Posted by Terry Newton on Sep 20, 2017

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

September 20, 2017

Howard Richards led us in “God Bless America”

Four Way Test:  Jay Neff

Invocation:  Jeff Wynder

Walt Byers read the Calendar winners for this week: Link

Visiting Rotarians:  Even though summer has made a return for a short time we had no visiting Rotarians today

Visitors:  Judy Zorn

Howard Richards and Steve Cross in “Jail House Rock” and Smile

Life Events:

Neil Bidwell has been in our club for 9 years

Keep Terry and Betsy Newton in your thoughts and prayers as her brother is not doing well

Her brother Chris predicted that he would pass on 12:34 Mountain Time. When that time would pass Chris would say; “I have to stick around 12 more hours now.” Chris died September 22, 2017 at 12:34 Mountain Time, 1:34 Central Time. All family was in attendance and he went peacefully. We are so thankful for the love and blessings from our family and friends


Roadside Clean Up:  Paul Schemanski let us know that Roadside Clean Up is Sept 23rd. Meet at Walloon Village marina (Next to Expectations) at 8:30 a.m.

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Concert:  Bill Collins let us know that there will be a Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Concert this Saturday at Hall Auditorium and Amy Cross will be singing

Diamonds and Denim:  Still Tickets available for Diamonds and Denim. This is getting to be our major fundraiser and needs our support. If you haven’t bought tickets please do and if you can not attend consider becoming a sponsor at some level

Rotary Foundation:  Chris Etienne let us know that our 2016/2017 Foundation total was $18,425. That is $185/member. Our total giving to the Foundation to date is $1,651,382.06

Calendar Sales:  Jeff Bodette let us know that calendars will be handed out next week

Billy Duff Cabin Outing:  Jim Beno passed around a sign up sheet for Billy/Duff. It is scheduled for October 12th. $10/person and a dish to pass. Great way to meet new members and the colors should be at their peak


Our own John Scholten, with technical assistance from Kent Cartwright, gave us all the details on the Enhanced Millage that will be on the ballot in November. We all know that a Strong Community is enhanced by Strong Schools. They are asking for our support by Getting 4; they would like us to get 4 voters to vote yes on this mileage. We as a club have been strong supporters of our school system and we need to keep it up by getting the votes out to pass this mileage

Next Week’s Program:  Sarah Sanderson: Rotary Foundation Peace Fellow