2022 PETS – THE DETAILS
PACIFIC NORTHWEST PRESIDENTS-ELECT TRAINING SEMINAR
Febuary 18 – 20, 2021
If you have questions about this registration, please contact:
Kees van der Pol
LEARNING CENTER COURSES
A number of courses have been reserved for PNW PETS participants via the Rotary International Learning Center. This training center opportunity is administered by District Trainers and PE’s should have received access links to all of those courses through the Learning Center. This segment of training began in October and will be available through January of 2022
A comprehensive PETS workbook with information on all of the PETS training courses will be posted for download by PETS participants on December 26, 2021 on the PETS website. Individual emails notification will be sent to all participants notifying them of workbook availability.
REGISTRATION FOR PETS
PETS registration for all of our Courses opened December 1, 2021 and each participant has received notice to participate in registration through the link provided. Participants will register for all of PETS Courses below
Four Core Courses are listed below and will be available virtually during the month of January, 2022. Participants can chose a date convenient for them for each of the following one hour Courses:
- Dynamic Leadership
- Public Image/Branding
- The Rotary Foundation
- Vibrant Club/Membership
PETS IN SEATTLE
Four additional courses listed below as well as District Training Meetings, Plenary Speakers during meal hours and multiple social events in the evening are scheduled at PETS beginning Friday at noon and run through Sunday noon. The courses to be provided include
- Increasing Our Ability to Adapt
- Enhance Participant Engagement
- Expand Our Reach
- Increase Our Impact
Specific information about all of PETS activities can best be ascertained by registering for PETS
Rotary International President-Elect
Jennifer is the Founder and President of Media Street Productions Inc., a twenty-five-year old, award-winning media company in Windsor, Ontario. She is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland.
Her talents have strengthened Rotary reach and impact, through many roles including as Trustee of the Rotary Foundation, RI Vice President, and co-chair of the End Polio Now: Make History Today campaign, raising funds alongside Bill and Melinda Gates and their Foundation.
Jennifer is a leader in cultivating “experiential fundraising” opportunities such as Rotary’s Polio Golf Day with Jack Nicklaus in Jupiter, Florida, USA, which raised over $5.25 million for polio eradication in one day. Or, the innovative, virtual COVID-19 #RotaryResponds event that raised money for COVID-19 relief projects and showcased Rotary’s response across the globe.
Working alongside political figures, celebrities and global leaders, she uses her voice to raise awareness and hundreds of millions of dollars to eradicate disease, support peace and provide clean water and sanitation in developing areas of the world. Her skill as an expert storyteller inspires hope and promise and motivates people to take action.
She has received many honours and recognitions including Rotary’s Service above Self Award and the Citation for Meritorious Service, the YMCA Peace Medallion, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award – a first for a Canadian.
Jennifer is married to Rotarian Nick Krayacich, a local family physician. They share a love for many things including travel, cycling, golf and relaxing at their family cottage; and they share a thirst for adventure, which has included cresting the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.
Past Rotary International President
Barry Rassin served as World President of Rotary International in 2018-2019. His responsibilities involved leading and motivating the 36,000 Rotary Clubs in the 200+ countries throughout the world. In addition, he served as Chairman of the Board for Rotary International.
Mr. Rassin was named the first Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in The Bahamas. He retired as President of Doctors Hospital Health System in Nassau, Bahamas, after a stellar 38-year career, where he remains as a Director. The organization grew significantly from 11 employees to 600 and was the first JCAHO (International) accredited hospital in the region.
Barry has been a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau since 1980, serving as President in 1987-88. He continued his Rotary service as Governor for District 7020 (9 clubs in The Bahamas and 84 in the Caribbean), Member of the Rotary International Board of Directors, Trustee and Vice-Chair of The Rotary Foundation, as well as Chairman of Shaping Rotary’s Future. He has served on many initiatives in The Bahamas and is currently Chairman of Volunteer Bahamas, a national program to create a culture of volunteerism in the country. He is also on the National Consultative Vaccination Committee to coordinate all the volunteer efforts toward vaccinations.
Barry Rassin has served both Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation in many capacities such as Chairman of the Rotary International Finance Committee, and as Rotary International Training Leader and Seminar Trainer for Training Leaders.
Mr. Rassin is the founder of HANWASH – Haiti National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Strategy, a collaborative program to bring potable water and satisfactory sanitation to all the citizens of Haiti. This is a multi-decade, US $2.3 billion initiative. Mr. Rassin is the Chair of the US based 501(c)3 HANWASH Charitable Foundation.
Barry’s spouse Esther has always been a strong supporter of Barry’s humanitarian efforts and is a Lifetime Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau. Esther is a retired banker and a strong advocate for family values. She is a recipient of the Sir Durward Knowles Humanitarian Award.
In 2010, Barry coordinated the Rotary disaster relief efforts in Haiti following the devastating earthquake. Rotary raised $6.5 million and Barry personally supervised the completion of the 105 relief/development projects throughout Haiti. He is now on the Bahamas Rotary Disaster Relief Committee working on Hurricane Dorian relief and Covid19 relief. He is currently serving on The Bahamas COVID-19 Vaccine National Consultative Committee.
He is a Trustee of the University of The Bahamas and a Director of Bahamas Strong.
Mr. Rassin has been recognized for his humanitarian service by many organizations both within and out of The Bahamas. He received the Service Above Self Award from Rotary International and was presented with the National Award of Health Hero by the Bahamas Ministry of Health and PAHO. He was honored with the Healthcare Development Leadership Award from Healthcare Development Magazine and is listed in the second volume of Legends in The Bahamas. He was acknowledged by the Order of Malta with the Grand Cross Pro Merito and granted The Bahamas Icon Award for Commerce. In 2018 he was identified by The Government as an Officer of the Order of Distinction of The Bahamas.
