Posted by Terry Newton on Jun 14, 2017

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER 

June 14, 2017

It was nice to be back at the Bay View Inn

Howard led us in America the Beautiful

Four Way Test:  Reg Smith

Invocation:  Jeff Wynder

Visiting Rotarians:  Summer is here and so are the summer visitors Jeff Neill, Kim Baker, Dick Chambers, Currey Andrews and Eric Breisach

Visitors:  Melissa Colby and Justin Blohm

Life Events:

Steve Brown announced the PRCCI grant awards for this cycle:

Jeff Winegard:  Top of Michigan Trails Council $1,195

Jane Millar:  Northern Community Mediation $694

Wendy Ernst:  North Country Kids $950

Kim Baker:  Manna Project $1,500

Danica Howard:  Health Department of Northwest Michigan: $1,500

Elizabeth Looze:  Challenge Mountain $1,500

Lisa Luebke:  Camp Quality Michigan $800

Song of the Week:  Steve Cross was gone again so Howard Richards led us in “Smile”


Officers Exchange:  Officers Exchange will be June 29th at the Perry. Sign up will be going around still next week

Fine Arts Tour:  Georgia Abbott let us know about the Harbor Springs Chamber’s Fine Arts Tour in July

NCMC Garden Party:  Peter let us know about the North Central Michigan College Garden Party on August 13th

Pub Crawl:  Jane Millar asked for a designated vehicle for her designated drive (we all feel sorry for Bill) for a pub crawl she is having. Serious drinkers only

President Booty Rewards:  President Kent Cartwright let us know about funds that were awarded by the Board and some from his Presidential fund:

Camp Daggett $500

Girls on the Run $1,000

North Country Trail both Harbor Springs and Jordan Valley chapters $2,000/each

Top of Michigan Trails Council $1,000

Challenge Mountain $1,000

Stars and Stripes Committee $500

CROP walk $500

Kent also set up 2 scholarships out of his Presidential fund

1 for a student attending college in Accounting $1,500

1 for a teacher working on their Masters Degree $1,500


Jeff Wynder introduced Jeff Neill, Nikki Devitt and Kim Neerken from Leadership Little Traverse who gave us an over view of this great program. They gave us a recap of the project the group complete this year, play ground at the Women’s Resource Center safe house. They let us know that the deadline for applying for next years class is July 17th

Reg introduced Roy Harvey who gave the club an in depth look at the Petoskey Band Program, our partner in Diamonds and Denim this year. Please get out and support this effort in any way you can. Volunteer for a committee, donate an auction item, be a sponsor, just buy a ticket and be sure to tell your friends to come out and support this worthy cause. Tickets are now on sale at: Link

Next Week’s Program: DJ Jones:  Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation 25th Anniversary

New Member Notification:  This is the first of a two week notification for the approval of Justin Blohm’s acceptance in to the Rotary Club of Petoskey. His application was approved by the Rotary Board of Directors on June 13, 2017