Governors Dinner
Gov Dinner Background:               District Awards:
The Governors Dinner is the annual          Best Small Club
District awards and installation cere-        Best Medium Club
mony. Join us on Saturday, June 22,         Best Large Club
22, 2024, as we celebrate the past           Best Rotaract Club
Rotary year and induct our new club         • Rotaractor of the Year and district leaders at the Del Mar            District Rotarian of Year
Hilton located at 15575 Jimmy Dur-
ante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014.  


James Morrison Award  
James was named the District 5340 Rotarian of the Year for Rotary Year 2023-24, presented by District Governor Don Fipps. James has been a member of Point Loma Rotary Club since 2019. In District 5340, he served for three years as Rotary Foundation Treasurer; Polio Plus Society Coordinator, and Paul Harris Society Coordinator.

He has also been a Rotary Foundation Trainer at the annual District Training Seminars. In 2021, he chaired the Ukraine Disaster Response Team which provided support services to Ukraine refugees arriving in San Diego.
He joined Rotary 1994 at Albuquerque Del Norte and served as President 2006-07. He went on to charter 3 new clubs in District 5520: Albuquerque Metro, Albuquerque Sandia and El Paso Camino Real. He is currently an active honorary member of both Albuquerque Del Sol and Sandia. He has served on various District 5520 positions including team leader for the India Fellowship Exchange, and VP of International Rotary Fellowship Cycling to Serve USA-Canada.
He is an active member of Polio+ Society, Paul Harris Society, Bequest Society and a Major Donor for each. He lifetime member of Rotary Action Group Micro Financing.
Kay Barron Award:
Kay received the District 5340 Outstanding Contributions and Distinguished Service Award for Rotary Year 2023-24, presented by District Governor Don Fipps.
 She received this award for her distinguished service as the District Governors Chief Aide 2023-24. 

Her prolific work product included assisting the Governor with the following programs: prepping and then running meetings at the Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) conference in Los Angeles; monthly President Zoom meetings and occasional in-person meetings; being lead facilitator for the 2023 D5340 Governors Dinner; arranging the purchase and marketing of D5340 group Padres tickets to four games in 2023 and 2024; and assisting with the planning for a number of District 5340 major events─e.g., Disco Inferno, 2022 District Conference, 2022 Foundation Dinner, several Past District Governor dinners, District Training Assembly, and the 2024 District Conference Cruise.
Kay also traveled with the District Governor and assisted with his speech preparation for many clubs, while serving on the District Governor’s "kitchen cabinet' planning team.
It is no wonder that the 2022-23 District Governor Chuck Pretto named Kay an "Emerging Leader." She was thus invited to attend the 2022 Rotary Zone 26 & 27 Conference in Salt Lake City. (Kay served as PLRC President in 2016).  

Lloyd Weaver was sworn in by the new District Governor, accompanied by past-President Debra Gookin.

They were supported by the omnium gatherum (aka motley crew) who proudly witnessed the well-deserved recogni- tion of Kay and James.