Service Above Self
Service Above Self

Rotary District Governor, Jose Velasco, is convening an All-Clubs Foundation Gala Event to be held on Saturday, October 15th, at the Miller Convention Center, located at 9750 South 300 West, at 5:30 pm (sociail hour) to honor the Past President of Rotary International, John Germ. The dinner will start at 6:30 pm. 

 

Presidents, to register your club for the event, please CLICK HERE.

 

The menu for the event will include: 

 

Slow roasted Prime Rib (yum yum), Chicken Caprese (see photo above), garden green salad with ranch or vinaigrette dressing, and Ratatouille open to everyone, especially for our vegans or vegetarians, succulent roasted potatoes, Chef's seasonal vegetables, and homemade dinner rolls with melted butter. 

 

Desserts shall be your choice of zero calories Chocolate Cream, Apple, or Cherry pie.  

 

The entertainment for the evening will be the incomparable Robyn Cage! She will perform Shallow from the blockbuster film; A Star is Born. A medley of songs familiar to all and a show-stopper tune from The Greatest Showman, A million dreams. This concert alone is worth the price of admission alone! 

 

 

The evening will come to a close with a short update on Rotary's progress in eradicating Polio from the planet, delivered by the beloved Past President of Rotary Internation, John Germ. Born and raised in the South, Utah Rotarians are about to learn what southern hospitality is all about. 

 

John F. Germ is board chair and chief executive officer of Campbell and Associates Inc., consulting engineers. He joined the firm as an engineer in 1965 after four years in the U.S. Air Force. He serves on the boards of several organizations, including the board and executive committee of the Public Education Foundation, Orange Grove Center Inc., and as board chair of Blood Assurance Inc. He is also the founder and treasurer of the Chattanooga State Technical Community College Foundation and the Tennessee Jaycee Foundation president.

 

He was Tennessee Young Man of the Year in 1970; Engineer of the Year, 1986; Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year, 1992; and Tennessee Community Organizations Volunteer of the Year, 2009. He is a recipient of the Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award and the Arthritis Foundation Circle of Hope Award. In 2013, the White House recognized him as a Champion of Change.

Germ joined Rotary in 1976 and has served Rotary as vice president, director, Foundation trustee and vice chair, an aide to the Foundation trustee chair, chair of Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge, RI Board Executive Committee member, R.I. president's aide, Council on Legislation representative and chair, membership zone coordinator, chair of numerous committees, area coordinator, R.I. training leader, and district governor.

 

Germ has received R.I.'s Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation's Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award. He and his wife, Judy, are Benefactors and members of the Arch Klumph Society of The Rotary Foundation. They have four children and six grandchildren.

 

An event not to be missed, you will laugh, be moved to tears, and depart the evening knowing your time was well spent.

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