John joined Toastmasters in San Antonio in 1985 to improve his public speaking skills. In his club he served in several offices and was club President. A highlight of his Toastmasters career was winning the District 56 Evaluation Contest in 1995. John is a founding member of the Fredericksburg Toastmasters and has been active with that club for many years. John is also a member of Rotary International and will serve as District Governor beginning July 2019. John and his wife Judy, have traveled all over the world to participate in the Rotary's many service projects. They have been to Pakistan and India to work on Rotary's project to eradicate polio from the face of the earth. John and Judy live north of Fredericksburg near Enchanted Rock. They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.