John F. Germ was awarded the Community Service Award by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. His nomination was made by the local Chickamauga Chapter. Through his foresight, leadership, and hard work, Mr. Germ has helped establish organizations which have had a significant impact on and greatly enriched the Chattanooga area, said officials.
One such project was helping to found Chattanooga’s Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank. He was also instrumental in helping to establish Chattanooga’s recycling center. This center, which bares his name, partnered with the Orange Grove Center to provide employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.
As well as being founder and treasurer of the Chattanooga State Technical Community College Foundation, Mr. Germ allowed himself to be the subject of a “roast” which raised over $75,000 to benefit the First in the Family Scholarships fund which provides scholarships for students at Chattanooga State who could not attend college otherwise.
As chairman of the Miracle League of Chattanooga, Mr. Germ was a driving force in the procuring of funds and helping with the design of this specially designed ball field, playground, and multi-purpose facility which serve families with special needs.
Mr. Germ, who has long been active in Rotary in Chattanooga, has served as president of Rotary International. A goal of Rotary International is to help eradicate polio; through this effort Mr. Germ has worked with business leaders and government leaders around the world. Mr. Germ’s impact is now international.