Mar 142020

Letter from Governor Johnny –

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has challenged us to closely monitoring events and information in an effort to stop the spread – one recommendation is “social distancing”.
The most at-risk population is age group of 60+ and those with other health concerns. We have a high percentage of members in those demographics. 

With that in mind and with input from members of the District Executive Committee, I have made the decision to cancel the All Club Conference 2020. For several weeks I have felt the burden of this impending decision. However, when the time came to act, I found the decision to be much less difficult than I had expected. And, I firmly believe this is the right thing to do.

We will find another way to celebrate our success. I appreciate your understanding and support of this decision and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

If you have registered for the conference, have hotel reservations or have contributed to the meal packing event, below are instructions for refunds. 

Conference Registration Fees: 2 Options  
Request a refund by sending a request to Refunds will be processed once per week and paid by check. 
Donate your fees to PolioPlus by sending a note to You will receive Foundation credit for your PolioPlus contribution, and your donation will be matched 2 to 1 by the Gates Foundation.

Hotel Reservation:  
Reservations booked at the Hilton Columbia Center using the Rotary room block code will be cancelled automatically. No action is required on your part. However, If you are in doubt, please call the hotel directly at 803-744-7800. There will be no cancellation penalty. 
If you reserved without using the room block code, then you MUST call the number above to cancel your reservation.

Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Event:  
Donations made to Rise Against Hunger –
Allow your donation to remain with Rise Against Hunger for a future District 7770 meal packing event.
Request a refund by sending an email to DG Johnny at He will work out the details of the refund procedure.

Donations made to District 7770 (for Rise Against Hunger)
Allow your donation to remain with the District to support a future meal packing event.
Request a refund by sending an email to

Thank you for all you have done to make this a great year for District 7770. You’ve probably heard me say that the District is only a collection of the clubs that make it up. Therefore, the District is only as good as the clubs that make it up. At the same time, each clubs is only as good as the Rotarians that make it up. And, I promise you, we are a GREAT District because of the GREAT Clubs made up of GREAT Rotarians!

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