Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) scholars spent time in Savannah and the surrounding area for the 16th Hue Thomas Jr., Weekend sponsored by Savannah-area Rotary Clubs in mid-October. A member of the Rotary Club of Savannah and PDG in District 6920, Hue Thomas guided GRSP through 35 years of growth from 1955 to 1989. Hue and his wife Alma enjoyed hosting students from various countries around the world. The weekend named in his memory featured a Low Country Boil along with a ghost tour and visits to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum plus the Tybee Island Lighthouse. GRSP Chair Emeritus Jim Drake, a member of the Rotary Club of Savannah South, served as the weekend chair.
Student weekends allow the class to strengthen their bonds with one another and Rotarians in the Peach State. The students will visit Alpharetta for a student weekend Nov. 11-13. The GRSP Class of 22-23 features 44 students from 21 different countries attending 23 colleges throughout the state and sponsored by 96 Rotary Clubs throughout Georgia.