Schedule for in-person PETS Weekend

Friday, March 15

3pm: Regisration Opens - Lobby
Find your district's table to check in and receive your welcome materials.
3-5pm: Tech Lab - Boardroom
Get hands on help with Rotary's online resources. Bring your own laptop or tablet!

5pm: Happy Hour Meet & Greet - Pre-Function space off lobby
Cash bar and social hour
6pm: Evening Festivities Begin - Crossroads Ballroom
Welcome to Empire MD PETS
Meet your Director Drew and RI President Nominee Mario
Dinner and Social Round Table Event
Evening will wrap up at 8:30pm

Saturday, March 16

8am: Breakfast - Crossroads Ballroom
9am: Breakfast Keynote Una Martone on Leadership - Crossroads Ballroom
9:30am: 10-minute bio break
9:40am: Morning Keynote Chris Etienne on Rotary's Action Plan - Crossroads Ballroom
10:15am: Breakout Session I - 45 minutes
Choose from:
Membership with Brian King - Room: Ontario - Designated for Encore Presidents
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with Pam and Wanda - Room: Erie
Action Plan - Engage & Reach with Chris Etienne - Room: Michigan
Conflict Management with Kimmy Talbot - Room: Superior
Mental Health Initiatives with our DG's - Room: Huran


11:05am: Breakout Session II - 45 minutes
Choose from:
Public Image with Amy Sheller - Room: Ontario
Asking Why in Leadership with Una Martone - Room: Erie
Action Plan - Innovative Clubs with Drew Kessler - Room: Michigan - Designated for Assistant Governors
Conflict Management with Kimmy Talbot - Room: Superior  - Designated for Encore Presidents
Mental Health Initiatives with our DG's - Room: Huran

Noon: Lunch - Crossroads Ballroom - 1 hour

12:45pm: Lunch Keynote - Brian King - How Club Culture Impacts Membership - Crossroads Ballroom

1:15pm: Lunch Keynote II - Amy Sheller - Public Image is Everyone's Responsibility - Crossroads Ballroom

1:50pm - Breakout Session III - 45 minutes
Choose from:
Membership with Brian King - Room: Ontario
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with Pam and Wanda - Room: Erie - Designated for Encore Presidents
Action Plan - Engage & Reach with Chris Etienne - Room: Michigan
Conflict Management with Kimmy Talbot - Room: Superior - Designated for Assistant Governors
Asking Why in Leadership with Una Martone - Room: Huran

2:40pm: Afternoon Keynote - DEI Panel with Pam Baxter - Crossroads Ballroom

3:15pm: Breakout Session IV - 45 minutes
Choose from:
Public Image with Amy Sheller - Room: Ontario
Communicating Across Generations with Ralph, Deb, Sam & Milan - Room: Erie
Action Plan - Adapting Existing Clubs with Chris Etienne - Room: Michigan  - Designated for Encore Presidents
Conflict Management with Kimmy Talbot - Room: Superior 
AG Q&A with Drew Kessler - Room: Huran - Designated for Assistant Governors

4pm: Siesta
Take this time to connect with our vendors, shop at Russell Hampton or rest your brains

5pm: Happy Hour - Prefunction Space off Lobby

6pm: Evening Festivities - Crossroads Ballroom
Keynote I: Marty Helman, Rotary Foundation Trustee
How to do a Paul Harris Fellow Presentation
Keynote II: RI President Nominee Mario Cesar Martins de Camargo
50/50 Drawing
Evening will wrap by 9pm at the latest

Sunday, March 17

8:30am: Breakfast - Crossroads Ballroom

9:30am: How to Induct a New Member - Crossroads Ballroom
See a sample presentation on how to make a new member induction a special event!

10am: Panel Discussion with Drew, Marty and Mario - Thoughts for 2024-25 Rotary Leaders - Crossroads Ballroom

10:30am: Final Remarks and Wrap-Up - Crossroads Ballroom

11am: CNY Rotary Business Meeting - Room: Superior
This is a special session for all attendees who are part of the new CNY Rotary region to hear from regional leadership and ask questions!