The 2023 Midwest President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) was vibrant, engaging, and the first step towards a successful journey ahead.  Over 400 Rotarians from 6 Rotary Districts in the Midwest gathered in Itasca, IL, on March 3-5th for a weekend of learning, inspiration, and fun.  District 6250 had 72 participants representing Club and District Leadership.  Club President Elects and Nominees spent their time learning from Rotary International experts, as well as, our very own District leaders - the Assistant Governors, Committee Chairs, and the DG team.  
The weekend was kicked off with a special visit from the Rotary International President Elect, Gordon McInally.  Gordon had a chance to speak individually to each district, as well as share his inspiring message from the main stage.  He shared his vision of hope and peace for the upcoming Rotary year.  Other speakers included, Greg Podd, Rotary Foundation Trustee, and PRIVP, Valarie Wafer.  Our plenary sessions were filled with inspiring messages from leaders across the country sharing stories about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, leadership, and mental health.  Tom Farley and John Williams closed out PETS with an uplifting message about the importance of connecting with others and creating an ensemble for success.
Our 6250 PE's and PN's not only learned necessary best practice for serving their clubs and communities, they created a synergy that will elevate District 6250 in the years to come. We look forward to a Rotary year ahead creating hope for our members and spreading peace throughout our world.
Michelle McGrath, Ed. D
Coordinator, Waunakee Community Cares Coalition -
Author & Consultant -
Co-Creator of ZENith -
Rotary District 6250 District Governor Elect