Posted by Terry Newton on Jan 31, 2018

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

January 31, 2018

Howard Richards led us in “America the Beautiful”

Four Way Test:  Reg Smith      

Invocation:  Jeff Wynder

Calendar Winners:  Jane enthusiastically read the calendar winners: Link

Visiting Rotarians:  John Calabresse (he will be official soon)

Visitors:  Kevin VarnHagen, Seth Jordan, Sophia Schoenith, Elizabeth Newton and Ben Slocum

Life Events:

Sad news again this week for our Club. Doc McMurray passed away last Saturday. He was a great man and a amazing member and will be missed. Details on visitation and services is available on the Stone Funeral home web site: Link

Rotary Anniversaries:

Bill Hicklen, 15 yrs

Gary Fedus, 24 yrs

Jean Frentz, 29 yrs

Roy Longworth, 52 years

Check Presentation:  John Hurd introduced Mary Jean Myerson, Gabe Myerson and Elana Shepard, members of the Petoskey Paladins, the high school robotics team. We have supported them in the past and we presented them with another $2,500 which was matched by a district grant of $2,500


Spaghetti Dinner:  Sauce night is February 14th starting at 2:00 pm at the Bay View Inn.  There will be something special for Valentine’s day and the dinner will be the next night. If you want an apron for this event see Reg and he will get your order in. They are $10.00 each. We will almost look like professionals

Thirsty Thursday:  February 1st will be our next Thirsty Thursday (as John Scholten calls them). We are moving for this month only to the first Thursday and teaming up with the morning club for a great social event. We will meet at the Noggin Room about 5:30ish

Rotary Foundation:  Liz Ahrens has tickets for the 50/50 foundation raffle

Salvation Army Bell Ringing:  Jeff Wynder let us know that we won the golden kettle for raising the most money ringing the bell for Salvation Army. There is a recognition dinner and if you are interested in attending see Jeff for tickets and details 


Kevin Christman threatened to do another program in taxes, but after a resounding groan from the crowd, introduced Roger Gauthier. He gave us an interesting program on the Line 5 issues

Next Week’s Program:  Our own Kent & Christina Cartwright on their wild summer adventure