Posted on Mar 10, 2021

A great experience has been planned for 2021-2022 Rotary leadership in the Great Lakes and Midwest geographical areas during March 11-13. The President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) is a mandatory annual training event for all Presidents Elect and is also available for other Rotary leadership. This year, because of the global pandemic, the event will be a virtual one.

The Great Lakes Rotary PETS and the Midwest PETS have combined resources to create a partnership of 13 Rotary districts. The event is being referred to as MEGA PETS.

This year’s virtual PETS will be a great opportunity to network and to share ideas with other PEs outside one’s district and to learn from some of Rotary’s prominent leaders. Practical information is intended to prepare PEs for their year as a Rotary club president.

PETS trainers have developed a virtual curriculum based on years of experience and feedback from the previous attendees. That experience indicates that club presidents-elect often feel some trepidation about handling their new role, and returning presidents need a more in-depth focus. Surveys also indicate that, after attending PETS, the presidents elect increase their confidence to 95%+. This year will be no different.

Thom Arndt, Elmbrook Rotary’s PE, will be in attendance as will Larry Myers, D-6270 Assistant Governor for Area E. Let’s hope they will be inspired!