Event Types

Ben Slocum was our guest speaker today and he spoke about his venture with Beards Brewery (That's him in the background instead of the foreground). The friendly pooch in the front is Ava, his trusty sidekick. They began their brewery on Howard Street and have built it up substantially since their initial opening in 2012. His partner is Peter Manthei and they have built up an excellent business that is geared towards expansion and being highly sustainable. For further information about their organization be sure to visit their website at:

Ben Slocum
Oct 04, 2017
Christian Smith
Oct 11, 2017
Faith Dunshee
Oct 18, 2017
Jeremy McBain
Oct 25, 2017

Today we had Megan DeWindt of Crooked Tree Arts Center  and also Kevin Richardson from the Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Music.

Crooked Tree Arts Center is excited to respond to community requests to grow our music education program.  Why?

#1) We have the physical space.  Thanks to a generous grant in 2016, we have a new 900 square foot music studio space in the CTAC building.

#2) We have a talented staff member, Kevin Richardson, trained to teach stringed instruments.

#3) We have a long-standing tradition of music education through our 4 music performance groups:

  • Concert Orchestra (Students with 2 or more years of strings experience)
  • Chamber Orchestra (High school/college level strings)
  • Symphony Orchestra (High school/college level strings combined with local woodwind, brass and percussion players)
  • Crooked Tree Jazz Orchestra (Intermediate level woodwinds, brass, piano, guitar, bass and drums)

You can visit the Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Music on their website by clicking HERE

For a link to the School of Music classes you can click HERE

Megan DeWindt
Nov 01, 2017

Today's guest speaker was Patrick Myers from Strategy Works who is representing Michigan Energy Citizens. Their website is listed here so please feel free to link in and have a look at what they do and who they serve. Link

Patrick Myers
Nov 08, 2017
Dale Hull
Nov 15, 2017

Envoys Gregory & Bethany Irwin and Amy Evans from the Salvation Army in Petoskey were our speakers today to discuss the goings on at the local Salvation Army. This is also the time of year that they are involved in the largest fundraising effort they yearly engage in which is the kettle drive. Our Rotary Club will be involved, as we are on a yearly basis but, to help out further in their drive please call (231) 347-3531. For further information about the Salvation Army please check out their website at: Link

Amy Evans
Nov 22, 2017

Cindy Okerlund was our guest speaker today and she talked about the Top of Michigan Trails Council's program called Kids Biking Initiative. It's an opportunity for Emmet County fourth graders to participate in an educational field trip on bikes, riding a seven-mile round trip on the North Western State Trail. For further information you can check out their website at:

Cindy Okerlund
Nov 29, 2017
Jill O'Neill, Maris Harrington, Heather Russell
Dec 06, 2017
Madrigal Singers
Dec 13, 2017
Dec 16, 2017
11:50 AM – 1:00 PM
Christmas Party
Dec 20, 2017
Dec 22, 2017
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Stewart Fenton & Sally Page
Dec 27, 2017
Terry Newton & Nikki LaDeur, D&D Check Presenting
Jan 03, 2018
Clint Cleveland
Jan 10, 2018
David Kaplan
Jan 17, 2018
Kevin Christman
Jan 24, 2018
Roger Gauthier
Jan 31, 2018
Feb 15, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Jennifer Buchanan
Mar 14, 2018