each year.
14History of GRSP Approved at District Conference in 1946. First 4 students arrived in 1947Today over 3,000 students have been Rotary Scholars
15Organization Trustees Student Selection Finances How Does GRSP Work?OrganizationTrusteesStudent SelectionFinances
16How Does GRSP Work?OrganizationTrusteesStudent SelectionFinances
17CURRENT LEADERSHIPGRSP is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of Officers, Directors, and Trustees.GRSP Administrator Janis ComerGRSP Assistant Barbara LariscyChair Terry GordonVice Chair Bert GuySecretary Mike EmanueleTreasurer Johnny DukesParliamentarianDirectors 2/District, IPDG, DG, DGEDistrict Chairs Bill Smith (D6900)Al Hombroek (D6910)Gerald Smith (D6920)Trustees 31
19How Does GRSP Work?OrganizationTrusteesStudent SelectionFinances
20What Do Trustees Do?The Trustee is the liaison between the club and the home office and the GRSP student.Trustees make sure that the student is being cared for in an acceptable manner.They also promote GRSP at the club level.
21STUDENTS GRSP Get to know them Support them Transport them Call them – stay in touch!Take them to dinnerInvite them overYou are the liaison between them the clubs
22GRSPROTARY CLUBSVisit your clubs regularly so that they know their GRSP Trustee.The success of GRSP depends on a good relationship between the student and their sponsoring clubs. Do what needs to be done to make this work.Be sure the home office has current contact information on all your Club presidents and host families.
23Al’s Suggestions Suggestions for hosting a student Meet with hosts Visit club to thank
24How Does GRSP Work?OrganizationTrusteesStudent SelectionFinances
25STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS STUDENT SELECTIONSTUDENT QUALIFICATIONSMarried Status: Must be single.Age: Must be 18 by August 1st but not 25 by August 1st of entry year - undergraduates.Academic & English fluency requirements.Applicant is disqualified if having studied previously in USA for more than 4 months.If applicant is rejected by school, the offer is withdrawn.
26STUDENT SELECTIONIn November, the GRSP Book of Applicants is sent to each Trustee fro delivery to each club’s President Elect.With the assistance of the Trustee, the clubs narrow down their list of desired students.Trustees meet and draft students for clubs at annual draft meeting in late January in Savannah.After the student selection weekend:-GRSP office notifies the applicants.-GRSP office submits entrance forms toschools.-Club Trustee notified after applicantaccepts and school issues I-20 form.
27STUDENT SELECTION GRSP CLASS of 2013-2014 118 Georgia Rotary clubs committed to participate in the GRSP program in155 applications received for the class.47 students selected (17 Males & 30 Females)Students from 23 different countries chosen.25 different Georgia colleges and universities will be attended.
28Countries Represented in CLASS of 2013-2014 STUDENT SELECTIONCountries Represented in CLASS ofBrazilHondurasRomaniaColombiaHungaryScotlandCzech RepublicMalaysiaSri LankaDenmarkMoldovaSwedenEcuadorMontserratWalesEl SalvadorNew ZealandEnglandNorwayFrancePakistanGermanyPoland
32CONCLAVE FALL CONCLAVE Mandatory meeting for students. Students arrive on Friday afternoon and meet each other for the first time.Training provided for the students on life in the USA, expected conduct, and indoctrination into the GRSP program.Training provided for Host Families.Dinner on Saturday night followed by talent show provided by students.
33District ConferenceEach student is required to attend their respective District Conference
34STUDENT WEEKENDS September Clayton County Rotary Club October Savannah Rotary ClubNovember Sandy Springs/AlpharettaMarch Pelham Rotary ClubApril Camden County Rotary Club
35How Does GRSP Work?OrganizationTrusteesStudent SelectionFinances
36BY THE NUMBERS WHERE THE COMES FROM First class: $1 per GA. Rotarian ($4000).Now each Georgia Rotarian gives $7 as part of annual dues.Early in the program, the clubs paid for 100% of the student’s expenses.Endowment Fund (EF) established in 1979 to help reduce the club costs.For the GRSP Class, the EF supplement will provide $4500/student. In addition for those clubs who support the endowment there will be an additional credit.
37Financial Responsibilities of Students $3,000 spending moneyAirline fare to Georgia and return homeMedical insuranceAny taxes imposed on the scholarship by the US Government
39GRSP ALUMNI http://www.grspalumni.org/ Over GRSP Alumni from 104 countries.GRSP Alumni Organization was started in 2004 by Kay Knestrick (RC-Clayton County) and Ali Chauhan of Pakistan (GRSP Class of ).Supported by GRSP Board of Trustees.
41Success To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people & the affection of children;To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;To leave the world a bit better;To know one life has breathed easier because you have lived; is to have succeeded.
42Examples of Success: Class of 1979-1980 GRSP ALUMNIExamples of Success: Class ofAnne Hödnebö (RC-Dublin) senior neurologist in Norway.Gunn Reinertsen (RC-Griffin) started as a copy editor for the Norwegian edition of Reader’s Digest and now works as editor-in-chief of an important Norwegian publisher.Uwe Korber (RC-Brookwood, North DeKalb) became a lawyer in Germany and served during the German reunification process and as a spokesmen for the German ambassador at the United Nations.Dorte Krogsgaard (RC-Marietta, Brookwood, North DeKalb) studied journalism and has become a well-known TV journalist in Denmark.Jun Kigoshi (RC-Gwinnett County) has worked at the Japanese Finance Ministry and presently works with a Japanese bank in London.Fabienne Kissian (RC-Conyers, South DeKalb) works as an interpreter at the European Union headquarters in Brussels.Reidun Heiene (RC-Northlake, Stone Mountain) is a veterinarian and works with the U.N. cattle program in Ethiopia.
43Georgia Rotarians should…. 4/1/2017Georgia Rotarians should….Be Proud of GRSP’s past…Have a Passion for GRSP’s present…Be Poised for GRSP’s future.43