Speaker Date Topic
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.

PDG Janice Kurth, MD, PhD Feb 28, 2019
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.