D7980 District Assembly is Saturday at the Sheraton 4-Points in Meriden!!!

Gerry Tom - District Governor Nominee

Gerry Tom – District Governor Elect

The District Assembly Schedule/Agenda is released by DGE Gerry Tom

Click here for the agenda as a PDF: Agenda District Assembly 2015

We have a great line of programs and speakers and over 225 attendees registered. Didn’t register yet? Come on by on Saturday at 7:30 am with $50 and you’re in.

The District Training Assembly  prepares incoming club leaders for their year in office and exposes new Rotarians to core Rotary knowledge. The Assembly is also an opportunity for club leaders to meet with district leaders (the district governor-elect, incoming assistant governors, and district committees) who will support club projects and activities.



NE PETS Registration is now open

NE PETS IMG_4392NE PETS 2015 will be held in Framingham MA – March 12 – 14, 2015. Thursday the 12th is an optional day for Presidents-elect and Assistant Governors but attendance is recommended for the entire program as the required program kick off early in the morning on Friday March 13th.

All D7980 Presidents-elect, Assistant Governors (1st & 2nd year only) and Facilitators are now able to register for NE PETS by clicking here.

NE PETS will draw just about 600 Rotarians including ; 440 Presidents-Elect, 80 Assistant Governors plus numerous Program Facilitators, Volunteers and Speakers from the eight Rotary International Districts from New England and southern Quebec.

The goal of NE PETS is to train incoming  Club Presidents (Presidents-elect) and New Assistant Governors for their new leadership positions in the upcoming Rotary year.

NE PETS will be held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center, in Framingham, MA

Registrar Louisa Tripp sent out registration invitations to attendees this afternoon – the direct registration link ishttp://www.bit.ly/NEPETS2015

DGE Gerry Tom heads to the International Assembly

District Governor Elect Gerry Tom

District Governor Elect Gerry Tom (New London Rotary Club)

Did you know that the International Assembly is the one premier Rotary training event where all of the 534 District Governors-elect (those who will be District Governor on July 1st) from all over the world come together to be trained by some of the best resources that Rotary International has to offer? Did you also know that this is the event where the Rotary International President Elect (RIPE), interesting acronym, will release the new RI theme for 2015-16?

The International Assembly is the last stop on the multi-year training journey that incoming District Governors (DGE’s) make. They have spent the past several years attending dozens of PETS planning meetings, countless district meetings and zone meetings all in preparation for their year as District Governor.

It’s a full out sprint to July 1st for DGE Gerry after she returns from the International Assembly as from there she’s responsible for running a District Leadership meeting, conducting PEO/Pre-PETS meeting, having an integral leadership role in running NE PETS, running the District Assembly and then running her Installation event in late June. Sprinkled in between all of this are about 2-3 dozen somewhat related planning meetings that Gerry needs to be part of.

More to come from the International Assembly: We will put up a blog post in a few days after the RIPE releases the new 2015-16 theme.

Please take: New England Rotary Member Survey

NE PETS 2015

All Rotarians in the 8 NE PETS Districts are encouraged to participate in this survey.

Your input is important to your club’s success and we invite you to participate in an anonymous short survey about your experience in Rotary and your club: what you like about our club and what you think could be improved.

To take the survey, please click on this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NEPETS_Survey or type the link into your web browser.

  • We are interested in your honest opinions.   There are no right or wrong answers.
  • All responses are confidential and anonymous.   No one will be able to find out how you answered these questions. NorthEast PETS is hosting this online survey and will only provide statistical summaries in the survey reports.
  • The survey will take five to ten minutes to complete.

This survey is a tool to help your club better understand your members’ perception of Rotary, what might be done to increase member satisfaction, and determine what can be done to keep active, engaged Rotarians.

If you have any questions about this initiative, contact PDG Carolyn Johnson, 2015 NorthEast PETS Chair (cfj2@mac.com)

Thank you for all you do through Rotary – it makes a difference!

Connecticut Rotary Districts run PETS Makeup

DGE Michael Roy (D7890) and DGE Mukund Nori (D7980) held a day long multi-district President-elect Training Seminar (PETS) makeup at the Sheraton 4 Points in Meriden yesterday for the 20+ President-elects that were unable to make the full NE PETS back at the beginning of March.

A full list of attendees can be viewed by <clicking here>