In this instance, PETS doesn’t refer to a faithful dog or contrary cat.  It’s an acronym for President Elect Training Scheme.  As of 1st July 2013 our current Club President Michael McGarry and the existing Committee step down and our newly elected Committee takes over.  In preparation for this, incoming President Cheryl McLeod and incoming Vice President Education Brenton Walker attended a sensational PETS Saturday at Hambledon House.

The facilitators were District 69’s Chairman of the President Elect Training Scheme, Marilyn Freeman, and the World Champion of Public Speaking 2009, Mark Hunter.  And they presented a five-star leadership seminar!

We probed, analysed and strategized ways to optimise a team and deal with issues such as conflict.  And all this was peppered with humour and poignant anecdotes from the truly entertaining Life Coach, Mark Hunter.

Mark Hunter (L) & Marilyn Freeman (R) conducting PETS training for Areas 32 & 9
Mark Hunter (L) & Marilyn Freeman (R) conducting PETS training for Areas 32 & 9 18th May 2013

 

Congratulation to all participants and facilitators for a very worthwhile seminar!

Since our Club’s current President Michael McGarry and our VPPR and Northern Division Governor Nicky Jurd were both interstate, Past-past-past-past President Celia Berrell accepted the invitation to attend as Host and general gopher.