The atmosphere in KampalaUganda was electric on Saturday, February 25, 2017 as Rotarians awaited for the arrival of Rotary International (RI) President John F. Germ.  President John who was in Uganda for a three-day visit was going to take part in several activities lined up to mark 60 years of Rotary in Uganda and 100 years of The Rotary Foundation
 
 Uganda got the first Rotary club on 
May 20, 1957.  This is the Rotary club of Kampala (Arch) mothered by Rotary Club of Nairobi.  To-date Uganda boasts of 93 Rotary clubs and over 150 Rotaract and Interact clubs with growing project profiles and service to humanity focusing on bigger and bolder projects.  On arrival President John accompanied by his wife, Judy Germ, was welcomed by Rotary International President Nominee, 
Rtn. Sam Owori and his wife Rtn. Norah Owori in the company of District Governors and District officials from Uganda and Tanzania President John F. Germ guides 1.2. million members in more than 200 countries for projects ranging from serving humanitarian needs on the local, national and worldwide level and the eradication of polio in the world. During his visit President Germ 
RI President John F. Germ commissions health facilities in Uganda to mark 60 year celebrations 
By Rtn. Julie Kamuzze-Musoke Assistant District Governor’s Newsletter Editor
commissioned the Rotary Hospital in Mukono, Rotary Blood Bank at Mengo Hospital, Rotary Cancer Centre at Nsambya Hospital and Rotary Vocational Training Institute in Buikwe.  He also participated in The Rotary Foundation Dinner, Isaiah Katumwa and Huge Masekela concert, World Understanding and Peace Charity Walk.  In addition he addressed a joint fellowship of Rotaractors and Interactors. He concluded his trip with courtesy calls to Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda and Ambassador Deborah R. Malac, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda. 
 
Delegation waiting for RIP at Entebbe