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CPETS 2023 is set for March 2 – 4, 2023, at this same location.

This website currently reflects our 2022 training seminar.
The 2023 info will be available by late fall 2022. Questions? Email cpetsrotary@gmail.com.

Chesapeake Presidents Elect Training Seminar (CPETS) 2023

March 2 – 4, 2023 | Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, Chantilly VA

CPETS Districts Map

Chesapeake PETS trains leaders in Rotary Districts 7600, 7610, 7620, and 7630

#CPETS23 Keynote Speakers: Info Coming Soon!

#CPETS22 Event Registration: 

Click on the Registration tab on the site menu for instructions and for the event link via the Rotary DACdb system.

(Our Chesapeake PETS DACdb registration link is also available at each Districts’ DACdb event calendar at date Mar. 3.) 


For March 2022 Hotel Room Reservations:

A block of rooms has been reserved for #CPETS22 participants. Attendees need to make their own room reservations online (do not call the hotel).

Click here to make hotel reservations at the special event rate.

Presidents Elect:

if you have questions about event registration, contact your District Governor Elect, including asking at your district Pre-PETS sessions. Or email CPETSRotary@gmail.com so we can direct your inquiry to the appropriate team member!

Reminder for all #CPETS22 Registered Attendees: It’s easy to access and navigate all #CPETS22 event info on your smartphone! Go to http://myevent.dacdb.com and log in with your Rotary credentials. ForEvent Code, type in CPETS2022 (all caps). And be sure to bookmark that site in your browser!


Welcome to #CPETS22 from Chair, James A. “Jim” Roney III

Welcome to Chesapeake Presidents-Elect Training Seminar 2022… or CPETs for short.

Congratulations to the incoming Club Presidents on your election to lead your clubs for 2022-23! It is an honor to have the confidence of your fellow Rotarians to lead your club. Believe me, it will be the best year of your Rotary career. Your District Governors Elect, District Trainers, and our Chesapeake PETS Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, and faculty are here to help you shine.

While attending PETS is a requirement of all Club Presidents Elect, our CPETS team is dedicated to making this weekend the most enjoyable and fulfilling training seminar that you’ve ever experienced. Our whole focus is to make sure your time at CPETS is valuable as a leadership and networking opportunity that inspires you to strengthen and grow your club.

Check out our seminar agenda and topics here >  New this year is an open invitation to our Rotaract Club Presidents Elect to train along side our Rotarians. Rotaract Clubs are vital members of the Rotary community and their leaders deserve the same quality training as every other Club President. We are also continuing the opportunity for a limited number of Club Presidents Nominee to attend a one-day Leadership Academy just for them. Chesapeake PETS also includes a leadership training track for district leaders including Assistant Governors and District Governor-Elects and Nominees.

We are back to in-person training this year!  We recognize that some of you are hesitant to return to such large events in light of the pandemic.  It is the intent of Chesapeake PETS to provide the safest environment we can in response to COVID-19.  We have detailed protocols in place to help assure that you can concentrate more on Rotary and worry less about the pandemic. On March 1, with CDC guidance for our Fairfax County event location, I updated our Masking Policy.  

I know we have all become comfortable with Zoom meetings, but believe me, you will get so much more out of your ;leadership training with the ability to interact in person with your fellow PEs as well as your district leadership team. Plus, you will meet and hear inspirational messages at our plenary sessions from senior Rotary International leaders including President Nominee Gordon R. McInally, Past RI Director Jeffry Cadorette, and Past RI Director John Smarge, who serves as Chair of the 2022 Houston RI Convention Committee. And be sure to visit and network with all 17 of our Exhibitors this year on your session breaks!

I am looking forward to meeting all of you in Chantilly, VA in March!

Yours friend in Rotary,

Jim Roney

Chair, Chesapeake PETS 2022 and 2023
Past District Governor, Rotary District 7630, RY 12/13 Peace Through Service
Rotary Club of North East (Maryland)

< Read Jim’s Bio

<Meet our CPETS22 Planning Committee >

Meet the District Governors Elect of #CPETS22

These leaders will serve as District Governors starting July 1, 2022 for Rotary Year 22/23

Rudy L. Garcia
District Governor Elect RY23/243, D7600
(To Follow)
Bio Pending
District Website
Rene' Laws
District Governor Elect RY 23/2, D7610
Bio to follow
Bio pending
District Website
Delores Edwards
District Governor Elect RY 23/24, D7620
Bio to follow
Bio pending
District Website
John Mager
District Governor Elect RY 23/24, D7630
Bio to follow
Bio pending
District Website