Southern California/Nevada PETSFebruary 9 - 12, 2017


Hotel Information
PETS will be held at the LAX Marriott. Visit their website for hotel information and directions. If you are registered for PETS, your room is reserved in your name and paid for. Friday and Saturday night are part of the main registration price. Thursday night is available for an extra $150 that you could select during registration for PETS. If you are not sure whether you are registered for Thursday night or not, check the latest list for Thursday night reservations.

2016-17 Club Presidents…be prepared to participate in these important facilitated sessions on your role as club president:

Club Management
Your Leadership
Your Members
Promote Rotary
Your Projects


Theme for 2016-2017 Announced

T1617EN_PMS-CRotary’s founder, Paul Harris, believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do,” RI President-elect John F. Germ said, and that being a part of Rotary is a “great opportunity” to make that happen.

Germ unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, to incoming district governors on 18 January at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.

“I believe everyone recognizes the opportunity to serve Rotary for what it truly is: not a small opportunity, but a great one; an opportunity of a lifetime to change the world for the better, forever through Rotary’s service to humanity,” said Germ.

Rotary members around the globe are serving humanity by providing clean water to underdeveloped communities, promoting peace in conflict areas, and strengthening communities through basic education and literacy. But none more important than our work to eradicate polio worldwide, he said.

After a historic year in which transmission of the wild poliovirus was stopped in Nigeria and all of Africa, Germ said we are closer than ever to ending polio.




John F. Germ
President 2016-17
Rotary Club of Chattanooga
Tennessee, USA

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.


Masters of Ceremony

Doug Baker
Past District Governor 2010-2011 & 2013-2014
Rotary Club of Downey
Downey, California

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.

PREP (formley Pre-PETS)Training by District
District Date Location
5240 September 18-20, 2015
5280 December 12, 2015

We will also hold a pre-PREP “Get Acquainted Breakfast” for the PEs on October 17 at the Del Rey Yacht Club, Marina Del Rey.

Carson Civic Center
3 Civic Drive
Carson, CA 90745
5300 Saturday December 5, 2015 – Southern California

Saturday December 12, 2015 – Southern Nevada, Las Vegas

Southern California – Western University
Pomona, CA campus
309 E. Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766-1854
Southern Nevada, Las Vegas
West Charleston Library
6301 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
5320 Saturday, January 30, 2016
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Tuesday, February 2, 2016
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday, February 6,
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location is the same for all three:

District 5320 Office
2970 La Palma Ave., Suite P
Anaheim, CA 92806

5330 Saturday, January 30, 2016
9:00 am
Mount San Jacinto Community College
Menifee Campus
28237 La Piedra Rd
Menifee, CA 92584
5340 Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492