Posted by Terry Newton on Jul 18, 2018

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

July 18, 2018

Howard Richards led us in "God Bless America"

Four Way Test:  Mike Snyder

Invocation:  Neal Bidwell

A quote by Roy T. Bennett from his book, "Light in the Heart"

Attitude is a choice.

Happiness is a choice.

Optimism is a choice.

Kindness is a choice.

Giving is a choice.

Respect is a choice.

Whatever choice we make makes us.  Choose wisely.

Song/Singing:  Howard Richards with his other sidekick Georgia Abbott led us in Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Summer in the City” and “Smile”

Calendar Winners:  President Steve called on Bill Collins to read the calendar winners: Link

Visiting Rotarians:  Dick Chambers, Holland, MI; Gail Anderson from Chicago, IL #1; Currie Andrews, Nashville, TN

Visitors:  Amy and Mary Cross (I asked Mary if she called her dad Mr. President at home and she said coyly “NO”), Bill Litke, Aunt Patty (Dave Thomas’ aunt)

Life Events:


Neal Bidwell


Jim Erhart; 23 years


Sidewalk Day Sales:  Sidewalk Sales is July 27 and we need to get signed up to help.  Be sure to get your name on the list to help. This is a fun event with great fellowship

Make A Wish Foundation:  Melissa Thompson let us know that she will be participating in the Make a Wish Michigan Wish a Mile bike ride and if you would like to join her or donate see Melissa


Melissa Thompson then introduced John Sauve a sculptor and active in many different groups in our area. John gave us an interesting program on the movie Plimpton; the story of George Plimpton, author, actor and all-around love of an active life. There will be a showing of this moving at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center with proceeds going to support the library. Prior to the showing there will be a networking event for all non-profits in the area. If you are part of a non-profit and interested in this event see Melissa for more information

Next Week’s Program:  Sarah Ulrich; Habitat for Humanity