Posted on Jan 26, 2019
Charter President Nurul Alam as one of his first official duties, attended the Pre-PETS (Presidents-Elect Training Seminar) held on 26 January at J.C. Fogarty's Restaurant in Bronxville.  Despite the cold weather, nearly 30 Presidents-Elect from the District attended the seminar which provided the incoming Presidents with an overview of the upcoming 2-day full training session scheduled for end-March.  Past District Governor and incoming District Trainer Greg Arcaro led the training session.  District Governor-Elect welcomed the  Presidents-Elect and gave a preview of new initiatives that will begin from July.  Among the new initiatives are incentive grants to Clubs for a new member who initiates a project within 3 months of joining,  reduced allocations for District events, increased allocations for training and technology - all while holding the line on District dues at current levels.
The draft budget for the 2019-20 Rotary year was presented to the Presidents-Elect and there was a lively discussion.  Past District Governor and Incoming District Rotary Foundation Chair Lora Hugelmeyer provided an overview of the District and Global Grant process and encouraged Presidents-Elect to begin formulating their project proposals for the coming year.