Posted by Sharon Schendel on Jan 20, 2019
Don Johnson (left) and Karin Davies (right) with DGE Joe Otin from District 9212 (center)
PDG Marty Peters hands out "Goodbye Polio Thanks Rotary!" bumper stickers
Donna Fipps and Ressa were at the San Diego airport with members of San Diego E-Club global greeting arriving District Governors
We are fortunate that Rotary International holds its annual International Assembly right in our own back yard, at Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego. Each year, District Governor Elects (DGEs) are required to attend the Assembly to take part in training that will be critical for effective leadership of their districts. Their spouses are also encouraged to attend programming tailored to their role. Local Rotarians host DGEs and this year past DG (PDG) Janice Kurth and her husband Matt Kurth, together with PDGs Marty Peters and Philippe Lamoise, invited seven DGEs and their spouses to their La Jolla home. Each DGE has some connection to Rotary Club of Del Mar- either through personal friendships or international projects on which the club partners. This year we were joined by: PDG Jean-Pierre Noirtin (District 1510, France) ;  DGE Peter Oser-Veltins and Suzanne Veltins (District 1900, Germany); DGE Anna Tumanova and her daughter Varvana (District 2223, Russia); DGE Pasha and Shakila Zameer (District 3000, India); DGE Jim Henry (District 5870 Austin TX); DGE Delma and Audley Maduro (District 7020, British Virgin Islands); Training Leader Najoua Azouz and his wife Lotfi, along with DGE Noureddine and Danielle Hafsi (District 9010, Tunisia); DGE Xavier and Brenda Sentamu (District 9211, Uganda); DGE Joe Otin (District 9212, Kenya- this district encompasses Ethiopia). We congratulate all the DGEs and wish them every success in their Rotary year.