Congratulations and Welcome 2021 Club Presidents


This is an exciting time in your Rotary journey! We at Far West President-Elect Training are looking forward to working with you in your preparation for an amazing year as Club President.


Please be reminded that attendance at PETS is a requirement for all Presidents Elect.  Accordingly, all PEs are expected to attend/participate in PETS alternate training event(s) being provided virtually.  Your District Governor Elect will also be in touch with you on additional training opportunities within your District.  


Far West President-Elect Training encompasses nine Rotary Districts and is one of the most highly regarded training programs for Presidents-elect in the Rotary world.


In past years, we have put on an amazing training program at the DoubleTree in San Jose. Unfortunately, COVID-19 had other plans this year. We had to move our training program online. We are VERY fortunate to have a committee of highly dedicated Rotarians who are equally highly experienced in putting on virtual events.  I call tell you from firsthand observation that the relentless dedication from this committee is just amazing. Our Education and Program teams are working very hard for this experience to both meet AND exceed your expectations.


During the weekend you will meet fellow Presidents-Elect to create new and lasting friendships, and of course to learn about the operations of a successful Rotary Club. In this year’s format for learning, there will be informative and engaging speakers as well as time in breakouts with your fellow Presidents Elect. One of the biggest takeaways for Presidents Elect is the opportunity to meet and share ideas with your peers.  The registration also affords you the opportunity to register for Post PETs electives.


As Rotarians, we come from many different professions, communities and walks of life.  I hope you will take the opportunity to capture the virtual moments with your fellow classmates, be it in your individual breakouts or during your social time.


Every year the PETS experience transforms those selected to lead their Clubs, giving them the knowledge and confidence to lead with innovation and inspiration.


PETS is a participation sport, the more you put in, the more you get out, and the more your Club will benefit.


Our Far West PETS Committee is here to make sure your experience is the best.  Please feel free to reach out to us.


Again, congratulations for accepting this amazing position in your Rotary Club.


Enjoy the journey.

PDG Tina Spencer, District 5190 (2018-2019)
General Chair, Far West PETS 2021