Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The Wisconsin World Affairs Council (dba World Affairs Seminar) is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Recently published updates are included below.

A Message from WAS Regarding COVID-19

PUBLISHED MARCH 23, 2020.

To our colleagues and supporters,

This is to bring you up to date on this year’s World Affairs Seminar. As you know, the situation is changing rapidly as new information is made available about COVID 19

We have been in close contact with Carroll University and we are closely following state, national and international events as they unfold. It is our deep commitment to protect student and staff safety in ways which are reasonable and fair to everyone involved. To that end we have put together a team consisting of staff and board members to explore issues and to develop solutions.

At this time we have not made any firm decisions regarding the World Affairs Seminar event. We are, however, exploring a number of options. One option is offering an Online or Virtual Seminar. We are fortunate to have the talent and skills needed to make this happen. We are also discussing fiscal issues including the obligations we have to sponsors, and ways in which we can ensure WAS has the wherewithal to survive this most recent challenge.

Continued program-related updates will be shared at https://worldaffairsseminar.org/coronavirus-updates/ . Please feel free to contact us via email at contact@worldaffairsseminar.org with any questions or concerns that you may have. Note that our office phone may not be monitored and voicemail service is not available at this time.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and support.

Yours in Rotary Service,

Tamie Koop, Chair
World Affairs Seminar Board

Thomas Plantenberg, Executive Director
World Affairs Seminar

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

PUBLISHED MARCH 12, 2020.

The Wisconsin World Affairs Council (dba World Affairs Seminar) is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Our staff and board of directors are staying abreast of recommendations made by government and public health agencies, including the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the US State Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and our local public health departments.  We are also coordinating all decisions with the staff at Carroll University.

We are committed to prompt and accurate communications with program participants, parents, sponsors and other partners regarding the developing situation. At this time, no schedule changes for the 2020 World Affairs Seminar have been made. As the seminar is scheduled for June 20-26, 2020, we will continue to monitor the situation in the coming weeks and months, working closely with our camp operator and host, Carroll University, in order to make an informed decision going forward.

Continued program-related updates will be shared at https://worldaffairsseminar.org/coronavirus/ . 

For more information about the 2019 novel coronavirus, please visit the following websites:

Our primary goal is to keep our participants, parents, sponsors and other partners safe and informed. Anyone with a respiratory or other health condition should take all necessary precautions and seek medical advice from their family practitioner and/or another medical professional. 

Because this situation is evolving daily, these guidelines are subject to change as emerging events warrant. Our leadership team will monitor conditions regularly and make adjustments to this summer’s program as needed with the well-being of our participants top of mind, and we will communicate those changes to everybody involved.

Any questions should be sent to contact@worldaffairsseminar.org.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and support.

A Rotary District 6270 Initiative

World Affairs Seminar
10600 W. Mitchell Street
West Allis, Wisconsin 53214
414-453-4984

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The World Affairs Seminar does not share or sell personal information about students or sponsors with any other organization except as authorized by signed release. This includes personal, health, financial, or other information. Information you post on public websites and other accessible media is your responsibility.

Refund Policy:

To receive credit after payment has been made, students, sponsors must notify the World Affairs Seminar in writing that their delegate is unable to attend, or if the sponsor is unable to fill a paid for space at the Seminar. (e-mail is considered "in writing" for these purposes as long as the e-mail is acknowledged as having been received.) Full credit applies if notification is received by April 1; 50% credit if application is cancelled between April 1 but prior to May 21; no credit is available if application is cancelled after May 21, unless extraordinary circumstances such as illness, death exist. All cancellation credits are subject to $75.00 processing fee and must be used within one calendar year. Note: in agreeing to attend WAS, parents and students promise to reimburse their sponsor for the full amount of any loss due to cancellation. WAS offices: (414) 453-4984, or contact@worldaffairsseminar.org.

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