Florida PETS 2024 in Orlando, March 1-3, 2024

Preparing the Next Generation of Rotary Club Presidents

Rotary Florida PETS is a partnership of eight Rotary Districts, covering the entire state of Florida and Grand Bahama Island. This elevating and informative seminar exposes Presidents-Elect to the latest trends and techniques in the operation of a Rotary Club. The PETS experience is also a wonderful opportunity for great fellowship and networking with approximately 650 Rotarians, from our entire area and beyond.

This website will assist in your preparation for PETS, and can also be used as a resource at any time. The best preparation for PETS includes attending your District pre-PETS and completing any assigned home study and exercises coming to you from the training team. If you have any questions, please refer these to your District Governor-Elect. He or she will be delighted to assist or refer you to an appropriate PETS committee member.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Rotary Florida PETS 2024!

Florida Rotary PETS 2024 Program

Keynote Speakers & Presenters

RIPE Jennifer E. Jones

Jennifer Jones

Immediate Past Rotary International President

Patrick Eakes

Rotary International Director Elect

John Smarge

Past Rotary International Director

Brad Howard

Past Rotary International Director

Jenny Stotts

Assistant Rotary Coordinator, Zone 30

Jason Browne

Keynote Speaker & Passionate Rotarian

Mike Darragh - Rotary

Mike Darragh

Rotary Coordinator for Zone 34

Sandra Hemstead

TRF Coordinator for Zone 34

Katie Leisner

Annual Giving Officer for Zones 33-34

Leadership Training & Development

President-Elect Training Seminar

The PETS Training Team has developed a diverse curriculum based on its considerable experience and on the feedback received from previous attendees. The training is aimed specifically at giving practical information and best practices to prepare incoming Presidents for their year of service to their Club. Also during our meal sessions, we are treated to some of the very best speakers in the Rotary world.

Every year this unique PETS experience transforms those selected to lead their Clubs, giving them the knowledge and confidence to lead with innovation and inspiration. PETS is a participation sport, the more you put in, the more you get out, and the more your Club will benefit.

Join Breakout Sessions with Fellow President-Elect

Attention All Rotary Club Presidents-Elect

Key Dates to Remember in Rotary Year 2023-2024

January 7-11, 2024
DGEs International Assembly

January 31, 2024
PETS Registration Deadline

March 1 – 3, 2024
Florida PETS event in Orlando

July 1, 2024
A New Rotary Year Begins!

Have you registered for the 2024 Rotary International Convention in Singapore?

Meet Your District Governors

Presenting Rotary’s Florida District Governors for 2024-2025

When you arrive at PETS, look for fellow Club Presidents-Elect, Area Governors, and your respective District Governors by matching your badge color.

DGN Chevon Baccus

Chevon Baccus

District 6890
West Central Florida

Rotary District 6890 - Royal Blue Badge

Jula Babbitt

District 6930
East Central Florida

Rotary District 6930 - Yellow Badge

Michael Tatum

District 6940
Florida Panhandle

Rotary District 6940 - Purple Badge
DGN Derek Pontlitz

Derek Pontlitz

District 6950
Florida Gulf Suncoast

Rotary District 6950 - Black Badge
DGN Kelsey Mitchell

Kelsey Mitchell

District 6960
Southwest Florida

Rotary District 6960 - Khaki Badge
DGN Mickey Ulmer

Mickey Ulmer

District 6970
Northeast Florida

Rotary District 6970 - Burgundy Badge
DGN Sonya LaBosco

Sonya LaBosco

District 6980
Central Florida

Rotary District 6980 - Orange Badge
DGN Dennis Caltagirone

Dennis Caltagirone

District 6990
South Florida & Bahamas

Rotary District 6990 - Orange Badge

What Past Club Presidents say

About Participating in Florida PETS

“PETS helped me prepare to lead my club with strategies and ideas to grow our membership, thrive in our community, and create value for current members through service projects and volunteering events.”

“PETS is a wonderful and brilliant experience for a President-Elect. Despite having served as Club President in another club, the Florida PETS game me a chance to meet and get to know other Club Presidents from Florida and the Bahamas.”

“Attending PETS was an amazing experience. Not only did I learn updated knowledge about Rotary, but I also made lifelong connections with other Presidents-Elect from across the state of Florida and the Bahamas.”