To provide quality speakers, training modules and resources to our President-Elects that will inspire and empower them to be better leaders; not only in their Rotary Clubs, but in all aspects of their lives.

David Simmer, District Governor 2019-2020



We see a District in which Club Presidents are inspired by the PETS experience to personally grow as leaders, to expand their membership, enhance their club's humanitarian service and embrace and exemplify the Rotary brand in their communities.

2018-2019 President Elect training seminar attendees


 PRESIDENT ELECT Training Seminar is an innovative leadership development program developed by Rotary that:

      1) Concentrates on expanding an individual's overall leadership            skills.

      2) Identifies available resources and a support network to help           the club leader succeed.

      3) Assists the club leader in setting S.M.A.R.T. goals for their year           of leading and inspiring their Rotary club.  

Rotary International President 2019-2020

Mark Daniel Maloney

Mark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, President of Rotary International for 2019-20. 

“The clubs are where Rotary happens,” says Maloney, an attorney. He aims to support and strengthen clubs at the community level, preserve Rotary’s culture as a service-oriented membership organization, and test new regional approaches for growth.

“With the eradication of polio, recognition for Rotary will be great and the opportunities will be many,” he says. “We have the potential to become the global powerhouse for doing good.”

Maloney is a principal in the law firm of Blackburn, Maloney, and Schuppert LLC, with a focus on taxation, estate planning, and agricultural law. He represents large farming operations in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States, and has chaired the American Bar Association’s Committee on Agriculture in the section of taxation. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar Association, and the Alabama Law Institute.

He has been active in Decatur’s religious community, chairing his church’s finance council and a local Catholic school board. He has also served as president of the Community Foundation of Greater Decatur, chair of Morgan County Meals on Wheels, and director of the United Way of Morgan County and the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce.

A Rotarian since 1980, Maloney has served as an RI director; Foundation trustee and vice chair; and aide to 2003-04 RI President Jonathan Majiyagbe. He also has participated in the Council on Legislation as chair, vice chair, parliamentarian, and trainer. He was an adviser to the 2004 Osaka Convention Committee and chaired the 2014 Sydney Convention Committee.

Prior to serving as a district governor, Maloney led a Group Study Exchange to Nigeria.

He also served as Future Vision Committee vice chair; Foundation training institute moderator; Foundation permanent fund national adviser; member of the Peace Centers Committee; and adviser to the Foundation’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Schools Target Challenge Committee.

Maloney’s wife, Gay, is an attorney in the same law firm, and a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Decatur Daybreak, Alabama, USA. Both Mark and Gay are Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors, and Bequest Society members.

To learn more about Mark Daniel Maloney, read this interview and vision statement outlining his goals for Rotary.