July Jamboree Postponed Until 2021

June 3, 2020- The 23rd Annual July Jamboree has been cancelled due to obstacles resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Cedar City Rotary Club organizes this annual event, which typically sees 10,000 to 14,000 attendees. It raises funds for the Club’s foundation, which supports causes like the Iron County Care & Share, Canyon Creek Services, Boys and Girls State, and scholarships at both SUU and Southwest Tech, among others. The Club hoped they would be able to provide this event for the community, especially because other summer activities and festivals important to the area have been cancelled. Unfortunately, the barriers caused by Covid-19 ultimately made it unfeasible.

“We really wanted to put on the July Jamboree this year. It’s heartbreaking,” said David Westwood, event chair. “Ultimately though, factors like the safety of all involved, number of attendees, health department guidelines, the needed permits, and having enough volunteers for such a large event all played a role in the decision to cancel.”

The Cedar City Rotary Club is looking forward to 2021 and to organizing the best July Jamboree yet. In the meantime, they are still planning to hold their annual golf tournament (which was moved from June to late August) and other regular activities as they are able to.

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. They connect 1.2 million members from more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in almost every country in the world. Together, they work to promote peace, fight disease, and to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene. They also work to support education and grow local economies. For more information on becoming a member of the Cedar City Rotary Club, email Miriam Keener at cedarcityrotaryclub@gmail.com.