QRCA Views Magazine, Fall 2018

34 QRCA VIEWS FALL 2018 www.qrca.org S avannah is a city of mosts— most historic city, most haunted city, most beautiful cemetery, most beautiful street. The list goes on. Combine the most charming location with the most education-packed QRCA conference program, and you may call it the most enjoyable professional development experience of your career. n TRAVELWISE n By Robin Maurice Wedewer n President n The Wedewer Group and VetMEDResearch n Metro Washington, DC n robin@wedewergroup.com The Historic Past Established in 1733, historic Savannah is known as America’s first planned city. The design is based on the Oglethorpe plan, after James Oglethorpe, founder of the Georgia Colony. The plan’s building blocks are a series of squares. Off each square were churches, schools, govern- ment or other civic buildings set on trust lots. Four “tythings,” each with ten resi- dential lots, were arrayed to the east and west of the square. Ward butted against ward to create a series of 24 park-like squares. Today, 22 of the squares remain and serve as the defining feature of the city. Oriented on an orderly north-south and east-west grid, the squares serve as public parks and gathering places, with many of the original civic buildings and historic residences preserved. QRCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 1 , 20 1 9 DESTINATION: Savannah