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Great Lakes Rotary P.E.T.S.
President Elect Training Seminar


Location and Dates

Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites
100 West Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

March 10-12, 2016

General Information
Register Online
About PETS
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

B U L L E T I N   B O A R D

2016 PETS:
Thursday, March 10 to Saturday, March 12.

Go to Registration page for Registration FORM link and updates.

PETS AppRead about the PETS mobile app.

Thanks for a great PETS 2016. PETS 2016
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Future PETS dates
at Radisson

2017: 3/16 - 3/18 2018: 3/15 - 3/17 2019: 3/14 - 3/16 2020: 3/12 - 3/14

The Partner's Program has been added to the Schedule.

Club Officers Kit for PETS 2016 - resources provided by Rotary International that will help new Presidents run a more effective club:



Meet the upcoming District Governors for 2015 - 16

DGE Gernot Runschke
DGE Gernot Runschke, 6290

DGE Cheryl Peterson
DGE Cheryl Peterson, 6310

DGE Bill Smith
DGE Bill Smith, 6360

DGE Michael Caruso
DGE Michael Caruso, 6380

DGE Sue Goldsen
DGE Sue Goldsen, 6400

DGE Ranjan Kini
DGE Ranjan Kini, 6540


PETS offers intensive training where you will learn about....

  • The new Rotary theme for your presidential year
  • The Rotary Foundation and the good it does in the world
  • Strategies and practical ideas for success in running your club
  • Practical membership ideas
  • Strengthening your leadership within your club while developing new leaders
  • Your district's support system and team

RI 2016-17 theme

2016 - 17 Rotary theme

In addition, you will meet and network with:

  • Trustees of The Rotary Foundation
  • Highly acclaimed Rotary speakers
  • Members of Rotary International staff
  • One of the best motivational speakers speakers in our region
  • Fellow Presidents-elect's from all over the state of Michigan, Indiana and Ontario
  • Vendors who will have on display high quality Rotary unique items.
  • Rotarians with exhibits of successful, replicable club and district projects.

Read about the speakers you will have a chance to meet.

PETS App PETS 2016 attendees can use a mobile app to check schedules, speaker profiles, maps, as well as receive notifications and participate in live discussions. Read more about the PETS mobile app.


Special Partners Program Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Partners Program hosted by Penny Briscoe and Denise Schmidt. Partners meet at reserved tables in Arcadia Ballroom for Lunch. At 1:00 pm leave from Radisson lobby and walk to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts for a docent tour starting at 1:30. Additional viewing time at end of tour. Cost $7.00 each. After the tour, participants can chose to shop downtown or meet at the Radisson Coffee Shop where hosts will answer questions about Rotary until 4:30 pm.




Register Online
Dec. 1, 2015


Everyone attending PETS must register, including all President-elect's (PEs). Both the PETS registration and hotel reservations are handled from this web site's Register Online page. Online registration runs from December 1, 2015 to March 9, 2016.

The registration fee is $180. Payments must be made with a credit card.

Reminder: The PE Registration fee is paid in advance by the club.

Your hotel room is not covered by the registration fee. Attendees including PE's must use the website for hotel reservations.

The General Info page has details about registration and hotel reservations.


 Preparing for PETS

President-elect's must attend the entire PETS program. All Great Lakes Rotary PETS events are being held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, downtown Kalamazoo, MI. The times and locations for the seminars and events for PEs, PNs, AGs, partners, etc... are provided on the Schedule page.

It's highly recommended that you prepare in advance for the seminars. Look over the RI resources available for downloading.


Radisson Hotel, Kalamazoo

What to wear:

Daily sessions are "Rotary Casual." Slacks with sweaters or jackets for men, slacks or skirts with sweaters or jackets for women are ideal. But remember this is a business meeting, so please no T-shirts, shorts, jeans etc.

Thursday Dinner - Business Attire
Friday dinner - Business Attire
Saturday - Traveling Clothes

Please remember to always wear your Rotary pin.


All questions about PETS and Hotel registration should be directed to the PETS Registrar Marc Cooper via email or call 248-310-9874. Leave a detailed message. The hotel will NOT be able to help with registration questions.

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Email registrar: Marc Cooper
Email webmaster: Wes Knollenberg