Speaker Date Topic
Scott Levin Nov 15, 2018
Blue Book Publishing
Blue Book Publishing

Mr. Levin is a San Diego native and second generation President of Blue Book. A highly ranked tennis player in his youth, Mr. Levin attended New York University on a tennis scholarship. There he became a three-time Tennis Team Captain, MVP and Academic All-American. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, he earned a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law before returning back home to San Diego to practice law with Duane Morris, an AMLAW 100 Frim. By 2006, Mr. Levin's passion for helping small businesses thrive led to his return to Blue Book where he had worked alongside his family since he could barely walk. During his tenure, smart expansion has made Blue Book an even more effective partner for local businesses in need of effective, streamlined advertising solutions. In recognition of this, in 2011 La Jolla business owners and merchants voted Mr. Levin onto the Board of Directors of the newly formed La Jolla business improvement district where he remains a Director.

PDG Janice Kurth, MD, PhD Nov 29, 2018
Don’t wait vaccinate
Don’t wait vaccinate

Janice was born in Berkeley, California but spent most of her youth in Houston, Texas. Her husband, Matt was born in Leipzig, Germany and immigrated to the U.S. with his family when he was ten years of age.  He resided in Massachusetts and graduated from Andover Phillips Academy.  Janice and Matt met at Baylor College of Medicine and have been married 26 years.  They have two daughters, ages 22 and 24 years. 

Janice earned her B.A. in chemistry from Austin College, Ph.D. in human genetics at Stanford University, and M.D. from University of Arizona, with post-graduate training in internal medicine.  Her professional career has included medical practice, academic and industrial biomedical research, product and software development, research management and pharmaceutical medicine.  She is now retired to a life of service to her community, family and Rotary. 

Janice is a member of the Rotary Club of Del Mar.  She was a GSE Team Leader to District 9200 (East Africa) in February, 2010.  She has served District 5340 in several capacities.  Her other service activities include mentoring teenage students, founding and/or serving on several educational foundations in her community, The San Diego Women’s Foundation and Founding Board Member of Team Mates Mentoring San Diego.

In their free time, Janice and Matt enjoy running, weight lifting, wine tasting, boogie boarding, traveling, reading, wine tasting, hiking, biking, yoga, swimming, snow skiing and….wine tasting.

John H. Bolthouse, III Dec 20, 2018
Friends of Balboa Park
Friends of Balboa Park

John Bolthouse is the Executive Director of Friends of Balboa Park, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Balboa Park’s rich heritage, improving access, laying the foundation for a sustainable future, and advocating for community support.
Before joining Friends in January 2016, Bolthouse was Executive Director of The Water Conservation Garden, a nonprofit botanical and demonstration garden in El Cajon, California. Prior to his tenure at The Garden, Bolthouse served as Executive Director of the La Jolla Historical Society; Chief Operating Officer, Curator and Archivist of the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park; and positions at the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, Texas, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC. Bolthouse has served on the board of directors of the San Diego Museum Council and is a Peer Reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums.
Bolthouse graduated from the University of Louisiana, Monroe with a BS in Air Transportation & Aviation Sciences and a minor in History, and earned his MA in Nonprofit Leadership & Management from the University of San Diego.