Welcome to Rotary Northeast PETS

Inspire to Lead, Empower to achieve

Welcome to Rotary Northeast PETS (Presidents-elect Training Seminar) or NEPETS.

It is an honor and a privilege for us to welcome the 2017-2018 class of Presidents and Assistant Governors from the eight districts of NEPETS that comprises all of New England (excluding the northeast part of Maine) and part of Quebec. This is our 29th year of bringing districts together to provide 2 days of learning, sharing, networking, and just having fun. In fact this year, as we have done in the past several years, there will one extra day of programs occurring on Thursday to further enhance the NEPETS experience. This year we are truly honored to have Incoming Rotary International President Ian Riseley as our keynote speaker for our Thursday night dinner. This year we will be guided by RIP Ian’s theme which will be unveiled at the International Assembly. At the Thursday dinner Ian will give us his vision for 2017-2018 Rotary year. You will truly be inspired.

This year the DGEs have modified the traditional NEPETS format by elevating the level of training at Pre-PETS. In doing so, many of the Rotary basics that were traditionally presented at the Friday sessions have been covered at the District Pre-PETS, allowing more time on Friday and Saturday for the Facilitators to Inspire you to Lead and Empower you to Achieve. In the past, the Assistant Governors have been trained on Friday at an off-premise site however this year we are thrilled to announce that all of the AG training sessions will also be held at the Framingham Sheraton. This is a great benefit because it now allows the Assistant Governors more time to network with their Presidents-elect. We want to personally thank Alternate Chair Eileen Rau (D7890) and Alternate Chair Elect Marilyn Bedell (D7850) for doing a fantastic job in coordinating the AG program.

In addition to learning something new and embracing the NEPETS thems, Inspire to Lead, Empower to Achieve, we hope that you will gain a better understanding of what distinguishes Rotary from other service organizations: Rotary’s unique set of core values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity and leadership. Our Rotary Foundation is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and we are thrilled that you are attending NEPETS during this historic time.

Being a club president is an honor and a privilege, and most Rotarians, even those who have risen to significant positions in our organization, would say this is the best job in Rotary. Thank you for sharing these few days with us and remember that the NEPETS committee is here to support and encourage your success. We have been working since last March to assure that this is a memorable, worthwhile experience and is the Best NEPETS Ever. Your District Governor, District Governor-elect, District Governor-nominee, District Governor -nominee-designee, Assistant Governor and everyone on the NEPETS committee are here for you.

Thank you for being an important part of NEPETS 2017.

On behalf of the  NEPETS Committee,

Jim Fusco, Chair, 2017 NEPETS, District 7910
Louisa Tripp, Vice Chair, 2017 NEPETS, District 7850