THANK YOU! to everyone who made our 2023 event a success!
Our #CPETS24 dates are Feb. 29 – Mar. 2, 2024 — 
this website will be updated in late Fall 2023 for that leadership event!

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 Event Registration: 


Click on the Registration tab on this website's Menu for full instructions and for the event link via the Rotary DACdb system.

Rotarians will need to login with their existing DACdb credentials. (Note: Registration fees increased on Feb. 12 by $50.) 


For Hotel Room Reservations:

A block of rooms had been reserved for #CPETS23 participants with a deadline of Feb. 8, 2023. That block at our special rate is now sold out, so you need to contact the hotel directly at the phone number provided at our hotel weblink. If the hotel is sold out, there are several hotels very close by along Rte. 28: Click here for Westfields Marriott hotel reservations information.

Presidents Elect:

For questions about event registration: contact your District Governor Elect or ask at your district Pre-PETS sessions.

Or email, so we can direct your inquiry to the appropriate Planning Committee member!


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

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

Congratulations to the incoming Club Presidents on your election to lead your clubs for Rotary Year 2023/24. 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 all 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.

Chesapeake PETS also includes a leadership training track for district leaders including Assistant Governors and District Governor Elects and Nominees. Learning never stops in Rotary.

I know we have all gotten comfortable with Zoom meetings, but trust me, the ability to interact with your fellow Rotarians in person is an experience like not other. That’s the wonderful thing about CPETS: you really get to know folks so much better by sharing a table at the plenaries, or having a refreshment in a hospitality room. Plus, our small group Multi District Break Out sessions are so much more interactive in person than on a computer screen.

So between our experienced facilitators, our inspirational speakers, and your district leadership folks, you are going to have a wealth of knowledge and support for the weekend. I hope you take every advantage of the opportunity and enjoy every minute.

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 our #CPETS23 District Governors!

These leaders will serve as District Governors starting July 1, 2023 — under the leadership of Rotary President Gordon R. McInally. For District Governor Succession Lines, click here.

Rudy L. Garcia
District Governor Elect RY23/24, D7600
Rene' Laws
District Governor Elect RY 23/24, D7610
Delores Edwards Harding
District Governor Elect RY 23/24, D7620
John Mager
District Governor Elect RY 23/24, D7630