As you may recall, during the first part of last month I sent around a ‘save the date’ email regarding this year’s President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) and the District Training Seminar (DTA) which will be held once again this year at the NAV Centre in Cornwall. PETS will take place on Saturday April 6th and continue to Sunday April 7th.  DTA is on Sunday April 7th. (PETS is mandatory for all incoming club presidents and DTA is open to all Rotarians).
In addition, the annual Foundation Dinner will be held on Saturday evening.
Registration for both training events as well as the annual Foundation Dinner, is live on the District’s website ( Please note that during the registration process there are several options including:
  1. PETS/Foundation Dinner/DTA (i.e. all trainings over the entire weekend)
  2. Foundation Dinner/DTA (i.e. for those who not required to attend PETS)
  3. Foundation Dinner only (there is also an option to register guests for the dinner.                                                                                (If you have any questions about the registration process, please reach out to me at
Topics for PETS include sessions about: leading Rotarians, the Rotary Foundation, running your club, planning your year, engaging club members, a leadership session by PDG Nabil Oudeh, a Rotary Club Central computer lab session…and more.
Topics for DTA include sessions about: membership, international service projects, Polio, club treasurer training, youth protection, public relations/social media, the road to District leadership, strategic planning, ClubRunner ‘beyond the basics’, Interact/Early Act….and more.
If you have not done so already, please publicize these training events among your Club members and encourage them to attend. Again, the PETS training is mandatory for incoming presidents. Rotarians, both new and veteran, will benefit from attending DTA and networking with Rotarians from across our District.
There is no registration cost to attend PETS and DTA. Likewise, there is no cost to attend the Foundation Dinner as a Rotarian (guest tickets may be purchased). Breakfast and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday will be covered by the District for the first 130 registered attendees.
Room blocks have been set aside at the NAV Centre. Please contact the venue directly at (613) 936-5800 and mention ROTARY to make a reservation. The venue’s website is