Dr. John Barnett, member of Three Rivers Garden Club, Rome, has served as president, vice president and several committees for the club. He is a member of Rome African Violet Study Group where he has served as vice president and recording secretary. He has been on Rome Federated Garden Clubs, Inc.’s Board of Directors since 2009. Dr. John has served on Laurel District, The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and Deep South Board of Directors. He has been Ronald McDonald House Pop A Top chairman for Laurel District and GCG Ronald McDonald House chairman as well. He was instrumental in Laurel District with Pop A Top/Can project; the 2016 project collected 1603 pounds for Ronald McDonald House. Rome Federated Garden Clubs received National Garden Clubs First Place, Overall Award for Dr. John’s project, “Cultivating Young Minds”, a project at Northwest Georgia Boys and Girls Club in Rome. Married to Kay for 44 years, he has two daughters and four grandchildren. Dr. John is the first male to lead the Laurel District and the first male district director in The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc.