The Mid-South President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) is designed to provide essential and current information to incoming club presidents in order to prepare them to have an effective and successful year. Presidents-elect will have the opportunity to hear addresses by top Rotary leaders and motivational speakers, attend small group discussion sessions on various topics lead by knowledgeable and experienced discussion leaders, and network and exchange ideas with presidents-elect from six Rotary districts representing three states.
What should you expect if you attend PETS? First, you should expect to learn -- a lot. The amount of information presented is considerable; some say daunting. And, expect to be busy with elective sessions, mealtimes with guest speakers from around the Rotary world - to share their Rotary to experience and vision.
Lastly, expect to network in the House of Friendship. This hub serves as "the place to be" when not in a session. There, you’ll find licensed Rotary vendors with tables and tables of Rotary themed merchandise allowing you to bring back some Rotary bling to kick off your year in style. Networking continues after sessions in hospitality suites. These are areas set aside for President Elects, Assistant Governors and District and Zone leaders to relax, enjoy cocktails and conversation. Some say this is where you learn the most and make friendships to support you through your year as president.
Additionally, the Assistant Governor Institute is a two-day leadership training program for Assistant Governors from the six participating Rotary districts. The role of assistant governor is to help the governor with the administration of designated clubs. By performing this critical function, Assistant Governors support club effectiveness, which in turn increases district effectiveness. The purpose of the Assistant Governor Institute is to develop and enhance skills for new and continuing Assistant Governors so that they can fulfill this role.
Find out more at MidSouthPETS.org