President Elect Training
Congratulations on being elected by your Club to serve as Club President! There are two trainings that you need to attend: District Leadership Team Meeting/Pre-PETS and PETS (President Elect Training Seminar).
District Leadership Summit & Pre-PETS

I am pleased to announce that registration is now LIVE for our virtual District 7390 Leadership Assembly and PRE-PETS session on Saturday, February 19, 9 AM – 12:30 PM.  Attendance is FREE. Click here to register today!  

The theme of the Assembly is Keeping the Peace:  Leading During Challenging Times.  The first two hours of the program will be open to all Rotarians and focus on Managing and Addressing Differences in our Clubs.   Nabil Oudeh, will be our keynote speaker.  Nabil is a well-known Rotary International educator, Author, and Founder/CEO of the Centre for Conflict Resolutions International, Inc.  He will teach us techniques for navigating difficult conversations and building positive relationships in our clubs and in our personal and professional lives.   Barry Buckingham, President of the Rotary Club of Colonial Park, will build on Nabil’s topic by showcasing ways his club engaged and energized members through strategies outlined by Nabil.   Please see the attached documents for the agenda and a flyer you can use in your clubs to advertise the event.

We all live in challenging times when it comes to fostering positive relationships with those we don’t necessarily agree with.  Join us as we learn valuable techniques that will help our clubs thrive and serve our communities! 

PETS (President-Elect Training Session)
Congratulations on being selected by your club to lead them during the 2022-2023 Rotary year. PETS is a very different training experience that will provide you with the important information that you will need to lead your club in the coming Rotary Year.
  • You will learn about leadership strategies that will empower you to manage your club; The Rotary Foundation; and Rotary International’s Public Image and Branding campaign.
  • Your interactive sessions will allow you to share your ideas with your fellow Presidents-elect.
  • You can network to form Rotary and professional partnerships with your “classmates” through our sessions and District Hosted Hospitality suites.
Our optional sessions take place on the evening of Thursday February 24th and your RI required sessions begin on Friday, February 25th at 7:30 AM and conclude on Saturday at 3:00 PM. You must register for PETS and make your hotel room reservation. Your PETS registration has been paid by the District, however, the cost of your hotel room is covered by you. 
Please note that you must contact your Governor-elect to make other training arrangements if you cannot attend the MAPETS. A list of alternate PETS options from PETS Alliance is available under Resources on the menu above.
On July 1, 2022, you will become the president of your Rotary club along with more than 33,000 Presidents-elect around the world. This is both a privilege and a responsibility. Whether you are a new or repeat President-elect, you are expected to attend the Mid-Atlantic Presidents-elect Training Seminar (MAPETS). Attending MAPETS is the very best way to insure that you have all the tools that you need to be a successful club president.
Registration to join almost 300 dedicated Rotarians at this inspiring and uplifting event is now open. Explore the website to register, review the program offerings, read the bios of the plenary speakers selected just for you and check the resources to help you prepare for “your year” as president of your Rotary club.
Please visit to learn more about PETS. 

About PETS:                                                                                                                          
The following paragraphs are excerpts from various RI publications, including the 2016 RI "Manual of Procedure."
A PETS, which may be a multidistrict PETS, shall take place for the purpose of orientation and training of club presidents-elect in the district as determined by the board. The PETS shall be held annually, preferably in February or March. The governor-elect shall be responsible for the PETS. The PETS shall be planned and conducted under the direction and supervision of the governors-elect. 2013 RI Constitution – Section 15.030
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 president-elect-training-seminar and district training assembly or training deemed sufficient by the governor-elect has been duly elected. - 2013 Manual of Procedure – Article 10 Section 5(c) – 2010 Part 4, Section 5, Page 204
The Presidents-elect Training Seminars (PETS) are informational programs that are planned and conducted by the district trainer under the direction and supervision of the governor-elect as provided in PETs Leaders Guide 2012. Its purpose is to develop club presidents who have the necessary skills, knowledge, and motivation to:
  • Sustain and / or grow their club's membership base;

  • Implement successful projects that address the needs of their communities and communities in other countries

  • Support The Rotary Foundation through both financial contributions and program participation;

  • Develop leaders capable of serving in Rotary beyond the club level.

      - PETS Leaders Guide 2012
To achieve the stated purpose of the program, the following components and learning objectives will be included in the PETS.
  • Planning Your Year

  • Running Meetings

  • Leading Rotarians

  • Engaging Your Members

  • Running Your Club

    - PETS Leaders’ Guide 2012

Participants attending the PETS should include the governor-elect, assistant governors, the district trainer, and all incoming club presidents in the district. It is recommended that the expenses of the incoming club presidents be paid by the clubs or the district.
Assistant governors shall assist the governor with promoting attendance among the presidents-elect to whose clubs they are assigned and team-building among the presidents-elect, governors-elect and themselves. - Manual of Procedure - 2013