The Multi-District PETS Concept
The Multi-District Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (MD-PETS) concept is not a new model. It’s been around since 1977. There are now MD-PETS conducted annually in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Mexico and New Zealand. In 2011, almost 95% of all U.S. Rotary Club Presidents-Elect were trained at a MD-PETS. While some MD-PETS are formed with as many as nine districts, more often there are just three or four districts that combine—like ours. Some MD-PETS also provide training specifically developed for assistant governors, presidents-nominee, and secretaries.
Opportunities Created by this Concept
A MD-PETS enables the opportunity for club presidents to network with their peers from both inside and outside their own district. Tremendous opportunities to share best practices, better facilities more cost-effectively, speakers and resources; as well as to engage in joint learning, are the key assets of this concept. Instruction, networking, inspiration, collaboration and resource awareness are the elements of our MD-PETS success equation.
2013 is Fourth event in our collaborative endeavor
- 2010 – Bloomington, MN
- 2011 – Dubuque, IA
- 2012 – Rochester, MN
- 2013 – Des Moines, IA
- 2014 – Rochester, MN
Member of the Multi-District PETS Alliance
The Multi-District PETS Alliance is a membership consortium of the leadership of the Multi-District Presidents-Elect Training Seminars. The primary objective of the Alliance is the sharing of information on successful event planning and implementation. Through the sharing of our successes and failures, each Multi-District PETS event has the opportunity to improve the quality of training for Presidents-Elect—Rotary’s future leaders.
Multi-District PETS in the Midwest
- Great Lakes (6 districts in Michigan)
- Heartland (4 districts in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma)
- Hoosier (2 districts in Indiana)
- Land of Lincoln (2 districts in Illinois)
- Mid-America (4 districts in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma)
- Midwest (7 districts in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin)
- North Central (4 districts located in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin)
- Show Me Rotary (3 districts in Missouri)
Relationship with Rotary International
The Multi-District PETS Alliance is NOT an official Rotary function. It’s a consortium that continues to grow and gain more and more acceptance and clout. Leaders from NCPETS attend the annual meeting of the Alliance every summer in Evanston at RI Headquarters.
The Scope of NCPETS
Number of Clubs, Areas and Members per NCPETS District:
5950 – 62 Clubs – 13 Areas – 2,912 members
5960 – 65 Clubs – 16 Areas – 3,055 members
5970 – 55 Clubs – 14 Areas – 2,925 members
6000 – 64 Clubs – 15 Areas – 4,025 members
Totals: 4 Districts; 58 Areas; and 13,192 Rotarians
Planning Committee and Leaders