PETS is a training conducted annually, preferably in March, for club Presidents-Elect (PEs). Its purpose is to prepare incoming club presidents for the year and give District Governors-Elect (DGEs) and incoming Assistant Governors (AGs) an opportunity to motivate the PEs and build working relationships. PETS is planned and conducted under the direction and supervision of the DGEs.
Required Attendance 2016 RI MOP (Manual of Procedure), Standard Club Constitution, Article 13,
“The president-elect shall attend the district presidents-elect training seminar and the district training assembly unless excused by the governor-elect. If so excused, the president-elect shall send a designated club representative who shall report back to the president-elect. If the president-elect does not attend the presidents-elect training seminar and the district training assembly and has not been excused by the governor-elect or, if so excused, does not send a designated club representative to such meetings, the president-elect shall not be able to serve as club president. In such event, the current president shall continue to serve until a successor who has attended a presidents-elect training seminar and district training assembly or training deemed sufficient by the governor-elect has been duly elected.”
Chesapeake PETS serves all of the Rotary Clubs in four districts (two in Virginia-7600 and 7610), one in Eastern Maryland/District of Columbia-7620, and one in Western Maryland/Delaware-7630-over 200 clubs.