Rotary International is a service organization which has bridged cultures and connected continents to champion peace, fight illiteracy and poverty, promote clean water and sanitation, and fight disease.
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Meet the District Governor 2017- 2018
John was born in Norfolk, Virginia and graduated from Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Upon graduation from high school, he attended the University of Virginia, where he graduated with Distinction. After leaving the University of Virginia, John continued his education at the Washington & Lee School of Law where he wrote for the Law Review and graduated with a Juris Doctorate.
John began his legal career with the firm of Jett, Berkley, Furr and Padgett in Norfolk, Virginia as a maritime attorney. The firm merged with McGuireWoods, LLP, an international law firm with over 1,000 lawyers in 21 offices. John currently serves as the managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Norfolk office and is the head of its Transportation Industry Team.
The Five Avenues of Service
Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in Communities in Action: A Guide to Effective Projects and this Community Service presentation (PPT).
International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.