John is one of 34,000 Rotarians worldwide serving as a club president this year. A member of the Rotary club of Brentwood for seven years, John will also be responsible for leading the club’s humanitarian efforts, community service projects and fundraisers.
John’s main goals for the coming year are to continue support of Brentwood PAL, Community Chest and both local school districts. “As local leaders and volunteers, Rotarians can help find community solutions to local needs,” he said. “Our focus this year is to be more visible to the Brentwood community and support awareness of the efforts we as Rotarians bring to Brentwood and the world.”
Among the local and international service activities of the Rotary Club of Brentwood are a joint effort with other area Rotary clubs to support a clean-water project for villages in Tanzania, Africa; a Battle of the Bands fundraiser for the local high school band programs; and efforts toward the eradication of polio.
A real estate agent for Delta Ranch Homes, John contributes to the community in many ways. He currently serves as a planning commissioner for the City of Brentwood, is a volunteer with the Brentwood Police Department, and served as treasurer and president of the Heritage High School Parents Club for four years.
The main objective of Rotary International is service, in the community and throughout the world. Rotary’s more than 1.2 million volunteers in 34,000 clubs worldwide work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio under the motto “Service Above Self.”
– Contributed by Theresa Coffman