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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 16-18, 2017

General Information
Register Online
About PETS
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

B U L L E T I N   B O A R D

2017 PETS:
"Rotary 101" presentation available on the "About" page.

Updates posted as they becomes available. Clear your browser cache to get the most recent web page.

A Premiere Training Event. PETS 2016
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Registration Form now online.

PETS AppRead about the PETS mobile app.

Future PETS dates
at Radisson:

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

Club Officers Kit for PETS 2017 - resources provided by Rotary International that will help new Presidents run a more effective club:



DGE Ed Swart
DGE Ed and Carol Swart, 6290

DGE Patricia Post
DGE Pat Post, 6310

DGE Teresa Brandell
DGE Teresa Brandell, 6360

DGE Barry Fraser
DGE Barry Fraser, 6380

DGE Rick Caron
DGE Rick Caron, 6400

DGE Lisa Waterman
DGE Lisa Waterman, 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 2017-18 theme

2017-18 Rotary theme
Meet RIPE Ian H.S. Riseley

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 RI motivational speakers
  • Fellow Presidents-elect's from all over the state of Michigan, Indiana and Ontario
  • Vendors who will have on display unique, high quality Rotary 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 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.




Register Online
Dec. 1, 2016


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, 2016 to March 15, 2017.
Registration Dec. 1 to March 15

The registration fee is $195 for PE's and $185 for all others. 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 online registration form for hotel reservations.

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

To register now proceed to the Register Online page.


 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