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Pacific Northwest Presidents-Elect Training (PNW-PETs)
Registration opens: November 29, 2023 – for the best choices of sessions, register quickly!
2024 PNW-PETS: February 16-18th, 2024, Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center – at SeaTac, Seattle, Washington
Welcome to those who will be serving in leadership roles in your clubs and districts for the 2024-25 year. The charge of Pacific Northwest PETs is to help prepare the Presidents-Elect as well as other leaders during our February 16-18th, 2024 leadership sessions. Both the District Governors Elect and the Operations Committee strive to make your experience one that you will always remember.
CONGRATULATIONS! Being selected to lead your Club is an honor and Rotarians are known for getting results. Our collective efforts can change lives for generations — like our work to protect billions of children against polio. Coming together with 650+ of your fellow Rotarian leaders inspires, excites, and makes the weekend a wonderfully fun way to prepare and plan for your year to accomplish those lofty goals.
Leadership is a skill, which means it can be improved like anything else. PNW-PETs is a highly regarded training program in the Rotary World. Our newest addition -District 5400 in Idaho- will gather with the other 9 Districts throughout the Pacific Northwest which make up this organization. From northern California to Alaska, from Idaho to Vancouver Island, club leaders will learn, share, and grow together.
Sessions: The Curriculum Design, Session Leader, and District Training teams are busy developing sessions that allow you to make the best use of your time, tailored to your specific needs.
Speakers: The District Governors-Elect have selected speakers to inspire and make you laugh!
Network with fellow Presidents-Elect, Rotary International and District Leaders and use those opportunities for fellowship to forge friendships with others in the Pacific Northwest clubs.
Above all – Plan, Prepare and Enjoy your year as the next group of Rotary Leaders! It is truly an honor to be the PNW-PETs Chair for the 2023-24 year. Please ask questions as they arise – we are here to ensure that your experience is one you won’t forget.
Diane Fejes, PDG District 5010 2018-19, Alaska/Yukon
Northwest PETS Seminar Covid Guidelines
In the interest of keeping everyone that comes to Seattle in February safe and healthy, we have some suggested Covid 19 protocols. We now know that COVID-19 is here to stay for the foreseeable future and it is important to remind everyone who attends Pacific Northwest PETS of the things we can do to keep everyone safe.
We will follow the Washington State Department of Health Guidelines and will update our Covid-19 guidelines as those are updated.
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are the number one defense against infection and serious illness. Persons in attendance are strongly advised to get boosted for the Omicron variants. We will not be asking for proof of vaccinations at PETS, however.
We know that wearing masks, especially N-95 masks go a long way to keep everyone safe. With the Covid-19 infection rates dropping as they have most people have stopped wearing masks. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask during PETS please do so.
If you are Immunocompromised, you may want to discuss your attendance with your healthcare provider and your District Governor-Elect.
If you feel ill with any of the symptoms of Covid-19 we ask that you not attend PETS to avoid the possibility of infecting others. If you have had Covid-19 symptoms or test positive in the days immediately before PETS (February 12-16, 2023) that you have two negative Covid test results on consecutive days before attending.
We appreciate everyone following these best practices we will have a safe and healthy meeting February 17-19, 2023. We cannot wait to see everyone! Pacific Northwest PETS will be filled with lots of Rotary knowledge and will help make the Club Presidency a great experience!