Jim Drake, chair of GRSP


Jim Drake – Chair Emeritus

James L. Drake, Jr., (Jim), is a member of The Rotary Club of Savannah South, Georgia, and served as its President during 1999-2000 Rotary year. Jim served as a District 6920 Assistant Governor from 2002 to 2005, and as a District Director from 2005 to 2007, a position in which he also served during the 2008-2009 Rotary year.

He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a Sustaining Member and Benefactor of The Rotary Foundation. He served as Chair for the 2009 District 6920 Annual Conference. A Will Watt Fellow, a Hue Thomas Fellow and a Kendall Wesigner Fellow, Jim served as a Trustee of The Georgia Rotary Student Program from 2003 until July 2006, when he was elected its Vice Chair. He served in that position until his election as Program Chair in July, 2008.

Jim is the founder and principal organizer of the Hue Thomas, Jr., Weekend in Savannah, an annual event that offers each GRSP class the opportunity to visit Georgia’s first city for a time of fun and fellowship. In 2009, Jim was named by The Rotary Club of Savannah East as the Rotarian of the Year in Savannah.Jim and his wife Lynn, a United Methodist minister, are proud parents of a daughter, Julia, a graduate of Wesleyan College in Macon,Georgia.