San Francisco
Hotel Nikko
Carmel Ballroom (located on 3rd Floor)
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States of America

Past RI President John GermIt is a privilege to have John F. Germ as speaker of the day. Past President of Rotary International (2016-17), he is currently chair and Trustee of The Rotary Foundation since 2018.
Trustee and Chair John will speak about the direction of The Rotary Foundation, the continued effort to eradicate polio and how those resources work in other situations, the addition of the 7th area of focus, being member-driven, and the health of the organization (including Charity Navigator). This will be a special moment to hear from a revered leader in RI and in the Foundation. 

In his work life, John Germ was the CEO of Campbell & Associates Inc., consulting engineers. He has been active in many aspects of life in both the city of Chattanooga and the state of Tennessee where he and his wife Judy raised four children. John was awarded the Tennessee Young Man of the Year in 1970; Engineer of the Year in 1976; Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year in 1992, and Tennessee Community Organization’s Volunteer of the Year in 2009. He is recipient of the Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award and the Arthritis Foundation Circle of Hope Award.

In 2013, the White House under Former President Barrack Obama recognized John as a Champion of Change. John has received Rotary’s Service Above Self Award, the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, and the Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award. He and his wife Judy are Foundation Benefactors and members of the Arch Klumph Society.

This is a regular membership meeting of the Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon  Registration & Networking
12:15 PM (sharp!)  Meeting begins 
1:30 PM  Meeting adjourns


A three-course lunch will be served. If you require a vegetarian, gluten free, or vegan lunch, please email President Mary.

For Club members and visitors, there is a $45 charge for in-person attendance (which covers the cost of your lunch). NOTE: If you present a prepaid Hotel Nikko luncheon ticket at the door, there is no other charge. For those who wish to participate via Zoom, there is a $10 fee to attend.

Click here to register for in-person attendance.

Click here to register for attendance via Zoom.

For in-person attendees: Please note that once President Mary provides the headcount to the Hotel Nikko on the Friday before our Tuesday meeting, we will be billed for that count regardless of whether you show or not. Therefore, it is important to let her know if you are unable to attend after registering, but no later than Sunday night. If you are a no-show without notifying her ahead of time, the Club will be billed the cost of the meal and will have to pass the cost down to you. We hope to not have to do this.

Proof of Vaccination Required

To maximize the health and safety of Rotarians, guests, speakers, and the staff at the Hotel Nikko (where we meet), all in-person attendees must provide proof of vaccination. Masks are optional during the event. We recommend that fully vaccinated individuals wear masks when the risk may be high.