PETS training is required for all incoming Presidents.
Presidents-Elect from any and all Rotary districts are welcome to attend Southwest Rotary PETS.
Rotary International President-Elect
JENNIFER JONES, Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada
President Nominee, Rotary International 2022-23
Trustee, The Rotary Foundation, 2019-23
Vice President, Rotary International, 2016-17
Director, Rotary International, 2015-16
Jennifer is the Founder and President of Media Street Productions Inc., a twenty-five-year old, award-winning media company in Windsor, Ontario. She is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland.
Her talents have strengthened Rotary reach and impact, through many roles including as Trustee of the Rotary Foundation, RI Vice President, and co-chair of the End Polio Now: Make History Today campaign, raising funds alongside Bill and Melinda Gates and their Foundation.
Jennifer is a leader in cultivating “experiential fundraising” opportunities such as Rotary’s Polio Golf Day with Jack Nicklaus in Jupiter, Florida, USA, which raised over $5.25 million for polio eradication in one day. Or, the innovative, virtual COVID-19 #RotaryResponds event that raised money for COVID-19 relief projects and showcased Rotary’s response across the globe.
Working alongside political figures, celebrities and global leaders, she uses her voice to raise awareness and hundreds of millions of dollars to eradicate disease, support peace and provide clean water and sanitation in developing areas of the world. Her skill as an expert storyteller inspires hope and promise and motivates people to take action.
She has received many honours and recognitions including Rotary’s Service above Self Award and the Citation for Meritorious Service, the YMCA Peace Medallion, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award – a first for a Canadian.
Jennifer is married to Rotarian Nick Krayacich, a local family physician. They share a love for many things including travel, cycling, golf and relaxing at their family cottage; and they share a thirst for adventure, which has included cresting the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.
June 4-8, 2022
Southwest PETS Chairperson 2021-2022 Bob Duistermars
Bob and his wife Jeannie have been married for 45 years and have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Bob lives with his family in Hemet California. Bob has recently retired from his position as the President and CEO of Central County United Way and now focuses on family and travel.
Invited to join San Jacinto Noon Rotary in the early 90’s Bob quickly saw the benefit of Rotary’s focus on service. As a new Executive for the local United Way, Bob was able to form partnerships between the two organizations that benefited both organizations as well as the community at large. As a member of the San Jacinto Noon Club, Bob quickly moved into volunteer leadership positions as Club Secretary, Club Treasurer, President Elect and President. Following his year as President, Bob served as Assistant Governor during DG Fred Ford’s year then again during DG Evelyn Wilcox’s year. He has chaired District Foundation GALAs, District Assemblies, and District Conferences. Bob’s was his District’s Governor for the 2016-2017 year and is now the Chair for both the Southwest PETS and the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee. Bob also serves as the finance chair and Governor’s advisor for District 5330.
Bob is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a bequest society member, and has worked with fellow Rotarians and a variety of Rotary Leaders around the world. His passion is people and his focus is clean water.