Our program today will be presented by RCFC’s 2016-17 exchange student, Jeremias Theuerkauf, better known as Jere.  After being introduced by Rotary Youth Exchange chair Dan Mackey, Jere plans to talk about his life in Germany, and share some of his observations and experiences this past year in Fort Collins and at Fossil Ridge High School.  
Jere comes from the small town of Weimar, in the heart of Germany where he lives with his father (a Rotarian), his mother and his sister who is one year younger.  He was born March 31, 2000, and attended Humboldt Gymnasium (high school) in Weimar, where he will return after his Rotary Exchange Year.   Jere’s favorite subjects at Humboldt were physics, English and biology, and his command of English and inquisitive mind led his English teacher to be pleased when Jerry applied for the Rotary exchange.  He also took piano lessons at a Weimar music school. 
Prior to his exchange year, Jere had traveled extensively within Europe, including Spain, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, France, Russia, Poland, but he never had left the European Union. For that reason, he wanted to do the Rotary Exchange Year overseas.   
Jere’s father owns a business with offices in both Weimar and Berlin, organizing conferences and cultural events especially for physicians.  His mother is a qualified teacher currently in administration, working with international students at the Bauhaus University, Weimar.  Through his father’s membership, Jerry took part in Rotary service projects and recreational activities, making him feel at home with RCFC’s activities.  While in Fort Collins, he has been hosted by Mitchell and Shannon Larson, John Roberts, and Theresa and Chris Martella.   We are pleased that he attended RCFC meetings regularly, giving many of our members a chance to get acquainted with him.
Jere will return to Germany on July 7, 2017.