Posted by Terry Newton on Jul 19, 2017

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

July 19, 2017

President Bob Waldvogel was back in the saddle today after a much needed vacation after his first week as president

Howard Richards led us in America the Beautiful

Four Way Test:  Dianne Litzenburger

Invocation:  Randy Evans led us in the Johnny Appleseed prayer

Calendar Winners:  This week’s Calendar Winners

Visiting Rotarians: Dick Chambers, Holland, MI; Currie Andrews, Brentwood, TN; Bob Swanson, Birmingham, MI

Visitors:  Melissa Colby, Izzy Wibby, Tori Van Hooser, Shelly Wasserman, Betsy and Sissy Humphrey

Life Events:

We had two Birthdays again today Neil Bidwell and Roger Winslow (no one would ask him how old he was)

It was Lyle Peck’s 4th anniversary in the club

President Bob read a thank you note from Margo Zink for the Scholarship that she received from us


Hemingway Statue Dedication:  Reg Smith let us know that the Young Hemingway Statue will be installed in Pennsylvania Park on Friday

He also reminded us that now is the time to purchase your tickets for Diamonds & Denim and donate auction items and sponsorship dollars

Sidewalk Sales:  Dennis Kelly thanked everyone for signing up for Sidewalk sales coming up on the 28th. He will remind us of our shifts next week

YMCA Color Run:  Jeff Wynder let us know that the club will be sponsoring a group to participate in the YMCA Color Run on August 19th

Kayak for a Cause:  John Scholten thanked everyone for supporting Kayak for a Cause. Over $22,000 was raised

Northern Community Mediation:  Jane Millar thanked the club for a donation allowing Northern Community Mediation to print brochures for their Veterans Programs

President of PRCCI:  Bob Waldvogel let us know that Steve Brown will be stepping down as President of PRCCI and Dianne Litzenburger will be stepping in

Board Meeting Highlights:  The new budget was presented and will be approved at the next board meeting

August 16th will be Ed Swart, the District Governor’s visit


Christian introduced Kim Van Hooser from Equipped for Life. She and her daughter Tori gave us an overview about human trafficking. She let us know that this is not just an issue for larger cities but can happen right here. She then introduced Trooper Corey who let us know what the Michigan State Police is doing locally to get information out and educate our youth and their parents on how to stay safe in our neighborhoods and cities

Next Week’s Program:  George Seifried on the Haiti Water Project