Optional Thursday Electives

The following electives are offered on Thursday afternoon …

  • Workshop Participants From 2:00 until 3:30pm
    • Using the District Database (two sections) Have you wondered how to edit your personal profile on DaCdb.com (District and Club Database)? Do you know about the New Member Form and the category — Prospect? Did you know that if you enter your officers and your information about your club, DaCdb has the ability to upload those to Rotary.org AND you can compare what is on Rotary.org to what is on DaCdb in the three areas: member data, officers and club information? How about adding a story with a picture to the home page of DaCdb or creating a bulletin with DaCdb? You can learn all these and more! Come to the DaCdb Thursday Elective! See you there! Agenda for PETS 2017 Thursday Elective - DaCdb
    • Club Fundraising If you're looking for an interactive, idea-sharing elective to explore options for your club's next fundraiser this event is for you. Led by D7710 PDG Matthew Kane, together you will explore innovative ways to raise funds and identify the 10 Steps to Running an Effective Rotary Fundraiser. Agenda for PETS 2017 Thursday Elective - Fundraising
    • Presentation Skills This interactive session is facilitated by District 7680 PDG Karen Shore with a focus on strengthening your personal presentation style and developing an effective method for leading a club meeting or any speaking engagement. Discover techniques that create rapport with your audience. Agenda for PETS 2017 Thursday Elective - Leadership at the Front of the Room

  • From 3:45 until 5:15pm
    • My Rotary/Club Central (two sections) Explore what you wanted (and need) to know about using My Rotary and Rotary Club Central to effectively manage your club! Learn where to report the required entries in Rotary Club Central so you can earn the Presidential Citation. Learn to navigate The Rotary Foundation reports to ensure your club is on track to meeting its goals. Create quick links to just the reports you need and like in your own customized "portal" of Rotary information. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about these important online tools that will enable you to be an effective and efficient club president. Agenda for PETS 2017 Thursday Elective - MyRotary & Club Central
    • Protecting the Rotary Brand Includes risk assessment, insurance, crisis management. What do you do if someone gets hit by a car at a club fundraiser or there is an incident with a Youth Exchange student, or even a case of embezzlement at the club or district level? Learn how to develop a risk assessment and crisis management plan that you can activate if the unthinkable happens during your year as club president or district governor so that we can best protect the Rotary brand. Agenda for PETS 2017 Thursday Elective - Protecting the Rotary Brand
    • Rotary “101” If you would like to have a "refresher on" or an "Introduction to" the basics of Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation, this session is for you. An experienced presenter will cover topics like: Rotary's motto, When did Rotary begin? Why? Who was Rotary's founder? What are the Core values of Rotary? What is the Object of Rotary? How is Rotary organized? Does Rotary have a strategic plan? What are the Areas of Service, The Rotary Foundation and a quick overview of Grants, both Global and District. Questions are encouraged! Come and join in "Rotary 101". Agenda for PETS 2017 Thursday Elective - Rotary 101