South Pacific Presidents Elect Training
Auckland  1 – 2 – 3  March 2019


South Pacific President’s Elect Training Seminar is provided for all Presidents Elect in Zone 7B  complementary to Pre-PETS and PETS one training that is normally provided in your District.

On-Line Registrations opens on 1 November 2018:

Multi -District PETS, provides the catalyst for aligning club training with the Rotary International Strategic Plan. South Pacific Presidents Elect Training Seminar, as it is known for Zone 7B, provides plenary sessions, where all participants are involved and provides breakout sessions for district specific training. The breakout sessions will be organized by district trainers. You will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with other Presidents Elect and experienced Rotarians.

IAN RISELEY, President of Rotary International 2017-18

Rotary Club of Sandringham

Victoria, Australia

Ian H.S. Riseley is a chartered accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., a firm he established in 1976. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked in the audit and management consulting divisions of large accounting firms and corporations. His firm specializes in income tax and management advice for individuals and small businesses. He has a Masters Degree in Taxation Law and Graduate Diplomas in Accounting and Income Tax.

Riseley has been a member of the boards of both a private and a public school, a member of the Community Advisory Group for the City of Sandringham, and involved in Sea Scouts and sporting groups, as well as honorary auditor or adviser for a number of charitable organizations.

Riseley’s honors include the AusAID Peacebuilder Award from the Australian government in recognition of his work in East Timor, the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the Australian community, the Distinguished Service Award and the Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World from The Rotary Foundation.

A Rotarian since 1978, Riseley has served as treasurer, director, Foundation trustee, and member and chair of numerous RI and Foundation committees.

He and his wife, Juliet, a past district governor, are Major Donors and Bequest Society members of The Rotary Foundation. They live on seven hectares at Moorooduc, where they practice their personal philosophy of sustainable and organic living. They have two children and four grandchildren.


Barry Rassin, 2018-19 RI president.

Barry Rassin
Rotary International President 2018-19
Rotary Club of East Nassau

Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, earned an MBA in health and hospital administration from the University of Florida and is the first fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in the Bahamas. He recently retired after 37 years as president of Doctors Hospital Health System, where he continues to serve as an adviser. He is a lifetime member of the American Hospital Association and has served on several boards, including the Quality Council of the Bahamas, Health Education Council, and Employer’s Confederation. A Rotarian since 1980, Rassin has served Rotary as director and as vice chair of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. He was an RI training leader and the aide to 2015-16 RI President K.R. Ravindran. Rassin received Rotary’s highest honor, the Service Above Self Award, as well as other humanitarian awards for his work leading Rotary’s relief efforts in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake there. He and his wife, Esther, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation


Noel Trevaskis OAM

Director Rotary International

“Welcome message to Presidents Elect”

Refer to Workbook