See you at MDPETS March 17-19, 2023

Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center
800-804 University Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210
 
The event starts on Friday, March 17th with a featured Rotary speaker and social activity.
Registration opens at 3pm and festivities begin at 5pm.
On Saturday, March 18th we will have the main training program throughout the day
and a dinner with many excellent speakers.
 
Please consider staying overnight to get maximum benefit from this training.
Check with your club regarding reimbursement for your room.


We look forward to seeing you at this year's event!

Click here to review the program schedule
and prepare for your weekend of learning

 
 
Meet Your MDPETS Chair Deb Glisson
Deb has served on the Empire Multi-District President Elects Training Seminar Committee since 2009. She has held the position of Assistant Secretary, Vice Chair and is currently concluding her third year as Chair of that Committee. Deb looks forward to being  appointed Chair of MD PETS Alliance 2024-2025. 
She was born and raised in Camillus, New York. She has an adult son, Brad, who lives with his wife and 2 daughters in San Diego California. He is serving our country as a submariner on the USS Santa Fe.
Deb became an active member of the Marcellus Rotary Club in 2004. She served as Club President in 2007-2008, the 50th anniversary year for the club.  Deb became an Assistant Governor in July 2009. Deb was selected District 7150 Governor for the Rotary year 2014-2015.She is currently a member of Onondaga North Rotary in District 7150.
Meet Your Keynote Speaker: Drew Kessler
Drew Kessler is Senior Vice President of the Commercial Real Estate division at M&T Bank, where he manages a large loan portfolio of real estate and commercial ventures with major businesses in the New York City area.
He has served Rotary International on the Young Past District Governor’s Committee as well as representative to the Council on Legislation and RI president’s representative. Kessler also has served in numerous Zone leadership positions, including general chair of the Zone 28/32 Summit & Symposium, assistant Rotary coordinator for Zone 32 and general chair for the Mid-North East president’s elect training seminar. Committed to continuity and collaboration, he is a member of the District 7210 Executive Board, a committee he helped establish that is made up of both past and present district leaders that collaborate to the lead the District.
As a husband and father to five children, Kessler prioritizes finding a way to incorporate family into Rotary events, projects, and meetings whenever possible; all of his children have been touched by Rotary either through Earlyact, Interact, RYLA and Rotary Youth Exchange. Kessler and his wife, Vicki – also an Active Rotarian – reside in Hopewell Junction, New York.