International Assembly

15-21 January 2017

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

San Diego, California, USA

Event Registration


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

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.

Review the size charts for men and women (measurements are in inches) before placing your order.

How to participate

Use the assembly registration form to buy 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 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.

Resources & reference

Learn more about the district governor role

Rotary support