Posted by Terry Newton on Mar 28, 2018

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

March 28, 2018

Steve Brummeler, Past President, filled in for President Bob Waldvogel, who is on vacation. The weather is “beginning” to look like spring may not be far away - 40 and cloudy

Howard Richards led us in “America the Beautiful”

Four Way Test:  Kam Culbertson

Invocation:  Randy Evans, read a poem, written by him, titled “Old Snow”

Calendar Winners:  Steve Brummeler read the calendar winners: Link

Song Selection:  Howard Richards led us in “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and Smile

Visiting Rotarians:  Lorraine Manary (Also our speaker)

Visitors:  Tom McHale, Dave Fruley, Janice Hertel, and Dave Cluley

Life Events:

Birthdays this week:  We sang “Happy Birthday” to Matt Breed


Arbor Day Event:  The 3 Petoskey Clubs will be planting trees on Saturday April 21.  We will meet by the high school at 9:00 am

PRCCI Grant Cycle:  PRCCI’s next grant cycle is approaching. Applications are due by April 15. Applications are available on our website


Today’s presentation was by Lorraine Manary, Executive Director, Char-Em United Way. This is the 75th Anniversary of United Way in Emmet & Charlevoix County.  Lorraine told us of United Way’s help with ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) members of our community. Approximately 30% of our citizens fall in to this category. Education, basic needs, and bridge loans are often needed.  Eight business are being sought to fund/support an initiative to hire a “Success Coach” that will assist the businesses with HR issues. Two have signed on to participate. This has proven very successful in other communities. The 2-1-1 Help hotline was also discussed

Next Week’s Speaker:  Club Assembly