The Rotary Midwest President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) is one of the largest multi-district PETS in the United States.  It was formed in 2012 with a view to becoming a premier training event with the atmosphere of a mini-Rotary International Convention by leveraging the expertise and buying power of six Rotary Districts from Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin, Districts 6220, 6250, 6270, 6420, 6440 and 6450.
With the ability to host exceptional speakers the basic purpose of our PETS is to motivate our 500+ attendees including club presidents-elect, presidents-elect nominee and assistant governors to ensure they are extremely well prepared for their year of service.
All of the plenary speaker videos, including immediate past-President Jennifer Jones, can be viewed on the website using the following link:  The plenary session topics included speeches on Empowering Girls, the Rotary Foundation, Peace and Conflict Resolution Through Diplomacy and United Nations, Building Goodwill and Better Friendship with American Indian Neighbors, Ending Polio Now, and Mental Health.
Our District alone had 69 in-person participants come to Itasca, IL from March 1st to March 3rd.  In addition to being able to participate in many fellowship activities, our future district leaders were able to learn from Rotary International experts, as well as, our very own District leaders, including our Assistant Governors, Committee Chairs, and our District Governor team.  
I look forward to a Rotary year ahead spreading peace throughout our world.