A message from the District Governor:
Hello all
As expected and anticipated the PM just stated--to contain and slow the rate of transmission of the Corona virus in Australia---- ban and cancel all organised and non-essential gatherings of 500 people or more from Monday.
This means the D9800 Conference in Bendigo is cancelled.
This is extremely disappointing considering all the effort that has been put into the planning and organising. I am so proud of the committee members for all the months and years of planning and organising for a wonderful experience we had developed.
This is unprecedented and unfortunate that it has happened this year. The committee is meeting on Sunday and the District Board on Monday. We will discuss the ramifications of this disappointing decision and will let everyone know about the response as soon as possible.
It is also disappointing for the 600 registrants and presenters who have prepared and planned to attend and ENJOY this wonderful annual event.
Ultimately the health and well-being of Rotarians, their families and community are the main focus.
Some will not agree with the decision and I accept there are other opinions. I am very sorry if you're disappointed and I very much wanted to share this conference with you.
Thank you for your support. Please stay healthy and I look forward to seeing you around the District.
Grant Hocking
District Governor