Monday 16 March 2020
COVID – 19
and District 9940 Conference
15-17 May, 2020
Due to ongoing concerns about the current outbreak of COVID -19 (Coronavirus) I have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 District Conference.
The well-being and safety of our Rotary community is my top priority.  Furthermore, I am not prepared to enter into unacceptable levels of district financial risk which may well be exacerbated by further delaying this decision.
I am confident this is the right decision given the current circumstances.  My conference planning team has been closely monitoring the situation and has considered advice from the World Health Organisation, the New Zealand Ministry of Health and Rotary International.
I can assure all those who have already registered that they will receive a full registration refund.  This process is already underway.
My thoughts are with all those who have worked so hard to prepare for the conference and to everybody directly impacted by this decision.  I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause.
John H Mohi 
District Governor 2019-2020