May 26, 2020
Greetings from Peterborough and the home of the District Governor Elect, Lynne Chant:
We thought we would provide you all with an update as to what is happening for this year’s District Conference, scheduled for November 6-8 at the beautiful Marriott Rosseau.
At the moment the conference is still being planned as a face to face Rotary event. We have been working with the hotel as to how to deliver the conference recognizing that social distancing and safety must come first. So much is unknown at this point and time and we are all awaiting further direction from the Province of Ontario, our Premiere and the Medical Health Officer for Ontario as to when a group our size may be allowed to come together.
Your conference committee wishes to reassure you that should the conference be cancelled 100% of your registration fee paid will be refunded. The Rosseau is not charging a one night’s deposit and only requires a credit card guarantee so in the event of a conference cancellation nothing will be charged to your credit card. So if you are considering attending you have nothing to lose. Please register for the conference on the District website. The registration fee is $100 and no further monies will be collected until a final decision is made in early September. Also please book your hotel room. This will give the hotel an indication of just how many people they will need to deal with.
Should it be necessary to cancel the face to face conference it will be replaced by either a virtual conference this Fall or an enhanced Rotary Weekend in April 2021.
So on behalf of the 2020-21 Conference Planning Committee we thank you for your support. Be well and stay safe.
District Conference Chair
“Don’t Stop Believing”
The conference starts on Friday at 10:00 am and will include:
- all events on site at a spectacular world class resort
- excellent food and accommodation
- informative and exciting speakers
- Friday night cabaret
- Saturday night gala
- fellowship events