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RI Convention and District Conference 2021
Rotary International Convention Goes Virtual; District Conference Cancelled

Since our last communication with you, COVID conditions have continued to forecast difficulty with ensuring Rotary can safely hold large gatherings.

RI Convention: Rotary International has decided to move the International Convention scheduled for Taiwan this June to an online convention - much as last year's Honolulu convention moved to a virtual setting. We will be sharing more information with you as details become available.

District Conference: Meanwhile, here in Georgia our deadline for committing to the District Conference in Sandestin was just a few weeks away, so Governor Kirk and many people in district leadership spent considerable time in thought and discussion weighing the pros and cons of holding the conference. In the final conclusion, it was felt we could not ensure conditions would be safe and could not in good conscience risk the health of anyone in attendance. As such, Governor Kirk has elected to cancel district conference.

Governor Kirk is still looking at options for clubs to celebrate this year. He knows it is especially tough on this year’s presidents who have given so much in the name of Rotary. Stayed tuned for further communication.

Many of you have registered already. We will process refunds. There is nothing you need to do. If you have reserved a room, please cancel directly with Sandestin.

I was, along with you, looking forward to reconnecting with my fellow Rotarians at the beach. That day will come where we can once again be together and celebrate all that Rotary means to us and our communities.

Posted by Jackie Cuthbert
February 5, 2021

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