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 Team Meeting & Pre-PETS will be held Thursday, February 18, 2021. They will both be virtual events. You will need to register by clicking here. The District Leadership Team meeting will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. using Zoom. DGE Greg Staub will have just completed his Governor training for 2021-2022 and will introduce the 2021-2022 Rotary International Theme, the Goals of 2021-2022 RI President Shekhar Mehta and DGE Greg's goals for Rotary District 7390 during the District Leadership Team Meeting. 
 
At 7:00 p.m., Pre-PETS will begin. You will learn more information about PETS and the expectations of being a Club President. Pre-PETS will end at 8:00 p.m.
 
You will need to register for both meetings. You will receive an email with log in information for the calls approximately one week prior to the meetings.             
 
 
PETS (President-Elect Training Session) will be a virtual event for 2021. You will need to register by clicking here (Please note that registration is not open yet). The dates will and times are as follows. To view a complete schedule, please click here.  
 
  • Thursday, February 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Saturday, February 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
 
Please keep in mind that PRESIDENT-ELECT TRAINING (PETS) is MANDATORY!  All President-Elects MUST register for PETS on the Mid-Atlantic PETS website. Your registration fee has already been paid by the District. 
 
 

 
About PETS:                                                                                                                          
The following paragraphs are excerpts from various RI publications, including the 2016 RI "Manual of Procedure."
 
DEFINITION and PURPOSE
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
 
REQUIRED ATTENDANCE
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
 
PURPOSE
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
 
TOPICS
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
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