The Governor's Desk

Incoming Club Presidents and Assistant Governors,


We look forward to seeing you at the Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (known as PETS) on Friday and Saturday, March 15-16 in Flatwoods. We’ve been club presidents and know that this position is truly an important milestone in your Rotary journey. For the next year, you are the facilitator for your “People of Action”!

Meet Your District 7545 Governor-Elect,


Greetings Fellow Rotarians,
As I learned at the International Assembly in San Diego, CA this past January, Rotary International’s Vision has changed. It states: Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change—across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. You, as Rotarian leaders in 2019-2020, will be the first generation of leadership to put this Vision into Action.


What is District 7545?

You have heard much about the consolidation of our Districts 7530 (northern West Virginia) and 7550 (southern West Virginia). District 7545 is the consolidation of the two former districts and will be official on July 1, 2019.

With the consolidation of our two districts, we are now over 2,000 members strong, working within 55 West Virginia clubs.

Why Is PETS Important?


The Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) is Rotary’s training program for club Presidents-elect and Assistant Governors. The goal of PETS is to prepare Presidents-elect and Assistant Governors for their upcoming roles in the coming Rotary year.

How? Through provocative plenary speakers, in-depth breakout sessions, discussions with peers from various clubs, and informal fellowship and networking with other Rotarians.


When & Where is PETS?

The Mountaineer PETS will be held at the Days Inn Suites & Conference Center in Flatwoods, West Virginia on March 15-16, 2019. This is a combined PETS for both Districts, 7530 and 7550. It is required by Rotary International that all incoming club presidents attend training. In other words, PETS is NOT optional, it’s mandatory!

How to Register for PETS

It is our goal at PETS to introduce you to Rotary Club Central, My Rotary and DACdb. Most Club leaders are finding it difficult to register in DACdb for PETS, due to, possibly, PETS being a multi-District event.

To make registration easier, contact Deb Halsey-Hunter.
Her email is:
Her phone number is: Mobile: 304-920-2131 • Home: 304-487-5464

Agenda for PETS

PETS Opening Session begins Friday, March 15 with lunch at 12 p.m. The Seminar will include speakers as well as breakout group discussions addressing various Rotary club topics. Sessions will be conducted from 12 p.m. on Friday and end Saturday, March 16 at 4 p.m.

Here is the Agenda.