Posted by Terry Newton on Jun 20, 2018

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

June 20, 2018

President Bob Waldvogel opened the meeting on a bright warm last day of spring. The weather was 70 degrees and sunny

Howard Richards led us in Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America.”

Four Way Test:  Neil Bidwell 

Invocation:  A beautiful poem by Randy Evans “Late Spring”

A spontaneous “Thank you” was given to outgoing president Bob Waldvogel

We were treated to recorded music during lunch from the group, Ranky Tanky. Ranky Tanky will be performing at Bay View on July 5th. Thank you, Mike Spencer. The performance is sold out

Singing/Song:  Steve Cross and Howard led us in singing Jimmy Buffet’s classic “Margaretville” and ‘Smile” 

Calendar Winners:  President Bob called on Nick White (Herb was not a winner) Link

Visiting Rotarians:  Sue Metzger (Petoskey Sunset), Dick Chambers (Holland, MI Noon), John Salen, (Grand Rapids Noon), Patricia Wimmer, (Rochester, MN), and Susan Crain Assistant Governor and Orville Crain, District Membership Chair, (Muskegon, MI)

John Logan is back!!

Guests:  Elizabeth Newton and Sandra Lee

Life Events:

Birthday:  We sang “Happy Birthday” to Greg Somers, even though he was not in attendance 

Rotary Anniversaries

Dr. Ron Snyder 26 years on June 17th

New Member Induction:  Jane Millar assisted in the induction of Nick Lieber. Nick White is his sponsor. Nick Lieber is an architect with the newly renamed architect firm Lieber & White, Architects. Congratulations, Nick


Paul Harris Recognition:  Bill Hicklen thanked Jane Millar in assisting Bill’s wife, Lisa, with his surprise PHF+2 pin last week. Bill also announce that his granddaughter, Haley Hicklen, was named a Division I Lacrosse All-American

Habitat for Humanity:  Stuart Fenton told us Habitat for Humanity is doing a fund-raising event, Raise the Roof, June 28th at the Perry Hotel

Jump for Polio:  Jane Millar announced the Jump for Polio event netted more than $123,000

Aw Shucks!  Patricia Wimmer presented Terry Newton with flowers thanking him for his longtime assistance in helping her with our Rotary Club

Parade of Homes:  Doug Basel told us about the Parade of Homes this week event this weekend

Great Lakes Center for the Arts:  Steve Cross asked for volunteers to assist at the new Great Lakes Center for the Arts. Contact Heather at (231) 439-2610, if you are interested in volunteering

Exchange of Officers:  Jim Beno announced the Exchange of Officers is next week.  The event will be at the Perry Hotel. The gala event will commence at six PM.  We will be celebrating Bob Waldvogel’s leadership and initiating in-coming president Steve Cross

NO MEETING DATES:  There will not be a noon meeting June 27th

There will not be a noon meeting July 4, 2018

Pedal for Polio:  Dr. John Scholten reported 33 bicycle riders raised approximately $2,700 in the Pedaling for Polio last Saturday. With a 2 for 1 match the net is $8,100


Mike Spencer introduced the four program leaders of the Bay View Association summer schedule. 

Chris Ludwa, Artistic Director; Jeanne Greer, Education Director; Larry Dunlap, Recreation Director; and Rev. Daniel T. Moser, Spiritual Director. They each gave overviews of their respective programs and activities scheduled for the summer

President Bob left us with John Wooden’s words “There is a choice you have to make in everything you do. So keep in mind that in the end, the choice you make, makes you”

Next Week’s Program: 

Exchange of Officer’s Meeting at the Perry Hotel

6:00 HORS d’ OEUVRES & COCKTAIL HOUR on the Veranda

7:15 Dinner

If you have never been before (New Members), you owe it to yourself to come and hob nob with fellow Rotarians and the new Power Elite!