Rotary International President 2016-2017 John Germ was the keynote speaker at the June 21st Hot Springs National Park 100th Anniversary Presidential Celebration. Photo by Jonathan Canaday. Germ, from Tennessee, looks forward to serving as RI President this year.
“There are so many needs out in the community, whether it be literacy, water, or child and maternal health. We need more people to help with these projects. Hopefully we are going to be celebrating the eradication of polio this year. We are down to two countries now, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Sixteen cases are reported, we have not received a positive sewage sample in May.”
The event also recognized new 2015-16 Paul Harris Fellows and included a passing of the gavel for new club presidents.