My congratulations to Joy Cartwright, Barbara Jenkins-Lee, Christopher Hudson and Edwards E. Reynolds, Jr., for achieving Platinum Membership for 250+ countries and territories. We sadly say goodbye to TCC Past President Jules Diebenow, who passed away recently in Palau. Jules was doing what he loved most…exploring and enjoying countrieds around the world. Jules was a long-time Board Member and President for 1995-96. More details may be found here.
I was surprised to read recently a UN news article that said, “Chinese tourists spend more money than any other nationality. Due to rapid urbanization and rising disposable incomes, Chinese tourists spent $102 billion during travel in 2012.” I know that Chinese tourists are the #1 spenders on Rodeo Drive shops in Beverly Hills.
Our German Coordinator Herbert Goebels is inviting all TCC members to attend their yearly meeting in Munich, September 6-9, 2013. This will be our 59th year celebration.
We continue to be proud and grateful to our membership and area coordinators for their support. We look forward to seeing you at our next Southern California meeting in Santa Monica on Saturday, June 8.