Charity Auction February 23, 2019:  GERM provided a free summer of masters swim workouts as an auction item for the Housing Benefit Concert at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gaithersburg.  The winning bidder is getting his USMS membership paid for, and will be able to swim with GERM at our summer workouts at QO for free.  The winning bid this year was $100.  That money, comined with the other proceeds of the auction and ticket sales (more than $5000) will be used to fight homelessness in Gaithersburg, Germantown and Derwood by helping families stay in their homes, keep the lights on, keep the heat on, or feed their families.

Helping Boy Scouts With Swimming April/May 2019:  GERM swimmers Dan Thomas and David Robinson are helping the Scouts from Germantown Troop 489 to pass a swim test, both for a merit badge and for summer camp.  They have been doing this for the last few years.  Scouts from Troop 489 have been helping GERM at the Solstice Meet by serving as timers.

USMS Swimming Saves Lives July 2019:  GERM is hosting a 2K Fitness Challenge and fund-raiser on July 25 to help with a nationwide-effort to raise money for USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation.  The Foundation's purpose is to teach swimming to adults who don't know how to swim.


In 2018, GERM participated in 5-6 charitable assistance projects, including supporting the Housing Benefit Concert above by providing an auction item, sponsoring two MCSL kids swim teams, helping a Boy Scout Troop with swimming, and sponsoring the Clarksburg 5K (which benefitted the Dwelling Place, Compassion International, and the Clarksburg Community Assistance Newtwork).