Posted by Terry Newton on Jan 03, 2018

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

January 3, 2018

Happy New Year!

Howard Richards is still in Arizona enjoying the sun, so President Bob Waldvogel led us in the Pledge of Allegiance

Four Way Test:  Vic George     

Invocation:  Tim Dykstra with a thought from Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Calendar Winners:  John Scholten read the calendar winners: Link

Visiting Rotarians:  Patricia Wimmer, Rochester MN; and Carlin Smith

Visitors:  Margherita Lazzaroni (Exchange student staying with Greg Somers and his family and heading back to Italy soon), Elizabeth Newton and Ben Slocum who should be a member very shortly

Club Birthdays:  We had one birthday this past week. Mike Snyder who was born on January 1st

Sad Passing:  Doug Basel let us know that long time member Bill Brown passed Wednesday morning. Visitation will be 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Stone Funeral home on Sunday January 7th and Services from 11:00 am – 12:00 am on Monday the 8th at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, with visitation one hour prior, on Sheridan Road, with lunch to follow at the Grand Unity Center

Diamonds & Denim 2017:  We presented a check for $60,000 to the Petoskey Band Boosters from the proceeds of Diamonds and Denim. They were a great group to work with and very deserving. Pat Ryan thanked the club for this donation and all we did and do for this great program. Accepting the check for the Boosters were, Linda Barrows, Pat Ryan, Duane Willson and Carlin Smith


Spaghetti Dinner:  Reg Smith let us know that the spaghetti dinner committee was meeting right after today’s meeting

Calendar Sales:  Jeff Bodette let us know that we still have about 120 calendars outstanding. Please get them turned in so they can get into the drawing


Terry Newton and Nikki LaDuer gave us a very informative presentation on our Clubs social media presence. Terry does a great job at keeping all our social media platforms up to date.  Thank you, Terry and Nikki, for keeping our club up to date on the Web

Next Week’s Program:  Clint Clevland, Safe Families for Children