Mid-northeast PETS is a premier training event for Rotary President-Elects and Assistant Governors.  Mid-northeast PETS provides required training to serve as club president, as well a inspiration and motivation.  Mid-northeast is a SIX DISTRICT, 300+ clubs training event, with an atmosphere of a mini Rotary International convention.  Our speakers, District Governors-Elect, committee and discussion leaders all have one think in mind:  equip and excite club presidents-elect for their year of service.
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Justin Quaranta

District 7255
Past District Governor, 2022 PETS Curriculum Chair
Born and raised in Ronkonkoma, NY. Justin is the son of fellow Rotarians Rose & PDG Arnie, brother of Chelsea and Taylor all members of the Ronkonkoma Rotary Club, he joined the Club in 2010.
Justin is an Eagle Scout and has a degree from Farmingdale State College. He also is a license Independent Insurance Adjuster and Property & Casualty Insurance Broker.

As Operations Manager for Restoration Experts of NY, Inc. located in Ronkonkoma Justin oversees the quality control, and all main operations of the family business started in 1995 by his Grandfather. Justin holds top restoration credentials and is a Master Fire, Smoke & Water Damage Restorer. The company
employs 10 people along with a network of sub-contractors and they have earned accolades as top performers in the industry and have a four-star rating for their professionalism and workmanship. They specialize in post disaster clean-up & reconstruction, as special trade contractors.

Justin and his family founded The Simple Hope Foundation after he survived a fatal car accident that killed his partner Andrea Giattino as well as the drunk driver that hit them while on his way home from a Rotary Event. This organization supports innovative drunk driving prevention. Justin believes in shifting the paradigm of drinking behavior towards more reasonable and educated choices by starting the conversation when it matters most, when people actually have a drink in their hand.

Besides serving as president of The Simple Hope Foundation Justin is President of the Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society organizing pop culture events with attendance of 10,000+ each year and sits on the board of General Needs- a foundation that serves homeless veterans in the NY, NJ, CT area.

At 24 Justin was the youngest President in the history of the Ronkonkoma Rotary Club. In his two years as President he started to bring the value of networking back to the club. Since 2014 the Club has grown from 14 members to 54 in 2018.

He is a member of the Paul Harris Society, the Bequest Society and is a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation. Justin has served in many positions during his time in Rotary including District Grants Chair, Assistant Governor, Rotaract Chair, Youth Exchange & RYLA Committee member, Paul Harris Society Chair, IT Committee member, District Conference Committee Member x4, Finance Committee Member, and District Rotary Foundation Chair. In 2019-2020 Justin served as one of the youngest District Governors in the world at 31, leading District 7255 through the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic.