Posted by Terry Newton on Jan 02, 2019

Petoskey Rotary Noon Club NEWSLETTER

January 2, 2019

Happy New Year!

Howard Richards led us in My Country Tis of Thee

Four Way Test:  Chris Etienne                    

Invocation:  Neal Bidwell

Singing/Song:  Howard Richards and Georgia Abbott led us in Patsy Cline’s “Walkin' After Midnight” and Smile

Calendar Winners:  President Steve Cross called on Herb Carlson to read the calendar winners and as always when you give Herb the mic he had a story about his old sales manager from his auto dealership days. Oh, and he even read the winners: Link

Visiting Rotarians:  No visiting Rotarians Today

Visitors:  Elizabeth Newton (Terry still needs some prompting in introducing her. He is still recuperating from the lumps given during the last time he forgot). Also, she let us know that her father is doing well after their scare and thanked us for our thoughts and prayers. Mike Reeves and Colin Caldwell were also guests

Life Events:

Rotary Anniversaries:

Howard Richards: 8 years


Mike Snyder


Calendar Sales:  Jeff Bodette let us know that there are about 350 calendars still outstanding, which means the names will not be in the drawing, so please get them turned in

President Steve Cross read us a thank you note from the Inland Waterways Route Historical Society


Melissa Thompson, who is getting very good a juggling when programs cancel at the last minute, presented a great TED Talk: Özlem Cekic: Why I Have Coffee with People who send me Hate Mail

Slate of Officers to be Voted on January 30, 2019:

Board Members Term June 2019 – June 2021

  1. Justin Blohm

  2. Angie Cranney

  3. Jeff Wynder

President Nominee

  1. Ashley Whitney

For your Reference: Board Members for June 2019 – 2020 are:

  1. Kassia Perpich

  2. Stuart Fenton

  3. Nikki LaDeur

Leadership Roster:

  1. President Elect Liz Ahrens: 2019 – 2020

  2. President Elect Reg Smith: 2020 – 2021

  3. Past President Steve Cross: 2018 2019

  4. Secretary: Terry Newton

  5. Treasurer: Jim Wibby

Next Week’s Program:  Lisa Hoyt: Sunset Coast Birding Trail