Chesapeake PETS March 1-3,2018
Registration is open on District DACdb
Chesapeake PETS (Presidents-Elect Training Seminar) brings together more than 200 club Presidents-Elect from four districts surrounding the Chesapeake Bay. The event provides a unique experience of learning from Rotary leaders, sharing with peers, fellowship and enhancing qualities of leadership.
In late Winter/early Spring, similar events are held by the 550 Rotary districts in over 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 location. Two years ago, Chesapeake PETS inaugurated a Presidents-Nominee Leadership Academy. A one-day event, it starts club leaders on their path to the presidency a year early and brings 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 2018, the class will be offered again to 40 club leaders who will be president of their club in 2019-2020.
A Thursday afternoon enrichment opportunity offers breakout sessions on topics not offered during the regular C-PETS program: Using Social Media, Rotary Technology, Attracting Young Professionals and Preparing Your Rotary Toolkit. There also is a President 101 session on Thursday for any upcoming president who missed a district Pre-PETS.
In addition to interactive classroom and auditorium sessions, PEs have an opportunity to visit the two major vendors of Rotary materials: Russell Hampton and Awards4U. As many as 10 exhibitors are in place throughout, with representatives from organizations such as ShelterBox, disasteraid USA, the Rotary Leadership Institute and The Rotary Foundation.