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Grab your coffee or tea and the breakfast of your choice and join us this Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. on Zoom to hear from Alan Mothner, CEO of the Spruill Center for the Arts. You can join the Zoom meeting at https://zoom.us/j/99732258910 or if you have the Zoom app on your phone or computer, you can go there and type in the meeting ID: 997 3225 8910. You can also join by one tap mobile at +13126266799,,99732258910# US (Chicago) or +16465588656,,99732258910# US (New York). [more]
To help ensure we have adequate blood supplies during this pandemic, Philip Cohen is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, June 9 next door to his State Farm office at 2090 Dunwoody Club Drive, Suite 118, Atlanta, GA 30350 - from 11 am to 4 pm. You can register to give blood - and see the eligibility requirements at http://fw.to/uvq7OWk
Editor's Note: Philip has also been busy making protective face shields for Georgia hospitals - he has delivered 100 so far (50 to Emory and 50 to Phoebe in Albany) and will be delivering 50 to Athens soon. Thanks Philip for your Service Above Self.
The officers and directors of GRSP have made the difficult decision to suspend the GRSP program for this upcoming year. GRSP Board Chair Bert Guy said, "We want to follow the lead of Rotary International who has paused international travel and programs. We also respect the concerns for health and safety and want to discourage any additional transmission of the disease. With all US Embassies and Consulates closed indefinitely now none of our incoming class have been able to get visas for next year. We are now in the window of time that makes it highly unlikely that the offices will reopen in time for them to get here for the fall semester. Additionally, travel restrictions and quarantine rules vary all over the world, but they make it likely that even if visas were approved getting to the US would prove difficult, if not impossible. We plan to continue the GRSP program for the 2021-2022 GRSP year when we expect conditions to improve on all fronts."
Dunwoody's pilot committee had been in touch with Oglethorpe about offering a GRSP scholarship under the pilot for the coming school year, but have advised our contact that we will not be offering a GRSP scholarship this year and that we look forward to partnering with Oglethorpe again in the 2021-2022 school year. This decision by GRSP also means that we will not be hosting the GRSP Leadership Weekend next January.