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Welcome New Member Dr. Hermann-Victor Johnen
Dr. Hermann-Victor Johnen was born in the beautiful and historic city of Aachen, Germany. Aachen is located near Germany’s borders with Belgium and the Netherlands. Hermann-Victor, whose nickname is “Vic”, completed his elementary and high school education in Aachen. As a young boy, he loved playing soccer, watching movies, breeding racing pigeons, swimming, traveling, hiking and jogging.
He received his MBA Degree in Corporate Economics from RWTH Aachen University and his PhD in Economics from Westfalische Wilhelms University, Munster, Germany. As an Economist he has been associated with many reknown institutions both in Germany and the United States.Throughout his professional career he frequently travels back and forth between Germany and the United States. Initially he worked at UCB, first as a visiting scholar, and then as an independent scholar.
Vic has also worked with many national and international organizations in positions of responsibility. He is author of several books. A research topic of particular interest is the life work of Adolf Sutro, an early developer in San Francisco, famous for the Sutro baths. Sutro also hailed from Aachen, Germany.
He was previously a member of San Francisco Rotary where he became a Paul Harris Fellow. Due to a heavy travel schedule, he had to let his membership lapse. Upon moving to the East Bay a few years back, Vic visited the Berkeley Rotary Club and was attracted by the positive energy and many service activities. These factors prompted him to rejoin Rotary in Berkeley.
Please Welcome Dr. Herman-Victor Johnen to Berkeley Rotary.
Come to the June 3rd Area Assembly
What’s an Assembly? Held in the spring (Spring Training!) and the fall each year, this Rotary gathering—a few hours on a Saturday morning—is a place to soak up information about Rotary, the how-to’s and the whys, and get answers to some of your questions. It’s for ALL Rotarians: Not only next year’s team, the officers and board members, but new Rotarians and long-time Rotarians, too.
The invitation we received from the training cadre laid it out: You’ll find a variety of topics, all tailored to bring you the best information in fun, interactive sessions. Learn secrets of success in helping your club thrive--lessons that may help in your business and family too! What’s the latest in attracting younger Rotarians to your club…or baby boomers, for that matter? And just when you thought you knew everything about Rotary and your club, we bet we’ve got some surprises for you in the Must Know Info session.
This spring there are five assemblies held throughout District 5160, all teaching the same topics, staged close enough to every club that no one has to travel far. Our BARSHEEP assembly is June 3 at Salesian High School in Richmond. Come at 8:30 for coffee and pastries.The program starts at 9 am and ends around noon. If you’re busy on June 3 how about May 13? You can head over the hills to Acalanes High School in Lafayette that day for an assembly that also begins at 8:30.
It’s easy to register. You received an invitation in your email on April 5 and another on April 18. Click on the “register now” link and follow the prompts. No passwords to remember—It recognizes your email account. And if you decide to come at the last minute, fine. There’s always room for one more!
From the trainers again: Come spend a Saturday morning with your friends, and leave more inspired, more motivated – ready more than ever to ENJOY doing the work of Rotary.
News from Our Members
Dennis Hacker and his wife Jenny depart this month for a year of travel in South Africa. Dennis has requested a year’s leave of absence from the club even though Rotary will not be far away. He has already made plans to do “make-up” meetings by visiting Rotary clubs in South Africa. Bon Voyage Dennis and Jenny! We look forward to hearing great stories about your adventure upon your return next April. Dennis is keeping a blog for those who can't wait that long:
Hailey Choi, one of our newest members who graduated from Cal in 2016, is currently in Hong Kong visiting her family before returning to the U.S. to attend graduate school on the East Coast. She was recently accepted at Colombia University in NYC and Johns Hopkins in Washington, DC, but is almost certain to accept the offer to study at Colombia in the field of International Affairs. Hailey has also requested a year’s leave absence from the Berkeley club as she considers it her “home” club and hopes to return to the Bay Area after graduate school. Hailey would also like to stay connected to Rotary while in the NYC area and wonders if Berkeley club members can make any recommendations about clubs to visit in NYC. Please contact Hailey via email if you can suggest a good club for her to visit.
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