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Thank you to everyone who made #CPETS24 a success…

and CONGRATULATIONS to all leaders taking office July 1, 2024!

** Our website is under construction for #CPETS25, which is set for March 6 – 8, 2025 at the same venue. Updates will start in late summer 2024 as the Planning Committee makes decisions. **

Chesapeake Presidents Elect Training Seminar (CPETS) 2024

Feb. 29 – Mar. 2, 2024 | Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles, Chantilly VA

CPETS Districts Map

Chesapeake PETS trains leaders in Rotary Districts 7600, 7610, 7620, and 7630

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#CPETS24 Event Registration is CLOSED at DACdb. All fees increased by $50 on 2/1/24:


[CLOSED] Click on the Registration tab on this website's Menu for full instructions and for the 2024 event link via Rotary DACdb system.  Rotarians will need to login with their existing DACdb credentials. 


Registation for Hotel Rooms is a separate step:

A block of rooms had been reserved for #CPETS24 participants with a deadline of Feb. 14, 2024. If the hotel gets sold out, there are several hotels very close by along Rte. 28: Click here for Westfields Marriott hotel reservations information.

Presidents Elect:

For questions about event registration: contact your District Governor Elect or ask at your district Pre-PETS sessions.

Or email CPETSRotary@gmail.com, so we can direct your inquiry to the appropriate Planning Committee member!


Welcome to the Chesapeake Presidents Elect Training Seminar… or CPETs for short. (Download our event flyer here.) Congratulations to the incoming Club Presidents on your election to lead your clubs for Rotary Year 2024/25. CPETS helps prepare future club presidents and district leaders for their upcoming role. Our dedicated event committee and facilitators will help you to make the best of this learning event. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and best practices during interactive sessions. You will have the opportunity to learn proven strategies to make your club stronger, attract new members, and enhance your members’ Rotary experience.

CPETS creates an opportunity to meet other Rotary leaders who can be a resource for you. Our four “irresistible “District Governors Elect are ready to work with you to make the most of your year as Club President. We also have three dynamic keynote speakers: Barry Rassin, Past Rotary International President and current Rotary International Foundation Trustees Chair; Patrick Eakes, Rotary International Director-Elect; and Tiffany Ervin, Past District Governor, Rotary District 7670 in western North Carolina.

We will have numerous Rotary vendors and exhibitors that will have merchandise, displays, and information to enhance your club’s experience and opportunities to serve your community.

When you participate in Chesapeake PETS, we want you to have a good time.

To help you prepare for your CPETS experience, I encourage you to thoroughly browse this website and to talk with your club and district leaders about what to expect. Learn more about our program agenda here. And our Quick Reference Guide is available here (pdf download). CPETS is fast-paced. To get the most out of CPETS, think about where you and your Rotary club are today. Write down three areas you hope to find ideas to improve your club, whether it’s finding a new service project, making your meetings more exciting or inviting, or how to grow your club’s membership. Also, identify up to three things your club does well that are worth sharing with your peers.

The CPETS team looks forward to meeting you in Chantilly!

Chair Stephen Beer’s bio (pdf)

Meet our CPETS Planning Committee

  Meet our #CPETS24 District Governors Elect!

These leaders will serve as District Governors starting July 1, 2024 — under the leadership of Rotary President Stephanie Urchick.

For District Governor Succession Lines, click here.

Joy Kline
District Governor Elect RY24/25, D7600
Amelia Stansell
District Governor Elect RY 24/25, D7610
Nomie Hamid
District Governor Elect RY 24/25, D7620
Randy Smith
District Governor Elect RY 24/25, D7630