Rotary prioritises the safety and health of our participants, and the RI Board has been continuously assessing local and global health conditions when making decisions about Rotarians gathering around the world. Based on a thorough analysis of a variety of factors, and in sync with the RI Board policies, the Zone Institute committee has decided to conduct the 2020–21 Rotary Institute for Zones 4, 5, 6 and 7 virtually during January 15–17, 2021.
I believe the committee’s decision is the best one based on current conditions, though I understand that you may be disappointed not being able to gather in Kochi. I personally assure you that the Institute team will leave no stone unturned to create a high quality Rotary experience for a successful virtual Institute. The programme will be robust and will include updates on Rotary programmes, initiatives, and inspirational speakers from the world over.
Enjoy the Zone Institute — The Odyssey, a virtual experience — from the comfort and safety of your home or office.
Block the following dates: January 15, 16 and 17, 2021. Time: 4 to 8 pm.
Registration fee for RI officers (past, present, current and incoming): ₹2,500. (Registration fee for spouse is waived.)
Registering for the Institute will give you:
- Access to passcode for the virtual space.
- A gift for you and your spouse.
- Access to Rotary booths and other facilities.
- Certify that you attended the virtual institute.
Registering for the Zone Institute shows your commitment to the programme and will only defray a small portion of the actual expense. I look forward to 100 per cent participation of the RI officers at the Institute on the virtual platform.
Kochi Institute Registration Refund
We will begin the process of refunding your registration fees for the Kochi Institute from December 15 with no cancellation charge. We will also automatically register you for The Odyssey — Rotary Institute 2020–21 and send the balance amount after deducting ₹2,500.
However if, for some reason, you do not wish to register for the Institute, please inform Institute Chair PDG Sanjay Khemka who will do the needful.
RI Director, 2019-21