Message from District Governor Elect

Dear President Elects,

District Governor Elect

Congratulations on your appointment to this important role! I am excited to work with you in 2020-21. you have been chosen by your fellow members to lead your club; and you have been chosen with confidence in your ability to succeed. The Club President may be the most significant role in Rotary. Each year training is planned to help you succeed. President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) is designed to help you identify your personal leadership strengths and make your year one of the most exciting and fulfilling years of your life. Perhaps you will be inspired to take on greater challenges…in life, in work, in Rotary.

To prepare you for your role, Rotary has a robust training program to help you succeed as a club President. After the successful completion of the 3 years pilot project for PETS training headed by PDG Dr. Philbert Chin, I am pleased to inform that the new team called the Learning & Development Committee (D-LEAD) headed by PDG Andre Suharto and assisted by his Master Trainers. will be introducing a totally revamped and simplified version of the 3 modules (Culture, Rotary Matters and Leadership) after receiving feedback from previous attendees and facilitators.

Additionally, we have done away with PETS 1 and a centralised PETS running over 2 full days is scheduled. 30th 2020 PETS is scheduled for March 26-27, 2020 at TROVE Johor Bahru.

The District Training Assembly (DISTAS) is a chance for club officers to further develop leadership skills and refine strategies to achieve their goals. All Rotarians who accept key club leadership roles are encouraged to attend the DISTAS. The DISTAS program will be drafted by the D-LEAD team adopting the Rotary International DISTAS curriculum.

Breakout sessions are planned for:

  • Club Presidents
  • Club Secretary
  • Club Treasurer
  • Club Foundation committee – including Grant Management Seminar
  • Club Membership Committee
  • Club Public Image Committee
  • Club Service Projects Committee
  • Club Youth Service Committee
  • Mandarin Track

While it is mandatory for each club President Elect to attend PETS and DISTAS, the entire program is planned and designed for you so you can learn and have the essential tools and contacts to have an effective and successful year with your club. The annual 30th 2020 DISTAS is scheduled on 28 March 2020 at the same venue.

There will be fun. There will be fellowship. There will be good food. You will have the opportunity to participate in discussions with workshop facilitators. You will have the opportunity to meet with other clubs and district leadership.

So, President Elects, incoming Club Officers, Past, Present and incoming District Officers including Past District Governors, all Rotary members and spouses, please mark your calendar for March 26-27-28, 2020 as appropriate for an experience you won’t forget.

Finally, I would like to thank the host club, Rotary Club of Puteri Lagoon chaired by PP Jimmy Leong and his competent committee in organising this fantastic training event for us to learn and enjoy Rotary!

Rajamohan Munisamy
District Governor Elect/Convener 30th 2020 PETS & DISTAS
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