15-21 January 2017
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
San Diego, California, USA
Online registration is now open for district governors-elect, their partners, and observers.
District governors-elect and partners
30 September 2016: Registration deadline for district governors-elect and their partners.
Your partner must be in Rotary’s database before you can complete their registration. Contact email@example.com to update your records.
14 January 2017: Observers' last day to register online. (On-site registration for observers begins 15 January.)
To register by fax or mail, send an email requesting the registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Polos for Peace
President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley is encouraging all eligible funded International Assembly participants to support a Rotary Peace Fellowship, to be named for the 2017-18 Rotary Leadership Team, by purchasing a limited-edition 2017 Polos for Peace shirt for $130. The net proceeds will go toward funding a Rotary Peace Fellow enrolled in a Rotary Peace Centers master’s degree program.
Buy the commemorative polo shirt by the 30 September registration deadline and you’ll receive it to wear at the assembly on casual Wednesday. Polo shirts will be distributed at the assembly. Partners are welcome to participate in this fundraiser and are eligible to receive a shirt.
How to participate
Use the assembly registration form to buy online or by mail or fax. Eligible participants may each purchase two shirts. Payment needs to be paid in full to Rotary International. This is not a donation and, as such, is not eligible for Paul Harris Fellow points.
Rotary's annual training meeting gives incoming district governors the chance to share ideas for strengthening clubs and improving communities with Rotary leaders from around the world.
Keynote speakers and informative presentations will inspire you and prepare you to lead your district successfully. Idea exchanges, roundtable discussions, and workshops will introduce you to new ways of creating positive change.
Governor-elect partner program
Your partner plays an important role during your year as district governor. To prepare them for what lies ahead, we've planned special activities, including:
- Discussions and presentations
- Cultural exchanges
- Networking opportunities
Rotary arranges for all funded attendees' accommodations at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Please do not book your own room.
If you would like to extend your stay before or after the assembly, complete the Personal Stay Extension form.
Travel & expenses
Book your travel through Rotary International Travel Services (RITS) beginning Monday, 12 September. Submit the RITS Travel Request Form no later than Friday, 21 October.
Contact RITS at email@example.com with any questions or concerns about travel to and from the International Assembly. The RITS office is open Monday through Friday, 08:30-17:00 Chicago time.
Rotary reimburses district governors-elect for all reasonable and necessary expenses related to the International Assembly. Reimbursements are not made at the assembly. To be reimbursed, submit your expense statement, along with receipts for any payments of $75 or more. Find information about reimbursable expenses in the Participant Registration book.
- Download the expense statement (Excel) (PDF)
- Learn more about Rotary's travel and expense procedures
Resources & reference
Learn more about the district governor role