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Follow this link to review the agenda for the 2019 meeting.
Want to have an impact on the agenda for 2020? Submit a topic through the Agenda Suggestions page.

We have had a blast for the past few years at this ice breaker!

The social this year, hosted by Russell-Hampton, Club Runner, and DACdb, will be at the Hilton Garden North Shore Meeting Room beginning at 8pm.  We will have hors d'oeuvres as well as a full bar for your safe entertainment.  Joe Beveridge and Sam Varn have provided the food and the cash bar will be staffed by the Hilton.  We have scheduled this year's social at 8pm to allow more time for late arrivals as well an opportunity for those of us already in Evanston to go out to dinner prior to the social.  Plan to attend this wonderful, fellowship-oriented, no speeches event!

Follow this link to review a document assembled by the RI Staff to address your airport transportation questions.

Follow this link for a listing of suggested restaurants that are within walking distance from the Hilton Garden. These are tried and true and very popular every year. We will divide oursleves into dinner groups on Friday night to encourage networking and fellowship.

Thanks for registering via our website!  This is a follow-up from the registration process that contains additional information for you.  Please retain the receipt that you were encouraged to print at the end of your successful registration as no documentation will be mailed to you.  You may also visit the Who's Registered page on our website to visually confirm your registration with us.

This Multi-District PETS Alliance meeting is a two-day opportunity for Multi-District PETS event leaders and RI staff to share information with each other.  Through the sharing of our successes and failures, each Multi-District PETS event has the opportunity to improve the quality of training for Rotary Club and District Officers.  This twenty-one-year-old event serves all of the Multi-District PETS; currently twenty-seven events.

Between now and our meeting in July, we encourage you to review our website's contents, especially the Events, Members, Resources, and Speakers pages.  Please help us keep these pages up-to-date with the relevant details about your PETS event.  RI staff, keynote speakers, and your fellow event leaders use this information in many ways.  Please communicate any changes to Steve Denning via email (

What's the schedule?  The ever-popular (90% attendance in 2019) Thursday evening Social will be hosted at the Hilton Garden.  The social begins at 8:00pm so there is ample time for various arrival schedules as well as dinner prior to the cash-bar Social.  We will begin our annual meeting on Friday at 9:00am at RI Headquarters' Training Rooms.  Please review our revised Meeting Agenda (as a work-in-progress) for the timeline details.  The recommended dress code is coat & tie; business attire.  After Friday's meetings, showcased are the informal, networking dinners we always have together on Friday night.  The Saturday session (dress is casual - no ties) will begin with breakfast at RI and conclude by 3:00pm.

Please note that this is a working meeting and representatives from each PETS organization are seated together.  If your partner/spouse elects to come to the meeting with you, he or she will likely be seated in the rear portion of the meeting room.  We will make this decision based on space available.

What about my hotel reservations?  You need to make your own hotel reservations.  A lodging room block has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple Avenue, for July 14th - 19th.  Room rates are $153 plus taxes for single or double.  Rooms in our block will be available until the block is full or until the deadline to reserve a room which is June 10th.  To reserve your lodging, just use the secure link on our website's home page or call Hilton Garden in Evanston at 847.475.6400.  We are booked as "Rotary PETS Alliance Annual Meeting" and you must mention this to the reservations clerk in order to get our rate.

As we continue to refine this year's meeting agenda, we will be posting the agenda on our website.  For now, please visit our website and submit your suggestions for the agenda now through the Agenda page of our website.  We all look forward to thoughtful comments and meaningful discussion and hope to see you in Evanston on July 16th.