Peach State PETS

February 26 –February 28, 2021

Renaissance Concourse Hotel (Airport)

One Hartsfield Center Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30354

Holger Knaack

RI President 2020-21

Presidents Theme 2020-2021

Holger Knaack, a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, has been selected to serve as president of Rotary International in 2020-21.

The Nominating Committee’s decision follows the resignation last month of President-nominee Sushil Gupta due to health reasons. Knaack will officially become president-nominee if no other candidates challenge him by 31 May.

To build a stronger membership, Knaack says Rotary must focus on increasing the number of female members and transitioning Rotaractors into Rotarians.

Knaack believes that the People of Action campaign offers new public awareness possibilities for Rotary. “This campaign conveys our global image while still respecting differences in regions and cultures,” he says.

A Rotary member since 1992, Knaack has served Rotary as treasurer, director, moderator, member and chair of several committees, a representative for the Council on Legislation, zone coordinator, training leader, and district governor.

He is an endowment/major gifts adviser and co-chair of the Host Organization Committee for the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg.

Knaack is the CEO of Knaack KG, a real estate company. He was previously a partner and general manager of Knaack Enterprises, a 125-year-old family business.

He is a founding member of the Civic Foundation of the City of Ratzeburg and served as president of the Golf-Club Gut Grambek. Knaack is also the founder and chair of the Karl Adam Foundation.

Knaack and his wife, Susanne, are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation and members of the Bequest Society.

Rotary International – By Ryan Hyland

Welcome to Peach State PETS 2021

Peach State PETS is a multi-district training initiative for the three Georgia Rotary Districts designed to provide necessary and current information to the incoming class of club presidents.  More than 200 club leaders will come together to meet and network with other club presidents, district leaders, and international leaders while learning about the operations of a successful Rotary Club.  Your spouse/partner is encouraged to attend all of the meal sessions with you.  There will be over 300 participants,

There will be fun. There will be fellowship. There will be good food. There will be presentations made by Rotary and maybe non-Rotary leaders.  You will have the opportunity to participate in discussions with workshop facilitators.  You will have the opportunity to meet with your district clubs and district leadership.

While it is true that each club president-elect is required to attend president-elect training,

the entire program is planned and designed for you so you can learn and have the essential tools and contacts to have an effective and successful year with your club.

Gene H. Windham
PDG 6910 2010 – 2011
Chairman Peach State PETS 2020 – 2022

June 6-10, 2020