MD PETS In-Person Training Weekend

March 15 - 17, 2024

I am D7120 Past District Governor (2022 - 2023) Ralph Brandt. As Chair of this Empire Multi-District President Elect Training Seminar (MD PETS), it is my pleasure to welcome you to your 2023 Empire MD PETS event.
A great experience is being planned for you. Empire MD PETS will be your first opportunity as a President Elect (PE) to network and share ideas with other PE's outside your district and to learn from some of Rotary's prominent leaders.
The District Governors Elect of your Rotary Districts, Dave DeMers from 7120 and Lizzy Martin from the soon to be CNY Rotary Region, have been working diligently to plan your PETS experience. It will be one that provides opportunities for you to connect with current Rotary leaders from RI, Zone, and District. The speakers will provide the most current information, thoughts, ideas, and training to prepare you for your year as Club President. You will be exposed to a variety of aspects of the Rotary experience.
At Empire MDPETS you will gain practical information to prepare you for your leadership year as a Rotary club president. PETS facilitators have developed a curriculum based on years of experience and feedback from the previous attendees.
We are especially honored to have Rotary Foundation Trustee Marty Helman, Zone Director Drew Kessler, Director Elect Chris Étienne and RLI Facilitator of The Year Una Martone.
Throughout this PETS event, you will be able to connect with your President Elect counterparts from across New York State. You will want to share your contact information, exchange ideas, ask pertinent questions, offer thoughts, etc.
Thank you very much for participating with us at Empire MDPETS! Your Rotary Adventure as Club President has just begun! I and the
entire Empire MDPETS Committee wish you all the best that Rotary has to offer through Service Above Self!
Ralph Brandt, MD PETS Chair