Posted by Terry Newton on Feb 14, 2018

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER 

February 14, 2018

“Happy Valentine’s Day”

Howard Richards led us in “America the Beautiful”

Four Way Test:  Nicki LaDeur   

Invocation:  Anne McDevitt

Calendar Winners:  John Scholten read the Calendar winners for this week: Link

Visiting Rotarians:  No visiting Rotarians this week

Visitors:  John Calabrese will no longer be introduced as a guest. He has been reinstated by the Board as a returning member. Welcome back, John as the new Emmet County Administrator!

Song & Entertainment of the Week:  Howard Richards led us in “Smile”

Birthdays: There were no birthdays this week

Rotary Anniversaries:  Ingrid Flemming (5+ years); Anne McDevitt (10 years); Robert Rogier (12 years); Bill Collins (11 years); Bob Metzger (7 years)


Spaghetti Dinner:  Reg Smith and Mike Snyder gave final details for tomorrow’s 66th Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Foundation Pool & Raffle Tickets:  Please see Liz Ahrens if you would like to participate in the 2018 Paul Harris Pool. Also, Liz has raffle tickets for $20.00 that can still be purchased

Northmen Night:  John Scholten is selling raffle tickets for the Athletic Department’s annual fundraiser. Tickets are $20.00 and this year the prizes are for cash. The event is Saturday, March 3rd, 8:30 pm at Stafford’s Perry Hotel


Andi Shepherd, Asst. Director, Emmet County Recycling, spoke on the “Residential Food Scrap Reduction Initiative.” We Americans landfill one bag of groceries for every four we buy!  Andi shared how Rotarians can drop off food scraps at local farmers markets and the Pleasantview Drop-off Center. Free kitchen compost caddies are available. Food scraps for composting are as follows (both raw and cooked): fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish and seafood, including shells, bones, dairy products, egg shells, coffee grounds, coffee filters and tea bags, Baked goods, pasta, baking ingredients, beans, nuts and nutshells, grains, flowers and greenery. For more information visit or call 231-348-0640

Inspirational Quote:  “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin

Next Week’s Program:  Kassia Perpich; How to Stress Out Your Friends

Prospective Members:  The following candidates were voted in at the February 13th Board Meeting and this is the first of their two-week’s notification:

Joe Taylor: Retired Military, Adjunct Faculty at North Central Michigan College

Sarah Ulrich: Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity

Kurt Grangood: Catholic Education Administrator

Hindsight:  Congratulations to Mike Snyder, Reg Smith, Kassia Perpich and way too many others to note, for the very successful 66th Annual Spaghetti Dinner, involving all recyclable materials and a lot of sponsors

Saucier from left to right include back: Terry Newton, Ingrid Flemming, Bob Metzger, Mike Snyder, Paul Schemanski, Reg Smith and in the front: Melissa Thompson, Jeff Wynder and Kam Culbertson