Krudop completes PETS trainingPublished 3:21pm Thursday, March 24, 2011
Jim Krudop, president-elect of the Rotary Club of Greenville, participated in a three-day Rotary training session March 18-20 in Nashville.
Mid-South P.E.T.S., or presidents-elect training seminar, is a multi-state training session of the six Rotary districts in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. Annually, more than 400 presidents-elect, along with district governors and assistant district governors, participate in the event.
Krudop, vice president of LBWCC, is past-president of the Rotary Club of Andalusia.
Among the highlights was a speech by Kalyan Banerjee, incoming international president for 2011-2012, and the first RI president from India.
Rotary is a volunteer organization with more than 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotarians conduct projects to address today’s challenges — including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns — while encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations.
Rotary’s top priority is the eradication of polio which is a crippling and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in Africa and Asia. Since 1985, Rotary club members worldwide have contributed more than $800 million and countless volunteer hours to the effort and are now working aggressively to raise an additional $200 million to match a $355 million challenge grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Great progress has been made, and the incidence of polio infection has plunged from about 350,000 cases in 1988 to fewer than 1,500 in 2010.