If you haven’t yet heard the news, we are tremendously excited to share that Show Me Rotary President-elect and President-nominee training (PETS) will be held Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield. This is a different location than in prior years. In addition to the new location, there are many other reasons why every Rotary club will want to send 2 representatives, ideally the club’s President-elect (2024-2025) and President-nominee (2025-2026), to PETS.

As part of each club’s district dues that District 6040 directly passes on to fund the PETS training event, each club is assessed for 2 people to attend. Realizing that this can be a challenge for some clubs, for 2024-2025 only, District 6040 will offer a “free” district grant, that doesn’t require a club match (of course the match is still recommended and will result in a larger project) of $2,500 for every club that sends their 2 representatives PETS in 2024. There are a few other training requirements and deadlines that must be met to qualify, the details of which will be shared at PETS.
Participants will experience 4 different district sessions that will feature learning about the district’s plans and leaders for the upcoming year, learning about how your club can easily utilize Rotary Foundation district and global grants to implement service projects, learning about resources from Rotary to boost membership and public image, and getting to meet the district’s committee members serving in over a dozen different areas of Rotary.

Participants will also get a chance to select up to 4 breakout sessions of their choosing in various areas of Rotary. The Rotary International President for 2024-2025, Stephanie Urchick, will be our featured guest, and everyone will have a chance to meet her as well as other regional and statewide Rotary leaders from beyond District 6040.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Springfield on March 22 and 23. For more information, see Show Me Rotary’s website: https://showmerotary.org/ or the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/showmerotary