Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

January 25, 2017


Four Way Test:  Thank you Bob Metzger

Invocation:  Thank you Jeff Peters

Howard led us in America the Beautiful

Calendar Winners:  For a list of this week’s calendar winners please click on the following: Link

Visiting Rotarians:  Commander Greg Matayas, Traverse City Noon Rotary Club who was also our speaker today

Other Visitors:  Coast Guard Guests Included:  Val Leon, Brian Thompson, Mark Alarcon, Al Wiltse, Gretchen Davis, Brad Bucklow, David Van Guntten, Jody Morris; Other guests:  Max Anderson, Lacy Nummer

Life Events: 

Birthday Wishes:  It was John Scholten’s birthday today so we sang and when asked his age, Steve Cross volunteered that he was just old

Paul Harris Recognition Pins:  Chris Etienne presented Paul Harris presentation pins to honor contributions made by; Neal Bidwell Paul Harris +1, John Emley +2, Terry Newton +5

Song of the Week:

Steve Cross and Howard Richards were both back and led us in “Margaritaville,” some said in honor of The Coast Guard and “Smile.” We do sound much better with the piano and our song leader (just barely)


Northmen Night:  John Scholten has raffle tickets for Northmen Night, 3 Person watercraft and trailer. Get yours soon. Steve Brummeler and Bob Waldvogel have tickets as well

65th Annual Spaghetti Dinner:  Reg Smith reminded us that the spaghetti dinner in February 16th and there will be a Broadway dinner with the Madrigals at the Perry on February 14th

Last Thursday Fun Night:  Steve Cross let us know that the 4th Thursday event will be a La Seniorita on January 26th, 5:30ish. There is also a Education Foundation fundraiser that day so a portion of your tab goes to support our kids

District Raffle:  Chris Etienne gave us information on the District Raffle to benefit the Rotary Foundation. Tickets are $20 and available until February 28th

Habitat for Humanity:  Dave Thomas and Lacy Nummer from Habitat for Humanity presented President Kent Cartwright with a Certificate of Thanks for our participation in the last Habitat build


Bill Collins introduced Commander Greg Matayas from the Coast Guard Air Station - Traverse City. Commander Matayas gave us an interesting overview of the duties and responsibilities performed by the Coast Guard from this air station. We are lucky to have them around, especially since we have so many fresh water lakes with potential for search and rescue, border security, drug interdiction and other duties they are assigned to

Scholarship Gratitude Letter:  This letter was sent from a recent scholarship recipient and is proof that we make a difference in people’s lives:

Hello members of the Petoskey Rotary,

My name is Marcus Hoffman, and I was one of the recipients of the Petoskey High School class of 2016 who received your scholarship. I just wanted to thank you again for receiving such an honorary reward. I have done my best to put it to good use: I am currently in the honors program and studying computer science at Western Michigan University down in Kalamazoo. I am very happy with the way life is going for me right now, and again, I just wanted to thank you. 


Marcus Hoffman

Traverse Bay Twilight Raffle:  TC Twilight has participated in our calendar sales for several years and are holding a raffle of their own which encompasses the Super Bowl. It runs from January 6th – February 3rd. To receive further information and to purchase tickets, click the following: Link

Next Week’s Program:  Jane Andrews and Learnable Linguistics