Welcome to the training pages for District 7780 Presidents-Elect!

We’re delighted with your commitment to lead your club, and we want to be there every step of the way to support you.  For PE’s who will take over as President on July 1, 2017, we have established a number of training and information sessions.  Please put them on your calendar, register on the district website, and join us!  Please let us know of topics you’d like to have us cover.  We’re committed to your success as a Rotary leader.
 
District Governor Elect Dave Underhill, Portsmouth 
Michele Bois-Gilbody, District Director, People, Networking and Succession Planning, Freeport
Past District Governor Carolyn Johnson, Training Committee, Yarmouth
Past District Governor Marty Helman, Foundation Chair
Past District Governor Peter Johnson, Council on Legislation/Foundation Committee member
District Governor Nominee John LoBosco
 
Special thanks to District Governor Marge Barker, who headed the development of this training curriculum for the current club presidents during 2015-2016.
 
 
 
 
Training session #1.  Our first session was held September 19, 2016.  23 Presidents-Elect took part in-person, in Portland.  Training materials were distributed with individual notebooks for each club.  Those clubs not represented are getting those materials delivered as their PE's are identified.  Some of the core files we used are posted to the left on this page, but the complete set of materials is in hard-copy.  If you did not get your PE notebook yet, please contact Dave (dave.underhill.nh@gmail.com) 
 
November 15, 2016 PE Training #2 (Webinar) (6PM).
 
This webinar was conducted live. You can view the entire webinar by clicking on the link in the box to the left.  When you play the video, you can skip the first four and a half minutes (the recording was started well before the webinar began, you'll just hear setup and testing for the first few minutes).  The webinar ran approximately one hour, with a couple of questions at the end.
 
Thanks to everyone who took part!  You can also download the presentation decks (to the left of this page) if you would like to print all or part of them for your PE planning notebook.   We'd recommend the "resources" slides in particular.
 
 
PE Training #3, this will be a breakout session at the midyear dinner, January 30, 2017 at the Fireside Inn and Suites, Portland.  You will be able to register on the district website.  
 
PE Training #4, Pre-PETS, is an important, in-person work session on Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 8:30AM until 11:30 AM at Husson College, Westbrook.  You will be working with your assistant governors to finalize your club goals.  
 
PETS (President-Elect Training Seminars), Framingham MA, Thursday afternoon March 9 through Saturday morning March 11, 2017.   PETS will inspire you!  Rotary International President-Elect Ian Riseley kicks off our eight-district session Thursday night, and you'll be networking with nearly 500 presidents-elect from all over New England and Quebec.  PETS attendance is a Rotary International requirement for presidents-elect.  
 
District Training Assembly, Saturday April 8, 2017 at USM/Portland.  Bring your club team, special sessions for secretaries, treasurers, foundation chairs and other club officers.  
 
District Conference, May 19-20,Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME.  
 
District Changeover event, June 27 at RYLA Camp Hinds, Raymond ME.
 
Thank you for your Rotary leadership!  We're all volunteers doing good things in our communities, and it only happens because of YOU.