SHIFT HAPPENS: CREATE CHANGE THAT WORKS
Michael Angelo Caruso teaches people how to be better speakers and presenters so they can help more people and amp up their careers.
He utilizes his unique background in the technology sector and a separate career in the entertainment business to deliver keynote speeches that feel like a combination of your best teacher and your favorite comedian.
Michael delivers about 70 presentations and keynote speeches a year. He has spoken on five continents and in 49 of the 50 states.
Michael is known for getting extremely fast results with his clients. He can make anyone a better communicator and regularly demonstrates his effective communication strategies by helping audience members improve during his presentation.
Caruso is founder and President of Edison House, an international consulting firm specializing in corporate and personal improvement. Edison House clients include Hallmark, Bank of America, Verizon Wireless, Rayovac, Citgo, Nissan and the United States Navy.
Michael has authored Work Hacks, the audiobook, Dear Michael Angelo — A Father’s Life Letters to His Son and the Present Like a Pro DVD. All are available at www.MichaelAngeloCaruso.com. He also has a highly rated online speaker coaching masterclass titled, Present Like a Pro.
A lifetime Rotarian, Michael loves giving back. He enjoys exercise, movies, non-fiction books and travel.
GOLD SHOES: A MARATHON FOR TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP
Motivational speaker / Rotarian
Jordan Harrison is a professional speaker, educational consultant and international youth development specialist born in Evanston, IL. His mission driven life focuses on radical imagination and eradicating inequality with the constant reminder of our collective humanity.
His work has allowed him to speak to over 250,000 people on diversity, equity, inclusion and how to develop the audacity to dream. He currently is the Senior Director of Programs for Reality Changers where he has worked with over 100,000 8th-12th grade first-generation college-bound students throughout the United States and Europe. He works with students, educators and professionals to provide solutions to one question, “How do we create environments where every person can succeed, no matter where they come from.”
Harrison is committed to changing the educational outcomes of low-income, underrepresented and first-generation students from underserved communities around the world. Jordan has worked on creating solutions to urban education challenges with the U.S Attorney’s office, Fortune 100 companies, U.S News and World Reports, UC San Diego, Harvard University and many others.
His work recently earned him a full ride fellowship to Harvard University where he earned his Master’s in Education in 2018. Harrison continues his work in transforming lives, communities and the world with the message to encourage others to have the audacity to dream and the discipline to achieve.
A CANDID CONVERSATION TO EMPOWER YOU TO GROW ROTARY
Rotary International Director
Vicki Puliz serve as Rotary International Director from the “Big West” Zones 26 & 27 from 2021 to 2023. Vicki is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Sparks, Nevada. She joined Sparks Rotary in 1992, served as club president in 2004-2005, and as Governor for District 5190 in 2013-2014.
Vicki’s “why” in Rotary is to make a positive difference—whether in youth service, public image, polio eradication, leadership development, education, or growing Rotary through new clubs and supporting Rotarians and Rotaractors.
Vicki graduated from the University of Utah with a Marketing degree and Master of Business Administration, and went on to own a commercial electrical contracting firm in northern Nevada.
Vicki and her husband, Tim, live in Reno, Nevada, USA at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Their blended family includes 7 adult children, 9 grandchildren, and 3 Rotary Youth Exchange daughters. Their interests include outdoor activities and general aviation. Vicki and Pilot Tim are members for the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. They support Our Rotary Foundation as Major Donors.
Rotary International Director-elect
Drew Kessler is a Vice President and Relationship Manager of the Commercial Real Estate division for M&T Bank. He currently is responsible for a portfolio of loan and deposit relationships with major businesses within the metro New York City area; while increasing the bank’s business in established and developing markets. His leadership positions in the industry date back to 2003. Drew has built his career as one of the leading bankers in New York. Drew prides himself on his commitment to client service and his comprehensive knowledge of the real estate and financing industry as well as his dedication to community service.
Drew values the relationships he has built with other professionals in the real estate industry; particularly the Realtors with whom he works hand-in-hand to make sure that their clients have a great experience. In 2008 Drew obtained his Real Estate license and became a Realtor to better serve the Realtor community. He was named President to the Rockland County Board of Realtors for the year of 2010 and served as the 2015 President for the 10,000-member Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors which covers Rockland, Westchester, Orange and Putnam counties in New York. As a sign of his stature in the real estate community, Drew regularly appeared on Fox Business News from 2008-2013 for his expertise on the finance industry and the real estate market.
A Rotarian since 2001 at the age of 20, Kessler has served the North Rockland Rotary club in all levels of leadership and at the time became the youngest president in their 91-year history at the age 25. Drew is a past District Governor of Rotary District 7210 which is made up of 1600 members in 50 clubs serving the 9 counties of the Hudson Valley in New York. Most recently served as the District’s Rotary Foundation Chair, an Assistant Rotary Coordinator for Zone 32 that encompasses New England, General Chair for the Mid North East President Elect Training and was 1 of 8 members internationally to serve on the Young Past District Governor’s Committee that serves the Rotary International President. Currently serving as Zone 28/32’s General Chair for the upcoming 2021 Virtual Summit. On December 1, 2020 was Drew nominated to join the 2022-24 Rotary International Board of Directors. Rotary is an organization that fosters and encourages the idea of Service in both the local and worldwide community. He lives by the motto “Service above Self”.
Drew resides in Hopewell Junction, New York with his wife Vicki and their five children Dilynn age 20, Joe age 19, Parker age 16, Jackson age 9 and Brandon age 6.