January 2023

Dear Presidents-Elect and Chair-Elects:

Thank you for stepping up to lead your club in the 2023/24 Rotary year! Club leadership is more important than ever before. Your Rotary District 6270 PETS and Midwest PETS teams have prepared a learning journey designed to prepare you to lead in the year ahead. Your journey consists of three major components. They are:

  • Pre-PETS: February 4, 2023, at Moraine Park Technical College, West Bend. Your District 6270 PETS team will be conducting this session.
  • Midwest PETS: March 3-5, 2023, at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca, IL. You will attend workshops and general sessions with club leaders from 5 other Rotary Districts from Wisconsin and Illinois conducted by your Midwest PETS team. Your District PETS team will conduct workshops specific to our district.
  • Club President Basics: a self-paced learning plan in Rotary International's Learning Center. The Rotary International Leadership Development staff updates this learning plan each year to provide current and relevant information for your club's success.

Pre-PETS and Midwest PETS are designed to provide in-person opportunities for you to build relationships. Please use every opportunity to get to know your fellow participants and explore new ideas. We encourage you to introduce yourself and to share your experiences — how you engage members, plan projects, and manage change. You can learn a lot from one another! We also encourage you to ask questions during your workshops. Your training leader might not have all the answers. They will know how to help you find them.

This workbook is an important resource for your upcoming term. Use it in each session to write the ideas you hear, along with contact information for new friends and potential partners. All the resources in this workbook are available on the district website at https://rotary6270.org/SitePage/president-elect-resources. Please share these resources with your club leadership team.

We wish you success during your learning journey and during the exciting year ahead. Let's work together to CREATE HOPE in the WORLD!

Don Griffing              Lisa O'Halloran
District Governor 2023-24   District Trainer 2022-23