All-Ohio Presidents-Elect Training Seminar is a multi-district P.E.T.S. training seminar supporting the five Rotary Districts in Ohio. It serves all of the Rotary Clubs in Ohio — more than 250 clubs. This event brings together the club and district officers for inspiration, education and fellowship opportunities. There are almost 550 participants.

During the weekend you will meet your fellow Presidents-Elect classmates and develop new and lasting friendships, and of course learn about the operations of a successful Rotary Club.

You will hear presentations by Rotary leaders. You will participate in discussions led by the workshop facilitators, all of whom were outstanding club presidents. You will meet the leaders of your district. Your District Governor-elect, aided by your assistant governors, will conduct special district meetings.

The entire program is designed so you can JOIN LEADERS – EXCHANGE IDEAS – TAKE ACTION during your year as successful club president.

RI President-elect Mário César Martins de Camargo theme for 2025-26; announced in January 2025.

Info on the Role of Club President from RI

Check our latest array of updated training manuals at My Rotary.

As president, you lead and motivate your club, ensuring that club members feel valuable, inspired, and connected to each other.

What you do

  • Preside over club and board meetings
  • Appoint committee chairs and members
  • Conduct club assemblies
  • Create a budget and manage club finances, including an annual audit
  • Develop a safe environment for youth participants
  • Work with your district governor and assistant governor

How to prepare

The year of planning before you take office is crucial to achieving the objectives you set out for your club. As president-elect, you work with your assistant governor and incoming leadership team to set annual goals that support your club’s strategic plan. In this year you should:

  • Assess your club’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and risks in order to set goals
  • Develop an action plan for your annual goals, which support long-term achievements
  • Appoint committee chairs
  • Ensure continuity in leadership and service projects
  • Attend presidents-elect training seminar
  • Attend district training assembly

Resources & reference

The new Learning Center
Each club officer role now has a learning plan that includes updated materials and manuals. Club presidents will find a manual for their role in the Learning Center. Manuals for the other seven club positions have been divided into multiple courses, each about one topic, to make it easy to find — and learn — what you need to know. Be sure to promote these new resources to club officers:

  • Club President Basics
  • Club Secretary Basics
  • Club Treasurer Basics
  • Club Membership Committee Basics
  • Club Administration Committee Basics
  • Club Public Image Committee Basics
  • Club Service Projects Committee Basics
  • Club Rotary Foundation Committee Basics

If you bookmarked the old Learning Center address, you’ll need to update it so you can quickly navigate to the new site, Rotary.org/learn.

Online learning for participants
Before your next in-person training, have participants complete one or more of the courses in the Learning Center. Not only will it help them prepare for your event, but it will also let them learn at their own pace. If you want to confirm that they took the recommended courses, ask them to email you their certificates of completion.

Here are a few courses to consider:

  • Rotary Club Central Resources includes a video and how-to guides for setting goals and understanding trends.
  • Rotary Foundation Basics explains the Foundation and its programs, grants, and funds. updated
  • Rotary’s Areas of Focus outlines goals, projects, and resources for each of Rotary’s areas of focus.
  • Membership courses promote new strategies for recruiting members and enhancing clubs.

Explore the Learning Center course catalog for more tools, presentations, and worksheets that can supplement your training agenda.


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