Dear DG Eric Chak, Club Presidents, fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors, 

I regret to inform you that the Rotary Board of Directors made the difficult decision to celebrate this year’s International Convention as a virtual event. It is disappointing that we cannot gather in Taiwan to celebrate our top annual event in person.

This year, RI will channel all we have learned about staging the very best in virtual events into a program that promises to open new opportunities for you to be entertained, enlightened and energized. More details about the 2021 Virtual Convention shall be shared with you soon.

For those who have registered to participate in the Taiwan RI Convention, kindly refer to the following details of ticket refunds.

Convention, pre-convention, and ticket refunds

RI will automatically cancel and refund all existing registrations.  This includes purchases made for Rotaract, Youth Exchange and Intercountry Committees preconvention events, and ticketed meal events. We kindly ask that you let people know that they should not contact RI Registration to inquire about registration, ticket, or housing cancellations as they work diligently to inform all attendees and process cancellations and refunds.  Those who had already canceled prior to today will receive a refund of the $50 processing fee.


Host Organization Committee (HOC) ticketed event registrations

The HOC event ticket fees will be refunded by the Taipei HOC.  For more information, please direct people to


Hotel rooms

Accommodations secured within Rotary’s official housing block will require no action on the part of attendees.  Maritz, Rotary’s official housing partner, will contact everyone with the cancellation details. 


If anyone has secured a group room block and made a full or partial payment, they will receive a follow-up communication and instructions on receiving a refund.

Every Rotarian is invited to share our vision and mark our success together. The 2021 Virtual Convention will be a new chapter for Rotary. I look forward to seeing you all at the 2021 Virtual Convention. If you have any further enquiries. feel free to contact me at

Yours in Rotary, 

Keith CHOW

District Governor Elect 2020-21
RI Convention Promotion Committee Chair