Sunday, March 8, 2009

March Membership Madness hits WV PETS!

Rotary District 7530 and 7550 of West Virginia USA held their PETS (President Elect ) Training at The Days Inn Flatwoods WV on March 6-7, 2009. Over 100 attendees with 50 President-Elects in attendance, met to prepare for the next Rotary year with Scot, Pres. John Kenny's theme of "The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands" everpresent. 

Membership was a major focus of the event, with each district being treated to a 90 minute Breakout Session with RRIMC Bevin Wall. The session included a rousing "March Madness" start, a compelling "Hands" Video, Introduction of the Membership Elements of this year's Presidential Citation, including the "Plus One" required goal, an interactive round of Membership Jeopardy with faux Alex Trebek, a "Young Rotarians" video, "Hand Signals" ideas for the Annual Theme, and an introductory video on The Rotary Leadership Institute. 

During the Leadership Luncheon Speech, RRIMC Wall, also Chair of the Zone 33 Rotary Leadership Institute, offered President-Elects 5 time-honored Ways or "Tao" for success taken from The ancient Chinese military treatise The Art of War by Sun-Tzu, summarized as (1) pick your battles, (2) deploy resources appropriate to the task, (3) create and nurture your vision, (4) be prepared, and (5) delegate and get out of the way (but follow-up).  

DGEs Jody Light and Ray Pollard were the Convenors of the event and were very active in all sessions. Trainers John Beckett and Keith Blankenship organized the event. 

Click here for a slideshow from the event.                   

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