Preparing for Rotary Year 2024-25 as a Club President (Learning Series Begins September 2023)

Learning and planning opportunities empower Rotary Club Presidents-Elect to have a fun and fulfilling year.  Together, we collaborate, sharing best practices and innovative ideas to elevate our clubs to new heights.
Presidents-Elect Training and Forum with District Governor-Elect Ted Faigle begins Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. HST and monthly on the first Tuesday same time period, October 3, and November 7.  All sessions are via Zoom (same Zoom link for each session).  Mark your calendar and if you must miss a session, please take time to review the appropriate recorded session below.
This is all followed with Pre-PETS on Saturday, January 20, 2024, 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. HST.  This is the last training and preparation session (via Zoom) for Presidents-Elect before they travel to and take part in Southwest Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (SW PETS)
SW PETS from February 1 to 4, 2024 at LAX Marriott in Los Angeles, California (see below for details).
After graduating SW PETS and returning home, Presidents-Elect Forum with DGE Ted will resume and will focus on skills and topics to set you up for success.  These sessions are monthly on the first Tuesday, 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. HST on March 5, April 2, and May 7 via Zoom (same Zoom link for each session).
For each session, there is recommended pre-work to complete.  These are short online courses in the Rotary Learning Center at, My Rotary.  If you have not already, go to and set up an account login for My Rotary.
Below is the pre-work and the featured agenda topic for each of our sessions. We will have a district expert speak with us briefly on each topic and also have plenty of time for discussion and sharing ideas and best practices with each other.  After the session, the recorded session (VIDEO) will be available to access.
Presidents-Elect Training and Forum Schedule including Pre-Work and Agenda
Complete the pre-work before each PE Training and Forum Session (click on the titles under each date to access the pre-work which is an online course in Rotary Learning Center). The thumbnail for the recorded session cannot expand; click on the respective words, "VIDEO," to play the video full screen.
Session Pre-Work District Expert Recorded Session and Other Materials
September 5, 2023
RC Hilo
District Membership Chair
What makes your club attractive to prospective members?
How do you expand your reach? How do you go about engaging all of your members?
October 3, 2023
RC Hickam Pearl Harbor
District Public Image Co-Chair
What do people in your community think about Rotary?
How does your club’s public image influence your club’s reach and impact?  Who does your club partner within your community?  How do you influence your club's public image?
Live session on Oct 3.
November 7, 2023
The Rotary Foundation
District Rotary Foundation Committee
How does The Rotary Foundation benefit your club?
How do you encourage giving? How could you increase your club’s impact with increased Foundation grants?
Live session on Nov 7.
January 20, 2024
Ted Faigle (RC Po'ipu Beach, Kauai)
District Governor-Elect
Rotary Action Plan and Club Goals
Naomi Masuno (RC West Honolulu)
Past District Governor
ClubRunner and Rotary Club Central
Benson Medina (RC South Hilo)
District Learning Facilitator
Vibrant and Inclusive Clubs
What to Expect at PETS 
Live session on Jan. 20
February 1 to 4, 2024
SW PETS in Los Angeles
See below for more details about SW PETS
March 5, 2024
Presidents-Elect Planning Meeting DGE Ted  
April 2, 2024 Presidents-Elect Planning Meeting DGE Ted  
May 7, 2024 Presidents-Elect Planning Meeting DGE Ted  
Thank you so much for your time and effort to get prepared to lead your club. Our goal is to learn from each other and also to have FUN!

Ted Faigle (RC Po'ipu Beach, Kauai)
District Governor-Elect

Southwest Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (SW PETS) Coming February 1-4, 2024 in Los Angeles, California