Posted by Terry Newton on Oct 24, 2018

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

October 24, 2018

Howard Richards led us in “My country ‘'tis of thee

Four Way Test:  Kam Culbertson

Invocation:  Tim Dykstra

From a small wall hanging tacked to an exposed wooden stud in a cabin in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York: 

“A wise old owl lived in an oak.

The more he saw the less he spoke.

The less he spoke the more he heard.

Why can’t we be like that wise old bird?” 

Enjoy your lunch, and remember our Rotary motto:

Service Above Self

Singing/Song:  Howard Richards and Melissa Thompson led us in Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London” and Smile

Calendar Winners:  President Steve Cross called on Lisa Hammond to read the calendar winners for the week: Link

Visiting Rotarians:  Getting cooler out so our Visiting Rotarian numbers are down. None today

Visitors:  Shawn Stressman and Ima Williams

Life Events:


Tim Kaufmann and By West had birthdays this week


Bill Topham has been a member for 6 years in our club and 34 years total in Rotary


Emmet County Lakeshore Association:  Reg Smith let us know about a program by the Emmet County Lakeshore Association giving an update on the status of the lawsuit filed by the Odawa tribe at the HR Rose room Thursday at 4:00 – 5:30. RSVP to if you would like to attend

United Way Poverty Simulation:  Sara Ulrich would like to present a United Way poverty simulation. If you are interested let her know

Jane Millar with 3 announcements:

1. Today is world Polio day and the Boyne City club is doing a Pints for Polio from 5-8 at the Boyne City Tap Room

2. She thanked our club for our help in celebration for 25 years for Northern Community Mediation

3. She had a spread sheet showing how the money was spent from the movie night celebration

Athena Award Nominations:  Kevin Christman let us know that applications for the Athena Award are still being accepted until November 14th

Toys for Tots Campaign:  Dave Thomas let us know that Toys for Tots is starting and to drop off toys in the collection box

Pedaling for Polio:  John Scholten let us know that we have raised approximately $1,800 from Pedaling for Polio and that translates into $5,400 with the Bill Gates match

He also let us know about 2 proposals on the ballot:

1. Renewal (my word not his) of current operating millage of 21 mils where they will only levy 18 mils

2. Renewal (again my word not his) sinking fund of 1.5 mils. Now these funds can also be used for teaching technology not just building maintenance

This is the editor asking everyone to Be sure to vote YES on both important proposals for the School district

STRIVE Program Update:  Christian Smith let us know that a generous donor has again pledged $1,000 to the Strive Program


We had a little program snafu this week, so Melissa filled in and gave us a TED talk on "How Healthy Living Nearly Killed Me" by AJ Jacobs