Frequently Asked Questions

   What should I do next?  

  •  Do I need to attend both PETS and CLA? 
    • Yes. The dual in-class experience of PETS (March 1 & 2) and CLA (April 27) is a carefully timed and designed program to support your personal leadership development and to prepare you — and your team at CLA — for the best year ever for your club. 
    • There will be opportunities for you to self-design your education program at CLA to fill gaps and strengthen your leadership and understanding of Rotary — the most powerful non-governmental organization in the world.

  •  Do I have to pay when I register?  
    • Most registrants pay by credit card at the time of registration and then seek reimbursement from their club as available. 
    • Clubs typically reimburse at least the basic registration fees for Presidents-elect.

  • Will I be reimbursed for my hotel room if I stay over on Friday night? 
    • Presidents Elect of District 5495 who must travel more than 50 miles to the Sheraton Crescent Hotel will be reimbursed for their hotel room. 
    • Reimbursement forms with receipts must be submitted to PETS Chair, Barb Feder  ( by March 15, 2019 in order to receive reimbursement from the District for your hotel room, if applicable. 
    • Expense reimbursement forms can be found on this website under Resources District Reimbursment or on the District 5495 website at:
    • Satellite chairs and Rotaract President Elects will not be reimbursed for the cost of hotel. 
    • There will be no reimbursement for Presidents Elect or Satellite Chairs who attend from a District other than 5495.

  • Will travel costs or any other costs be reimbursed? 
    • There is no provision for reimbursing travel costs or any other out-of-pocket costs related to PETS or CLA.


  • May I bring my spouse or partner? 
    • You may bring a spouse, guest or partner to PETS. The total meals package for spouse / partner / guest is $200 or $70 for the Friday night dinner only. 
    • Advance registration of a spouse / partner / guest is required so that we can give advance notice to the facility staff of our numbers for meals. 
    • Note: due to space requirements, educational sessions are reserved for PEs and satellite chairs only.