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Our program will officially begin with the Elective Courses starting at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 8, 2019, and conclude with the Closing Session by 12:15 pm on Sunday, March 10, 2019.  PLEASE PLAN AHEAD TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ENTIRE PROGRAM.
  1. If you arrive by car, leave your luggage in your car. However, you will need to be able to easily access business attire to have your picture taken for your District Directory.
  2. Check-in at the Far West PETS Registration Desk; (open Friday, March 2 beginning at 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.). You will be given your name badge and holder, meal tickets, and a portfolio.
  3. At 10:00 AM, attend your selected elective course.
  4. If you have time, have your official photograph taken. (Dress: Business Attire). The photographer is set up near the ballroom elevators, next to the vendors.  You may also take time to visit the vendors located in the Bayshore Foyer and Project Expo located in the Gateway Foyer.
  5. Enjoy the buffet (meal ticket required) located in the Bayshore Ballroom. We will start serving the sandwich buffet at 11:30 a.m. which closes promptly at 12:30 pm to reconfigure the room space for classrooms. The Opening Session (located in the Gateway Ballroom directly above the Bayshore Ballroom) kicks-off the weekend at 1:00 p.m. Please be in your seat for the opening session by 12:45 p.m.
  6. Since hotel rooms are not available until mid-afternoon, we have arranged to have your room key distributed to you during the District Governors-Elect session around 5:30 p.m. DO NOT check-in with the hotel front desk.
  7. If you have any registration difficulties, please check with the Adjustments Staff at the Far West PETS Registration Desk.
  8. If you are arriving by plane at the San Jose airport, the hotel will provide a courtesy shuttle. The shuttle phone is located in the baggage claim area. Once you have called for the hotel shuttle service, proceed to the shuttle pick-up area outside of baggage claim. We will arrange for your luggage to be stored near the registration area. If you are driving and need directions, there is a map with information about the San Jose DoubleTree on the Hotel page on this website.
  9. The dress throughout the days is business casual, while the evening sessions will be business evening attire.
  10. In case of a family or business emergency, we have arranged for a phone message service to be available at the Doubletree (408) 437-2139 .
  11. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact us through our registrar.