My Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and friends,
 
The health and wellbeing of the family of Rotary and the population we serve is always of paramount importance to us and am making this communication with a heavy heart but knowing its the right thing to do.
 
95th District Conference and Assembly
It is with regret that I have to communicate bad news to you in relation to that the 95th DCA of D9211 to be held in Mbarara, Uganda. A special team of District 9211 mandated to assess the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and recommend the best possible options, has concluded that the 95th DCA must be cancelled. The team’s primary aim was to ensure the safety of the Rotary family and the community at large. In addition, the team also took into consideration the latest government advisories related to meetings and travel restrictions. The team did consider the option of postponement but concluded that there isn’t sufficient predictability of the pandemic currently developing in our region and hence concluded that it was not a viable option.
This is an unprecedented decision in our District but a right and necessary one as protecting the health and safety of our attendees and the community at large is our highest priority.
 
At this time, we kindly ask that you do not contact the 95th DCA Registration Team to inquire about refunds as we work diligently to define the most appropriate approach for the same. The information will be communicated in due course.
 
With the cancellation of the DCA, we are already working on ensuring that all the official business normally conducted at the DCA will still be carried out using on-line tools available to us. This is important to ensure continuity with a smooth transition to the incoming team on 1st July 2020. Details related to any voting requirements will be sent out in due course.
 
Other Rotary meetings and Events.
 
Further to the guidance government, it is also advised that all Clubs avoid in-person meetings and move all meetings online using various platforms available (zoom, goto meetings, Nextiva, Zoho, Skype, etc. ) for the same. This may serve a good example of our Ability to Adapt. 
 
I have no doubt that we will come through this and gather in the future to celebrate with an even deeper appreciation for our work, our experiences, and the many connections we have made through Rotary.
 
Until then, thank you for your understanding of this difficult decision. Please know that we will make decisions as quickly as we can. As I am sure you can imagine, Rotary members are operating in a challenging situation. Please be safe as you continue to take action and do good throughout the world.
 
Connected in Service
 
F X Sentamu
District Governor 2019 - 2020
Rotary International District 9211