Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER 

October 12, 2016


Howard Richards led us in “America the Beautiful”

Invocation:  Thank you BJ Shawn

Calendar winners can be found at:  Link

Song of the Week:  Bob Seger’sOld Time Rock and Roll” and “Smile”

Visiting Rotarians:  John Van Etten, Terre Haute, IN; Walt Byers, Saline, MI; Moose Dunne, Clearwater Beach, FL

Life Events:  Joan Fedus passed away this past week. It has been suggested that those wishing to express support, do so with a donation to the Little Traverse Humane Society. Bill Collins has volunteered to collect any donations as you exit, if you find that more convenient. Our prayers are with Bill, Gary and their families during this trying time  


President’s Announcements: 

  1. Diamonds & Denim grossed approximately $80,000 with the club netting approximately $20,000. Last year the club received about $11,000

  2. Vocational Service Committee submitted a matching grant request to the district for $2,500/$5,000 for Robotics. We expect to hear whether we received the grant over the next month

  3. International Service part of the club contributed $4,000 for the Haiti Water Project in conjunction with the Elk Rapids Rotary Club

Pedaling for Polio:  John Scholten – Rotarian Scholten recognized he was crushed by almost two hours by smiling, and high-fiving President Cartwright at Ironman Louisville. John talked about the awesome crowd support, and shared a story about a young girl of about 8-9 years old, who was in a wheelchair and high-fiving the athletes during the run. Not everyone in our world is as lucky as we are to be able to participate in athletic events like this, and our campaign to end polio helps keep young kids out of wheelchairs

Calendar Sales:  Melissa Thompson reminded us to get our money in by 1/11/17

Last Thursday:  Steve Cross reminded all of us that First Thursday is “So Yesterday” but everyone wants to know “So what did you do LAST THURSDAY?” Therefore, our more lively members will be meeting on October 27th, 6:30ish at the Pour Public House, 422 E. Mitchell Street


Val Meyerson and the Petoskey Robotics came and did a presentation to the Rotary Club of Petoskey

Next Week’s Program:  Doug Mantha with the CS Lewis Festival