Conference registration will open soon via DACdb
At your District’s Calendar webpage or direct link (Coming soon)
Registration for the event to be held the afternoon of Feb. 28, 2019 to Mar. 2 afternoon will open by mid-Fall 2018, and may already be available via DACdb via your District Calendar; or consult your incoming District Governor-Elect for information.
Chesapeake PETS (Presidents-Elect Training Seminar) brings together more than 200 club Presidents-Elect from four districts surrounding the Chesapeake Bay: Rotary Districts 7600, 7610, 7620, and 7630. This dynamic training event provides a unique experience of learning from Rotary leaders, sharing with peers, fellowship, and enhancing qualities of leadership.
What is PETS? In late Winter/early Spring every year, similar leadership training events are held by 550+ Rotary districts in more than 220 countries, bringing together more than 35,000 Presidents-Elect. Although the style, setting, and presentation vary, virtually the same curriculum is offered at each training conference. Several years ago, Chesapeake PETS inaugurated a Presidents-Nominee Leadership Academy. A one-day event, it started club leaders on their path to the presidency a year early and brought them into plenary sessions with all C-PETS participants for fellowship and to hear outstanding speakers.. The first PNLA was offered for 20 Presidents-Nominee, who were invited by their district’s Governor-Elect. The second year, 40 PNs attended the Saturday event.
In 2019, the class will be offered again to more than 200 club leaders who will be presidents to lead their clubs during Rotary Year 2019-2020. Our PETS Committee is busy planning and developing enriching educational sessions. At PETS 2018, a Thursday afternoon learning opportunity offered breakout sessions on topics not offered during the regular C-PETS program. There also was is a President 101 session on Thursday for any upcoming president who had missed a district Pre-PETS training.
In addition to interactive classroom and auditorium sessions, PEs will have the opportunity to visit the two major vendors of Rotary materials: Russell Hampton and Awards4U. Numerous exhibitors will be in place throughout the conference. In the past, representatives from participating organizations have included: ShelterBox, disasteraid USA, Rotary Leadership Institute, and The Rotary Foundation.
Thank you to all for a successful 2018 PETS
Here is a link to the three speaker presentations at 2018 PETS: Click Here