GRSP Alumni Gathered in Atlanta and Helped to Welcome the World ... and Now We Prepare to Welcome the Class of 2017-18
GRSP Alumnni gathered at the Fox Theater's Egyptian Ballroom as part of the first all-class reunion for this 71-year old Georgia program.
And now we are getting ready to welcome the class of 2017-18! Students will begin arriving in August. As clubs and host families prepare for students to arrive:
Take a look at your student’s “suitcase” to be sure that they have the things that they need to make their stay in a dorm a pleasant one. It is very easy to just recycle everything that your student from last year had, but it is a gift to your new student to take a look at what you have and throw out a few things that may have become worn out over the years. Some students take excellent care of the items in their suitcase, but others...................well....... not so much.
Make sure you are ready to greet your students at the airport - communicate with your student now if you haven't already so you know exactly when they are arriving. Try to get a group to be there and think about making signs to add to the welcome.
Be sure your student knows when your club meets - encourage them to attend meetings and invite them to participate in your social activities and service projects. Students should be speaking at your clubs early in the Rotary year - to tell you more about themselves and their countries.
Encourage club members to invite your student to their homes or special activities throughout the year - your student, your members and your families will benefit from getting to know each other. And start to think about plans for the holidays - how can you best share those special times with your GRSP student.