Welcome to the 2017 Southern California/Nevada President Elect Training Seminar.
We hope you enjoy your PETS weekend, as we have done our best to bring you an experience that will last you a lifetime. Each of the thirty plus Committee members have given their time, knowledge, energy and Rotary experience over the past twelve plus months to make sure you will be prepared to lead your club to a successful and fun filled year.
We appreciate you giving your weekend on behalf of Rotary and your clubs, and have done our best to make it worth your while. You will find that PETS is also an opportunity to make lifelong friends with your classmates, the PETS committee members and the attending Rotary International leadership.
Rotary International President Elect Ian Riseley has graciously agreed to be our Key Note speaker on Saturday night, making him the first President Elect in five years to attend our PETS! You will find Rotary International President Elect Ian a passionate Rotarian that is very personable and approachable. If you have a chance, please introduce yourself to President Elect Ian, and thank him for attending, as he will be your Rotary Representative to the World; and you will have in common 2017-2018 as your President year. We also have the Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Paul Netzel speaking. Paul is another prime example of a Rotary that lives the motto of “Service Above Self”. You have the unbelievable opportunity in having the 2017-2018 RI President AND the Chair of The Rotary Foundation at this event!
On behalf of the entire Southern California/Nevada PETS Committee, Thank you for accepting to lead your club by impacting your community and changing lives around the World, and we wish you All the Best!
Serving with Rotary’s Best,
Wade Nomura and the 2017 Southern California/Nevada PETS Committee
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 Public Education Foundation, Orange Grove Center Inc., and Blood Assurance Inc. He also is founder and treasurer of the Chattanooga State Technical Community College Foundation and president of the Tennessee Jaycee Foundation.
Germ joined Rotary in 1976 and has served as RI vice president, director, Foundation trustee and vice chair, aide to the Foundation trustee chair, chair of Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge, RI Board Executive Committee member, RI president’s aide, membership zone coordinator, committee member and chair, task force zone and area coordinator, RI training leader, and district governor.
Germ is a recipient of RI’s Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award. He and his wife, Judy, are members of the Arch Klumph Society.
Doug joined the Downey Club in 1989 and was their Centennial President. During that year the Club was awarded numerous distinctions, achieved 100% Paul Harris status and the large Club of Excellence Award.
His service to District 5280 includes SAG-Membership (2006-07) the SAG-Foundation (2007-08) when as part a dynamic team the District ranked number one in the US for annual unrestricted giving for the year and sixth worldwide. He also served as the District Breakfast Chair. In 2008-2009 Doug served as the Executive Aide for District Governor Charles Anderson. He has served as Chairperson for the Paul Harris Society and of course, also served as District Governor for the 2010-2011 and 2013-2014 years. Last year he received the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service.
He is a Southern California native, born raised and educated all within a 25 mile area! Doug is the Managing Principal for Silversage Advisors, an Investment Advisory and Management firm with offices in Seal Beach and Irvine.
Currently living in Seal Beach he and his bride, Connie, enjoy tennis, reading, travel and the company of friends. His most meaningful Rotary moment was the 96 hours they and their daughter, Kelly spent in El Salvador during a wheelchair distribution event. It underscored that indeed we enhance our own lives by making a difference to others, either next door or in another country, one person to another.
We are excited to share with the president’s partners HOW THEY CAN BE A PART OF A SUCCESSFUL YEAR and share a service project where they make WAPIs to Send To Africa.
|District||Date & Time
|5240||September 17 – 18, 2016|
|5280||December 3, 2016
Time: 8 am
|LAX Marriott Hotel
5855 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90045
|5300||October 22, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
|William S. Boyd School of Law
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Room 203
Las Vegas, NV 89154
|5300||October 29, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
|Claremont School of Theology
1325 N College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
January 7Time: 8:00 am to 12 noon
|5330||January 28, 2016||TBA|
|5340||Saturday, October 15, 2016
|San Diego Yacht Club
1011 Anchorage Lane
San Diego, CA 92106