Posted by Terry Newton on Dec 05, 2018

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

December 5, 2018

Howard Richards led us in America the Beautiful

Four Way Test:  John Scholten

Invocation:  Jeff Wynder

Howard Richards and Melissa Thompson led us in “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” and Smile

Calendar Winners:  President Steve Cross called on one of our visitors Jess Smith to read the calendar winners. She did a great job: Link

Visiting Rotarians:  Norm Veliquette from Elk Rapids

Visitors:  Elizabeth Newton (Terry wanted to make sure he didn’t miss her again this week so he tried to jump the gun to avoid further lumps around his head and neck area), Jess Smith, Chuck Hayes, Jamie Pagels, Rick Grissom, Richard Brake and Gillian Gagnon, Megan DeWindt, Dave Gallinat, Maureen Parker and Wayne Blomberg, Izabella Babinska, Nichole Goldsmith, Monica Legault-Stranaly

Life Events:

Rotary Anniversaries:

Walt Byers 34 years

Dave Thomas 29 years

Pete Olsen 3 years


Angie Cranney (even though we sang to her last week President Steve was gone so he made sure he didn’t miss one), Dibby Smith and Reg Smith


Toys for Tots Donations:  Dave Thomas let us know that there is still time to bring your Toys for Tots donation. New unopened toy for ages 5-15. They will also accept cash donations

Madrigals Lunch:  John Scholten let us know that the Madrigals will be at our meeting on December 12th. He is collecting donations of $20 to cover their lunch and make a donation to the group. Julie takes this donation and provides a scholarship for one of the Madrigals to Bay View. You can give John your money next week

Wreaths Across America:  Bob Waldvogel let us know about Wreaths Across America.  Forms were on the table to donate to this great program. The ceremony will be December 15th at 11:45 am

Rotary Flag Exchange:  Walt Byers presented a Flag from the Rotary Club or Bangkok, Thailand

Salvation Army Bell Ringing:  Jeff Wynder started signups for Bell Ringing. Be sure to get your time slot. It is scheduled for Friday December 21st

Rotary Convention in Germany:  Nikki LaDeur let us know that early bird signup for the Rotary convention in Germany ends soon. We are trying to put a group together. If you are interested let her know

Doug Caldwell’s Retirement Party:  Tim Kaufman let us know that the Petoskey News Review will be have a open house for Doug Caldwell’s retirement on December 11th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Desserts and a open Coffee bar will be available

Rotary Park Grant recipients today in which $106,176.79 was given out to various organizations pictured here: From left to right Liz Ahrens, Crooked Tree Arts Center $9,985; back row Steve Cross, President Rotary Club of Petoskey; John Scholten, Petoskey Schools Pet Waste Stations $5,776.79; Jean Frentz, Manna Food Project Parking Lot $8,000; Izabela Babinska & Ross Witherbee, Enhancing Comfort & Healing Northern Michigan Hospital $11,825; Sarah Ulrich, Habitat For Humanity $25,000; Dave Gallinat & Maureen Parker, Riverbend Pickleball Court $15,600; Front Row Gillian Gagnon & back row Richard Brake, St. Michael's Academy $5,000; Wayne Blomberg, Inland Water Ways Boathouse $5,000; Megan DeWindt, Iron Bell Trail $25,000
Terry Newton then Presented our two $1,500 nursing scholarships to Nichole Goldsmith and Monica Legault-Stranaly with Jamie Pagels, Dean of Nursing and Steve Cross looking on