International Assembly

13-19 January 2019

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

San Diego, California, USA

Event registration

Online registration is now open for district governors-elect, their partners, and observers.

District governors-elect and partners

Register by 28 September.

Partners must be in Rotary’s database before they register. Contact to update your records.

Download the Participant Booklet

Family members of governors-elect

District governors-elect are welcome to register their children and other family members to attend general sessions and banquets, at the family’s expense. Children under 18 must be accompanied at all times by an adult caretaker who is not attending as an official program participant. (Participants of the partner program may not be considered caretakers of minor children during the assembly.)

For more information and to register family members, please review and submit the District Governor-elect Family registration form.


Approved official participants will receive an email with a registration link by 31 August. For more information, please contact


You must be a current or past district governor to attend the assembly as an observer. Register online by 12 January 2019 or on-site beginning 13 January.

To register by fax or mail, write to to request a registration form.

Cancellations or changes

Please submit any changes or cancellations in writing to or fax to +1-847-556-2194.

If you made your hotel reservation at the Manchester Grand Hyatt and need to cancel, please notify the hotel 48 hours before your expected arrival by email at or by fax to +1-619-233-6464. You will be charged one night's room and tax if you cancel less than 48 hours prior to your reservation. For your protection, you are encouraged to ask for a cancellation confirmation number.


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. Breakout sessions, 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:

  • Inspiring and informative presentations and discussions
  • Cultural exchanges
  • Networking opportunities

Festival Night is back! For more information, please see the Participant Booklet. To register your act, download and submit the Festival Night Form. The submission deadline has been extended to 31 October 2018.

Rotaractor program

We’re pleased to welcome a select group of Rotaractors to this year’s International Assembly. In addition to participating in sessions with governors-elect, they’ll also have the chance to talk about new ways to collaborate with Rotary members and strategies for leading their fellow Rotaractors.


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, use the hotel booking site to secure your accommodation.

Travel & expenses


Book your travel through Rotary International Travel Services (RITS) beginning Wednesday, 12 September.

Submit the RITS Travel Request Form no later than Friday, 26 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 (UTC-5).


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.

Host hospitality

Rotarians in the San Diego area invite district governors-elect and their partners to an evening of food, fun, and relaxation on Wednesday, 16 January. Register online and pay a nonrefundable registration fee of $25 per person by 1 December to enjoy this special host hospitality event. RI will not reimburse the costs, including meals and other expenses, of this optional event.

Resources & reference

Learn more about the district governor role

Rotary support