Posted by Terry Newton on Aug 08, 2018

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

August 8, 2018

Howard Richards led us in God Bless America

Four Way Test:  Chris Etienne

Invocation:  Randy Evans

Song/Singing:  Howard Richards and Melissa Thompson, who Herb Carlson mentioned that she shouldn’t use the mic when leading, guess Herb is our next song leader, led us in “Mr. Tambourine Man” and Smile. Herb, I think you are off the hook since that suggestion got shouted down. We enjoy having Melissa lead us

Calendar Winners:  President Steve Cross called on Jeff Wynder to read the calendar winners: Link

Visiting Rotarians: Pat Chase, Sulphur Springs, TX; Bob Swanson, Birmingham, MI; and Dick Chambers, Holland, MI

Visitors:  Elizabeth Newton, Gigi Clemens, JL Sumpter, David Findlay, Jennifer Doumanian, Joe Solvus, Jennifer Thomas and Elena, Melissa’s Intern 

Life Events:


Jay Neff on the 10th

Rotary Anniversaries:

Herb Carlson 59 years, (Many trees don't live this long), and has never led singing, (Many would consider this a blessing; imagine cats screeching in the alley at night)


Make-A-Wish Foundation:  Melissa who introduced her intern Elana, a previous Make-A-Wish recipient, to let us know about the Walk for Make a Wish on September 22nd at the Traverse City Commons

Manna Project:  Jean Frentz let us know about a fund raiser for Manna Project, among other groups, as well as being an attempt at setting world record for the largest meal served at one time. Tickets are $35/person and are available from the Bay Harbor Foundation

Health Update:  Bill Collins gave an update on his grandson. Latest scan came back clear. Praise God!

Kayak for a Cause:  John Scholten, who hadn’t had his hand out for a while, is collecting for Kayak for a Cause, raising money for Camp Daggett’s program with the School to combat Bullying. See John or he will find you!

Charitable Income:  Reg Smith thanked everyone who helped out with Sidewalk sales. We had a great turn out from the Club. He also reminded us that D&D is coming up fast and it is time to get tickets, sponsorships and auction items. See Reg for more information

Emmet Entrepreneur Challenge:  Georgia Abbott let us know about the Emmet Entrepreneur Challenge for startup businesses. This will take place October 24th. Get more information at


Chris Etienne introduced Cheryl Bachelder who spoke to us about Servant Leadership. What a fabulous and inspirational program. You can find out more about her presentation by clicking on the following: Link  

Next Week’s Program:  District Governor Brian Robertson