Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

October 26, 2016


Four Way Test:  Thank you Jane Millar

Invocation:  Thank you Neal Bidwell for the invocation

Howard Richards led us in "God Bless America"

Visiting Rotarians:  Walt Byers, Saline, MI

Other Visitors:  Cameron Brunet-Koch, Ph.D., Carol Laenen, College Communications, Gretchen Carroll, Associate Dean of Business

Calendar Winners:  Were read off by President Kent Cartwright and the following link will take you to them: Link

Life Events:  Tim Kaufman’s 53 Birthday

Song of the Week:  Steve Cross and Howard Richards led us in, at Jane’s request; “One Eyed One Horned Flying Purple People Eater” and “Smile”


Last Thursday:  Steve Cross let us know that “Last Thursday”, previously the first Thursday, will meet at the Pour Public House about 5:30 p.m. tomorrow

Calendar Sales:  Melissa Thompson reminded us to sell those calendars and if you haven’t picked yours up yet, please do so

Halloween Concert:  Anne McDevitt let us know about the Halloween concert this Saturday at the Methodist Church. Starts at 4:00 p.m. and there will be many great things happening, least of which is a costume contest

STRIVE:  Tim Dykstra gave a couple of thank yous to NCMC for their continued support of Strive, with a full 1 year Scholarship to the top Strive Student and also to Phil Trotter for his $1,000 donation

PRCCI Grant Cycle:  Steve Brown let us know that PRCCI is giving out 2 grants this cycle:

1.  $1,200 to Ottawa school for iPads for their kindergarten class

2.  $1,000 to the Highland Cottage Hospice for bird houses and feeders

Pedaling For Polio:  John Scholten let us know that donations are still coming in for Polio and the total is over $3,900 and it will remain open for a couple more weeks. It all helps as we are very close to the goal of eliminating polio

Millage Renewals:  John Scholten also to the hint from the big softie Herb, you should have been at the meeting to hear Herb’s real feelings about the “Little Nose Pickers”, to tell us about the issue on the ballot to renew the millage for school operations. If you have questions on this issue John Scholten and Kent Cartwright would be happy to answer them

Cameron Brunet-Koch, Ph.D. also gave us some great information on the economic impact that North Central Michigan College has on our area and the need to renew their millage as well

Editor’s note (Steve Brummeler) Since I do the bulletin I am taking this time to say I will be voting yes in support of both of these issues and hope we all do. The Exceptional educational opportunities in Petoskey benefit everyone


Christian Smith introduced Scott Langton, Executive Director of the Lyric Theater in Harbor Springs.  This theater has been open down town Harbor for 3 months and brings a movie theater back to Harbor Springs for the first time since the last one closed in 1981. They have 3 spaces for movies and other presentations. The main space seats 195, one with 39 seats and a very intimate space seating 22. They have an awesome Star Ceiling that is patterned after the night sky in Harbor. They also offer beer and wine and their systems are all digital. Their website is: Link

Next Week’s Program:  Kathleen Bagley with America's Small Business Development Corporation, Michigan

Halloween:  Halloween is on October 31st so here is a scary treat for you: Link