Posted by Terry Newton on Nov 29, 2017

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

November 29, 2018

Howard Richards led us in God Bless America       

Four Way Test:  Santa Reg Smith

Invocation:  Jeff Wynder

Calendar Winners:  Anne McDevitt read the calendar winners

Visiting Rotarians:  None

Visitors:  Bethany Bentley, Ben Slocum, Kam Culbertson, Judy Zorn, and Elizabeth Newton

Song Choice:  Steve and Howard were back and led us in “I Think I Love You” in honor of David Cassidy’s passing and Smile

Life Events:

Club Anniversaries:  President Bob had everyone who was born in 1967 and Later stand up, the let us know that Herb has been in Rotary long than they have been alive.  He is celebrating 51 years in Rotary

Pete Olson 2 years and Dave Thomas 28 years

Paul Harris Fellow Awards:  Liz Ahrens made the final drawing from the 2013 Paul Harris Pool and Diane was the final one in that pool


Messiah Performance:  Judy Zorn let us know that the Messiah will be Thursday December 14th and Friday December 15th at St. Francis

Toys For Tots:  Bill Collins filling in for Dave Thomas let us know that Toys for Tots is going on for a couple more weeks

Calendar Sales:  Jeff Bodette let us know that we are at our goal of 1657 calendars out for sale

Madrigal Singer Performances:  John Scholten let us know that Madrigal Dinners at the Perry start this Sunday (sold out) and continue until Christmas. See the desk at the Perry for tickets. Also, we will be having the Madrigals at our meeting on December 13th. Be sure to be there

Thirsty Thursday:  Steve Cross let us know that Thirsty Thursday starts this Thursday at the Noggin Room beginning about 5:30ish. Come and enjoy some social time with other club members

Salvation Army Bell Ringing:  Jeff Wynder let us know that Bell Ringing, and we do want to win the gold bell, will be Friday December 22nd. Signup sheets went around. Be sure to get your name on the list and help the Salvation Army to fund their many programs

Holiday Party:  Christian Smith let us know that Santa will be coming back to our Holiday Party on December 20th. Please let him know if you are going to be bringing your children, grandchildren or anyone else who may want to sit on Santa’s lap by December 13th

Club elections will be next week. See Terry if you need an absentee ballot

Wreaths Across America:  Wreaths Across America is December 16th starting at 11:50 in Greenwood Cemetery. Any one from our Club that would like to can meet at JW Fillmore’s at 10:15 for breakfast prior to the ceremony

Slate of Officers Announcement:  Vern Osterlund announced the slate of officers for the up-coming election

President Nominee Reg Smith (2020/2021)

Kassia Perpich, Nikki LaDeur and Stuart Fenton for open board positions beginning July 1st

Member at Large T. Jones

Member at Large Melissa Colby

PRCCI:  Diane announced the slate for PRCCI:

Past President Bob Waldvogel


John introduced Cindy Okerlund a retired high school teacher from Harbor Springs who has taken her passion for biking and started Pedaling with a Purpose. Along with the Trails Council they offer a bike program for all 4th graders. The kids get a chance to learn how to ride a bike and then take an 8-mile ride from Spring Lake Park along the path to the Oden Fish Hatchery. Along the way they stop at various historical and environmental locations to learn about native and invasive species and history from Odawa Tribe. This is a great program that started with 9 classes this year and they already have 15 wanting to participate next spring

Next Week’s Program:  Jill O’Neill, Maris Harrington, Heather Russell with Great Lakes Center for the Arts