Posted by Terry Newton on May 24, 2017

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

May 24, 2017

President Kent led us in the Pledge of Allegiance

Four Way Test:  Tim Kauffman

Invocation:  Anne McDevitt

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” 

E. E. Cummings

Visiting Rotarians:  None

Other Visitors:  Elizabeth Newton, Melissa Colby and Julian Magnus, Summer Rotarian

Life Events:

Dave Thomas Presented the Rotary Distinguished Service Certificate to Roger Winslow for his long tenure on the Officer Nominating Committee

Song of the Week:  With a blast from the Past and turning the tables on Steve Cross, Jim Beno led us in Smile


Billy/Duff Cabin Outing:  Jim Beno let us know of the next Billy/Duff event scheduled for June 1st. Sign up sheets will be going around the next few weeks

Officers Exchange Night:  Also Officers Exchange will be June 29th at the Perry. Sign up will be available soon

Habitat for Humanity:  Stuart Fenton, filling John Scholten’s roll again this week, let us know he has tickets for Habitat for Humanity fundraiser Raise the Roof on June 22. See Stuart if you are interested

Change of Venue for Meetings:  We will be moving back to the Bay View in on June 14th. Be sure to make that change in your schedules


Diane introduced Mark Thompson, Superintendent from Harbor Springs and Dean Hall, Superintendent from Alanson who gave us a very interesting program on the new aviation program. This program is offered through Char-Em ISD with cooperation of Harbor Springs, Alanson and Pellston Schools. This new program which started as a one year offering is now moving to a 2 year program with a new cooperative agreement with Northwest Michigan College to get college credit. This is a growing segment of the economy and another offering in the career tech programs in our school systems

Next Week’s Program:  Mike Spencer Bay View; Past, Present & Future

Bylaws Change:  This is the third week notification that the club will be voting on a bylaws change as follows: “The Rotary Park Fund committee and the board of directors shall maintain a record of historic value of the account including additional donations to the account.  This is to determine the historic fund balance of the account as of December 31st of each year.” The date has been changed from June 30th to December 31st to more accurately be near the date of the actual grant application so as to be reflective of market conditions at that time