The health of District 5580 Rotarians is of utmost importance to us.  In light of the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) developments, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Rotary District Conference. 
Madden's resort will begin issuing refunds today.  If your reservation was made by credit card, the refund will appear as a credit to the card.  Those who paid by check will have a check issued to them from the Madden's accounting office.  Notice of cancellation will be sent with the refunds.  You don't have to take any steps individually to cancel your reservations or request refunds from Madden's.
I will begin processing registration refunds this week as well.  You do not need to take any steps to cancel your registration or request refunds from me.
The letter below was distributed by District Governor, Rick Bricker:
March 17, 2020

Subject: Coronavirus

Greetings Rotarians,

Yesterday evening the District 5580 Executive and Finance Committee met at my request to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 virus situation. Coronavirus will be around for a while and it had potential to affect attendees at our District Conference. Because of this I have decided to cancel District Conference. This is not an easy decision, but necessary to ensure the safety of the Rotarians in our district as well as the people in our communities. This is the same path that many other districts have also taken. Because there is a certain amount of business that needs to be addressed, the following meetings will take place via webinar: the Grants Spending Plan meeting, the Past Governors Council, P.E.T.S, the Annual Business Meeting, and the Executive and Finance Committee meeting. Look for times and dates to be posted soon.

When Coronavirus first showed up, I thought “what a pain in the rear”, but now I am looking at it as a challenge. The first three words that were spoken by R.I President Mark Maloney at International Assembly in 2019 were, CHANGE, ADAPT, NOW. Guess what? Here’s our chance to do just that. I will keep you informed with any new information that comes from Rotary International. In the meantime, please follow all the meeting guidelines set forth by the health professionals and help in your community wherever you can. Thanks for all you do. We will get through this!
Rick Bricker
District Governor
 District 5580