Posted by Terry Newton on Feb 07, 2018

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

February 7, 2018

Howard Richards led us in “America the Beautiful”

Four Way Test:  Dave Thomas  

Invocation:  Stuart Fenton

Calendar Winners:  Melissa Thompson read the calendar winners: Link

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

Visitors:  Joe Taylor, Kurt Grangood, Trent Stark, Sara Ulrich, Carol House and Elizabeth Newton

Life Events:

Rotary Club Induction:  Jane Millar and Bill Collins introduced our newest member Ben Slocum. He was accompanied by his fiancé Kristyn Horan and father Rod Slocum (a past member of our club)

Rotary Anniversaries:

Vern Osterlund; 16 yrs

Birthday this week Vern Osterlund and Bill Hicklen (no age given); Bill is still young at heart. Vern left town intentionally to hide his age


Spaghetti Dinner:  Reg Smith reported that Sauce night is Feb. 14 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 each. We will almost look like professionals

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra:  Judy Zorn let us know that there is a recital for the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra in Charlevoix this Sunday

Rotary Foundation:  Liz Ahrens still has 50/50 foundation raffle tickets. She also let us know that the will be a Performance from the Taylor 2 Dance Company at the Harbor Springs performing arts center on Saturday February 10th at 7:30 pm

Rotary Social at Crooked Tree Arts Center:  Bob Waldvogel reminded us about the Rotary Social on March 1st at the Crooked Tree Arts Center. This is for all Rotary members in Top of Michigan Clubs. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. You can get tickets at this Link or call 231-347-4337


We had our own Kent Cartwright and his wife Christina as the program today. They gave us an interesting over view of their backpacking trip along the John Muir Trail. Great pictures and good stories about the trip I am sure made a few members think about trying it

Next Week’s Program:  Andi Shepherd; Residential Food Scrap Reduction Initiative