Office of the President

Elected for the 2016-17 term, John F. Germ is a member of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. Learn about his theme, his travels, and his goals for the year.

Support the president's initiatives

RI President Germ is asking Rotary members to work together to advance the tradition of Rotary Serving Humanity in 2016-17. Learn how you can support his goals.

Follow the president

Germ travels around the world visiting Rotary clubs that are making a positive difference in their communities.

Follow the president on Facebook and Twitter

President's representatives

Each year, the president designates representatives to inspire and motivate participants at district conferences.

Find resources for president's representatives


The RI president and The Rotary Foundation trustee chair appoint club members to serve on committees that support our strategic priorities: to support and strengthen clubs, to focus and increase humanitarian service, and to enhance public image and awareness. See this year’s committees:

Presidential Citation

Earn recognition for your club by accomplishing goals that strengthen and raise awareness of Rotary and your club. See this year's Presidential Citation goals for:

Learn more about the Presidential Citation


Meet Ian Riseley, the 2017-18 Rotary president.