District and International Meetings PETS are held each year to train club presidents-elect. Attendance at PETS is mandatory for all incoming presidents unless excused by the District Governor Nominee. Duration: approximately two days. Spouses are not in attendance. It is generally held in February or March. The DISTRICT ASSEMBLY is also held, each year, for all incoming officer and directors to provide motivation, inspiration. Rotary knowledge and instruction in administrative duties to those attending. The District Governor Nominee and the current club presidents are leaders of these “nuts and bolts” sessions.
THE DISTRICT CONFERENCE - highlights the programs of Rotary through fellowship, inspirational addresses, discussions and social activities. It is a showcase covering all aspects of Rotary programs in the District – featuring all Youth Exchange Students, the visiting Group Study Exchange Team, RYLA representatives and much, much more. Each conference is assigned representative of the Rl President to attend in his place and to report on the district to the President. Duration: Three days divided between business or plenary sessions and fellowship, social events, including home hospitality where visiting Rotarians dine in the home of host club members. All Rotarians and spouses are invited and urged to attend. Held in May each year at a site determined by Conference in the prior year. Estimated attendance 350-550.
THE ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION – is held annually in June and all Rotarians and spouses are invited. A tremendous gathering of Rotarians worldwide, held over a 4-day span with great speakers, excellent entertainment, home hospitality – the very best method of seeing the scope of Rotary – of meeting your counterparts from the four corners of the world – an unforgettable experience from which a Rotarian comes home with a knowledge of the internationality of Rotary. Registration fee includes specific entertainment and all plenary sessions. Estimated attendance: 20,000 to 30,00 each year. Sites for future conventions: 1996 – Calgary, Canada; 1997 – Glasgow, Scotland; 1998 – Indianapolis, Indiana; 1999 – Singapore, Singapore.