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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 13-15, 2014

General Information
Register Online
About PETS
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

B U L L E T I N   B O A R D

PETS 2014 Downloads:
Rotary 101 (5.6 MB) PowerPoint by Chris Etienne presented at GL Rotary PETS 2014.

  • Is it the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build good will and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Future PETS dates
at Radisson

2015: 3/19 - 3/21
2016: 3/10 - 3/12

Club Officers Kit for PETS 2013 - resources provided by Rotary International that will help new Presidents run a more effective club:



DGE Al Joan Bonney
DGE Al and Joan Bonney, 6290

DGE Delores Brock
DGE Delores Brock, 6310

DGE Bob Small
DGE Bob Small, 6360


DGE George Hedgespeth
DGE George Hedgespeth, 6380

DGE Liz Smith
DGE Liz Smith, 6400

DGE Steve Sorenson
DGE Steve Sorenson,


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 2013-14 theme
2013 - 14 Rotary theme
New theme TBA

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.


Special Partners Program

This fun session includes an outing to a nearby glass art center on Friday morning, followed by a lunch at Zazio's Italian Restaurant and an afternoon service project at the Radisson. Get details and RSVP information.




Register Online


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 will begin January 1, 2013.

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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