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PETS 1- 4 Training Date Schedule 2017-18


Welcome President's-Elect!

To help all of you plan for the year ahead, District Governor-Elect Cindy Hornaman and PETS District Trainer Linda Young have released the following dates to allow you to arrange your schedules. Please bear in mind that we have tried our best to give you as much advance notice as possible. We are delivering this training to all 45 PE’s and ask for your understanding and in some cases flexibility.  

PETS 1  Area Dinner Meetings 

The introductory session will be Area Dinner Meetings.  In this session we will review: introductions, what's ahead for you, training dates and learning materials that will be available to help you prepare for a successful year leading your club on July 1, 2018.

Please download the Presidents Manual  NOW (CLICK HERE). This will be the tool that you will find most helpful as you go though the PETS process and plan for your year ahead.

Plan to arrive at 6:30 pm if you would like to eat, meetings begin promptly at 7 pm and will end at 9 pm.

Areas 3, 4, & 5 .... Tuesday, October 10, 2017- Golden Oaks Country Club, 10 Stonehedge Dr, Fleetwood, PA 19522

Areas 7, 8 & 9... Wednesday, October 11, 2017-Giuseppe's Pizza, 1380 West Street Rd, Warminster, PA 18974

Areas 1, 2 & 6  .... Thursday, October 12, 2017- John's Plain & Fancy Diner, 50 S West End Blvd, Quakertown, PA 18951


PETS 2 Webinars 

This session will be webinars where DGE Cindy will introduce the Rotary International Theme for 17/18.  We will review the Rotary Club Central Goal Worksheet and the format of the upcoming PETS 3 in King of Prussia. 

Areas 3, 4 & 5       Monday, January 29, 2018, 7 pm

Areas 7, 8 & 9       Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 7 pm     

Areas 1, 2 & 6       Thursday, February 1, 2018, 7 pm  


PETS 3 Mid Atlantic PETS

8 am, Friday, February 23, 2018 thru Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Radisson King of Prussia, 1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406

This is the Rotary mandated 2 day event that all PE’s must attend in King of Prussia. You will find this unique event beneficial to your year.  You will be with 250 fellow PE’s from 5 districts and take part in both plenary and breakout sessions. Please be prepared to stay Friday night (at no cost to you!) to enjoy dinner, networking and avoid travel time very early on Saturday morning.

There will also be optional sessions on Thursday 23th. More details will be provided closer to PETS.


PETS 4 District Training Assembly 

Saturday, May 12, 8 am-2 pm, DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034 (Grant training to follow from 2-4 pm)

This is the final part of our training journey in preparation for your year ahead. You will hand in your 2017-18 Rotary Club Central Goal Center Worksheet.  (These are the Goals that should be entered in Club Central prior to this meeting.)  You will have the opportunity to share your plans with the Area President's-Elect.   There will be plenary & breakout sessions on all avenues of Rotary Service. We strongly recommended that you bring your club officers and committee chairs to learn about what is new and how best to implement goals for success in your club.


We hope this helps you plan for our year ahead. Please contact us if you have any questions. 

District Governor Elect Cindy Hornaman at hornamca@ptd.net

District PETS Trainer PDG Linda Young at lryoung2011@gmail.com

District Admin Assistant Sharon Rittenhouse at rittenhousesharon@gmail.com 

ASAPPlease ask your Club Secretary to add you to the Rotary International website database of Club Officers as your Club’s President for 2018-19. This will give you access to Rotary.org and Rotary Club Central.


Sharon Rittenhouse
​District 7430 Administrative Assistant