The annual year-end District 6000 event, this year's RD6000 Festival to be held on June 25-27 at Prairie Meadows has been cancelled.  This was a difficult and disappointng decision but necessary in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the only wise choice.  Rotary International continues to encourage all districts in the world to avoid the dangers of staging large gatherings during this time period and Iowa still has in place limitations on the number of people who can gather in one place. 
There are still plans to hold several virtual events to provide a bit of the excitement and fellowship that was planned for the Festival including the possibility of a mass gavel passing, award recognitions to celebrate the successes of clubs and individual members, and a Memoriam ceremony to recognize the individual members of clubs on the District whose death occurred during the current Rotary year.  More information regarding these virtual events will be coming in the next few weeks.